Shanghai, China, 5-7 June 2019
The integration of quantum physics and information technology has forged the so-called quantum information technology (QIT), which could be categorized in three major subject areas:
- quantum computation, and
- quantum metrology.
QIT has promoted the booming of the second quantum revolution and will surely have a profound impact on ICT networks.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a workshop on Quantum Information Technology (QIT) for Networks from 5-7 June 2019 at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences, in Shanghai, China. The workshop was hosted by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Institute of Quantum Information and Quantum Technology Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co., Ltd, and CAS Quantum Network, Co., Ltd. and QuantumCTek Co., Ltd. as co-organizers.
The workshop opened at 0900 hours on 5 June 2019 and was held in English only.Objectives
The workshop aimed to:
bring together world-wide academic institutions, high-tech companies, network operators, system vendors and ICT policy makers;
provide a global platform for sharing and discussing the advancements in quantum information technology (QIT) developments and applications on all three QIT subject areas outlined above;
- highlight recent development from different countries and regions on encouraging policy on QIT and promote coordination and collaboration on QIT development;
- evaluate the research status, application prospects and industry impacts of QIT on ICT networks; and
- investigate the global standardization requirements and identify global standardization roadmaps of QIT for networks.
Participation was open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This included individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations.
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