Conference Schedule

The conference will have two parts: On the first day the SECOQC Quantum-Back-Bone network will be the demonstratiated - including overview talks to explain its importance and to give an outlook into the future. IT security professionals responsible for securing traffic of sensible data as well as other key persons will be able to learn about the current state of quantum cryptography, including latest achievements and future trends.

The second and third day will be dedicated to a more detailed scientific view at quantum cryptography. Basic network concepts as well as the quantum cryptographic link devices will be introduced. Time for further discussions will be given during a poster session with special arranged discussion areas.

The second day will also see the kick-off of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Technologies - an output of the SECOQC standardisation initiative.

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Oct 08, 2008 - SIEMENS Forum Vienna
9h30 - 10h00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10h00 - 10h30 Welcome Statements and Introduction
10h30 - 11h30 Demonstration of the SECOQC Quantum Key Distribution Network
11h30 - 12h00 Questions to the Scientific Podium
SECOQC Key Researchers
12h00 - 12h30 SECOQC-Project Résumé
Momtchil Peev, Austrian Research Centers GmbH
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 - 14h30 Using QKD technique for building secure Networks
Romain Alleaume, ENST Paris
14h30 - 16h00 Area specific foci

QKD in the context of European strategies
Jacques Bus – European Commission

QKD in USA and Canada
Richard Hughes – LANL, USA

Toward New Generation Quantum Cryptography - Japanese strategy
Masahide Sasaki – NICT, Japan

QKD in Singapore
Artur Ekert - University of Oxford and National University of Singapore

16h00 - 16h30 Coffee Break
16h30 - 17h00 Future of Quantum Communication
Anton Zeilinger - Vienna
17h00 - 17h30 Future Trends in QKD
Gregoire Ribordy, idQuantique
17h30 - 18h00 QKD - A Roadmap to the Future
Experts Panel

Oct 09, 2008 - Technical Museum Vienna
9h00 - 9h30 Keynote
Artur Ekert, University of Oxford and National University of Singapore
9h30 - 10h30 Fundamentals of Quantum Information Security
Renato Renner, ETH Zürch

Security of Practical QKD Systems
Norbert Lütkenhaus, University of Waterloo

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee Break
11h00 - 12h00 SECOQC Prototype - Architecture
Oliver Maurhart - ARC

SECOQC/ETSI Standardisation Initiative

'Why Quantum Cryptography?' Revisited - ETSI Standardisation
Thomas Länger - ARC

ETSI Industry Specification
Gaby Lenhart - ETSI

12h00 - 12h30 Poster Session /// ETSI Kick-Off Members
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 - 16h00 QKD-Devices

Matthieu Legré, idQuantique
Nicolas Gisin, GAP-University of Geneva
Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Europe
Anton Zeilinger (tbc)/Hannes Hübel, University of Vienna
Philippe Grangier, CNRS Paris
John Rarity, University of Bristol
Harald Weinfurter, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Detailed information on these systems is available under Technology | Enabling Technology

16h00 - 18h00 Coffee Break, Poster Session, Discussions
18h00 - 22h00 Conference Reception

Oct 10, 2008 - Technical Museum Vienna
9h00 - 10h30 Invited and Contributing talks

Differential Phase Shift Quantum Key Distribution
Yoshihisa Yamamoto - E. L. Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University

Invited: Are quantum key distribution systems really useful (in practice)?
Hoi Kwong Lo - University of Toronto

Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution
Antonio Acin - ICFO Barcelona

A novel high-efficiency single-mode quantum dot single photon source
Jean-Michel Gerard - Grenoble

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee Break
11h00 - 12h30 Contributing talks

Entanglement Based Quantum Key Distribution With Two Free Space Optical Links
Chris Erven – Waterloo

Practical scheme fibre-optical QKD with polarization qubits using real-time polarization control
Jean Pierre vonderWeid – PUC-Rio de Janeiro

Sidebands modulation scheme with active dispersion compensation for high bit rate QKD
Nicolas Pelloquin – Smartquantum

Field trial of diff.-phase-shift QKD using polariz. independent freq. up-conversion detectors
Toshimori Honjo – NTT

12h30 - 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 - 16h00 Development of Novel Detector Schemes

Silicon Single Photon Avalanche Diodes for QKD
Sergio Cova – Politecnico di Milano

InGaAs/InP Single-Photon Avalanche Diode Detectors for QKD
Gerald Buller – Univ. Edinburgh

High-performance Single Photon Avalanche Diodes for QKD Networks
Mark Itzler – Princeton Lightwave Inc.

Superconducting Nanowire Photon Number Resolving Detector at Telecom Wavelength
Francesco Marsili – Eindhoven

Rebirth of InGaAs avalanche photodiodes for high bit rate single photon applicationss
Zhiliang Yuan – Toshiba

Telecom-Band Single-Photon Detection Using Sinusoidally Gated APD for GHz Clocked Systems
Naoto Namekata – Nihon Univ.

16h00 - 16h30 Coffee Break
16h30 - 18h00 SECOQC Internal Meetings
General Assembly

Poster Session

Please bring your poster in A0 portrait format!


Quantum Key Distribution in Commercial Optical Networks
D. Lancho - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Randomize technique for quantum key and key management system for use in QKD networks
A. Tanaka - NEC Corporation

Applications of QKD Networks for High Performance Distributed Computing
Muhammad Khan - University of Leeds

Integrating QKD into commercial optical transmission systems
Sylvia Smolorz - Nokia Siemens Networks

Downconversion and Entanglement

A single-crystal source of path-polarization entangled photons at nondegenerate wavelengths
Sebastien Sauge - KTH Kista

Integrated optical source of polarization entangled photons at 1310 nm
A. Martin - CNRS Nice

Packaged integrated SPDC photon pair source with polarisation splitter
A. Thomas, Universität Paderborn

Generation of Narrowband Polarization-Entangled Photon-Pairs Using a Type-II Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Waveguide
K. Hasegawa - Nihon University

Narrow-band photon sources for quantum repeaters
Enrico Pomarico - Univerity of Geneva, GAP

Entanglement in Quantum Communication: Dispersion Cancellation and Decoherence-Free Subspaces
Sascha Serkienko - Boston University

Continuous Variables

Unconditional security of continuous-variable quantum key distribution
Anthony Leverrier - Telecom ParisTech, CNRS

Quantum Key Distribution with Multi Letter Phase-Shift Keying
Denis Sych - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Fibre-based Quantum Key Distribution using phase randomized homodyne detection
Christoffer Wittmann - Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Free Space Quantum Key Distribution with Coherent Polarization States
Dominique Elser - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Testing Quantum Devices: Entanglement Verification in Optical Systems
Hauke Häseler - University of Waterloo

Security of coherent state quantum cryptography against collective attacks in the presence of gaussian channel noise
Matthias Heid - Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Secret key rates for the Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution platform
Evgueni Karpov - Université Libre de Bruxelles

CV-QKD Applications for Non-deterministic Noiseless Amplification
T. C. Ralph - The University of Queensland, Brisbane

A Continuous Variable Based Quantum Random Number Generator
Frédéric Grosshans - CNRS / ENS Cachan


Long distance quantum key distribution with high performance detectors and coherent one-way prototype
Nino Valenta - University of Geneva, GAP

Decoy-state quantum key distribution with heralded single photon source
Q. Wang - KTH, Sweden and Hefei, China

Free-Space Quantum key Distribution Link at Gigahertz Clock Rates
V. Fernandez - Spanish National Research Centre (CSIC)

A Compact Free-Space Quantum Cryptography System For Daylight Operation
David Benton - QinetiQ

Towards fast quantum key distribution with quantum frames
I. Lucio Martinez - University of Calgary

Secure Quantum Key Distribution with Thermal States
M. Lucamarini - University of Camerino

Laboratory and In-Field Link Polarisation Measurements for Various Networks
Stephen G. Ayling - QinetiQ

Side Channel Attacks

Can Eve control PerkinElmer actively-quenched single-photon detector?
V. Makarov - Norvegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Security of quantum key distribution with bit and basis dependent detector flaws
Lars Lydersen - Norvegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Security and Alternative Protocols

Security Proof for QKD Systems with Threshold Detectors
Toyohiro Tsurumaru - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Symmetric extension and its application in QKD
G. O. Myhr - University of Waterloo

Squashing Models for Optical Measurements in Quantum Communication
Normand J. Beaudry - University of Waterloo

Quantum Public-Key Cryptography
Georgios M. Nikolopoulos - FORTH Heraklion

Attack Strategies in Entanglement Swapping QKD Protocols
Stefan Schauer - Austrian Research Centers - ARC

Statistical Analysis of the SECOQC QKD Network in Vienna
Katharina Lessiak - Austrian Research Centers - ARC

Copy Resistant Encryption (CRE): A Simple Quantum Communication Protocol
Dalibor Hrg - Croatia

Quantum key distribution with undefined encoding bases
Nima Rafiei - Stockhol University

Quantum cryptography with position and momentum of the photon
Paulo Ribeiro - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Improved Error Correction in Quantum Key Distribution Protocols
Stefan Rass - Klagenfurt University

Fundamentals of Quantum Information

The collapse of the wave function and the speed of quantum information
Daniel Salart - University of Geneva, GAP

Entanglement and Secret-Key Distillation from a Complementary Information Tradeoff
Joseph M. Renes - TU Darmstadt

Semiconductor Sources

Deterministic sources for quantum networks
Alexios Baveratos - LPN-CNRS

SAW-driven light-emitting lateral n-i-p devices
Giorgio De Simoni - NEST-CNR-INFM and Scuola Normale Superiore

Electrically Driven High Quality Factor Micropillar Cavities
C. Kistner - Universität Würzburg


Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for quantum key distribution
Robert H. Hadfield - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

High-Speed and High-Efficiency Photon-Number-Resolving Detector at Telecommunication Wavelengths
Go Fuji - AIST Tsukuba

Performance evaluation of InGaAs/InP SPAD for high clock rate QKD
A. Tosi - Politecnico di Milano

Standards, Business, Countries

Qunatum Cryptography: An Innovation in the Domain of Secure Information Transmission
Solange Ghernaouti–Hélie - Université de Lausanne

The validation of QKD systems using physical standards?
Christopher J Chunnilall - National Physics Laboratory, UK

QKD in South Africa
Francesco Pettruccione - University of KwaZulu-Natal

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