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Paper IDD2-S2-T1.1
Paper Title Permute & Add Network Codes via Group Algebras
Authors Lakshmi Prasad Natarajan, Smiju Kodamthuruthil Joy, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Session D2-S2-T1: Topics in Network Coding I
Chaired Session: Tuesday, 13 July, 22:20 - 22:40
Engagement Session: Tuesday, 13 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Abstract A class of network codes have been proposed in the literature where the symbols transmitted on network edges are binary vectors and the coding operation performed in network nodes consists of the application of (possibly several) permutations on each incoming vector and XOR-ing the results to obtain the outgoing vector. These network codes, which we will refer to as permute-and-add network codes, involve simpler operations and are known to provide lower complexity solutions than scalar linear codes. The complexity of these codes is determined by their degree which is the number of permutations applied on each incoming vector to compute an outgoing vector. Constructions of permute-and-add network codes for multicast networks are known. In this paper, we provide a new framework based on group algebras to design permute-and-add network codes for arbitrary (not necessarily multicast) networks. Our framework allows the use of any finite group of permutations (including circular shifts, proposed in prior work) and admits a trade-off between coding rate and the degree of the code. Further, our technique permits elegant recovery and generalizations of the key results on permute-and-add network codes known in the literature.