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Quantum Communications for ALL

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Project "QCALL" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙924˙884 €
 EC max contribution 3˙924˙884 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2020-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK (LEEDS) coordinator 546˙575.00
3    UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE CH (GENEVE) participant 530˙453.00
4    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA IT (PADOVA) participant 516˙122.00
6    UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO ES (VIGO PONTEVEDRA) participant 495˙745.00
7    ID QUANTIQUE SA CH (CAROUGE GENEVE) participant 265˙226.00
8    INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM FR (PALAISEAU) participant 262˙875.00
9    SORBONNE UNIVERSITE FR (PARIS) participant 262˙875.00


 Project objective

Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL) endeavors to take the next necessary steps to bring the developing quantum technologies closer to the doorsteps of end users. Quantum communications (QC) is well-known for its offering ultra-secure cryptographic key-exchange schemes—resilient to any future technological advancement. QCALL will empower a nucleus of researchers in this area to provide secure communications in our continent and, in the long run, to our connections worldwide. With the large scale violations of privacy in the EU exchange of information, this is a crucial moment to pursue this objective. By covering a range of projects, with short, mid, and long-term visions, and using a balanced and multifaceted training programme, QCALL trains a cadre of highly qualified interdisciplinary workforce capable of shaping the R&D section of the field, hence accelerating its widespread adoption. This will ensure that EU will remain at the frontier of research on secure communications and advanced QC systems and devices. In QCALL, we explore the challenges of integrating quantum and classical communication networks; this will be essential in providing cost-efficient services. We experimentally examine and theoretically study new protocols by which network users can exchange secure keys with each other. We investigate disruptive technologies that enable wireless access to such quantum networks, and develop new devices and protocols that enable multi-party QC. Our meticulously planned training programme includes components from shared taught courses through to scientific schools and complementary-skill workshops, supplemented by secondment opportunities and innovative outreach and dissemination activities. This will create a structured model for doctoral training in EU that will last beyond the life of the project, so will the industry-academic collaborations that are essential to the development of the disruptive technologies that will make QC available to ALL.


List of deliverables.
Training Del. 3 Other 2020-04-23 22:32:14
Outreach Del. 1 Other 2020-04-23 22:32:14
Overall Recruitment Other 2020-04-23 22:32:14
Training Del. 4 Other 2020-04-23 22:32:14
Website Completion Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-23 22:32:13

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of QCALL deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Weilong Wang, Kiyoshi Tamaki, Marcos Curty
Finite-key security analysis for quantum key distribution with leaky sources
published pages: 83027, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aad839
New Journal of Physics 20/8 2020-04-23
2017 Hua-Lei Yin, Wei-Long Wang, Yan-Lin Tang, Qi Zhao, Hui Liu, Xiang-Xiang Sun, Wei-Jun Zhang, Hao Li, Ittoop Vergheese Puthoor, Li-Xing You, Erika Andersson, Zhen Wang, Yang Liu, Xiao Jiang, Xiongfeng Ma, Qiang Zhang, Marcos Curty, Teng-Yun Chen, Jian-Wei Pan
Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures over a metropolitan network
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.042338
Physical Review A 95/4 2020-04-23
2018 Kiyoshi Tamaki, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Akihiro Mizutani, Go Kato, Charles Ci Wen Lim, Koji Azuma, Marcos Curty
Security of quantum key distribution with iterative sifting
published pages: 14002, ISSN: 2058-9565, DOI: 10.1088/2058-9565/aa89bd
Quantum Science and Technology 3/1 2020-04-23
2018 Nicolò Lo Piparo, Neil Sinclair, Mohsen Razavi
Memory-assisted quantum key distribution resilient against multiple-excitation effects
published pages: 14009, ISSN: 2058-9565, DOI: 10.1088/2058-9565/aa9cfb
Quantum Science and Technology 3/1 2020-04-23
2018 Federico Grasselli, Hermann Kampermann, Dagmar Bruß
Finite-key effects in multipartite quantum key distribution protocols
published pages: 113014, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aaec34
New Journal of Physics 20/11 2020-04-23
2017 G. L. Roberts, M. Lucamarini, Z. L. Yuan, J. F. Dynes, L. C. Comandar, A. W. Sharpe, A. J. Shields, M. Curty, I. V. Puthoor, E. Andersson
Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01245-5
Nature Communications 8/1 2020-04-23
2017 Nicoló Lo Piparo, Mohsen Razavi, William J. Munro
Memory-assisted quantum key distribution with a single nitrogen-vacancy center
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.96.052313
Physical Review A 96/5 2020-04-23
2018 Alberto Boaron, Boris Korzh, Raphael Houlmann, Gianluca Boso, Davide Rusca, Stuart Gray, Ming-Jun Li, Daniel Nolan, Anthony Martin, Hugo Zbinden
Simple 2.5 GHz time-bin quantum key distribution
published pages: 171108, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5027030
Applied Physics Letters 112/17 2020-04-23
2018 Davide Rusca, Alberto Boaron, Fadri Grünenfelder, Anthony Martin, Hugo Zbinden
Finite-key analysis for the 1-decoy state QKD protocol
published pages: 171104, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5023340
Applied Physics Letters 112/17 2020-04-23
2018 Antonio Ortu, Alexey Tiranov, Sacha Welinski, Florian Fröwis, Nicolas Gisin, Alban Ferrier, Philippe Goldner, Mikael Afzelius
Simultaneous coherence enhancement of optical and microwave transitions in solid-state electronic spins
published pages: 671-675, ISSN: 1476-1122, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0138-x
Nature Materials 17/8 2020-04-23
2018 Fadri Grünenfelder, Alberto Boaron, Davide Rusca, Anthony Martin, Hugo Zbinden
Simple and high-speed polarization-based QKD
published pages: 51108, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5016931
Applied Physics Letters 112/5 2020-04-23
2017 Cyril Laplane, Pierre Jobez, Jean Etesse, Nicolas Gisin, Mikael Afzelius
Multimode and Long-Lived Quantum Correlations Between Photons and Spins in a Crystal
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.210501
Physical Review Letters 118/21 2020-04-23
2018 G. L. Roberts, M. Pittaluga, M. Minder, M. Lucamarini, J. F. Dynes, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields
Patterning-effect mitigating intensity modulator for secure decoy-state quantum key distribution
published pages: 5110, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/ol.43.005110
Optics Letters 43/20 2020-04-23
2018 Alberto Boaron, Gianluca Boso, Davide Rusca, Cédric Vulliez, Claire Autebert, Misael Caloz, Matthieu Perrenoud, Gaëtan Gras, Félix Bussières, Ming-Jun Li, Daniel Nolan, Anthony Martin, Hugo Zbinden
Secure Quantum Key Distribution over 421 km of Optical Fiber
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.121.190502
Physical Review Letters 121/19 2020-04-23
2018 Alexey Tiranov, Antonio Ortu, Sacha Welinski, Alban Ferrier, Philippe Goldner, Nicolas Gisin, Mikael Afzelius
Spectroscopic study of hyperfine properties in Yb 3 + 171 : Y 2 SiO 5
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.195110
Physical Review B 98/19 2020-04-23

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