WQRN 2024
University of Geneva, Université de Genève

The 4th Workshop on Quantum Repeaters and Networks

will take place in Montreux, Switzerland, at the Hotel Eden Palace au Lac

11-13 September 2024



Key dates:

  • April 30 - Application deadline
  • May 31 - Notification of acceptance
  • June 30 - Registration and payment

Applications are now open - apply here

The goal of this workshop is to bring the active research community together to discuss the progress, challenges and new possible directions for quantum repeaters and networks - key enabling technologies and system integration, protocols for connecting repeaters across network links with high fidelity, architectures for large-scale networks, and applications of distributed quantum entanglement.

The WQRN has been and continues to be a limited-attendance, few-day workshop, in which participants are given the opportunity to share ideas, directions, and concerns to advance the state of the field. Talks are by invitation only and catered to broadly cover the applications, theory, components, and worldwide directions in quantum repeaters and networks. These talks frame group discussion sessions for which all participants are welcome to contribute; participants are also welcome to contribute to a poster session.

If you have any questions about the local organisation, don't hesitate to contact us here: wqrn@unige.ch

Workshop on Quantum Networks and Repeaters, WQRN


The local organising committee: Wolfgang Tittel, Nicolas Brunner, Géraldine Haack, Mikael Afzelius and Rob Thew are part of the  Quantum Information and Communication collective in the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva will be the local organisers. They are also part of the the Geneva Quantum Centre.

Workshop sessions

Worldwide quantum network efforts
Satellite-assisted quantum networking
Challenges and solutions for quantum network components and systems
Status and perspectives for scalable quantum repeater networks
Applications and protocols for quantum networks
Poster session
Industry panel

Confirmed invited speakers

Xiao-Hui Bao, USTC, China
Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech, USA
Elisabeth Goldschmidt, University of Illinois, USA
Ronald Hanson, QuTech-TU Delft, The Netherlands
Liang Jang, University of Chicago, USA
Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo, Canada
Julien Laurat, Sorbonne University, France
Daniel Oi, University of Strathclyde, UK
Sergey Polyakov, NIST, USA
Nicolas Sangouard, CEA, France
Stephanie Wehner, QuTech-TU Delft, The Netherlands
Qiang Zhang, USTC, China

and more to be confirmed

Event Information

The conference (scientific interactions, meals, coffee breaks) takes place at the Hotel Eden Palace au Lac in Montreux (https://www.edenpalace.ch/en/).

We will start on Sept 11 (Wednesday) with a buffet-style dinner (accessible between 19:00 and 21:30).  Scientific presentations (talks and posters) as well as discussions are scheduled for Sept 12 and the morning and afternoon of Sept 13.

Accomodation Information

Accommodation for two nights has been arranged in the Hotel Eden Palace au Lac and in the neighbouring Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior. The price is included in the conference fee. Extra nights the day before and the day after the conference are available at the reduced conference rate of CHF 205 + tax (CHF 8)/night. This includes breakfast.

In addition to the large number of interesting indoor and outdoor activities in and around Montreux, we offer the possibility to visit the headquarters and production facilities of ID Quantique in Geneva. (ID Quantique is a global leader in Quantum Sensing & Quantum Cryptography solutions, see https://www.idquantique.com). The visit will start on Wednesday, Sept 11 afternoon. Transportation from Geneva to the conference venue after the visit will be organised.