ACM SIGCOMM 2023, New York City, US

1st Workshop on Quantum Networks and Distributed Quantum Computing (QuNet)

Call for Student Travel Support Applications

QuNet is happy to announce that we have received generous sponsorship from Cisco and FutureWei. We might be able to cover the registrations of some students who attend QuNet and the SIGCOMM main conference (workshop + full conference registration, $660). Please send the applications to the PC chairs (, In the application email please indicate

  1. your affiliation and status (PhD, MS, or undergraduate student),
  2. whether you plan to attend QuNet in person,
  3. whether you have a co-authored paper in QuNet,
  4. why you think attending QuNet and SIGCOMM is important,
  5. whether you have already received a travel grant from the SIGCOMM main conference,
  6. attach your CV.

Workshop Program

The workshop will be held in the Seeley W. Mudd building on the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. Directions to the building: Only the south entrance (4th floor, campus-side, shown in the map) will be open to workshop and tutorial participants. The entrance from 120th Street (1st floor) requires swipe access. There will be a registration desk directly behind the entrance. The building will be open between 7:30am and 9pm.

  • Sunday, September 10, 2023

  • 8:15am–9:00am      Breakfast

  • 9:00am–9:15am      Opening

  • 9:20am–10:40am      Keynote by Stephanie Wehner   

  • 10:40am-11:00am Break

  • 11:00am–12:20pm      Session 1: Quantum Network Protocols and Optimization

  • Dynamic Queuing Analysis and Buffer Management for Entanglement Swapping Buffers with Noise

    Zhouyu Li, Huayue Gu, Xiaojian Wang, Ruozhou Yu (North Carolina State University)

  • Towards an Algebraic Specification of Quantum Networks

    Anita Buckley, Pavel Chuprikov, Rodrigo Otoni (Università della Svizzera italiana); Robert Rand (University of Chicago); Robert Soulé (Yale University); Patrick Eugster (Università della Svizzera italiana)

  • Quantum Network Planning for Utility Maximization

    Shahrooz Pouryousef (University of Massachusetts - Amherst); Hassan Shapourian, Alireza Shabani (Cisco Quantum Lab); Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)

  • Scheduling Compact Error Correcting Codes in Entanglement Distribution Networks

    Keith Kenemer, Michelle Chalupnik, Michelle Fernandez, Michael Cubeddu, Eric G. Brown (Aliro Technologies)

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

  • 1:30pm–2:40pm      Keynote by Rodney Van Meter   

  • 2:40pm-3:00pm Break

  • 3:00pm–4:00pm      Session 2: Quantum Network Architectures

  • RuleSet-based Recursive Quantum Internetworking

    Kentaro Teramoto (Mercari, Inc.); Michal Hajdusek (Keio University); Toshihiko Sasaki (The University of Tokyo); Rodney Van Meter (Keio University); Shota Nagayama (Mercari, Inc.)

  • QUANT-NET: A testbed for quantum networking research over deployed fiber

    Inder Monga, Erhan Saglamyurek, Ezra Kissel (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); Hartmut Haffner (University of California, Berkeley); Wenji Wu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

  • A Control Architecture for Entanglement Generation Switches in Quantum Networks

    Scarlett Gauthier (QuTech, Delft University of Technology); Gayane Vardoyan (Delft University of Technology); Stephanie Wehner (QuTech, Delft University of Technology)

  • 4:00pm-4:15pm Break

  • 4:15pm–5:35pm      Session 3: Distributed Quantum Computing and Quantum Key Distribution

  • Towards Flow Scheduling in A Quantum Data Center

    Ruilin Zhou, Yuhang Gan, Yi Liu (University of California Santa Cruz)

  • Probability-aware Qubit-to-Processor Mapping in Distributed Quantum Computing

    Yingling Mao, Yu Liu (Stony Brook University); Yuanyuan Yang (SUNY Stony Brook)

  • Leveraging Quantum Key Distribution for Securing MACsec Communications

    Dmitry Lyssenko, Olufemi Komolafe (Arista Networks)

  • Key Generation and Identity Verification using Quantum Teleportation

    Xiangyu Gao (New York University); Eddy Z. Zhang (Rutgers University)

Call for Papers

A quantum network (also called a quantum Internet) is an interconnection of quantum processors and repeaters that can generate, exchange, and process quantum information. It facilitates the transmission of information in the form of quantum bits, also known as qubits, between physically separated quantum memory. Long-distance quantum information exchange has been proposed, studied, and validated since the 1980s and many experimental studies, such as the DARPA quantum network, SECOQC Vienna QKD network, the Tokyo QKD network, and the satellite quantum network in China, have demonstrated that communication of quantum information can be carried out successfully in reality. Quantum networks are not meant to replace the classical Internet. Rather they can supplement the classical Internet and enable a number of important applications such as quantum key distribution (QKD), clock synchronization, secure remote computation, metrology, and distributed consensus. Quantum networks can enable or improve these applications compared to the classical Internet. In addition, more types of quantum networks have been proposed to support new paradigms of quantum computing such as distributed quantum computing and quantum clouds.

Quantum networks have attracted increasing attention among the computer networking community. QuNet provides a valuable opportunity for other SIGCOMM-related researchers to access the recent advances of quantum network research and develop their interests in this field.

The First Workshop on Quantum Networks and Distributed Quantum Computing (QuNet) 2023 is a workshop covering all aspects of quantum network research, including architectures, protocols, measurements, modeling, simulations, applications, QoS, and visions. It will be held in-person in New York City, US, September 10, 2023, co-located with SIGCOMM 2023.


The workshop is soliciting paper submissions with novel research contributions to the field of quantum networks and distributed quantum computing. Both theoretical and experimental studies are equally welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum network architectures
  • Physical layer of quantum networks
  • Link layer of quantum networks
  • Network layer of quantum networks
  • Applications of quantum networks
  • Distributed quantum computing
  • Quantum cloud
  • Measurement of quantum networks
  • Verification of quantum networks
  • QoS of quantum networks
  • Simulation of quantum networks
  • Modeling of quantum networks

Submission Instructions

Paper submissions should adhere to the template of the SIGCOMM main conference and should not exceed 6 pages including references. It is the authors' responsibility to produce readable submissions that comply with the formatting constraints. Violating the formatting requirements will result in a submission being returned without being reviewed.

Submission and Anonymity Policy

Papers submitted to the conference will be reviewed through a single-blind review process, where the identities of the authors do not need to be removed.

Submission and Plagiarism Policy

Papers must present original contributions and can neither be previously published nor under review by another conference or journal.

Presentation and Registration Requirements

At least one of the authors of any accepted paper must register for the workshop and be available to present the paper at the conference.

Submission Page

Please submit your paper via For any submission questions, please contact and

Important Dates

  • June 11, 2023

    Submission deadline

  • July 2, 2023

    Acceptance notification

  • July 16, 2023

    Camera-ready deadline

  • September 10, 2023


Workshop Organizing Committee

  • General Chairs
  • Donald F. Towsley

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Yuanyuan Yang

    Stony Brook University

  • Technical Program Co-Chairs
  • Chen Qian

    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Walter O. Krawec

    University of Connecticut

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Rodney van Meter

    Keio University

  • Stephanie Wehner

    Delft University of Technology

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members
  • Angela Sara Cacciapuoti

    University of Naples Federico II

  • Marcello Caleffi

    University of Naples Federico II

  • David Elkouss Corona

    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

  • Shengwang Du

    UT Dallas

  • Michal Hajdusek

    Keio University

  • Mehdi Namazi


  • Katia Obraczka

    UC Santa Cruz

  • Chunming Qiao

    University of Buffalo

  • Alireza Shabani


  • Shouqian Shi


  • Leandros Tassiulas

    Yale University

  • Gayane Vardoyan

    TU Delft

  • Bing Wang


  • Guoliang Xue

    Arizona State University

  • Yangming Zhao


  • Thirupathaiah Vasantam

    Durham University

  • Pulicity Chair
  • Ruilin Zhou

    University of California, Santa Cruz