Quantum cryptography aims to achieve security from fundamental physical principles, such as the quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in the theoretical understanding of quantum cryptography, and its technological feasibility has been demonstrated experimentally. Quantum cryptography is therefore regarded as one of the most promising candidates for a future quantum technology.
The annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCrypt) is a conference for students and researchers working on all aspects of quantum cryptography. The main goals of the conference are to represent the previous year’s best results and to support the building of a research community in quantum cryptography. For more information on goals and structure, see QCrypt charter.
In 2013, the conference schedule included 4 tutorials, 11 invited talks (including a public lecture and an after-dinner talk), 22 contributed talks, 1 hot-topic talk, and about 70 posters. Video recordings of most talks are online. The industrial exhibit had >10 booths from companies and academic groups, including 5 running QKD systems on display. Over 170 people have participated in the conference.
April 21, 2013: deadine for submission of oral contribution abstracts passed
June 1: notification of acceptance done
June 24: extended deadline for submission of poster abstracts passed
July 21: registration deadline passed
July 29: deadline for submission of hot topics abstracts passed
August 5–9, 2013: conference
August 10, 2013: trip to Niagara Falls
July 29 – August 2, 2013: International graduate summer school for QKD in Waterloo
August 12–16, 2013: Conference on quantum information & quantum control in Toronto
August 12–16, 2013: Quantum cryptography school for high school students in Waterloo
Program booklet (PDF, 6.2 MiB)
Conference poster (PDF, 2.5 MiB)