Have a breakthrough result or an amusing quantum cryptography anecdote? Share it at the QCrypt 2023 Rump Session! Submit your proposal here before the early submission deadline on Tuesday, August 15, at 11:30 a.m. to secure your spot.
July 31 – Registration Deadline Extended to August 8
QCrypt 2023 registration has been extended until Tuesday, August 8.
July 27 – Instructions for Presenters
Instructions on the length of talks, poster sizes, and uploading PowerPoints is now available on the Presentations page.
July 26 – Special Public Event Announced
QCrypt 2023 is hosting a special public event that will bring together proponents of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) to compare the advantages and concerns. Open to the public, this timely and important discussion will be of interest across a wide range of audiences including industry, academia, government, and more. The discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15 from 6–7 p.m. in the Iribe Center.
July 19 – Schedule Posted
A packed five day schedule is now available on the conference website including three tutorial talks, seven invited talks, 32 contributing talks and over 100 posters presentations. There will also be an evening reception and a banquet dinner.
July 19 – Parking and Construction Updates
Significant construction is taking place on the UMD campus due to the Purple Line, a new light rail that will extend from New Carrollton in Prince George’s County to Silver Spring and Bethesda in Montgomery County. Therefore, parking is unavailable for visitors on campus, and pedestrian detours are likely. The closest parking lot is diagonally across the street from the Iribe Center next to The Hotel, available via the parking app SpotHero.
Typically, the university is accessible via the College Park/U of MD station on the Washington Metro system's Green Line. However, parts of the Green Line serving College Park will be closed during QCrypt due to ongoing maintenance. Buses are provided at closed stations in lieu of the Metro trains, but they are usually overcrowded and inefficient. If you do travel to the College Park/U of MD station by bus, a free UMD shuttle bus #104 is available every eight minutes on weekdays between the station and campus. See the travel tab for more information.
July 19 – Volunteer for Session Chair
This is a good opportunity to raise your profile in the world of QCrypt and Quantum Cryptography. If you would like to volunteer to chair a technical session during QCrypt 2023—please email the organizers
with the subject ‘QCrypt Session Chair.’
July 8 – Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended
The deadline for the early bird registration rate has been extended to July 15. Be sure to register for your spot before prices go up.
July 7 – UMD President and NIST Associate Director to Address QCrypt '23
We are delighted to announce that UMD President Dr. Darryll Pines and NIST Associate Director for Laboratory Programs Dr. Charles Romine will address QCrypt at the reception on Monday, August 14.
July 6 – Deadline For Registration Fee Waiver Extended
A limited amount of funding is available to support students who need assistance and would not be able to attend without it. Students who seek a fee waiver should write to the conference organizers
with the subject line "QCrypt 2023 Student Fee Waiver" by July 15 to receive further instructions.
June 30 – Industry Panel Announced
An industry panel discussion will take place on Thursday morning, including representatives from IDQuantique, Toshiba, Cisco, Qubitekk and NIST.
June 21 – Accepted Papers Announced
Over 30 papers have been selected for contributed talks. Learn more.
June 15 – Tutorial and Invited Speakers Announced
We are excited to have a great list of tutorial and invited speakers. See the speaker page for more details.