Programme

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Day 1, Thursday, 9 Jan 2014

Venue: Tutorial talk in Rhodes Lecture Theatre, ELEC ENG Rm. G.55. All other sessions in Agilent Lecture Theatre, ELEC ENG Rm. 1.52

Registration, ELEC ENG Foyer

8:30-onward

Session 1: Tutorial

Chair: Timothy Spiller, University of Leeds

9:00-10:00

Opening Statement 9:00-9:05
Hugo Zbinden, Co-founder of IDQ, Univ of Geneva
An introduction to quantum key distribution and its challenges (invited)
9:05-10:00

Coffee Break

10:00-10:30

Session 2: QKD Networks

Chair: Hugo Zbinden, Univ of Geneva

10:30-12:00

Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Europe
Quantum key distribution networks (invited)
10:30-10:55
Andreas Poppe, Austrian Institute of Technology
QKD in classic optical networks: Two different worlds forever? (invited)
10:55-11:20
John Rarity, University of Bristol
Quantum communications from ultralow cost to ultralong range (invited)
11:20-11:45
Mohsen Razavi, University of Leeds
Quantum friendly architectures for passive optical networks
11:45-12:00

Lunch (provided)

12:00-13:30

Session 3: Emerging QKD Systems

Chair: Marcos Curty, University of Vigo

13:30-15:00

Eleni Diamanti, CNRS, Telecom Paristech
Quantum key distribution with continuous variables: long distance, side channels and network integration (invited)
13:30-13:55
Paolo Villoresi, Univ of Padova
Satellite quantum communications (invited)
13:55-14:20
Xiongfeng Ma, Tsinghua University
Measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution and its application to quantum networks (invited)
14:20-14:45
Feihu Xu, University of Toronto
Long-distance measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution without quantum memories
14:45-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-15:30

Session 4: Long-haul Quantum Communications

Chair: Hermann Kampermann, Universität Düsseldorf

15:30-17:00

Dagmar Bruß, Universität Düsseldorf
Quantum repeaters and QKD: analysis of secret key rates (invited)
15:30-15:55
William Munro, NTT Basic Research Lab, Japan
How to get performance out of your quantum network? (invited)
15:55-16:12
Kae Nemoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
The role of quantum memories in quantum networks (invited)
16:12-16:30
Hannes Bernien, Delft University of Technology
Quantum networks with spins in diamond
16:30-16:45
Sreraman Muralidharan, Yale University
Ultrafast and fault-tolerant quantum communication across long distances
16:45-17:00

Poster session*

17:00-18:00


Day 2, Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Venue: Sessions 1 & 3 in Agilent Lecture Theatre, ELEC ENG Rm. 1.52. Session 2 in various rooms.

Session 1: New Avenues for Quantum Cryptography

Chair: Jaewoo Joo, University of Leeds

9:00-10:15

Erika Andersson, Heriot-Watt University
Quantum digital signatures without quantum memory
9:00-9:15
Stefano Pirandola, University of York
Measurement-device independent quantum cryptography with continuous variables
9:15-9:30
Vitus Handchen, Max-Planck Institute
Continuous-variable quantum key distribution based on EPR entanglement
9:30-9:45
Freya Wilson, University of Leeds
Quantum key distribution using microwaves
9:45-10:00
David Bruschi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Spacetime effects on satellite-based quantum communications
10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-10:30

Session 2: Discussion in groups**

10:30-12:30

Themes of discussion (click here for more detail):
Theme 1: Viable business models
Theme 2: Meeting performance objectives (Moderator: William Munro)
Theme 3: Architecture and integration
Theme 4: Going long distance (Moderator: Paolo Villoresi)
10:30-12:30
Rm 1.52
Rm 2.56
Rm 3.52
Rm G.70

Lunch (provided)

12:30-13:30

Session 3: Summary of Discussions and Concluding remarks

13:30-15:00


* Posters will be on display throughout both days of the workshop. Please hang your posters in the poster area (ELEC Eng Foyer) as soon as you arrive, and remove it by the end of the workshop.

** All participants are welcome to get engaged in these informal discussion sessions with opportunities to give brief descriptions of your work and suggest ideas for future work.










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