SecureCAT | Kick-off workshop

Research group SINGACOM and IMUVA-Mathematics Research Institute

Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia), January 22nd-26th 2023

The meeting

We will celebrate the Kick-off workshop of our project secureCAT on January 22nd-26th 2023 at Aguilar de Campoo, mountains of Palencia. The arrival date is Sunday January 22nd in the evening, we will have dinner together. The talks and discussion in groups will be from Monday January 23rd in the morning to Thursday January 26th in the evening (after lunch).

Lodging and meals

All meals, accommodation and talks will be at Hotel Valentín. We have already made the reservation for you.

Travelling to Aguilar

There is a train connection (line line Madrid-Valladolid-Aguilar-Santander). There is also a bus connection with ALSA from Madrid and Madrid airport T4. Reaching the hotel from the station can be done by taxi at a very cheap rate (Taxi info). In any case, there are very few direct connections from Madrid. Hence, you can also plan your trip to Valladolid. Some of us will drive our car from Valladolid (1 hour 30 minutes), you are welcome to join us and travel by car from Valladolid to Aguilar de Campoo. Let us know your travel plans if you want to join us in one of our cars.

Travelling back home

You are welcome to travel back home on Thursday. You are also welcome to travel with us by car from Aguilar to Valladolid on Thursday and then stay one or two nights in Valladolid before coming back home. Let us know if we should book a hotel for you at Valladolid.


We will visit the town and the "Horadada" canyon.


Temptative schedule. Details will follow later. There will be a presentation of the project and the research lines on Monday morning. Then there will be a combination of talks and work in groups.

Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26
9:30 Presentation
10:00 Topic I:  Some problems I (still) am interested in -- C. Munuera 9:30 Topic IV:   McEliece Cryptography -- I. Márquez-Corbella 9:30 Codes over the projective space and applications -- R. San José Rubio 9:30 Stabilizer quantum codes defined by trace-depending polynomials -- H. Martín Cruz
11:00 Coffee break 10:30 Coffee break 10:30 Coffee break 10:30 Coffee break
11:30 Topic II:   PIR's and codes -- E. Martínez-Moro 11:00 Topic V:   Quantum codes -- F. Hernando 11:00 Working groups 11:00 P.I.R. schemes -- Seyma Bodur
12:45 Topic III:   Distributed matrix multiplication -- U. Martínez-Peñas 11:45 Sharing Secrets by Quantum Stabilizer Codes -- R. Matsumoto 11:45 Working groups 11:45 Linear quantum optics and algebra: some thoughts -- J.J. Moyano
14:00 Lunch 14:00 Lunch 14:00 Lunch 14:00 Lunch
16:30 Guided visit to Aguilar 16:30 Working groups 16:00 Excursion Farewell
17:30 Working groups
Discussion and dinner Discussion and dinner


Name Institution
Seyma Bodur (UVa)
Adrián Fidalgo-Díaz (UVa)
Olav Geil (AaU, Denmark)
Carlos Galindo (UJI)
Philippe Gimenez (UVa)
Mario González-Sánchez (UVa)
Fernando Hernando (UJI)
Irene Márquez-Corbellá (ULL)
Helena Martín Cruz (UJI)
Edgar Martínez-Moro (UVa)
Umberto Martínez-Peñas (UVa)
Ryutaroh Matsumoto (TITech, Japan)
Julio-J. Moyano-Fernández (UJI)
Carlos Munuera (UVa)
Diego Ruano Benito (UVa)
Rodrigo San José (UVa)
Luis José Santana Sánchez (ULL)

Photo gallery

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Edgar Martínez-Moro and Diego Ruano


Supported by Grant TED2021-130358B-I00 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by the “European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR” and the Institute of Mathematics of University of Valladolid.