This volume contains a selection of papers invited and presented at the NATO sponsored Advanced Research Workshop on “Quantum Communication and Security” held at the Gdańsk University in Gdańsk, Poland from September 10th to 13th, 2006.
The purpose of the workshop was to assess the state of the art in the workshop subject area and identify new research challenges.
The workshop was an opportunity for many experts from Western Europe, USA and former Soviet Union Republics for discussing theoretical and applied aspects of quantum communication and cryptography.
We wish to thank the NATO Security Through Science Division and more specifically Dr. Hadassa Jakobovits, Director of Information and Communication Security Program for the generous support of the workshop.
Special thanks are due to the Gdańsk University administration officials, Rector, Prof. Andrzej Ceynowa and Dean, Prof. Andrzej Kowalski who made available all workshop facilities at no cost. Without any reservation, we say that Gdańsk University was the highest quality host of this NATO workshop.
There are several persons who contributed directly to the success of the workshop. They provided an excellent office and technical support. They include Prof. Wiesław Miklaszewski, Mrs Elżbieta Bandura, Mrs Anita Charkot, Mr Tomasz Paterek, and Mr Wiesław Laskowski.
But above all we are deeply grateful to the participants of the workshop, especially those who contributed papers to this book.
Marek Żukowski, Sergei Kilin and Janusz Kowalik