The 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Security and Quantum Communications

(IEEE SQC 2011)

In conjunction with

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-11)

November 16-18, 2011, Changsha, China


Call for Papers

Security and transmission efficiency have become important factors that influence the success of communications. Quantum communications, which can maintain high security of communication systems and make a serious push towards network compatibility, has fascinated many scientists and researchers for developing secure and efficient quantum communication systems. In recent years, new techniques, concepts and applications about quantum communications have been proposed to break the limitation of quantum physics, and the emerging and future technologies are driven by the need for fast quantum random number generators (QRNG), reliable fiber-based quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum repeaters and free space quantum communications. Recently, multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) technique has been widely studied in wireless communications because it can provide significant increases in data throughput and link range without additional bandwidth or transmission power. More researchers have also recognized that MIMO technique can be applied in more communication systems to improve their capacity of transmission. SCQ2011 aims at providing a forum for discussing the latest academic and industrial research results related to security and quantum communications, and MIMO technique in the area of networking and communication systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


l Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communications

l Quantum Measurement and Quantum Metrology

l Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Theory

l Implementations of Quantum Information Processing

l Applications of Quantum Communications and Networking

l Free-Space Quantum Communication on Earth and Space

l Entanglement as a Resource for Quantum Communications

l Network Protocols and Wireless Networks

l Information Coding and Compressing Techniques




All accepted papers from this workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society in TrustCom-11 conference/workshop proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in two special issues: (1) Elsevier's Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS); (2) Wiley's Security and Communication Networks (SCN), both to be indexed by SCI and EI.


Important Dates

Paper submissions due: July 25, 2011 (Extended Firm Deadline)

Notification of decision: August 30, 2011

Camera-ready papers due: September 30, 2011


Submission Instructions

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 6 pages (or 10 pages with the over length charge) in the IEEE Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the workshop website.



The conference registration has been opened. Please refer to the conference registration page for detail.


General Co-Chairs

Ronghua Shi, Central South University, China

Guihua Zeng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Program Co-Chairs

Moon Ho Lee, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Ying Guo, Central South University, China


PC Members (In alphabetical order)

Wenshan Cui, Qingdao Agricultural Univeristy, China

Guangqiang He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Xueqin Jiang, Donghua University, China

Moon-Ho Lee, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Yuan Li, Shanghai Dianji University, China

Wenping Ma, Xidian University, China

Dongsun Park, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Jun Peng, Central South University, China

Wei Song, Liaodong University, China

Xiang-Gen Xia, University of Delware, USA

Yang Xiao, Beijing Jiao Tong University, China

Nanrun Zhou, Nanchang University, China


(More PC members to be added soon)


Publicity Chair

Neal N. Xiong, Georgia State University, USA



Please email inquiries concerning SQC2011 to:

Dr. Ying Guo ( and the workshop organizers (