The internet – a vast network connecting devices anywhere on earth using long-range classical communication – has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of a Quantum Internet is to provide fundamentally new internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on earth. Such a Quantum Internet will – in synergy with the ‘classical’ internet that we have today – connect quantum processors in order to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible using classical communication.
Given present progress in research and development, the first small scale quantum networks are expected in the coming year. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from physics, computer science and engineering in order to define a roadmap of common research goals.