The First International Workshop on Quantum Security

QSEC 2007

January 2-6, 2007, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICQNM 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICQNM 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICQNM 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.

Call for Papers:

The trouble with sending a secret message is that the recipient must have a key for deciphering it. This means the two parties must initially either meet in person or risk sending the key by some less secure communications channel, and that invites interception. Quantum cryptography uses the uncertainty principle of quantum physics to provide a safe but public means for transmitting vital, secret information.

A quantum public key distribution system depends on the uncertainty principle to ensure secrecy. Special protocols correlations and composability algorithms ensure similar functionality as in non-quantum systems.

QSEC 2007 initiates a series of events focusing on quantum security aspects. On the quantum protocol side, automated proofs of security and probabilistic model-checking methods have been suggested. Research teams focus on quantum key distribution and aspects related to key composability and correlations. Limitations are mainly related to physical devices and polarization control.

Classical methods for reasoning on security, discovering security vulnerabilities and building secure quantum cryptographic systems must be revisited.

We are looking for contributions related to the following topics (but not limited to)

Quantum cryptographic systems
Quantum key distribution primitives
Security of QKD protocols
Privacy and authentication in QKD based networks
Quantum Cryptograhpic error-correcting codes
Quantum cheating
Attacking QKD devices
Quantum correlations
Current limitations of QKD based communication
Reasoning about QKD security
Security frameworks for QKD environments
QKD based networks security vulnerabilities
Applications of QKD systems


The QSEC 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important dates:

Full paper submission August 15, 2006 September 8, 2006
Author notification September 10, 2006 September 30, 2006
Registration and Camera ready September 30, 2006 October 15, 2006

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

The files should be sent via

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to 


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to 

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. 

For more information,


2007 QSEC Co-Chairs

Christian Kollmitzer, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Technical Program Committee

Vincent Berger, University of Paris VII, France
P. Oscar Boykin, University of Florida, USA
Kenneth Brown, MIT, USA
Adrian Flitney, University of Melbourne, Australia
Masahito Hayashi, Tohoku University, Japan
Anders Karlsson, KTH, Sweden
Norbert Lütkenhaus, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stefano Mancini, University of Camerino, Italy
Gerard J. Milburn, University of Queensland, Australia
Tal Mor, Technion, Israel
Rajagopal Nagarajan, University Warwick, UK
Matteo Paris, University of Milano, Italy
Jürgen Pilz, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Johannes Skaar, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
(to be completed)


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICQNM 2007


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