3rd ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography

  • 5-7 October 2015Add this to my calendar
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  • Seoul, Koreaexpand

This 3rd ETSI/IQC workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography, hosted by SK Telecom, will take place in Seoul (Korea) from 5 to 7 October 2015.


During the 2nd Quantum-Safe Crypto workshop, participants built on results of the first workshop and developed short and medium term objectives needed to reach the goal of a quantum-safe cryptographic infrastructure. The result was the creation of a standardization group making an assessment and recommendations on the various proposals from industry and academia for quantum safe cryptography for real-world deployment and to standardize their relevant parts when needed. In addition to considering the security properties of these proposals in isolation, they also try to understand their practical properties (efficiency, functionality, agility); which real-world applications each might be well suited to (Internet protocols, constrained environments, cloud, big data, SCADA, etc.); and to make pragmatic comparisons between currently deployed solutions and the proposed quantum safe alternatives.
This 3rd ETSI/IQC workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptograph, hosted by SK Telecom, now aims at verifying on the one hand some of the ideas arisen in various discussions on the ETSI QSC White Paper and in particular to identify further development in the area of QSC as well as its practical application. Here the most recent requirements from industry and administrations, but also potential solutions stemming from the most recent research will be presented during this workshop.
On 7 October, an excursion to SK Telecom premises in order to better understand the particular requirements for QSC in a network operator's environment will take place.

Conference Proceedings: ETSI will publish all presentations and associated articles from this workshop, given the agreements of the authors.

This workshop will take place back-to-back with the QCRYPT 2015 event:   http://2015.qcrypt.net/ 

Who should attend?

The targeted audience consists of the key players and decision makers in deploying a global quantum-safe cryptographic infrastructure. This includes implementers of conventional post-quantum cryptography (i.e. crypto algorithms resistant against quantum computers), QKD implementers, implementers of cryptography and security tools and systems (which will need quantum-safe cryptographic primitives), first industry and government adopters of quantum-safe tools, standardization bodies, and anyone else interested in moving now to be a part of creating the quantum-safe cryptographic infrastructure for the future.

Programme Committee

  • Johannes Buchmann, Prof. of Informatics and Mathematics at TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Amazon
  • Donna Dodson, Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor & Division Chief for Computer Security Division at NIST
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Sean Kwak, SK Telecom
  • Gaby Lenhart, Senior Research Officer at ETSI
  • Michele Mosca, co-founder of IQC, University of Waterloo
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, Past-President of IACR
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory at NICT
  • Andrew Shields, Chairman of ETSI QKD, Toshiba
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG

Agenda and Bios

Here is the event pdf agenda and the access to presentations

Erika Andersson

Erika Andersson, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Erika Andersson received her PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2000. She then held a Marie Curie Fellowship and a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Erika is currently professor of physics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. Most recently, she has driven the development of practical schemes for quantum signatures. Digital signatures are used to guarantee that messages cannot be tampered with, and that messages can be forwarded to another recipient. Unlike commonly used "classical" signature schemes, quantum signatures can be made unconditionally secure, similar to quantum key distribution. The work on quantum signatures is currently part of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Communications led by Tim Spiller at York. Erika's research interests also include quantum measurements, quantum information science, and light propagation in non-trivial waveguide lattice geometries, aiming to model interesting phenomena such as topological features and novel localization effects.

Johannes BuchmannJohannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt
Johannes Buchmann received a PhD from the Universität zu Köln, Germany in 1982. 1985 and 1986 he was a PostDoc at the Ohio State University on a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 1988 to 1996 he was a professor of Computer Sience at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Since 1996 he is a professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt. From 2001 to 2007 he was Vice President Research of TU Darmstadt. From 2008 to 2011 he was the Director of the Center of Advanced Security Research Darmstadt CASED and since 2011 he is the Vice Director of CASED. He is now the Sokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING and of cybersecurity research center CYSEC at TU Darmstadt. In 1993 he received the Leibniz-Prize of the German Science Foundation and in 2012 the Tsugming Tu Award of Taiwan. His is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina.

Gerald bullerGerald S Buller, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Professor Gerald Buller is Professor of Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. At the University, he is Head of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences. He has worked in single-photon physics and applications since 1990, and quantum communications since 1996. He made pioneering work in GHz-clocked quantum key distribution, QKD in optical fibre networks and in early demonstrations of quantum digital signature protocols. More details on his research can be found at his group web-site: www.single-photon.com. Professor Buller is a member of the management team of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Communications. He is also taking a lead role in the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging. In 2015, Prof Buller was awarded an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship in Quantum Technology


Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
Jintai Ding is a professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.A. from Xian Jiaotong University in 1988, his M.A. in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1990 and his Ph.D in mathematics from Yale in 1995. He was a lecturer at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences of Kyoto University from 1995 to 1998. He has been a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati since 1998. From 2006 to 2007, he was a visiting professor and Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at Technical University of Darmstadt. From 2009 to 2012, he was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at South China University of Technology. Since 2011, he has been an adjunct Professor at Chongqing University. He received the Zhong Jia Qing Prize from by the Chinese Mathematical Society in 1990. He was a Taft fellow at Taft Research Center in 2009-2010. His main research interests are in cryptography, computational algebra and information security. He holds patents in cryptographic algorithms in China and USA.

Ales FialaAles Fiala, EC DG CONNECT
Ales Fiala has been working for the European Commission since September 2007; first as the Head of Unit of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) – Open and since July 2012 as the Head of Unit of FET which covers in H2020 FET Open, FET Proactive and a research part of High Performance Computer (HPC) strategy. Before joining the European Commission, he worked as a researcher and project manager at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Unilever Research in the Netherlands, at the University of California Berkeley in the United States, and in the Centre de Physique des Plasmas at Applications (CPAT) in France. After graduation from the Czech Technical University in Prague where he received an engineering degree in physical electronics, he got a PhD degree in plasma physics from Université Paul Sabatier in France. Ales Fiala complemented his technical and science education by MBA at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands.Ales

Oscar Garcia-MorchonOscar Garcia-Morchon, Phillips
Oscar Garcia-Morchon is a Senior Scientist at Philips Research Europe, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2005. He joined Philips Research first in Germany (2005), moving later to the Netherlands (2008). From 2007 to 2011, he carried out his Ph.D. Thesis “Security for Pervasive Healthcare” at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Oscar has been involved in several European Projects and contributed to different standardization activities such as ZigBee and IETF. He has contributions in many international conferences, journals, and holds several patent applications. His research interests include intelligent networked sensor systems, (applied/lightweight) cryptography, information security, software architectures, distributed (control) and dependable systems, and data science. Currently he is a team leader of several projects related to Cryptography, Secure Internet of Things, and Smart Cities.

Marco Genovese, INRIM
PhD 1994
-Worked at CERN 1994-1995, Lyon Univ (Fr) 1995-1996, Grenoble Univ. (Fr) 1996-1998, IENGF/INRIM since 1998
- since 2002 he leads the group of Quantum Optics, which he contributed to found, at Italian Inst. for Research in Metrology. Member of Scientific Council of INRIM. His main achievements:
- over 200 papers, 145 on JCR journals(over 3200 citations, H-index 31,GS).
- invited talk (more than 50), chairman and organiser in several international congresses.
- associated editor of "Adv. Science, Eng and Med.", “Journal of Advanced Physics” and “Quantum Metrology”, Managing Editor of “Intern. J. Quantum Information”.
- teaches quantum optics at PhD school of Turin Polytechnic Univ.
- last 5 years led scientific projects over 3 M€.
His most recent activity concerns the study of quantum correlations in quantum optics, in particular as a tool for quantum metrology and sensing (which he and his group substantially contributed to found) and other quantum technologies, as quantum communication. Among his achievements: the on/off reconstruction of optical states, single photon sources (both heralded and based on colour centres in diamonds), characterisation of entanglement properties of PDC sources, quantum sensing (sub shot noise imaging, quantum illumination, quantum super-resolution), tests of local realism, etc.

GisinNicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
Prof. Nicolas Gisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva in 1981. After a post-doc at the University of Rochester, NY, and four years in industry, he joined the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva where he has led the optics section since 1988. His activities range from the foundations of quantum physics to applications in quantum communications. In 2009 he was the first awardee of the John Steward Bell prize.

Donald HayfordDonald Hayford, Battelle
Don Hayford is a Senior Research Leader at the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. After receiving his MS degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Don has been involved in conducting research projects for external clients in a variety of technical disciplines ranging from the low-frequency electromagnetic properties of materials to high-resolution 3D X-ray imaging. Currently, Don is managing Battelle's internally-funded Quantum Communications thrust and is leading their effort to develop a quantum key distribution trusted node with ID Quantique that can be certified to NIST standards for (US) federal information processing systems. In addition to his technical work at Battelle, Don also serves as the co-chair of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group at the Cloud Security Alliance that seeks to promote the use of encryption technologies that will remain effective after quantum computers become readily available.

Yun-Ju Huang, Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT, Japan)
Yun-Ju Huang received her B.A. in computer science from Natioanl Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) in 2006, her M.A. in mathematics from the National Taiwan University in 2010 and her Ph.D in mathematics from Kyushu University in 2015. She is currently a post-doc in ISIT. She was a research assistant in Academia Sinica during 2010-2011. Her current research interests are multivariate public-key crypto-systems (MPKC), Groebner basis and elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem (ECDLP).

huelsingAndreas Huelsing
Since December 2013 Andreas Huelsing is a postdoctoral researcher in the cryptographic implementations group at TU Eindhoven, working with Daniel J. Bernstein. Before that, Andreas did his PhD in the cryptography and computer algebra group at TU Darmstadt under the supervision of Johannes Buchmann. Andreas received his Diploma in computer science from TU Darmstadt in 2007. Before he came back to university in 2010 to do my PhD, he was a research fellow at Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt.
His research focuses on digital signature schemes that can withstand quantum-computer aided attacks. Andreas is interested in the more theoretical topic of constructing digital signature schemes as well as in the applications of these schemes. So far, he spent most of his time working on so called hash-based signature schemes. On the more applied side, Andreas was working on improvements of current PKI solutions, especially in the context of long-term security. Andreas also got some side-projects on lattice-based cryptography and quantum cryptography. For more details see Andreas’ publications and talks at http://huelsing.wordpress.com/publications/.
During his time at Fraunhofer, Andreas mainly worked on projects concerned with the German eHealth infrastructure and the new German identity card. Besides, Andreas did some work on systematic security analysis and design of security policies for the “Internet of Things” as well as some penetration testing.

Thomas JenneweinThomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jennewein completed his PhD in 2002 at the University of Vienna, on quantum communication and teleportation experiments with entangled photon pairs. He spent one year in automotive industry, followed by several years as a Senior Scientist at the Vienna Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI). In 2009 he became a faculty member at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. His current research is on the applications of quantum photonics and quantum optics, in particular global-scale quantum communications using satellites.

Yuri KurochinYury Kurochin, Russian Quantum Center
Quantum communication group leader of the Russian Quantum Center. Interested in the experimental quantum optics both in discrete and continuous variable domains. Made number of experiments in quantum state and quantum process tomography. During PhD studies in the institute of semiconductor physics SB RAS worked on the development of quantum cryptography device. Worked several years in the business consulting and industry. Currently working on the commercial QKD device in Russian Quantum Center.


Sean Kwak, SKT
Sean Kwak leads Quantum Tech. Lab at SK Telecom, the largest South Korean telecom operator. He is also a member of the Korean government's Quantum Information and Communication Technology (QICT) Task Force. Since joining SKT in 1997, He had also managed commercialization of SMS, PDSN (Packet Data Serving Node), and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) at SK Telecom since 1997. He was responsible for CDMA core network development and represented SKT in 3GPP2 developing CDMA global standards. While working on solutions for packet core security, he became acquainted with Quantum Cryptography and led the founding of Quantum Tech. Lab in 2011. The Lab has been developing QKD systems and Quantum Repeater and Computer based on Ion-trap. Sean holds a Master's degree in electronics engineering.

LenhartGaby Lenhart, ETSI
born 1964
1983 - 87 study of electrical engineering with emphasis on communications electronics at the Technical University Vienna in parallel study of English and Russian as translator at the University Vienna
2001 - 04 study of ICSS (Intelligent Communication Systems and Services) at the Technikum Vienna
Project Leader in the division ‘Network Building & Infrastructure at Max-Mobil Austria (now TMobile Austria)
2002 - 2005 Standardization Expert in the division „International Standardization at T-Mobile International; Head of Delegation, Chairman of OMA POC
2005 - 2007 Project Leader for Smart Cards and Project Leader for eHealth at ETSI
Gaby is member of various Boards, such as the Steering Committee of the Future Internet Assembly and the Advisory Board of Net!works
Currently she is Senior Research Officer at the Strategy & New Initiatives department at ETSI and, besides foresight, responsible for all aspects of quantum technologies.

Marco LucamariniMarco Lucamarini, Toshiba Research Europe
Marco Lucamarini received his Graduate and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. In 2005, he joined the Department of Physics, University of Camerino, Italy, where he conducted postdoctoral research on quantum communication protocols. Since 2012, he has been with Toshiba Research Europe, Cambridge, U.K., where he works as Senior Researcher on security implementation in real quantum key distribution systems. He is a Member of the ETSI quantum key distribution industrial standardization group.

Norbert Lütkenhaus, evolutionQ, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Lütkenhaus is a renowned leader in field spanning quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and the quantum-safe cybersecurity. He is a leader in academia and in the high-tech industry, studying and working in Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, the United States, and Canada.
Dr. Lütkenhaus initiated the commercial realization of quantum key distribution at MagiQ Technologies in New York, led the Theory Project of the European demonstrator network of quantum key distribution, Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography (SECOQC).
His prior academic career involved degrees from LMU Munich and University of Strathclyde, postdoc positions in Innsbruck and Helsinki. He established and led an Emmy Noether Research Group at University of Erlangen-Nurnberg.
In Waterloo, he leads the Optical Quantum Communications Theory Group at University of Waterloo as Faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and membership of the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research

moscaMichele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
Michele Mosca (DPhil, Oxford) is co-founder and Deputy Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Building a Workforce for the Cryptographic Infrastructure of the 21st Century (CryptoWorks21.com). His current research interests include quantum algorithms and complexity, and the development of cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies. Awards and honours include the 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2010-present), University Research Chair (2012-present), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013).

Tracy NorthupTracy Northup, University of Innsbruck's Institute for Experimental Physics
Tracy Northup is a senior scientist at the University of Innsbruck's Institute for Experimental Physics in Innsbruck, Austria. She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 from the California Institute of Technology and joined the Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy Group at the University of Innsbruck in 2008 as a postdoctoral scholar. From 2009 to 2011, she held a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship from the European Commission. Since 2012, she has been an Elise Richter Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund. Her research focuses on optical cavities as quantum interfaces between ions and photons and on implementing building blocks for an ion-based quantum network.

Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen, Queen's University Belfast
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen received his PhD from the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009. Before embarking on an academic career he had worked in the security industry for more than a decade. From 1997 to 1999 he was a Cryptographer with SSH Communications Security in Helsinki, where he helped to create the popular SSH2 protocol. In early 2000's he worked as a Security Specialist with Nokia Research, before starting out as a security consultant in the Middle East, where he was active in security audits and large-scale network monitoring and filtering projects. From 2011 he was the Principal Investigator with a DARPA project focusing on lightweight cryptography. He has successfully cryptanalysed many high profile cryptographic algorithms, such as FORK-256, FSB, VSH, Block TEA, OpenSSL PRNG,Hummingbird, and LILI-128. He is a holder of several cryptography patents and has published dozens of research articles, mainly on applied cryptography and cryptanalysis.

PecenMark Pecen, CEO, Approach Infinity, Inc.
Mark Pecen serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of ISARA Corporation. Approach Infinity provides advisory services to several technology startups, private equity firms, major corporations and law firms. ISARA Corporation develops security libraries for next-generation networks and computing platforms. He also serves as chairman of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) industry standardization group Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC), located in Sophia Antipolis, France, specializing in next-generation security.
Pecen invented a number of technologies that have been adopted in global standards, including the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), Long-Term Evolution (LTE) for 4G wireless and others.
He holds more than 100 fundamental patents in areas of wireless communication, networking and computing and serves on numerous industry, government and academic boards. Pecen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Pecen serves as an advisor to several industry and academic organizations, and is a regular advisor to the Canadian government on wireless communication and research. He holds board positions on University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing, École Polytechnique, Wilfred Laurier University School of Business, Quantum Works academic network for quantum information research, Canadian Digital Media Network, the Communication Research Centre (CRC) of Industry Canada and others.
A veteran of the wireless industry, he is an author and editor of a number of text books in the area of wireless technology and holds more than 100 fundamental patents in areas of wireless communication, networking and computing, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Grégoire RibordyGrégoire Ribordy, ID Quantique
Dr. Gregoire Ribordy, co-founder and CEO, has 20 years of experience in various R&D and management roles in the field of optical measurements and communication systems. He founded ID Quantique in 2001 and has managed the company since then. Prior to this, he was a research fellow at the Group of Applied Physics of the University of Geneva between 1997 and 2001. In this position, he actively developed quantum cryptography technology and is the holder of a number of patents in the field.
Between 1995 and 1996, Dr. Ribordy worked for one year in the R&D division of Nikon Corp. in Tokyo.
Dr. Ribordy is the recipient of several awards such as the 2001 New Entrepreneurs in Technology and Science prize, the 2002 de Vigier award and the Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy 1999 prize. At the end of 2005, he was selected as one of the most innovative individuals in information technology worldwide by the World Technology Network.

romeroLuis Jorge Romero, ETSI
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years experience in the telecommunications sector. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica's participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.



Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory at NICT
Masahide Sasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Tohoku University, Sendai Japan, in 1986, 1988 and 1992, respectively.  During 1992-1996, he worked on the development of semiconductor memory in Nippon-Kokan Company (current JFE Holdings), Kanagawa Japan.  In 1996, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (since 2004, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).  Since 1994, he has been working on quantum optics, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. He is presently Director of Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT, and the Chair of Quantum ICT Forum, Japan, a Committee Member of ‘The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)’, and the Chair of `5th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCrypt 2015)’.  Dr. Sasaki is a member of Japanese Society of Physics, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan.

Douglas StebilaDouglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
Douglas Stebila is a Senior Lecturer in cryptography at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on improving the security of Internet cryptography protocols such as SSL/TLS and SSH. His previous work on the integration and standardization of elliptic curve cryptography in SSL/TLS has been deployed on hundreds of millions of web browsers and servers worldwide. He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Waterloo.

Tsuyoshi Takagi, Kyushu University
Tsuyoshi Takagi received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics from Nagoya University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He had engaged in the research on network security at NTT Laboratories from 1995 to 2001. He received the PhD from Technical University of Darmstadt in 2001. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Technical University of Darmstadt until 2005. He is currently a Professor in the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University. His current research interests are information security and cryptography. He has received DOCOMO Mobile Science Award in 2013, IEICE Achievement Award in 2013, and JSPS Prize in 2014. Dr. Takagi is a Program Chair of the 7th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography, PQCrypto 2106.

Kiyoshi Tamaki, NTT
Born in 1975, Kiyoshi Tamaki obtained a master degree in theoretical physics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1999 and a Ph.D degree at The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan in 2004. From April, 2004, he worked at the Perimeter Institute, Canada as a long term visitor, and then he moved in August 2004 to the University of Toronto, Canada in order to work as a post-doctoral fellow. In January 2006, he joined NTT basis research laboratory, Japan as a permanent scientific researcher.
His main interest is Quantum information processing, especially proposal of new quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, security analysis of QKD protocols, and implementation security of QKD protocols, as well as long distance quantum communications such as quantum repeaters.

Scott TotzkeScott Totzke, ISARA Corp.
As the CEO for ISARA Corporation Scott is responsible for building an organization that is developing products that will allow customers to benefit from advances in Quantum Computing without being exploited by them.
Prior to founding ISARA, Scott was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise an Security at Huawei where he was responsible for launching Huawei’s R&D office in Waterloo and driving their global strategy for delivering industry leading mobility solutions designed to meet the most stringent security requirements demanded by enterprise and government customers.
Scott was also a Senior Vice President at BlackBerry where his organization was responsible for the security of BlackBerry products and service. Scott helped shape BlackBerry’s security, regulatory compliance, lawful access and privacy strategies on a global scale. Scott’s organization defined the solutions that resulted in security becoming BlackBerry’s single biggest differentiator in government, enterprise and consumer markets.

Rupert URSINRupert Ursin, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Deputy of director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Theoretical and experimental feasibility studies for a space-based mission in international collaboration with partners from academia and industry, experimental testing of incompatibility theorems (tests of bell- and steering-type inequalities). Implementation of photonic quantum computer prerequisites (MPQ Garching, GERMANY), 144 km quantum communication experiments (in collaboration with IAC, Tenerife, SPAIN, LMU Munich, GERMANY, Univ. Bristol, UK), emulation of a quantum communication downlink from a satellite (ASI, Matera, ITALY), atmospheric study of atmospheric impacts on quantum states in optical long-haul free-space links using satellites (NICT, Tokyo, JAPAN), cooperation in free-space quantum communication using satellites (Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai/Hefei, CHINA).

WhorlowColin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG
Colin Whorlow has worked in CESG, the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, for 15 years. Now Head of International Standards he was formerly Head of International Relations where he led CESG's engagement on EU and NATO information assurance issues. Colin is a member of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the SOG-IS Management Committee. He has led workshops on the impact of Cybersecurity on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection as part of the Meridian Process and at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace. Previously Head of Export Control Colin chaired the Information Security Technical Working Group at the Wassenaar Arrangement for some years. Colin's degree is in mathematics, which he read at Oxford University.

Hong XIANGHong Xiang, University of Chongqing
Prof. Dr. Hong Xiang is Director of Key Laboratory of Dependable Service Computing in Cyber Physical Society (CPS-DSC), Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China. He is also a head of advanced cryptography research group in the Chongqing University.