International Conference on Quantum Communications, Networking, and Computing


QCNC 2024


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Submission deadline: 

Friday, March 22, 2024

International Conference on Quantum Communications, Networking, and Computing (QCNC 2024), July 1-3, 2024, Kanazawa, Japan
QCNC 2024 provides a forum for academic researchers and industry practitioners to present research progresses, exchange new ideas, and identify future directions in the field of Quantum Communications, Networking, and Computing.

Scope and Objectives:
In recent decades, quantum researchers have made remarkable progress, propelling quantum technology into the spotlight for its potential to revolutionize classical communications, networking, and computing. The inherent advantages of quantum technology, particularly in terms of security, privacy, efficiency and scalability, have opened new frontiers in information technology. Quantum technology has demonstrated its ability to introduce applications with no equivalent in the classical realm, marking a breakthrough towards an unimaginable future. The establishment of connections between the quantum source node and destination node using quantum hardware and devices facilitates qubit transmissions, which in turn enables advancements in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and cryptography and further services and applications. Envisioned as a transformative force, quantum services are anticipated to span the globe, leveraging quantum terrestrial components, satellites, airplanes, ships, and other vehicles. The quantum future holds the promise of nearly unconditional security, super-computing power, large capacity, even at high velocity, and heightened privacy.
Our conference welcomes submissions across diverse research areas related to quantum hardware, communications, networking, computing, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and their associated systems and applications. The topics of interests are covered by the following tracks:

Track 1: Quantum Hardware and Devices
Chairs: Junyu Liu, University of Chicago, USA
Kenny Heitritter, qBraid Co., USA
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Track 2: Quantum Information Networks
Chairs: David Elkouss Coronas, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Kaiping Xue, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Marcello Caleffi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Track 3: Quantum Computing
Chairs: Jing Zhang, Shanxi University, China
Ahmed Farouk, South Valley University, Egypt
Hui Khoon Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Track 4: Security in the Quantum Age
Chairs: Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Dung Duong, University of Wollongong, Australia
Chi Cheng, China University of Geosciences, China

Track 5: Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography
Chairs: Martin, Vicente, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid, Spain
Momtchil Peev, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany

Track 6: Quantum Services and Applications
Chairs: Qun Li, William and Mary, USA

Track 7: Quantum Theories and Experiments
Chairs: Yingkai Ouyang. University of Sheffield, U. K.
Kaumudibikash Goswami, University of Hongkong, China

Best Paper Award and Journal Special Issues
Three accepted papers will be selected for best paper awards. Selected papers will be recommended to IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (IF: 16.4) and Digital Communications and Networks (IF: 7.9) for potential fast-track publications.

Regular Paper Submission Guidelines:
QCNC 2024 invites submission of manuscripts with original research results that have not been previously published or posted on public websites, or are not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts must adhere to the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format (double column, 10pt font, letter paper) and be submitted in the PDF format. Submitted manuscripts for review should not exceed 8 pages. Upon acceptance, the camera-ready paper may extend up to 10 pages, subject to an additional fee per extra page The reviewing process will be double-blind, and submissions shall not reveal authors' names, affiliations, and avoid obvious self-references. Manuscripts should be submitted to one of the research tracks. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the QCNC 2024 Conference Proceedings and be included in IEEE Xplore.
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Paper Submission Due: 23 February 2024 --> 22 March 2024
Author Notification: 8 May 2024
Camera-Ready Due: 1 June 2024
Conference Dates: 1-3 July 2024
General Chairs:
Masahiro Mambo, Kanazawa University, Japan
Chonggang Wang, Interdigital, USA

TPC Chairs:
Angela Sara Cacciapuoti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University, Japan
Robert Malaney, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prineha Narang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Keynote Chair:
Guilu Long, Tsinghua University, China

Workshop Chairs:
Trung Q. Duong, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Mu Zhou, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Poster Chairs:
Hyundong Shin, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Ruozhou Yu, NC State University, USA

Publicity Chairs:
Zhengxin Yu, Lancaster University, UK
Melchior Aelmans, Juniper, The Netherlands
Xiaoqi Qin, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Publication Chair:
Yuan Wu, University of Macau, China

Web Chair:
Haihan Nan Kanazawa University, Japan
Financial Chair:
Peiying Colleen Ruan NVIDIA, Japan
Local Organization Chairs:
Yuto Lim, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Koichi Yamagata, Kanazawa University, Japan