Special Issue "Physical-Layer Security, Quantum Key Distribution and Post-Quantum Cryptography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: quantum key distribution; physical-layer security; coding for optical channels; quantum error correction; optical communications and networks; coding for wireless channels; turbo equalization; coded modulation
The growth of data driven technologies, 5G, and Internet pose enormous pressure on underlying information infrastructure. There exist numerous proposals on how to deal with the possible capacity crunch. However, the security of both optical and wireless networks lags behind reliable and spectrally efficient transmission. Significant achievements have been made recently in the quantum computing arena. Because most conventional cryptography systems rely on computational security, which guarantees the security against an efficient eavesdropper for a limited time, with the advancement in quantum computing this security can be compromised. To solve for these problems various schemes providing the perfect/unconditional security have been proposed including physical-layer security (PLS), quantum key distribution (QKD), and post-quantum cryptography. Unfortunately, it is still not clear how to integrate those different proposals with higher level cryptography schemes. So the purpose of this Special Issue is to integrate these various approaches and enable the next generation of cryptography systems whose security cannot be broken by the quantum computers. The topics to be addressed in this Special Issue include:
- Physical-layer security
- Quantum key distribution (QKD)
- Post-quantum cryptography
- Quantum enhanced cryptography
- Stealth communication
- Covert communication
Prof. Dr. Ivan B. Djordjevic
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical-layer security
- quantum key distribution (QKD)
- continuous variable QKD
- discrete variable QKD
- measurement device independent QKD
- post-quantum cryptography
- quantum enhanced cryptography
- stealth communication
- covert communication