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Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks

TU Munich

Shared entanglement is widely acknowledged as the key enabler to future quantum information processing tasks. Yet, from a technological perspective, it has remained largely unclear how exactly one should approach the transfer from ideas and laboratory experiments to actual technology. In particular this is true for the domain of quantum communication, which is believed to once deliver perfectly secure information transmission and connections between quantum computers. However, even the most basic tasks like generating, storing and transmitting entangled states over times and distances as are required by a global internet are far from being realized in the sense of a standardized technology. It may be speculated that major difficulties with this type of approach are the design principles underlying the internet, which dictate that security is a feature of higher network layers, and the fact that quantum computers are simply not available in such numbers that a redesign of the internet would make any sense. This interdisciplinary workshop focusses on entanglement as a resource assisting classical communication systems. We welcome participants from academic institutions, research labs and industry. Selected approaches to entanglement-assisted communication will be presented, along with established communication models in classical networking.

We are looking forward to the 3rd Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks (EACN)


June 19 - 23, 2023


Taipei, Taiwan

The goal of this workshop is to search for more realistic, yet attractive uses of entanglement in communication networks, which work in a bottom-up fashion. The use of entangled states should be enforced but at the same time kept at the bare minimum, while delivering a clear technological advantage under basic network metrics. Among the widely accepted network performance metrics are data rates and latency, both of which have been used as benchmarks in industrial research in the past [5G].

Have a look at the 2nd Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks


This event will be a joint workshop of the Emmy Noether Group “Theoretical Quantum System Design” supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Institute for Communications Engineering supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the project QR.X.

The organizers acknowledge funding by the DFG via grant NO 1129/2-1 and by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung via grant 16KISQ028 and thank MCQST for supporting us.

We gratefully acknowledge further funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany in the programme of “Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt.”. Joint project 6G-life, and of the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST).