Quantum Research Retreat 2018

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Quantum Research Retreat in Tenerife - Spain (2018)

The idea of this meeting is to discuss about the newest techniques using quantum algorithms. The meeting is focused in develop new attacks and/or to use encryption with quantum algorithms. In 2016, we gave an introduction talk about quantum algorithms and quantum walks. Furthermore, we gave some other ideas for attacks and how to deal with some problems that quantum algorithms raise, e.g., reversible and unitary operations.

The event is co-organized with the ECRYPT-CSA and PQCRYPTO conference on post-quantum cryptography, for more information can go to their website.


January 29th - January 30th


Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain


Registration is now open and we need to notify the hotel of the number of participants. Please register as soon as possible.

Please register here.

Registration fee for the research retreat is 140 EUR Registration fee for the conference is 200 EUR Both events cover 2 coffee breaks and lunch daily. The conference additionally covers a dinner on 31 Jan.

If you have a bank account in EUR and can handle a bank transfer, please pay your registration fee by transfer. Please use 323120-1004125-$your-last-name as the subject/purpose of the transfer. Else we cannot trace the transfer. The IBAN is NL42Rabo0158249658 and the BIC is RaboNL2U. You can pay for both events in one payment. Else please bring the registration fee in cash to the event.


The events will take place in Hotel Jardin Tropical, C/ Gran Bretana s/n 38660 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain. The registration fee does not cover accommodation. You can book a hotel room with 15 percent discount using the discount code JTGRUPOTUE on the hotel webpage. Other booking engines also carry this hotel.


The airport closest to the venue is Tenerife Sur (TFS). There are many international airlines flying to TFS, including low-cost airlines. The other airport on Tenerife, Tenerife Norte (TFN) is smaller and significantly further away. A taxi from TFS should take about 15 – 20 minutes.

Program / Slides

The following program is a tentative. If any participant wants some topic in specific/problem related that would like discuss we are glad to add/cover.

January 29th

Time Talk Link to slides
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome
10:45 - 11:15 State of the art in Quantum Cryptanalysis
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 Group Work
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Group Work
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Talks/discussion about the group discussion & end of day
18:30 - Dinner

January 30th

Time Talk Link to slides
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome & Intro to Quantum Circuits - Gustavo Banegas
10:30 - 11:15 Post-quantum Fiat-Shamir - Alan Szepieniec
11:15 - 12:30 Group Work
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Group Work
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45 Talks
16:45 - 17:30 Talks/discussion about the group discussion & end of day
18:30 - Dinner


Organizer: Gustavo Banegas gustavo at cryptme.in This event is organized within PQCRYPTO (ICT-645622) alt text

Gustavo Banegas
Gustavo Banegas
Senior Cryptographer

My research interests include post-quantum cryptanalysis and its implementations.