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SPL Meeting February 2011

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Date 2011/02/09
Time 15h30
Location IEETA Amph
Country Portugal

Speaker: Bruno Jesus, PhD student

Title: "Can digital data pass the test of time?"

Abstract: An aspect of data archival not often thought about is the less obvious challenges related to long term digital storage. Are digital data forever? In this talk I will talk about this problem and show a solution based on network coding. Regenerating codes are recent realization of this solution. I will explain the main ideas behind this type of codes and talk about open problems.