IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2022 // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications

WS12: 6G-Quantum Communication Networks

WS12: 6G-Quantum Communication Networks

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The 6G-Quantum Communication Networks workshop (6GQC) is the first workshop of the IEEE Communications Society dedicated to the integration between 6G networks and quantum communication networks. This will be pivotal in the mid-term horizon of 2030, when preliminary quantum communication networks and 6G will be both ready for their deployment. The convergence of such integration will have to come from both sides, with future development of classical network mindful that quantum technologies might become ready to interface with it, also taking into account the standardisation of 6G.

The goal of the workshop is to bring worldwide researchers investigating the integration and interworking between classical 6G and quantum future communication networks, to increase the awareness and inclusion of such issues in a timely manner, meaning before quantum technologies develop their own independent framework. The challenge is that, while the development of 6G networks might be too early for quantum technologies to be mature, the next horizon of 2040 might be too late, which justifies the added effort of investigating the integration of quantum technologies in 6G even though it is still unclear when quantum technologies will achieve maturity.


  • quantum-assisted 6G network synchronization
  • quantum-assisted distributed computing
  • quantum-assisted machine learning for 6G continuum management and orchestration 
  • quantum-assisted physical-layer security 
  • merging technologies (e.g., optical switches that work both as classical or quantum devices) 
  • quantum Internet of Things 
  • 6G-quantum architecture and integration 
  • 6G-quantum protocol stack design 
  • quantum-6G physical layer service integration 
  • entanglement-assisted 6G communications 
  • quantum wireless communications for 6G high-altitude and aerial platforms 
  • quantum-6G protocols and applications 
  • 6G-quantum new KPIs and KVIs 
  • QoS and QoE in 6G-quantum communication networks


Frank H.P. Fitzek (TU Dresden, Germany), Holger Boche (TU München, Germany), Riccardo Bassoli (TU Dresden, Germany), Christian Deppe (TU München, Germany), Roberto Ferrara (TU München, Germany), and Janis Nötzel (TU München, Germany).


This workshop has also been technically sponsored by the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) as part of Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2050/1 – Project ID 390696704, and by the 6G-life research hub financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany in the programme of “Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt.”. Joint project 6G-life, project identification numbers: 16KISK001K and 16KISK002.

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