The 8th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography workshop will be a virtual event. In light of the global COVID-19 situation and the related restrictions, the Programme Committee is reformatting the event into online sessions that will be available in a variety of formats. Detailed communication on these online events will be made in the course of September. Watch this space!

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. Planning and preparing is critical. 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.

The ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography virtual event will be composed of a series of webinars and panel discussions that 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.

  • Virtual Executive Track debating on the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management is organized in partnership with TelecomTV and will include much online content, interviews, status presentations and also several possibilities for the audience to interact with the expert speakers and panellists.
    The track, designed for business executives, including CEOs, CTOs, CIOs and CISOs will run over 27 and 28 October 2020.

  • Virtual Technical Track composed of a series of selected and recorded technical presentations and poster sessions will be available for the audience around the same time frame.
    The Programme Committee is currently calling for presentations and interested contributors should submit their contributions by 24 August 2020. Selected talks will be recorded and given virtually around the end of October.

The Virtual Executive Track debating on the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management is organized in partnership with TelecomTV and will include much online content, interviews, status presentations and also several possibilities for the audience to interact with the expert speakers and panellists.

The track, designed for business executives, including CEOs, CTOs, CIOs and CISOs will run over 27 and 28 October 2020.

Sponsorship opportunities exist, please contact events@etsi.org should you be interested. 

Watch this space, more details will be provided in the course of September 2020. 

Technical presentations will be selected by the Programme Committee to be recorded and made available online around the end of October.

Contributors are invited to submit a talk or a poster proposal via Easychair on one or more topics below by 24 August 2020

  • 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

All questions about submissions should be emailed to michele.mosca@uwaterloo.ca cc events@etsi.org

  • Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair
  • Jaya Baloo, KPN
  • Johannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Sr. Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services, Programme Committee Co chair
  • Lily Chen, NIST 
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Hakim Mkinsi, Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, NCSC Programme Committee Co chair
  • Hong Xiang, Chongqing University
    Others TBC
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