Call for Papers

NEW: To submit to the Hot Topics Session, follow the instructions here.

NEW: EasyChair paper submission system is open again from June 24 to July 8 for poster-only submissions. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

NEW: QCrypt poster is available in large and small sizes



The annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCrypt) solicits submissions for contributed talks and posters.

QCrypt 2016 will be held in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12-16, 2016. It will be organized by the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland.

For more information, see the conference website:



(Note, all deadlines are at midnight in the U.S. eastern time zone, GMT-0400.)

* Talk submission deadline: April 29, 2016
* Talk acceptance notification: June 24, 2016

* Poster submission deadline: July 8, 2016
* Poster acceptance notification: July 22, 2016

* Conference early registration deadline: July 26, 2016
* Hot topics submission deadline: Aug. 26, 2016
* QCrypt conference: Sept. 12-16, 2016



QCrypt is a conference for students and researchers working on all aspects of quantum cryptography. This includes theoretical and experimental research on the possibilities and limitations of secure communication and computation with quantum devices, how security can be preserved in the presence of a quantum computer, and how to achieve long distance quantum communication. The conference includes, but is not limited to, research on quantum key distribution.

It is the goal of the conference to represent the previous year’s best results on quantum cryptography, and to support the building of a research community.



QCrypt solicits submissions of extended abstracts describing recent research results in quantum cryptography. These will be reviewed by the program committee, which will select a small number of contributed talks, and a larger number of poster presentations. The selection will be based on scientific merit of the submissions, keeping in mind the desire to create an attractive and balanced program.

In line with the goal of showcasing the best results each year from all subfields, the conference has no published proceedings. Yet, contributed talks are highly competitive. QCrypt welcomes the submission of any interesting and important result, while allowing researchers from a wide range of disciplines to pursue publication in any venue appropriate to their field.



Since 2011, QCrypt features a prize for the best student submission. A submission is eligible for the student prize if and only if the main author(s) is/are a student(s) at the time of the submission and will present the work at QCrypt, and further a significant portion of the work (at least 60%) must have been done by said student(s), including the majority of the key ideas.



Matthias Christandl (University of Copenhagen) (chair)
Hugo Zbinden (University of Geneva) (vice chair)
Antonio Acin (ICFO Barcelona)
Romain Alléaume (Télécom ParisTech)
Ulrik Lund Andersen (Technical University of Denmark)
Nicolas Brunner (University of Geneva)
Claude Crepeau (McGill University)
Frederic Dupuis (Masaryk University)
Mikio Fujiwara (NICT of Japan)
Warren Grice (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Iordanis Kerenidis (University Paris Diderot)
Masato Koashi (University of Tokyo)
Antia Lamas-Linares (University of Texas / National University of Singapore)
Carl Miller (University of Michigan)
Michele Mosca (University of Waterloo)
Maris Ozols (University of Cambridge)
Louis Salvail (University of Montreal)
Mark Thompson (University of Bristol)
Giuseppe Vallone (University of Padova)
Feihu Xu (MIT)
Qiang Zhang (University of Science and Technology of China)



An extended abstract should be 2-3 pages in A4 or letter size and can be in an arbitrary style in PDF. It should give a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the results and main ideas, their impact, and their importance to quantum cryptography.

For a “poster only” submission, a one-page non-technical PDF is sufficient as the extended abstract.

The extended abstract may refer to technical details which are presented elsewhere. In particular, authors may include citations to a full version of the paper that is available on the Arxiv or provided as an attachment. This is strongly recommended for theory submissions to help the peer reviewing process. The extended abstract should not be a compressed version of the full-length paper.

Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.

To submit an extended abstract, please click here. Thank you!