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1st Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: 07/08/2021
  • Notification of accepted articles: 07/28/2021
  • Final version submission: 08/02/2021
  • Date of the Event: 08/16/2021 (Uberlândia, MG - Online)

The Quantum Communication and Computing Workshop addresses a very important topic in technology research that has the potential to impact the future of technological areas and significantly contribute to transforming society in the next decade.
The growing interest in research in this area was increased in 2017 with the demonstration of quantum communication with the entanglement of photons at a distance of 1,200 kilometers. And, after, in 2019, with the claim of the reach of Quantum Supremacy.
These advances are promising to consider that the quantum technology will allow establishing communication with teleportation of data and orders of magnitude superior to that realized by optical fibers.
Additionally, research in Quantum Cryptography has made important discoveries with relevant impacts in the area of security, with significant developments in the revision of quantum key distribution protocols and aspects of device independence. It has also brought challenges for long-distance communications, such as satellites and high transmission rate protocols.
In this area of research, quantum computing and the quantum distribution of symmetric keys are among the most successful applications, with the rapid evolution of theoretical proposals for commercial products. In addition, there are other challenges in the area of quantum information science such as information privacy and network computing, where quantum technologies can offer new functionality to communication and computing systems.
WQuantum 2021, in its first edition, aims to disseminate discussions, information, views, and knowledge in Quantum Communication and Computing. It is also expected, due to the importance of this theme, that this Workshop will have a recurrence in future editions of SBRC.

Topics of Interest
WQuantum invites authors to submit original and innovative research papers, even if still in progress, related to the area of Communication and Quantum Computing, that may impact the future of technological areas and transform society. Topics of interest include a wide range of subjects and the following list describes some examples:

  • Future Impacts of Communication and Quantum Computing in S&T and Society
  • Generation of Interlaced States
  • Generation of Quantum States
  • Quantum Algorithms and Protocols
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Detection
  • Quantum Error Correction
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Quantum Internet
  • Quantum Memories
  • Quantum Networks
  • Quantum Optics and Photonics
  • Quantum Random Number Generators
  • Quantum Repeaters
  • Quantum Security and Privacy
  • Quantum Teleportation
  • Quantum Secure Multiparty Computing

Information for Authors

  • The submission of papers will be carried out by the JEMS system (, in pdf format.
  • Articles can be written in Portuguese or English.
  • The text must contain up to six (6) pages, including abstract, figures, diagrams, references and attachments.
  • Formatting must follow the SBC standard.
  • Articles submitted to WQuantum will be evaluated by reviewers in the area and the best will be selected for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the event.
  • At least one of the authors of each selected article must register at SBRC and WQuantum, as well as present it at the event.
  • Paper Submission: JEMS -

Technical Program Committee

  • André Souto (, Telecommunications Institute, Dep. Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and LASIGE, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon - UL
  • Ernesto Galvão (, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
  • Hilma Macedo de Vasconcelos (, Federal University of Ceará - UFC
  • Luís Soares Barbosa (, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Universidade do Minho - INL/UM
  • Margarida Facão (, I3N, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro - UA
  • Nelson Muga (, Telecommunications Institute, University of Aveiro - IT/UA
  • Paulo Mateus (, Telecommunications Institute, Superior Technical Institute - IT/IST
  • Rodrigo Sanches Miani (, Federal University of Uberlândia - UFU


  • Armando Nolasco Pinto (, Telecommunications Institute, University of Aveiro - IT/UA
  • João Henrique de Souza Pereira (, Federal University of Uberlândia - UFU
  • Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva (, Telecommunications Institute, University of Aveiro - IT/UA

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