Hot Topics Session


Synchronized Heralded Single Photons for Highly Efficient Measurement Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution, by Fumihiro Kaneda, Alexander Hill, and Paul Kwiat

Quantum Randomness certified by the Impossibility of Superluminal Signaling, by P. Bierhorst, L. K. Shalm, S. Glancy, A. Mink, S. Jordan, Y.-K. Liu, B. Christensen, A. Rommal, S. W. Nam, E. Knill

Optimal and Secure Measurement Protocols for Quantum Sensor Networks, by Zachary Eldredge, Michael Foss-Feig, Steven L. Rolston, Alexey V. Gorshkov


The purpose of the hot topics session is to present very recent and highly significant results in quantum cryptography and related fields. For the hot topics session, we especially encourage you to submit high-quality research results that were obtained after the regular QCrypt deadline.

Submissions will be evaluated by the QCrypt steering committee. Papers that were submitted previously to the regular sessions at QCrypt should not be re-submitted to the hot topics session.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 (by midnight, US eastern time zone)

Submission instructions: First, fill out this form: QCrypt 2016 Hot Topics Submissions. Then, send a 1-page abstract (in PDF format, including authors, figures, references, etc.) to <>

Acceptance notification: Papers accepted to the hot topics session will be announced on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 (the first day of the conference)

Time and date of the hot topics session: Friday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2016 (the last session of the conference)

Presentation style: Roughly 15-20 minutes per talk (at the discretion of the steering committee)

Thank you for your interest in QCrypt!