Special Section on the Quantum Internet

Call for Papers

The advance of quantum technologies to the engineering phase is leading to an unprecedented breakthrough in the history of technology: the design and the deployment of the Quantum Internet – a communication network enabling quantum communications among remote quantum nodes. The Quantum Internet will support functionalities with no direct counterpart in the classical Internet, likely in ways we cannot imagine yet. The Quantum Internet will require a major paradigm shift in terms of network design. This special section is aimed at promoting foundational, algorithmic, and experimental advances for the Quantum Internet, spanning communications, cryptography, computing, and sensing as well as fostering new avenues for cross-disciplinary research. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum networks and architecture
  • Quantum network simulators
  • Quantum communications
  • Quantum information theory
  • Entanglement distribution protocols
  • Experimental results and demonstrations
  • Prototypes and testbeds

Articles may report specific technical advances or implementations, provide tutorials on relevant topics, or propose visions/blueprints for future development directions.

Nature of TQE

TQE https://tqe.ieee.org is a continuously published, peer-reviewed, open access journal accessible through IEEE Xplore at https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=8961200.

Upon acceptance, the author-supplied preprint will be given a DOI number and posted immediately on IEEE Xplore for early access. The manuscript will be professionally edited and the resulting final copy will replace the preprint.

Contributions will be indexed to this special section so IEEE Xplore can display a list of all the articles submitted in response to this call for papers. There is no limit on the number of papers in this special section.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors must follow the TQE manuscript requirements posted at https://tqe.ieee.org/information-for-authors/.

Papers may not be longer than 15,000 words.

The standard charge for open access manuscripts is $1,750, but this fee is waived until October 31, 2020 for submissions in response to this call for papers. Papers are published under the Creative Commons CCBY license terms.

Important Dates

Manuscripts Due: Submission open now through October 31, 2020.

Fee Waiver: Fee waived through October 31, 2020 for manuscripts submitted in response to this call for papers.

Expected Publication: Early access available shortly after peer review.

Special Section Editors

Angela Sara Cacciapuoti (TQE associate editor)
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Marcello Caleffi (TQE associate editor)
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Wojciech Kozlowski (TQE guest editor)
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Rodney Van Meter (TQE guest editor)
Keio University, Japan

Erik P. DeBenedictis (TQE EIC)
Zettaflops, LLC, Albuquerque, NM