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The 7th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Workshop organized by ETSI in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) will take place on 05 to 07 November 2019 at the Amazon Headquarters in Seattle, US.

The event will start with an Executive Track on 5 November and will be followed by an in depth Technical Track on 6-7 November 2019.

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, connected devices 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 the availability and reliability of cyber systems and protect confidentiality and integrity.

This three-day workshop will bring together diverse participants 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.

Venue Information The 7th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Workshop will be held in Amazon Web Services Headquarters in Seattle, US, in the: Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121WA 98121  Recommended Hotels nearby There are MANY hotels near the Amazon Meeting Center. The favorites tend to be the following based on general location, proximity to the office, cost, hotel comfort, and amenities: Hyatt Regency Seattle – 808 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101 Hyatt at Olive 8 - 1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 The Westin Seattle - 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Hotel Max - 620 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Boutique-like hotel) The Paramount Hotel - 724 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 Hilton Seattle - 1301 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 There are others around the office as well. Either check in Concur or reach out to for more information and other options. Should you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa please contact Ronda Thomas at with your full name, origin destination, dates you will be traveling to the US, and where you will be staying.

  • PC Chair: Michele Mosca, co-founder of IQC, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair 
  • Jaya Baloo, CISO, KPN
  • Johannes Buchmann, Prof. of Informatics and Mathematics, TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services (Host)
  • Sonia Compans, Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT
  • Andrew Shields, Assistant Managing Director of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Chair of ETSI ISG QKD
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, NCSC
  • Hong Xiang, University of Chongqing

The Programme Committee is currently calling for presentations and posters to populate the Technical Track.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Talks on one or more topics below
  • Posters on one more more topics below

All proposals should be submitted to Easychair by 22 June 2019. 
Please use the Poster or Presentation template accordingly. 

List of topics:

  • Global efforts on quantum-safe schemes
  • System integration of QKD and post-quantum
  • Practical challenges to deploying quantum-safe schemes
  • Computational constraints and considerations for post-quantum cryptography and security from an industry perspective
  • High priority use cases for quantum-safe cryptography
  • Standards for quantum cryptography devices and systems
  • Standards for quantum-resistant public-key crypto algorithms
  • Testing, metrics, validation and certification for quantum-safety
  • New applications of post-quantum crypto or QKD
  • Attempts at cryptanalysis of post-quantum systems
  • Migration paths for post-quantum crypto and/or QKD
  • Hybrid key agreement and signatures
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