On January 10th, Sorbonne University (Paris, France) hosted the third Quantum Secure Networks Partnership workshop centered on WP4 and WP6 titled Quantum meets Classical Cryptography.

As part of this workshop, partners from Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IPP), University of Vienna, KU Leuven, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), University of Padova, ICFO, Cryptonext Security, and Instituto Superior de Telecomunicações (IST) presented the research advances in their talks to over eighty attendees. The talks session also counted with several external invited speakers from prestigious institutions from outside EU like Renato Renner (ETH), Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa) and Mina Doosti (University of Edinburgh) and Zvika Brakerski (Weizman Institute of Science).

The workshop included tutorials from invited professors from Sorbonne University and a Panel on Hardware security where partners Sebastian Etcheberry (LuxQuanta), Carlos Abellán (Quside) and Oleg Nikorov (DT), participated alongside Grégorie Ribordy (IDQ), Jessy Clediere (CEA-Leti) and Mark Kaplan (VeriQloud) in a discussion on the current state of the security in our networks.

The workshop also covered different topics in terms of research challenges, internal organizational structure and performance of active partners within this working group on the last session that was part of an internal project meeting. As Eleni Diamanti, Research Director at CNRS and part of the organizers, mentions “We needed this workshop to bring together the community to sit down and talk in detail about the scientific aspects of the hybridization of these quantum and classical techniques. A workshop like this will be a great asset to move forward in this direction.”

Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a poster session, where over 10 young researchers showcased the results of their projects and engaged in deep discussions with the other participants. During the last night, organizers hosted a cocktail dinner at Tower Zamansky, an impressive high rise building in the Marie and Pierre Curie campus of Sorbonne University, where all the participants and invited speakers could enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris.


About QSNP

QSNP is a project of the Quantum Flagship initiative within the Quantum Communication research pillar. Officially launched in March 2023, the partners of this initiative are currently working towards developing advanced technology for quantum secure communications, integrating quantum cryptography technology and establishing this technology for quantum-safe critical public and private infrastructures.

This project is coordinated by ICREA Professor at ICFO Valerio Pruneri, in collaboration with companies and institutions from 14 different countries across Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Greece and Malta).