Maximal arcs and quasi-symmetric designs

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This is one of several papers published in Designs, Codes and Cryptographycomprising the “Special Issue on Cryptography, Codes, Designs and Finite Fields: In Memory of Scott A. Vanstone”.

This paper is dedicated to the memory of our esteemed colleague and collaborator Scott A. Vanstone. In particular, the first author published 17 joint papers with Scott during the years from 1986 to 1999, who hosted him regularly at the University of Waterloo. He wishes to thank him not only for this fruitful research collaboration but even more for the close personal friendship which developed over the years.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10623-015-0065-7

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Designs, Codes and Cryptography