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Quantum Communication Networks and Trust Management: A Survey

Shibin Zhang1,*, Yan Chang1, Lili Yan1, Zhiwei Sheng1, Fan Yang1, Guihua Han1, Yuanyuan Huang1, Jinyue Xia2

1 School of Cybersecurity, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, 610225, China.
2 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), New York, 14201, USA.
* Corresponding Author: Shibin Zhang. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 61(3), 1145-1174.


This paper summarizes the state of art in quantum communication networks and trust management in recent years. As in the classical networks, trust management is the premise and foundation of quantum secure communication and cannot simply be attributed to security issues, therefore the basic and importance of trust management in quantum communication networks should be taken more seriously. Compared with other theories and techniques in quantum communication, the trust of quantum communication and trust management model in quantum communication network environment is still in its initial stage. In this paper, the core technologies of establishing secure and reliable quantum communication networks are categorized and summarized, and the trends of each direction in trust management of quantum communication network are discussed in depth.


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Zhang, S., Chang, Y., Yan, L., Sheng, Z., Yang, F. et al. (2019). Quantum communication networks and trust management: A survey . Computers, Materials & Continua, 61(3), 1145-1174.
Vancouver Style
Zhang S, Chang Y, Yan L, Sheng Z, Yang F, Han G, et al. Quantum communication networks and trust management: A survey . Comput Mater Contin. 2019;61(3):1145-1174
IEEE Style
S. Zhang et al., "Quantum Communication Networks and Trust Management: A Survey ," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 1145-1174. 2019.


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