Why attend the Technical Track?

The Technical Track on 6-7 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 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.

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

  • 09.00 Event Opening 

    Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI

    Michele Mosca, IQC

    Matt Campagna, Amazon Web Services 

  • 09.10 SESSION 1: World Tour, Chaired by Colin Whorlow, NCSC

    9.10 USA: Matt Campagna, Amazon Web Services

    9.30 China: Zhengfu Han, State Cryptography Standardization Technical Committee (CSTC)

    9.50 UK: Michael Groves, NCSC

    10.10 Canada: Bridget Walshe, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

    10.30 The Netherlands: Jaya Baloo, Avast

  • 10.50 Coffee Networking Break, Posters and Table Tops Visits



  • 11.30 Session 2 part 1: Collaborative Efforts, part 1, chaired by Donna Dodson, NIST

    11.30 The Second Round of NIST PQC Standardization
    Dustin Moody and Lily Chen, NIST

    11.45 ETSI QKD ISG
    Martin Ward, ETSI QKD ISG Secretary, Toshiba

    12.00 ETSI TC Cyber QSC
    Mark Pecen, ETSI QSC Chairman, Approach Infinity Inc

    12.15 ITU: work in SG17/SG13
    Matthieu Legré, ID Quantique

  • 12.30 Networking Lunch, Posters and Table Tops Visits
  • 14.00 Session 2 part 2: Collaborative Efforts, chaired by Mark Pecen - Approach Infinity, Inc.

    14.00 Standardization of PQC in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27
    Lily Chen, NIST

    14.15 IETF Protocols and the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG)
    Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare

    14.30 China Post-Quantum Competition
    Jintai Ding, on behalf of Hong Xiang, Chongqing University

    14.45 Agile Quantum Safe Communications
    Martin Ward, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd

    15.00 Questions and Answers

  • 15.15 Networking Coffee Break, Posters and Table Tops Visits
  • 15.45 Session 3: Toward The Quantum Cryptanalysis Of Today's Schemes, Session Chaired by Daniel Simon, Amazon Web Services

    15;45 Superconducting Quantum Processors: Status and Outlook
    Douglas McClure, IBM Research

    16.00 Benchmarking the Quantum Cryptanalysis of Symmetric, Public-key and Hash-based Cryptographic Schemes
    Vlad Gheorghiu, University of Waterloo

    16.15 Cryptoanalysis of Known and Attempted Attacks on SIDH and SIKE
    Brandon Langenberg, PQSecure Technologies and Florida Atlantic University

    16.30 A Simple Key Reuse Attack on NTRU PPKE
    Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati

    16.45 Quantum Algorithms Update and Microsoft's Software and Hardware Approaches to Quantum Computing
    Martin Roetteler, Microsoft

    17.15 Questions and Answers

  • 17.30

    Networking Cocktail

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  • 8.30 Panel Discussion on QKD in 5G, Moderated by Brian Lowy, ID Quantique

    With the deployment of 5G networks requiring more fiber than ever before and their security being more critical than ever, learn more about how Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is being used to secure 5G networks.

    • Jaya Baloo, Avast
    • Sean Kwak, ID Quantique
    • Robert Marson, Nokia
  • 9.00 Session 4: Use Cases, chaired by Jaya Baloo, KPN

    09.00 Two PQ Signature Use-cases: Non-issues, Challenges and Potential Solutions.
    Panos Kampanakis, Cisco

    9.15 Dedicated PKI Enhanced by Quantum Entropy
    William Copeland, Verizon

    9.30 The Quantum Vault – Custody of Digital Assets
    Bruno Huttner, ID Quantique

    9.45 Scalable Quantum-Safe Hierarchical Identity-Based Encryption
    Sarah McCarthy, Queens University of Belfast

    10.00 Questions and Answers

  • 10.15 Networking Coffee Break, Posters and Table Tops Visits
  • 10.45 Session 5; Prototyping And Resource Constraints, chaired by Sonia Compans, ETSI

    10.45 Taking Integrated Quantum Encryption Technologies Out of The Lab and Into Real World Applications
    Chris Erven, University of Bristol

    11.00 A low-cost and time-effective Approach for migration of legacy IP networks to Post-Quantum Security
    Prashant Chugh, CDOT India

    11.15 Open QKD Network – An open source QKD network project
    Xinhua Ling, IQC, University of Waterloo

    11.30 Updates on the Open Quantum Safe project
    Christian Paquin, Microsoft Research

    11.45 Towards microjoule PQC: How does the post-quantum transition impact mobile device energy budgets?
    Markku-Juhani Saarinen, PQ Shield Ltd

    12.00 New Performance Results for SIKE in Resource-Constrained Environments
    Reza Azarderakhsh, Florida Atlantic University

    12.15 Questions and Answers

  • 12.30 Networking Lunch, Posters and Table Tops Visits
  • 14.00 Session 6: Hybrid Approaches To Migration, chaired by Shay Gueron, Amazon Web Services and the University of Haifa

    14.00 State of Hybrid and Composite PQC in IETF Certificate Standards
    Mike Ounsworth, Entrust Datacard

    14.15 Hybrid Key Agreement/KEM Construction and Integration to IPSEC IKEv2 VPN
    Basil Hess, Infosec Global

    14.30 Maintaining Trust: An Alternative Approach to PQ Hybrids
    Roberta Faux, Black Horse Solutions

    14.45 Questions and Answers

  • 15.00 Closing Discussion / Wrap Up led by Michele Mosca, IQC

The 7th ETSI-IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop will be held in Amazon Web Services Headquarters in Seattle, US Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121WA 98121

The following Posters will be presented during the coffee and lunch breaks on 6 and 7 November 2019.

  • A low-cost and time-effective Approach for migration of legacy IP networks to Post-Quantum Security
    Chugh Prashant, CDOT India, co-authors Rakesh Singh Rawat and Prashant Singh
  • Rapid Prototyping of PQC algorithms in FPGA using High level Synthesis (HLS) compiler tools
    Gaur Deepak, CDOT India, co-authors Mukesh Swami and Swarnim Agrawal
  • Post Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Resistant BlockChain
    Kommadi Bhagvan, Architect Corner
  • Performance metrics of Different PQC algorithms on ARM based Architecture
    Ashutosh Tekriwal, CDOT India, co-authors Sabyasachi Mandal and Prashant Singh
  • QKD network development and standardization in China
    Lai Junsen, CAICT
  • Authenticated Key Exchange from Ring Learning with Errors
    Ding Jintai, University of Cincinnati
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