We won the best pa­per award at MCSS2017!

Multimedia Communications, Services & Security (MCSS’17) - Krakov, Poljska
17 Nov

We won the best pa­per award at MCSS2017!

Our work “QSIP: A Quantum Key Distribution Signaling Protocol” won the “Best Paper Award” at the Multimedia Communications, Services & Security (MCSS’17) conference 2017 in Krakow, Poland (http://mcss2017.kt.agh.edu.pl/).

Title:
QSIP: A Quantum Key Distribution Signaling Protocol

Authors:

  • Miralem Mehic
    Department of Telecommunications, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
  • Almir Maric
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Miroslav Voznak
    Department of Telecommunications, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic

Abstract:

The rapid development of quantum equipment has led to increased interest in the application of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in everyday life. One of the questions is the establishment of a QKD session, namely the procedure for negotiating session parameters that is solved using a signaling protocol. In this paper, we analyze the existing signaling protocols and their limited application in a QKD network. We present a new QKD signaling protocol (QSIP) that aims to establish a session, modify the parameters of the established session and tear down the session. Additionally, QSIP is expanded to carry values that can be used to calculate average delay and perceive the state of the public channel of QKD link.

Available on: https://rd.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69911-0_11