The 6th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Workshop organized by ETSI in partnership with IQC and Chongqing University will take place on 06 to 08 November 2018 at the Beijing International Convention Center, China.

The event will start with an Executive Track on 6 November and will be followed by an in depth Technical Track on 7-8 November 2018.

As we increasingly rely on cyber technologies, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity tools at the centre of protecting our business functions and information assets from cyber threats rely on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies.
A new suite of tools resilient to quantum computers must be standardized and deployed in order to maintain reliable cyber systems and protect confidentiality.
This three-day workshop will bring together diverse players in the quantum-safe cybersecurity community to facilitate the knowledge exchange and collaboration required to transition cyber infrastructures and business practices to make them safe in an era with quantum computers.
All three workshop days are free of charge and open to those who wish to learn more about how we are all affected by the fast-evolving race to build a quantum computer.

Programme Committee

  • Michele Mosca, co-founder of IQC, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair
  • Johannes Buchmann, Prof. of Informatics and Mathematics, TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Jingtai Ding, University of Cincinnati
  • Sonia Compans, Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Donna Dodson, Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor & Division Chief for Computer Security Division, NIST
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, Past-President of IACR
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT
  • Andrew Shields, Chair of ETSI QKD, Toshiba
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG
  • Hong Xiang, University of Chongking (Host)

Local Information

The 6th ETSI-IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop was held in The Beijing International Convention Center, China 

No. 8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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Beijing Continental Grand Hotel
Only 2 min walk from the BICC.

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Only 3 min walk from the BICC.

Huiyuan International Apartment
Only 7 min walk from the BICC.

Yayuncun Hotel
Only 11 min walk from the BICC

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Why attend?

The Executive Track on 06 November is designed for business leaders and will outline the state of the quantum threat and its mitigation for a C-level audience including CEOs, CTOs and CISOs.
Attendees will learn how quantum computers are poised to disrupt the current security landscape, how government and industry organizations are approaching this threat, and the emerging solutions to help organizations protect their cyber systems and assets, now and into the future of quantum computing.

More precisely, this one day event will be an opportunity to:

  • Get an executive level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape;
  • Find out how leading vendors are approaching this massive increase in cyber vulnerability and planning for security enhancements that will also protect against the quantum threat;
  • Find out about the commercially available conventional solutions and how they can help prepare your organization for a quantum future;
  • Hear about why standardization is important to drive security and interoperability across the ICT industry;
  • Find out about the road ahead for both the ICT Industry and the CxOs that need to build plans to ensure that they are well protected from the evolving threat of a quantum computer;
  • Authenticating a transaction with your bank, updating the software on your computer and protecting your corporate network – all of these standard tasks face significant threats from quantum computers.


08:00 Check-in / Registration




  • Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General
  • Pingwu Zhang, Director of Chinese Commercial Cryptography Officer
  • Michele Mosca, Programme Committee Chair, Institute for Quantum Computing


Keynote Speech:  Highlights of post-quantum cryptography in China
Jiwu Jing, Institute of Information Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences




 Coffee and Networking Break

The Quantum Threat to Cybersecurity for CxOs
An executive level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape

Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo





Public Sector Views On Quantum Computers And Threats To Governments
Governments around the world are the most at risk and are concerned about the threats posed by Quantum Computing.
Learn more about their views and some of the early mitigation plans.
Panel Moderator: Michael Groves, NCSC


  • Lily Chen, NIST, USA
  • Martin Ekerå, Swedish NCSA
  • Manfred Lochter, BSI, GERMANY
  • Shiho Moriai, NICT, JAPAN
  • David Sabourin, Canadian Government
12:15 Lunch and Networking Break
Sponsors' Stands Visits
13:45 Critical IT Infrastructures
Hear what global providers of information technology infrastructures are most concerned about and steps they are taking to protect these fundamental systems against quantum attacks.
Panel Moderator: Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services


  • Kory Fong, Royal Bank of Canada,
  • Matt Henricksen, Huawei
  • Michael Osborne, IBM Research
14:30 Quantum-Safe Products and Services
A growing number of businesses are emerging to provide products and services that enable organizations to manage the risk associated to the quantum threat
Panel Moderator: Kelly Richdale, IDQuantique


  • Mike Brown, ISARA
  • Chongjin Xie, Alibaba
  • Yong Zhao, QuantumCTek
 15:15 Coffee and Networking Break 
Sponsors' Stands Visits
 16:00 The Importance Of Standardization
Learn from experts about the importance of standardization to drive security and interoperability across the ICT industry
Panel Moderator: Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity Inc.


  • Matthew Campagna, ETSI Cyber QSC, Amazon Web Services
  • Lily Chen, NIST
  • Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General
  • Zemin Yang, China Communications Standards Association



Close of the Executive Track

Networking Reception

Why attend?

The Technical Track on 7-8 November is designed for members of the business, government and research communities with a stake in cryptographic standardization on a global scale. This is a unique opportunity to engage with key members of the quantum-safe cryptography community, participate in practical and scientific discussions and move towards a standardized approach to quantum-safe cryptographic solutions.
The workshop will showcase both the most recent requirements from industry and government, and cutting-edge potential solutions coming out of the most recent research.

A range of research and commercial presentations will focus on state-of-the-art quantum key distribution, and the selection criteria for the new encryption algorithms that will protect the world's communications. Some of the next-generation standards development work currently in progress at ETSI and other international standards organizations will be reviewed.
Our goal is to identify and give focus to further research and development on quantum-safe cryptography and its application.
The workshop will showcase both the most recent requirements from industry and government, and cutting-edge potential solutions coming out of the most recent research. 

Additionnally, poster sessions will be shown during the technical track's networking breaks.

Agenda 7 Nov

Technical Track - Agenda 7 November 

08:00 Check-in / Registration



Welcome Address

  • Michele Mosca, IQC, Programme Committee Chair
  • Xiaoyun Wang, Tsinghua University






Session 1: World Tour
Session Chair: Colin Whorlow, NCSC

  • 09:00 China - Zhengfu Han, University of Science and Technology
  • 09:20 Japan – Shiho Moriai, NICT
  • 09:40 Russia - Aleksey Fedorov, Russian Quantum Center
  • 10:00 Canadian Perspective - David Sabourin, Communication Security Establishment
  • 10:20 UK Perspective – MIchael Groves, NCSC
  • 10:40 USA Update – Donna Dodson, NIST
11:00 Coffee and Networking Break 
Sponsors Stands & Poster Visits 






Joint Global Efforts (part1)
Session Chair : Sonia Compans, ETSI

  • 11:30 NIST PQC Standardization - First Round Candidates
    Lily Chen, NIST
  • 11:45 ETSI QKD ISG
    Momtchil Peev, Huawei
  • 12:00 ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 QKD Standardization
    Hongsong Shi, China Information Technology Security Evaluation Center
  • 12:15 ISO WG2 QSC Developments
    Lily Chen, NIST
12:30 Networking Lunch
Sponsors Stands & Poster Visits 






Session 2: Joint Global Efforts (Part 2)
Session Chair:  Mark Pecen, Isara Corporation

  • 13:30 SAFEcrypto Project Update
    Sarah McCarthy, Queens University Belfast
  • 13:45 Future TPM
    Thomas Pöppelmann, Infineon
  • 14:00 Cloud Security Alliance
    Bruno Huttner, IDQuantique
  • 14:15 Chairman’s Report for 2018 : ETSI Cyber Working Group for Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    Mark Pecen, Isara Corporation
  • 14:30 Panel Discussion with session 2 speakers






Session 3: Threats to Cryptography 
Session Chair: Lily Chen, NIST

  • 15:00 Implementation of Superconducting qubits
    Zhu Xiaoboo, USTC
  • 15:15 Update on progress toward scalable fault-tolerant quantum computers
    Anette Messinger, Saarland University
  • 15:30 Quantum Algorithms for Boolean Equation Solving and Quantum Algebraic Attack on Cryptosystems
    Xiao-Shan Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 15:45 Q&A
16:00 Coffee and Networking Break
Sponsors Stands & Poster Visits






Session 4: QKD and Long-Term Security
Session Chair : Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva

  • 16:30 System integration of QKD and post-quantum signatures for a distributed storage system with long-term integrity, authenticity, and confidentiality
    Masahide Sasaki, NICT
  • 16:45 Improved Long-Term Data Protection Schemes and the Application to Medical Data Protection in Japan
    Matthias Geihs - TU Darmstadt
  • 17:00 Discussion





Session 5: Moving Forward Quantum-Safe Certificates
Session Chair: Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services
  • 17:15 Hybrid Signatures in a Quantum-Safe X.509 Certificate Authority
    Roberta Faux, Envieta
  • 17:30 Quantum-Safe Migration with Crypto-Agile Certificates
    Atsushi Yamada, ISARA Corporation
  • 17:45 Questions & Answers
18:00 Networking Reception

Agenda 8 Nov

Technical Track - Agenda 8 November 

08:30 Check-in








Session 6 : QKD Networks
Session Chair : Wei QI, CAS Quantum Network Co.
  • 08:45 Verification and standardization of QKD based secure communication in China market
    Junsen Lai,  China Academy of Information and Technology (CAICT)
  • 09:00 Quantum Key Distribution—A New Target for CC Evaluation
    Jiajun Ma, QuantumCTek Co. Ltd.
  • 09:15 Secure and Reliable QKD Network Design
    Elio Salvadori, FBK CREATE-NET
  • 09:30 REST API for QKD key delivery: Integration of QKD technology into practical applications
    Yoshimichi Tanizawa, Toshiba
  • 09:45 Scalable QKD network design and integration with classical cryptography
    Zhangchao Ma, CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd
  • 10:00 Field Test of High-Speed Quantum-safe Optical Communication
    Joo Yeon Cho, ADVA Optical Networking
  • 10:15 Q&A
10:30  Coffee and Networking Break
Sponsors Stands & Poster Visits







Session 7: Post Quantum Algorithms
Session Chair: Michael Groves, NCSC

  • 11:00 Open Quantum Safe - libOQS
    Vlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
  • 11:15 How to prevent Key reuse attacks with a Robust RLWE based key exchange
    Saraswathy Rv, University of Cincinnati
  • 11:30 Practical Performance Evaluation of Isogeny-based Cryptography
    Reza Azarderakhsh, Florida Atlantic University
  • 11:45 Learning with Errors on RSA Co-Processors
    Thomas Pöppelmann, Infineon 
  • 12:00 Discussion 
12:15 Networking Lunch
Sponsors Stands & Poster Visits






Session 8: Quantum-Safe Blockchain
Session Chair: Roberta Faux, Envieta

  • 13:30 Quantum proofing the Blockchain
    Vlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo  
  • 13:45 Quantum-proof blockchain
    Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati                                
  • 14:00 Quantum-secured distributed ledgers with Byzantine fault tolerance
    Evgeniy Kiktenko, Russian Quantum Center
  • 14:15 Q&A
 14:30  Wrap up by all Session Chairs and Workshop Chair
15:15 Close of the Event
  • System Calibration in Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution
    Romain Alleaume, Telecom ParisTech France - Rupesh Kumar, University of York
  • Hybrid Manager for QKD network
    Xiao Duan, ADVA Optical Networkin
  • Advanced post-processing and classical algorithms for QKD networks
    Aleksei Fedorov, Russian Quantum Center
  • On the need for QSC standardization, both symmetric and asymmetric
    Stiepan Aurélien Kovac and John Gregory Underhill, ITK


Johannes Buchmann, Member of the Programme Committee
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 ate 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. 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.

Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services, Member of the Programme Committee
Matthew Campagna is the Principal Security Engineer in Amazon Web Services Inc.'s Cryptography Group where he currently leads the cryptographic design of AWS cryptographic services such as AWS KMS, CloudHSM and AWS Certificate Manager. Matthew is an affiliate of Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a member of the ETSI Security Algorithms Group Experts (SAGE). Previously Matthew led the Certicom Research group at BlackBerry managing research in cryptography and standards participation in ANSI, ZigBee, SECG, ETSI's SAGE, and the 3GPP-SA3 working group. Prior to joining Certicom, Matthew managed the Secure Systems research group at Pitney Bowes, and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University in group theory, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fordham University.


Donna Dodson, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST - Member of the Programme Committee
Donna Dodson is also the Division Chief of the Computer Security Division (CSD) and the Acting Executive Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Donna oversees the CSD cybersecurity research program to develop standards, guidelines, technology, tests and metrics for the protection of unclassified Federal information and systems. Through partnerships with industry, Dodson also ensures NIST cybersecurity contributions help secure the Nation’s sensitive information and systems. This includes establishing public-private collaborations for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. Dodson received one Department of Commerce Gold Medal and three NIST Bronze Medals. She was a recipient of a 2011 Federal 100 Award for her contributions to advancements in cybersecurity and included in the Top 10 Influential People in Government Information Security.


Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva - Member of the Programme Committee
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.


Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo - Chairman of the Programme Committee
Michele Mosca is co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and Director of CryptoWorks21, an NSERC-funded training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He co-founded the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography which brings together a broad range of stakeholders working toward globally standardized quantum-safe cryptography. In 2015, he co-founded evolutionQ Inc. in order to enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones.
He obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms.
He is an award-winning researcher, with research focus in quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.
He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers.

pecen markMark Pecen, CEO, Approach Infinity, Inc. - Member of the Programme Committee
Mark Pecen serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of ISARA Corporation. Approach Infinity provides advisory services to several technology start-ups, private equity firms, major corporations and law firms. ISARA Corporation develops security products for next-generation networks and computing platforms. He also serves as chairman of the ETSI Technical Committee Cyber for Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC) and is a technology advisor to the Canadian government, member of several corporate boards and an investor in multiple technology companies. Pecen retired as senior vice president of BlackBerry, Ltd. and was previously awarded the title of Motorola Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member for his role in developing technology and standards for wireless communication. He is an inventor on more than 100 fundamental patents in 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.


Masahide Sasaki, Distinguished Researcher at NICT - Member of the Programme Committee
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 Distinguished Researcher of Advanced ICT Research Institute at NICT and NICT fellow. Dr. Sasaki is a member of Japanese Society of Physics, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan

Andrew Shields

Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Europe
Andrew Shields is Assistant Managing Director at Toshiba Research Europe in Cambridge, UK, where he leads R&D of Quantum Technologies. He has published over 300 research papers and 70 patent applications in the fields of Quantum Communications and Computing and their associated devices. He is the current chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group in Quantum Key Distribution. 


Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG - Member of the Programme Committee
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.

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