2021 Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks (EACN)

On March 10-12, 2021, the Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Classical Communication Networks (EANC) will take place at the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering. This event is a joint workshop of the Emmy Noether Group “Theoretical Quantum System Design” supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Institute for Communications Engineering supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the project Q.Link.X.

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Workshop Chairs

Christian Deppe, Janis Nötzel (TUM)

Local Organization

Roberto Ferrara, Uzi Pereg, Stepehn Di Adamo, Christin Wizemann, Robert Schetterer

Topics of Interest

Will quantum communication reshape classical network design? What will be the next technological breakthrough in quantum communication? This interdisciplinary workshop focusses on entanglement as a resource assisting classical communication systems. We welcome participants from academic institutions, research labs and industry. Selected approaches to entanglement-assisted communication will be presented, along with established communication models in classical networking. To spark fruitful discussions, information regarding the progress in quantum hardware development will be provided.

Confirmed Participants

  • Mario Berta (Imperial College London)
  • Holger Boche (TUM-LTI)
  • Bash Boulat (University of Arizona)
  • Frank Fitzek (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Saikat Guha (University of Arizona)
  • Gerhard Kramer (TUM-LNT)
  • Andreas Reiserer (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
  • Andreas Winter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


The talks will be given in the seminar room N2047

Further Information

Please contact Uzi Pereg (uzi.pereg@tum.de)

QIP 2021

The workshop takes place before the 24th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing, which also takes place in Munich.

Hotel Recommendation

  • Hotel Lex
  • Hotel Antares

On December 6-7, 2018, the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering is organizing the 2018 Munich Workshop on Information Theory of Optical Fiber (MIO 2018)

Topics of interest

  • Capacity of fiber channels and networks
  • Quantum communication and information
  • Multi-mode optical communication
  • Coded modulation and transceiver design

Confirmed Participants

  • Francisco Elohim Becerra (Center for Quantum Information and Control)
  • Darko Zibar, Nicola De Renzis, Henrik Enggaard Hansen (DTU Fotonik)
  • Christian Schäffer (Helmut Schmidt Universität)
  • Christoph Marquardt (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light)
  • Georg Rademacher (NICT Japan)
  • Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi, Roland Ryf, Henning Bülow, Vahid Aref (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Cristian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi (University of L’Aquila)
  • Amr Helmy, Qun Zhang, Reza Rafie Borujeny (University of Toronto)
  • Konrad Banaszek, Ludwig Kunz (University of Warsaw)
  • Mingming Tan, Abdallah Ali (Aston University)
  • Yunus Can Gultekin (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Mark Shtaif (Tel Aviv University)
  • Luca Barletta (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Felix Frey (Universität Ulm)
  • Georg Böcherer, Jan-Willem Goossens (Huawei Technologies France)
  • Shrinivas Chimmalgi (Delft University of Technology)
  • Jasmin Meinecke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Javier García, Benedikt Leible, Roberto Ferrara, Christian Deppe, Gerhard Kramer (TUM)


Thursday, December 6

9:30 Arrival
9:50 Welcome: Gerhard Kramer
Session 1 Quantum Communications 1 (Chair: TBD)
10:00 Konrad Banaszek (University of Warsaw)
10:30 Francisco Elohim Becerra (Center for Quantum Information and Control)
11:00 Coffee break
Session 2 Fiber and Quantum Communications (Chair: TBD)
11:30 Roland Ryf (Nokia Bell Labs)
12:00 Jasmin Meinecke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Waveguides for Quantum Communication and Information
12:30 Lunch
Session 3 Quantum Communications 2 (Chair: TBD)
14:00 Amr Helmy (University of Toronto)
14:30 Christoph Marquardt (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light): Transforming coherent communication into quantum communication in fiber and satellite links
15:00 Coffee break
Session 4 Fiber Communications and Coding (Chair: TBD)
15:30 Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi (Nokia Bell Labs)
16:00 Georg Böcherer (Huawei Technologies France)
19:00 Dinner at Löwenbräukeller
Directions from LNT to Löwenbräukeller

Friday, December 7

Session 5 Machine Learning for Quantum Communications (Chair: TBD)
9:30 Darko Zibar (DTU Fotonik): Machine learning for Raman amplifier design and quantum phase estimation
10:00 Christian Schäffer (Helmut Schmidt Universität): Machine Learning in Heterodyne Quantum Receivers
10:30 Poster Session
11:30 Lunch
Session 6 TBD (Chair: TBD)
14:00 Mingming Tan (Aston University): Distributed Raman Amplification for Combating Optical Nonlinearities in Fibre Transmission
14:30 TBD

Poster presentations

There will be a two-hour poster session on Friday from 10:30-12:30. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send an email to mio2018@lnt.ei.tum.de with a preliminary title. The recommended size of the posters is A0, either portrait or landscape. The following researchers will present a poster:

  • Ludwig Kunz (University of Warsaw): Noisy propagation of coherent states in a lossy Kerr medium
  • Yunus Can Gultekin (Eindhoven University of Technology): Enumerative sphere shaping for a subset of the amplitude bit labels
  • Reza Rafie Borujeny (University of Toronto): A Bounded Noise Model for Nondispersive Optical Fiber
  • Jan-Willem Goossens (Huawei Technologies France): Waveform Design and Transmission Based on the Periodic Nonlinear Fourier Transform
  • Qun Zhang: Improved Discrete Eigenvalue Estimation for Solitonic Inputs via the Continuous Spectrum
  • Shrinivas Chimmalgi (Delft University of Technology): Efficient Nonlinear Fourier Transform Algorithms
  • Nicola De Renzis (DTU Fotonik): LMMSE-based equalization in NFT domain for single/dual polarization NFDM transmission
  • Roberto Ferrara (TUM): Quantum information theory and Communication theory beyond the Shannon approach


Registration and more Information under: https://www.lnt.ei.tum.de/de/events/2018-munich-workshop-on-information-theory-of-optical-fiber-mio/