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 ]
NATO Partner Countries Director: Siarhei Kilin, Bielarus [ kilin AT ]
Local Arragements and Publicity Chairs: Andrey Borysovich, Poland [ andbor88 AT ]
Wieslaw Miklaszewski, Poland [ fizwm AT ]

Program Committee
Chair: Marek Zukowski, Poland [ marek.zukowski 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 ]

  • 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)
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.