Closing meeting of the project

SPS 60 years


University of Malta Valletta Campus
Old University Building,
St Paul Street, 
Valletta Malta, VLT 1216

Duration: July 3-5, 2022

Preliminary Programme 

July 3

16:00 Arrival and registration
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Social Programme
21:00 Close-up of Day 1
July 4 09:30 Coffee break
10:00 Opening the Meeting on G5448 Secure Communication in the Quantum Era: Karol Nemoga, NATO representative, Christian Colombo
10:10 Invited talk: Trevor Sammut, Malta Digital Innovation Authority
For the past four years, the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) has been the driving force behind governmental policies that promote Malta as the centre for excellence for technological innovation, particularly in the areas of Distributed Ledger Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Within MDIA, Trevor Sammut is the focal point in keeping a balance between technological evolution and the regulatory aspect. Over-regulation is an easy mistake to do and inevitably leads to stifling of innovation, and indeed, Trevor is the person in charge of making sure that this does not happen.
11:00 Rainer Steinwandt: Contribution of the US team
11:30 Coffee break and group photo
12:00 Maria Isabel González Vasco:  Contribution of the Spanish team
12:30 Viliam Hromada: Contribution of the Slovakian team
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Christian Colombo: Contribution of the Maltas team
15:00 Oto Grosek: Outline of the Project results and writing the Final Report
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Discussion about writing the Final Report
17:00 Close-up of Day 2
July 5 08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Working on the Final Report in groups
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Close-up of the Meeting
14:00 Discussion about a future cooperation
July 6 10:00 Tomáš Fabšič: The threat of quantum computers for cryptography
It is known that large quantum computers will be able to break all asymmetric cryptosystems which are in common use today. Although no large quantum computers currently exist, significant progress is being made in their development. In this talk, I will discuss how imminent the threat of quantum computers is, and what steps the cryptographic community currently undertakes to prepare for this threat.