IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gateway to a Connected World

Call for Papers

Fourth Workshop on

Quantum Communications and Information Technology (QCIT’18)

At IEEE Globecom’18, Abu Dabi, UAE, 9-13 December 2018

The scope of this dedicated workshop is to explore the opportunities for application of communications theory and technologies to quantum technology and its applications. The workshop is the annual main event of ComSoc’s Emerging Technical Committee on Quantum Communications and Information Technology (ETC-QCIT).

Over the last decade, a wide variety of experimental quantum communications and processing devices has been invented and used for fundamental demonstrations in laboratories. Results confirm feasibility of real applications in quantum communications and information related fields. Recently one can observe upcoming applications in areas like a quantum communications, quantum sensors and random number generators which are partially even commercially available. Companies and governments started to spend significant amounts of funding in research and development of quantum technologies. This started to transfer knowhow from quantum technology based research devices to applied systems running productive communications or information processing functions. The development of the field is offering numerous opportunities to contribute within research, theory, applied technologies and engineering. The following topics are crucial to the development of future quantum technology based systems and its applications:

  • Quantum communications
  • Quantum information theory
  • Quantum networks
  • Photonic communications technology
  • Interconnection and complexity theory
  • RF technology and control
  • Coding theory
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Systems architecture
  • Optimized algorithms and applications
  • Experimental results and demonstrations
  • Entanglement distillation
  • Network coding
  • Quantum-algorithms and applications
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Remote state preparation

It is the aim of this workshop to connect people from academia and industry to discuss about theory, technology and applications and exchange ideas to move efficiently forward in the engineering and development in this exciting area.

Submission info for camera-ready manuscripts

Original and unpublished regular papers are solicited from the above-mentioned areas. Regular papers have a length of 4 to 6 pages with an optional payable 7th page. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and published in the workshop proceedings and after presentation in IEEE Xplore. Templates for the manuscripts can be downloaded from:

The formatted manuscript should be electronically submitted as pdf via EDAS:

Further information is available in the Globecom 2018 webpages:

Important dates:

Manuscript submission due date: 1st July 2018

Notification date:                          15th August 2018

Final manuscript due date:          15th September 2018

Conference date:                         9th-13th December 2018

Workshop organizers

Andrea Conti, University of Ferrara, Italy,

Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, United Kingdom,

Peter Mueller, IBM Research Zurich Laboratory, Switzerland,

Michael Ng, University of Southampton, United Kingdom,