2023 Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks (EACN)

On June 19th - 23rd, 2023, the 3rd Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks (EACN) will take place at Taipei, Taiwan.

Organizers

Christian Deppe (TUM-LNT), Janis Nötzel (TUM-TQSD), Boulat Bash (University of Arizona), Ray-Kuang Lee (Tsing Hua), Uzi Pereg (Technion), Stefano Rini (NYCU)

Topics of Interest

Shared entanglement is the key enabler of future quantum information processing tasks. However, it remains largely unclear how to transfer ideas and lab experiments to scalable technology. This is particularly true for quantum communications, which is anticipated to enable secure data transmission without relying on algorithmic complexity assumptions. However, even the most basic tasks like generating, storing and transmitting entangled states over time and space are far from being realized as standardized technologies. One major challenge is developing design principles for a quantum internet, e.g., since currently security is a feature of higher network layers rather than the physical layer. A second challenge is that efficient quantum computers are not available in such numbers that a new internet would make sense in the near-term or mid-term.

Problem
We wish to find realistic uses of entanglement in communication networks. The use of entangled states should be kept to a minimum, while at the same time delivering clear technological advantages for established network metrics, e.g., data rates and latency.

Acknowledgement

This event is a joint workshop of the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the project QR.X, and the TUM Emmy Noether Group "Theoretical Quantum System Design” supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The organizers acknowledge funding by the DFG via grant NO 1129/2-1 and by the BMBF via grant 16KISQ028. We gratefully acknowledge further funding by the BMBF in the programme of "Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt.", the joint project 6G-life, and the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST).