Seminar Quantum Mobile Networks

Modern mobile networks must support high-throughput, low-latency, and secure applications anytime while users move indoors and outdoors. Quantum communications have the potential to establish more secure and performing channels and are a promising technology to meet modern use-case requirements. Moreover, classical networks could be efficiently optimized with the help of quantum algorithms. Current research focuses on mobile networking and quantum networking as separate disciplines, lacking joint works at their interface to improve understanding and make Quantum Mobile Networks (QMNs) practical. In this Seminar, we identify a list of aspects and perspectives on mobile and quantum networks that are fairly researched in isolation but whose mutual relation is still to be fully explored. Seminar participants will learn about various topics in Computer Science and Physics that will help them understand and imagine possible ways to model, design, and enhance Quantum Mobile Networks, including capacity models, mobility effects on performance, routing, Age of Information, Gossip protocols, physical channel features, and simulation tools.


Code 11537
Type Seminar
Site Bern
Track(s) T1 – Distributed Systems
Semester S2023


Learning Outcomes

This seminar aims to encourage students to discuss cutting-edge research in mobile and quantum networking under the supervision of field experts and to train them to identify research questions that span across both fields to foster interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between the seminar’s participating students and researchers. During the seminar, the students will select a set of articles from the (provided) related literature from different fields, find the link between them, and present it to an audience made of peers and experts. In particular, the Seminar’s goals can be summarized as follows:

  • Computer Science students will learn elements of Quantum Communications, and Physics students will learn elements of Advanced Networking.
  • Students will collaborate with colleagues from partner universities abroad, be exposed to the learning style of a foreign university, and experience an exchange period without having to travel.
  • Students will improve their scientific presentation skills, critical thinking, question answering, and independence in formulating research questions.
  • Students will improve their literature review skills and learn to identify open research questions, focusing on Quantum Mobile Networks, which could be tackled during a joint bachelor or master thesis between the partner universities.
Lecturer(s) Antonio Di Maio
Language english
Course Page

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Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Friday, 15:15 - 16:00
Location UniBE, Hauptgebäude H4
Room 120


Evaluation type continuous evaluation

Additional information


First Lecture
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