Organizer Co-organizer

About TCQCS 2019

The purpose of this conference is to share the latest progress in the field of quantum communication and to promote international cooperation not only in the research but also in the standardization and the research and development policy.
This conference is held in conjunction with the EU-USA-Japan International Symposium on Quantum Technology (ISQT).


Please register via the ISQT web site.



December 17 (Tue.), 2019
14:00 – 15:40 Symposium
(Registration starts: 13:30)

December 18 (Wed.), 2019
9:30 – 18:25 Symposium
(Registration starts: 9:00)


Kyoto Brighton Hotel, Kadi Court
Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-Dori,
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8071, Japan

Access (Free shuttle bus is available from Karasuma Oike Station.)

Registration fee







Cabinet Office of Japan,
Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), Photonics and Quantum Technology for Society 5.0


National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Under the auspices of


Organizing committee

Takuya Hirano (Gakushuin Univ.), Chair
Ali Benmoussa (DG CNECT, EC), Co-chair
Hideo Kosaka (Yokohama National Univ.)
Masahiro Takeoka (NICT)
Mikio Fujiwara (NICT)
Masahide Sasaki (NICT)
Xavier Piednoir (ETSI)


Masahiro Takeoka


December 17
14:00 – 14:05 Opening Remarks
Takuya Hirano (Gakushuin Univ.)
Special Session: Quantum Internet
14:05 – 14:30 “Design tools for metropolitan quantum networks”
David Elkouss (QuTech)
14:30 – 14:55 “Diamond-based quantum repeater for quantum internet”
Hideo Kosaka (Yokohama National Univ.)
14:55 – 15:20 “Towards Suburban Quantum Links
- Long Distance Atom-Photon Entanglement”

Harald Weinfurter (Ludwig Maximilians Univ. Munich)
15:20 – 15:45 “Atom, ion, and all-photon quantum repeater”
Nobuyuki Imoto (Osaka Univ.)
Poster Session
16:00 – Joint Poster Session with ISQT and other topical conferences (Q computing, Q sensing)
December 18
Introductory Session
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome Messages
Masahide Sasaki (NICT)
9:40 – 10:00 “Photonics and Quantum Technology for Society 5.0”
Naoto Nishida (SIP, Program Director) and Mikio Fujiwara (SIP, Team Leader)
10:00 – 10:20 “Towards a Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI) for Europe”
Gustav Kalbe (EC)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
Session 1: Quantum Key Distribution
10:40 – 11:00 “QKD R&D, field trials, and standardization activities in Toshiba”
Yoshimichi Tanizawa (Toshiba)
11:00 – 11:20 “Continuous-variable quantum key distribution on ground and in space”
Eleni Diamanti (CNRS)
11:20 – 11:40 “Implementation security certification of quantum key distribution devices”
Akihisa Tomita (Hokkaido Univ.)
11:40 – 15:00 Lunch & Networking
(12:00 - 14:30 Special panel session organized by Cabinet Office, Japan (Moonshot project))
Session 2: Quantum Key Distribution Standardization
15:00 – 15:20 “QKD network standardization in ITU-T”
Kaoru Kenyoshi (NICT)
15:20 – 15:40 “QKD Networks Architectures Standardization in ETSI”
Vicente Martin (U. P. Madrid, ETSI ISG-QKD)
15:40 – 16:00 “The place of QKD in the overall cybersecurity landscape”
Arnaud Taddei (Broadcom)
16:00 – 16:40 Panel Discussion: the way forward
Moderator: Adam Lewis (EC)
Panelists: TBD
16:40 – 17:00 Coffee Break
Session 3: Quantum Communication in Space
17:00 – 17:20 “Towards Quantum Information Networks in Space”
Mathias van den Bossche (Thales)
17:20 – 17:40 “Cutting Edge Technologies Facilitating Optical and Quantum Communication in Space”
Rudolph Louw (Honeywell)
17:40 – 18:00 “Future Satellite QKD Service”
Kentaro Tanaka (SKY Perfect JSAT)
18:00 – 18:05 Closing Remarks
Masahiro Takeoka (NICT)