The following recent publications by our research group are immediately connected to maximum-likelihood decoding:
Efficient Maximum-Likelihood Decoding of Linear Block Codes on Binary Memoryless Channels
M. Helmling, E. Rosnes, S. Ruzika, S. Scholl, International Symposium on Information Theory, July, 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA.
Integer Programming as a Tool for Analysis of Channel Codes
S. Scholl, F. Kienle, M. Helmling, S. Ruzika. 9th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding, January, 2013, Munich, Germany.
ML vs. BP Decoding of Binary and Non-Binary LDPC Codes
S. Scholl, F. Kienle, M. Helmling, S. Ruzika. 7th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing, August, 2012, Gothenborg, Sweden.
Further publications can be found on the project site.