IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2023 // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

WS16: 6G-Quantum Communication Networks

WS16: 6G-Quantum Communication Networks

In the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), the 6G-Quantum Communication Networks workshop is the first workshop of the IEEE Communications Society dedicated to the integration between 6G networks and quantum communication networks. This will be pivotal in the mid-term horizon of 2030, when preliminary quantum communication networks and 6G will be both ready for their deployment. The convergence of such integration will have to come from both sides, with future development of classical network mindful that quantum technologies might become ready to interface with it, and with future development of quantum technologies mindful of the interface to existing and developing standards. The goal of the workshop is to bring worldwide researchers investigating the integration and interworking between classical 6G and quantum future communication networks, to increase the awareness and inclusion of such issues in a timely manner, meaning before quantum technologies develop their own independent framework. The challenge is that, while the development of 6G networks might be too early for quantum technologies to be mature, the next horizon of 2040 might be too late, which justifies the added effort of investigating the integration of quantum technologies in 6G even though it is still unclear when quantum technologies will achieve maturity.


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