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Publication Date

Second Quarter 2024

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

The Quantum Internet is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Hence, phenomena with no counterpart in classical networks -- such as entanglement, the impossibility to safely read and copy the quantum information, and decoherence -- impose terrific constraints on the network design. That means most techniques designed and adopted for the classical Internet cannot be reused. As an example, data replication, one of the classical strategies for ensuring the integrity of information flowing through the network, is now forbidden. Accordingly, the Quantum Internet design requires a major paradigm shift for harnessing the peculiarities of quantum information. Indeed, in this design a central role is played by quantum entanglement, which is considered the key underlying functionality of the Quantum Internet. In this regard, while networks that do not rely on quantum entanglement are being deployed in field trials around the world, there are still several fundamental open issues for both standardization and research to fully unleash the ultimate vision of the Quantum Internet towards entangled-based networks.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and catalyze scientific results on the different aspects related to entangled-based quantum networks design, including architectures, use cases, and physical implementations, which advance the state-of-the-art.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original, high-quality contributions in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Quantum communication protocols;
  • Quantum information theory for quantum communication and networking applications;
  • Quantum network architectures;
  • Quantum repeater and Quantum Routing
  • Quantum network design principles
  • Quantum entanglement access protocols;
  • Quantum entanglement generation and distribution methods for the Quantum Internet;
  • Quantum error correction techniques;
  • Advanced trasduction techniques for the Quantum Internet;
  • Interoperability between quantum and classical networks;
  • Experimental results, demonstrations, prototypes and testbeds

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE JSAC guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to EDAS.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 June 2023
First Notification: 15 September 2023
Acceptance Notification: 30 November 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 1 January 2024
Publication Date: Second Quarter 2024

Guest Editors

Angela Sara Cacciapuoti (Lead)
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Anne Broadbent
University of Ottawa, Canada

Eleni Diamanti
Sorbonne Université, France

Eleanor Rieffel
NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Jacqui Romero
University of Queensland, Australia

Stephanie Wehner
Technical University in Delft, Netherlands