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
INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS
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.
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 http://www.iaria.org/conferences/SubmitICQNM07.html
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 QSEC Co-Chairs
Christian Kollmitzer, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Technical Program Committee
Vincent Berger, University of Paris VII, France
Copyright (c) 2006, IARIA