Quantum Security


Mon June 20, 2022


The advent of quantum sensors, quantum communications, and quantum computing is driving a change of the technology paradigm. Quantum sensors will provide encapsulated data, including quantum imaging and quantum radar. Quantum communications enhance the potential level of cryptographic security, while quantum computing has been first known to public for its potential capability of making RSA algorithm useless, but much more applications are around the corner from space encrypted communications to fast (quantum) computing for big data analytics by quantum artificial intelligence algorithms and blind quantum computing. The workshop addresses the applications of quantum technologies for both government and private industry security.

To address these fundamental issues, this workshop focuses on inspiring and leading technical discussions around the entanglement between cyber security and quantum computing and communication. In particular, our interests are twofold: (i) quantum computing for security, referring to the analysis and study of all the quantum computing applications that can improve cybersecurity, including quantum artificial intelligence; (ii) quantum communication for security, since we are interested in understanding new trends and unanticipated bottlenecks of quantum communication, including robustness against classical attacks.

By investigating these aspects, we aim at understanding the roadmap in the integration of quantum technologies with existing technology.


The DLT2022 workshop is an international forum for researchers, developers, and users to discuss achievements and issues related to Distributed Ledger Technologies and blockchains, their adoption in business scenarios, and novel ideas in the field. The primary goal is to foster discussion and cross-fertilisation of ideas among experts in different fields related to DLTs, and thus advance the international state-of-the-art. Research, applications, case studies, and experiences concerning DLTs and blockchains are all encouraged.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Quantum computing for security

  • Quantum algorithms for breaking codes
  • Quantum artificial intelligence for cybersecuity
  • Anomaly detection methods
  • Hardware attacks

Quantum communications for security

  • Security proofs
  • Device independent and Measurement-device independent QKD
  • Continuous variable QKD
  • Attacks and defence on quantum key distribution systems
I Session: Research Session

h. 14:00
Introductory remarks
Massimiliano DISPENZA

Enrico PRATI
Università di Milano & CNR-IFN

h. 14:10
Quantum technologies for cybersecurity
Lorenzo MORO

Politecnico di Milano & CNR-IFN

h. 14:30
Invited talk
Single-photon entanglement for secure communications
Stefano AZZINI

Università di Trento

h. 15:00
Invited talk
Long Haul QKD: coherent phase transfer for real-world twin-field quantum key distribution


II Session: Business and Ecosystem Session

h. 15:30
Invited talk
Commercial solutions for quantum cryptography
Giuseppe VALLONE

Unipd & Think Quantum

h. 16:00

h. 16:30
Industrial perspective:
Quantum technologies in Leonardo


h. 17:00
Recent Results Highlight:
Classical authentication in quantum key distribution


h. 17:15
Invited talk
Perspective of the Italian Space Agency on Quantum Technology and Security
Daniele DEQUAL


h. 17:45
Concluding remarks


Workshop Chairs
  • Massimiliano DISPENZA
    Leonardo SPA
  • Enrico PRATI
    Università degli Studi di Milano
Submission of Contributions

Orals are by invitation only. Posters are welcome. Abstracts of both invited talks and non solicited posters must be in English, formatted in pdf according to the ITASEC conference template (Easychair style: https://easychair.org/publications/for_authors) in a single page including figures and bibliography. This workshop has no official proceedings, so we will also accept submissions that have been published elsewhere, provided that this is clearly acknowledged in the submission (e.g., with a footnote on the first page reporting the full reference), and that the submission is adapted according to the given template and page limits.

The Abstract of both invited speakers and poster submissions should be sent to Enrico Prati at the following email: name.lastname at unimi.it 

Important Dates
  • May 22, 2022: Workshop submission deadline
  • May 31, 2022: Workshop paper acceptance results
  • June 10, 2022: Workshop camera-ready version
  • June 20, 2022 Workshop day