NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Quantum Communication and Security"
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Gdansk, POLAND, 10-13 September 2006

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Address of the conference place
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics,
ul. Wita Stwosza 57, Gdansk 80-952, POLAND.

Organizing Committee Members
NATO Countries Director: Janusz Kowalik, USA (Workshop Director) [ j.kowalik AT comcast.com ]
NATO Partner Countries Director: Siarhei Kilin, Bielarus [ kilin AT dragon.bas-net.by ]
Local Arragements and Publicity Chairs: Andrey Borysovich, Poland [ andbor88 AT yahoo.com ]
Wieslaw Miklaszewski, Poland [ fizwm AT univ.gda.pl ]

Program Committee
Chair: Marek Zukowski, Poland [ marek.zukowski AT univie.ac.at ]
Members: Konrad Banaszek, Poland
Vladimir Buzek, Slovakia
Artur Ekert, UK
Ryszard Horodecki, Poland
Siarhei Kilin, Belarus
Harald Weinfurter, Germany

Workshop Secretary
Elzbieta Bandura
tel. +48 58 552 92 30
email: [ fizetb AT univ.gda.pl ]



  • Workshop Objectives
    To bring together leading experts from NATO and NATO-Partner countries, to identify and discuss key theoretical, experimental and practical implementation issues related to quantum communication and security.
    An area which will receive special attention will be quantum cryptography.

  • Technical Areas
    Quantum Cryptography - theory and implementations.
    Security proofs, multiparty schemes (secret sharing), long distance implementations, new quantum cryptographic schemes, current technology.

    Quantum Information Processing.
    Quantum communication complexity protocols, quantum computational gates - theory and experiment, comparison of various approaches, quantum teleportation, quantum repeaters.

    Foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Information.
    Entanglement vs. separability: theory (measures of entanglement and non-classicality) and new experiments (new entangled states), basic cryptography related quantum informational processes (coin tossing, quantum games, etc.).

  • Funding
    The NATO Scientific Division in Brussels (Belgium) provides financial support for the workshop. The Workshop is financed out of the funds of a special program "Information and Communication Security" (director: Dr. Hadassa Jacobovits).

    All speakers will be partly supported by the NATO grant to cover their transportation and accommodation expenses.

  • The Workshop Format
    A NATO ARW is not an international conference but a forum for advanced level intensive discussions between qualified experts in the workshop field. Usually ARW participants are researchers from academia, industry and government.

  • Proceedings
    The organizers will solicit the invited papers presented AT the workshop for publishing them in a book, as well as some contributed ones. The publisher selected by NATO is Springer.

  • Attendance
    Workshop participation is by invitation only.

  • NATO Countries are:
    Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic,, Estonia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Romania, Turkey, UK and USA.

  • NATO Partner Countries are:
    Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgiz Republik, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


For the participants: FOR REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE: reg.htm (please send it via e-mail, or snail mail).

IF YOU WANT TO STAY AT A HOTEL (that is, not in the University Guests Rooms, which we booked for you)
HERE IS A LIST OF HOTELS WHICH ARE RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE;
you can make the booking yourself or ask our secretaries for help (for numbers see above). Hotels are much more expensive (factor of 5) than the accommodation we offer.