ISQA - Information Security in the Quantum Age

16-20 March 2020 Okinawa, Japan

Uncompromisable information security can be only achieved by relying on unshakeable scientific principles in mathematics or physics. It is therefore directly connected to progress in fundamental research in both of these area and requires constant progress to advance.

However, to translate these results into useable technology and to maintain everyday security within the current technology, is a just as important goal to achieve.

To align these two monolith is therefore an important objective to achieve information security to protect people, economies and cultures.

With this meeting we are trying to bring together forefront researchers in quantum cryptography, mathematics and computers science, as well as industry representatives to explore the future of this area in Japan and worldwide.

The number of participants is limited to about 50.

Location: OIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan


  • Renato Renner (ETH Zürich)
  • Rotem Arnon-Friedman (UC Berkeley)
  • Roger Colbeck (University of York)
  • Troy Lee (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Jian-Wei Pan  (University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Akihisa Tomita (Hokkaido University)
  • Gregoire Ribordy (ID Quantique, tbc)
  • Daniel Shiu (GCHQ)

More to be announced

Important Dates:

  • Application Open: July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 1 October 2019
  • Notification of Application Results: 27 October 2019
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: 15 March 2020
  • Participants depart Okinawa:  20 March 2020
  • Main Details: The registration fee is 10.000 JPY and will cover all meals during the meeting. We have a number of grants to cover the costs in twin-share accommodation at Seaside House and partial financial travel support is available for a reasonable number of participants. OIST will also help with arranging visas when necessary.

Excursion: TBD


  • Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University, Japan
  • Sile Nic Chormaic, OIST Graduate University, Japan
  • Artur Ekert, CQT, Singapore
  • Isaac Ben Israel, ICRC - Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Israel 
  • Miklos Santha, CNRS, France
  • Nobu Imoto, Osaka University, Japan