Skip to main content

Quantum Information Processing and Communications Network of Excellence

Objective

Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) is a rapidly developing research area encompassing many scientific disciplines and with great potential for new future technology. The European Commission is funding a number of RTD projects for QIPC under the Proactive Initiative FET.P.1, there is much other EC-based QIPC work and growing commercial interest. A European Network of Excellence (NoE) in QIPC is proposed, with broad scope right across the field. The NoE objectives are to provide a framework for coordination and enhancement of QIPC research (linking the individual RTD projects); to enhance development and links with industry; to publicise and broadly disseminate QIPC; to provide planning for the future. These objectives will be achieved through European QIPC meetings; funding appropriate collaborative links; establishment of a QIPC roadmap document; maintenance of a comprehensive WWW site. Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) is a rapidly developing research area encompassing many scientific disciplines and with great potential for new future technology. The European Commission is funding a number of RTD projects for QIPC under the Proactive Initiative FET.P.1, there is much other EC-based QIPC work and growing commercial interest. A European Network of Excellence (NoE) in QIPC is proposed, with broad scope right across the field. The NoE objectives are to provide a framework for coordination and enhancement of QIPC research (linking the individual RTD projects); to enhance development and links with industry; to publicise and broadly disseminate QIPC; to provide planning for the future. These objectives will be achieved through European QIPC meetings; funding appropriate collaborative links; establishment of a QIPC roadmap document; maintenance of a comprehensive WWW site.

OBJECTIVES
O1) Framework for Coordination: the NoE (Network of Excellence) will provide a framework for coordination of QIPC research activity across Europe, coordinating meetings of RTD projects funded under FET.P.1 (QIPC).

(O2) Enhancement of Research: the NoE will support, complement and develop QIPC research in Europe by promoting and facilitating appropriate collaborative links.

(O3) Enhancement of Development - Links with Industry: the NoE will support the development of QIPC towards technology and industrial links by promoting and facilitating collaborative links within Europe between QIPC researchers/groups and industrial institutions.

(O4) External Links/Web Site: the NoE will publicise and enable broad dissemination of QIPC information, news and developments. Much of this will be electronic.

(O5) Planning for the Future: the NoE will establish a "QIPC Roadmap" document, summarising the current state of the field and discussing the way forward, with key future objectives and challenges.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Five work-packages (WP) are identified:
(WP1): Project Management: coordination of the project activities; ensuring adherence to the project plan and timetable; production of the deliverables and final report. This will guarantee the success of the project, through efficient and effective management of the resources allocated, together with achievement of the agreed objectives (O1) - (O5).
(WP2): European QIPC Meetings: organisation of the regular (six-monthly) Cluster Meetings of the EC-funded RTD projects in QIPC, in consultation with the relevant EC Project Officer(s). Deliverables will include plenary meetings and International Conferences. These will contribute to objectives (O1) - (O3).
(WP3): Funding of Links: setting up an electronic funding application procedure, templates and advertising/publicising this to NoE Members; processing applications, collecting reports and distributing funding; placing reports on the NoE WWW site; collating reports for interim project reviews and the final review. This administration and distribution of expense/travel funding will support the objectives (O2) - (O4).
(WP4): QIPC Roadmap: collection of input to produce a three-part Roadmap document; (i) Introduction; (ii) Current research activity summary; (iii) Discussion of the Future.
This will be repeated to maintain and update the document. The QIPC Roadmap will serve objective (O5) and contribute to the objectives (O3) and (O4).

(WP5): Electronic Information Infrastructure (EII) and Information Exchange: an EII ill be established and maintained to support objectives (O1) - (O5) and the project operation. The centrepiece will be a comprehensive WWW site.

Tasks include creation of:
(i) Mailing Lists;
(ii) a QIPC Question and Answer Forum;
(iii) QIPC News Pages;
(iv) NoE Members' Pages;
(v) NoE Associates' Pages;
(vi) a General QIPC Events Diary.
The Roadmap will be placed on the WWW site and a QIPC News hardcopy will also be produced.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

HEWLETT-PACKARD LIMITED
Address
Cain Road
RG12 1HN Bracknell
United Kingdom

Participants (68)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse
91196 Gif-sur-yvette Cedex
CENTRUM FIZYKI TEORETYCZNEJ PAN
Poland
Address
Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02-668 Warszawa
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
75752 Paris Cedex 15
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/ Serrano, 117
28006 Madrid
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Aktiebolag
Sweden
Address

412 96 Goeteborg
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS
France
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO PER L'INTERSCAMBIO SCIENTIFICO
Italy
Address
Viale Settimio Severo 65
10133 Torino
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
HAHN-MEITNER-INSTITUT BERLIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Glienicker Strasse 100
Berlin
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
INSTITUT FUER EXPERIMENTALPHYSIK DER UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Technikerstrasse 25
6020 Innsbruck
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
46 Avenue Felix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
ISTITUTO ELETTROTECNICO NAZIONALE "GALILEO FERRARIS"
Italy
Address
Corso Massimo D'azeglio, 42
10125 Torino
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA FISICA DELLA MATERIA
Italy
Address
Corso F. Perrone 24
16152 Genova
ISTITUTO TRENTINO DI CULTURA
Italy
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38100 Trento
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Kende U. 13-17
Budapest
MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
Address
Zerotinovo Nam 9
601 77 Brno
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, MAYNOOTH
Ireland
Address

Maynooth, Co. Kildare
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
National Physical Laboratory, Queens Road
TW11 0LW Teddington, Middlesex
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50370 Wroclaw
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN
Germany
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
Bonn
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX Egham, Surrey
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa
SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Slovakia
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
842 28 Bratislava
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Pockelstrasse 14
38106 Braunschweig
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TN Cambridge
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
OX1 2JD Oxford
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex
TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
260 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road
CB4 0WE Cambridge
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Germany
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4A
64289 Darmstadt
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
Italy
Address
Via Del Bastione 1
62032 Camerino
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITAD DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33501 Bielefeld
UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
Address
August-schmidt-strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
20146 Hamburg
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 87
69120 Heidelberg
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE - INSTITUT FUER ALGORITHMEN UND KOGNITIVE SYSTEME
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 31
Regensburg
UNIVERSITAET WIEN - INSTITUT FUER EXPERIMENTALPHYSIK
Austria
Address
Boltzmanngasse 5
1090 Wien
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari S/n
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve 4
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS XI PARIS-SUD
France
Address
15, Rue Georges Clemenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Ireland
Address
College Green
Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queens Drive
EX4 4QJ Exeter
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Finance Office, University Of Wales, Bangor, College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington Hall
York
UNIVERSITÉ PAUL SABATIER
France
Address
118, Route De Narbonne
Toulouse
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles
VAEXJOE UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universiteitsplatsen 1
351 95 Vaexjoe