Upon participation in testing and verification of the implementation results in several Quantum Information and Communication technological R&D projects especially in the scope of QKD (Quantum Key Distribution) and QRNG (Quantum Random Numbers Generation), the European Information Technologies Certification Institute has initiated the Quantum Standards Group (QSG).
The Quantum Standards Group joins international experts in relevant fields who are interested in quantum technology and industry specifications and standards development. The support of quantum standards specifications in areas such as QKD, QRNG, QC, etc. will facilitate initiation, adoption and development of such standards by international Standards Developing Organizations leading to a faster uptake of quantum technologies.
If you are a professional with background in cybersecurity, classical or quantum cryptography, networking and communication, computing, modeling or in other fields of IT or QIPC that may relate to quantum standards development you are invited to join the group. The group promotes cooperation in relevant workgroups towards implementation of R&D projects, technological development and deployments focused on defining, supporting and disseminating quantum technology standards. The EITCI QSG activity supports the Quantum Flagship initiative and is a part of the StandICT project of the European Commission Horizon 2020 program.
In order to join the EITCI Quantum Standards Group please submit the form below. You can also alternatively request admission with your personal LinkedIn profile at the LinkedIn EITCI QSG Group. Participating in the EITCI QSG by means of membership in the LinkedIn Group may result in missing some of the email communication. If you would like to receive all email communication regarding EITCI QSG activity please submit the form below (you can do it at any time as a QSG Member upon your participation in the LinkedIn EITCI QSG Group). Participation in the QSG does not involve any fees. Upon standards definition and projects implementation you may however engage in technical activities voluntarily or with an adequate remuneration upon availability. Additionally membering the EITCI QSG Group results with EITCI Institute's General Membership with the Membership Fees waived.
Joining the Quantum Standards Group
After 50 years of laboratory work quantum technology emerges to applications. Despite the road to a universal quantum computer is still unclear (even despite major breakthroughs such as the reported quantum supremacy by Google), the quantum race is increasing its pace. All global actors, such as states and leading high-tech corporations pursue advanced quantum devices. Since 1994 discovery of the Shor algorithm it is evident that QIP is a serious threat to classical cybersecurity. The recent milestone breakthrough was a quantum supremacy result historically claimed by Google, in which its Sycamore superconducting 53-qubit quantum computer practically solved a computational problem beyond the capacity of classical computers. This means that universal quantum computation is getting close to reality and classical cybersecurity systems are put in a real danger. But quantum physics also provides a solution: the quantum cryptography. QKD systems are already industry deployed (also with EITCI QSG participation in QC workgroup ), but their critical aspect is QRNG. Novel developments (especially with entanglement) surpass limitations of the current randomness technology, but there is evident lack of international standardisation efforts in QRNG domain in contrast to QKD. The current activity of the EITCI QSG is to stimulate international community consolidated in the EU by the QT Flagship to launch international standards collabation in QRNG. Part of this activity is the EQRNG-QSG workgroup, focused on standardization of the Entanglement Quantum Random Numbers Generation.