QCrypt 2013

3rd international conference on quantum cryptography. August 5–9, 2013 in Waterloo, Canada

Overview of the conference


Quantum cryptography aims to achieve security from fundamental physical principles, such as the quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in the theoretical understanding of quantum cryptography, and its technological feasibility has been demonstrated experimentally. Quantum cryptography is therefore regarded as one of the most promising candidates for a future quantum technology.

The annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCrypt) is a conference for students and researchers working on all aspects of quantum cryptography. The main goals of the conference are to represent the previous year’s best results and to support the building of a research community in quantum cryptography. For more information on goals and structure, see QCrypt charter.

Some numbers

In 2013, the conference schedule included 4 tutorials, 11 invited talks (including a public lecture and an after-dinner talk), 22 contributed talks, 1 hot-topic talk, and about 70 posters. Video recordings of most talks are online. The industrial exhibit had >10 booths from companies and academic groups, including 5 running QKD systems on display. Over 170 people have participated in the conference.

Group photo taken on Wednesday, August 7. ©2013 IQC See people identified…
Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10

Key dates

April 21, 2013: deadine for submission of oral contribution abstracts passed
June 1: notification of acceptance done
June 24: extended deadline for submission of poster abstracts passed
July 21: registration deadline passed
July 29: deadline for submission of hot topics abstracts passed
August 5–9, 2013: conference
August 10, 2013: trip to Niagara Falls

Related conferences and schools

July 29 – August 2, 2013: International graduate summer school for QKD in Waterloo
August 12–16, 2013: Conference on quantum information & quantum control in Toronto
August 12–16, 2013: Quantum cryptography school for high school students in Waterloo

Printed materials

Program booklet (PDF, 6.2 MiB)

Download conference poster (PDF, 1.6 MiB)
Conference poster (PDF, 2.5 MiB)

Next conference in the series

QCrypt 2014 took place on September 1–5, 2014 in Paris.
QCrypt 2015 will be on September 28 – October 3, 2015 in Tokyo