Finite Fields and Their Applications: Character Sums and Polynomials

This book contains nine survey papers on topics in fnite fields and their applications, in particular on character sums and polynomials. The articles are based on the invited talks ofa RICAM-Workshop held at the St. Wolfgang Federal Institute for Adult Education in Strobl, Austria, September 2-7, 2012, by the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.