International Symposium on

Quantum Sciences: Applications and Challenges

Organized by the Algerian Academy of Sciences and Technologies (AAST)

With the collaboration of USTHB, DGRSDT, ENP, UTT, and CNRS

September 24-25, 2023, Algiers, Algeria



After artificial intelligence, quantum computing will usher in a greater technological revolution. Its impact will upset our society in such a short time and may disrupt the rhythm of human life. The intended goal of quantum computing is a dizzying acceleration in the computing speed of computers and the programming inherent in it. Quantum computing relies on the laws of quantum mechanics/physics and quantum chemistry to solve problems too complex for classical computers. It is concerned with hardware and software just like classical computing. Therefore, It revolves around the design of quantum computers and the development of quantum algorithms.


The QSAC’2023 symposium aims to be an event to introduce in preview the main concepts and techniques of quantum sciences including quantum computing, quantum mechanics/physics, and quantum chemistry as well as their applications. QSAC'2023 will offer an exceptional opportunity for academics, researchers, students, and industrials to meet around this new science, learn about its concepts and prepare to understand the future with its cutting-edge tools. They will also discuss with eminent scientists who will be invited to lead conferences in the field. Just like artificial intelligence, quantum sciences hold great promise in terms of human life quality. They offer applications in many fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, computational chemistry, materials science, drug development, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, optimization of logistics, weather forecasting, soil mapping, and agriculture. If the applications of quantum are numerous and varied, the challenges posed to it are considerable. They will be discussed as well as the dangers of the quantum era during this exciting event.


CIC Alger, Club des Pins, Staoueli, Algiers, Algeria


September 24-25, 2023


Call For Papers


The QSAC’2023 topics are but not limited to:
  • Quantum physics/mechanics and Quantum chemistry
  • Quantum hardware
    • Quantum computers architecture
    • Quantum Annealer
    • Analog quantum computers
    • Universal quantum computers
  • Quantum software
    • Quantum algorithms.
    • Quantum complexity.
    • Error-Free Quantum Computing.
    • Quantum Turing machine.


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine and deep learning
  • Computer vision
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Multi-agent systems and Robotics
  • Computational chemistry and examples
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Material science
  • Drug development and bioinformatics
  • Cybersecurity and cryptography
  • Logistics optimization and Metaheuristics
  • Weather forecasting and environment
  • Soil mapping and agriculture technologies
  • Earth Sciences


Steering committee

  • Pr. Malika Allab, AAST, Algiers, Algeria
  • Pr. Habiba Drias, AAST & USTHB, Algiers, Algeria
  • Pr. Azzedine Bousseksou, AAST & LCC-CNRS, Toulouse, France
  • Pr. Abderrahmane Tadjeddine, AAST & ParisSud University, France
  • Pr. Adel Belouchrani, AAST & ENP, Algiers, Algeria
  • Pr. Farouk Yalaoui, AAST & Troyes University, France

General chair

  • Pr. Habiba Drias, AAST & USTHB

Local organizing committee

  • Pr. Seifeddine Amara, AAST
  • Pr. Feryel Souami, Algiers University
  • M. Abdelghani Baouche, AAST
  • Mme Nabila Fouial, AAST

Program committee chairs

  • Dr. Lyes Abada, LRIA USTHB
  • Dr. Yassine Drias, Algiers University
  • Dr. Ilyes Khennak, LRIA USTHB
  • Dr. Naila Aziza Houacine, LRIA USTHB

Publicity committee

  • Ms. Lydia Sonia Bendimerad, LRIA USTHB
  • Ms. Naoual Mebtouche, LRIA USTHB

Accommodation committee

  • M. Mohamed Amirèche, AAST
  • M. Azzedine Chikhi, AAST
  • M. Youcef Samar, AAST
  • Ms. Célia Khelfa, LRIA USTHB
  • Ms. Anfel Amirat, LRIA USTHB

Publication committee

  • Dr. Naila Aziza Houacine, LRIA USTHB
  • Ms. Widad Hassina Belkadi, LRIA USTHB

International Program committee

  • Lyes Abada, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Abderrahim Azzoune, EMP Algiers, Algeria
  • Taha Arbaoui, UTT LIST3N, Troyes, France
  • Kamel Barkaoui, CNAM Paris, France
  • Abdelkader Belkhir, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Adel Belouchrani, ENP Algiers, Algeria
  • Dalila Boughaci, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Mohamed Bourennane, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Azzedine Bousseksou, LCC-CNRS Toulouse, France
  • Christophe Couteau, UTT-CNRS Troyes, France
  • Habiba Drias, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Yassine Drias, University of Algiers, Algeria
  • Khaled Elleithy,Bridgeport University, Connecticut, USA
  • Adel Got, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Mahmoud Hachemane, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Faicel Hnaein, UTT Troyes, France
  • Nadjet Kamel, Setif University, Algeria
  • Samir Kechid, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Ilyes Khennak, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Mustapha Maamache, Setif University, Algeria
  • Mohamed Mezghiche, Boumerdes University, Algeria
  • Abdellah Mokrane, Paris 8 University, France
  • Kamel Ourabah, USTHB Algiers, Algeria
  • Caroline Prodhon, UTT LIST3N, Troyes, France
  • Youcef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Mohamed Soltane, Médéa University, Algeria
  • Abderrahmane Tadjeddine, Paris-Saclay University, France
  • Farouk Yalaoui, UTT Troyes, France
  • Djaafar Zouache, Bord-Bouareredj University, Algeria
  • ...

Website designer

  • Dr. Lyes Abada, LRIA USTHB

Paper submission

  • Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers in English, using the Springer CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) formatting guidelines. Full articles should be 12-15 pages and short articles 6-11 pages.

  • Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system in PDF format at here.

  • Extension of selected articles will be submitted for publication in national, WOS, and Scopus journals.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alain Aspect

Prof. Mohamed Bourennane

Professor Alain Aspect, Paris-Saclay University, France.

Alain Aspect was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science".


Alain Aspect was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science".

Prof. Alain Aspect is a former student of ENS Cachan and Paris-Sud University (currently Paris-Saclay University). He has held positions at the Institut d'Optique, ENS Yaoundé (Cameroon), ENS Cachan, ENS/Collège de France, CNRS. He is currently professor (Augustin Fresnel chair) at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School (Paris-Saclay University), professor at the Ecole Polytechnique (Polytechnic Institute of Paris) and director of research emeritus at the CNRS.

Prof. Aspect is a member of several science academies in France, Italy, the United States, Austria, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. He received numerous accolades and honours. In 2005, he was named Knight of the Legion of Honour. He received the Medal of the City of Paris, was named Commander of the Palmes academics, and received the title of Officer of the National Order of Merit in the same year (2011). In 2014, he was named Officer of the Legion of Honour. And in 2022, he received the title of commander of the Legion of Honour.

Among many awards, he received the CNRS Gold Medal (2005), the Wolf Prize in Physics (2010), the Balzan Prize for Quantum Information (2013), the Niels Bohr Gold Medal (2013), Albert Einstein Medal (2013), Ives Medal from the Optical Society of America (2013). Alain Aspect was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2022 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Alain Aspect's experimental work focused on testing Bell's inequalities with pairs of entangled photons (PhD, 1974-1983); wave-particle duality for single photons (1984-86, with Philippe Grangier); the cooling of atoms by laser under photon recoil (1985-1992, with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji); ultra-cold atoms, quantum gases and quantum simulators (1992- , in the atomic optics group he created at the Institute of Optics).

Prof. Mohamed Bourennane

Prof. Mohamed Bourennane

Professor Mohamed Bourennane, Stockholm University, Sweden




The financial and defense sectors crucially depend on communication through channels that cannot be intercepted by unauthorized people. Today’s cryptographic protocols rely on RSA or so-called elliptical curves methods. But there is no guarantee that today’s cryptographic protocols will remain safe in the near future. Fortunately, quantum mechanics makes it possible to solve the key transfer problem in a new and proven safe manner. Unlike classical methods, it is the nature’s laws that guarantee the security of quantum cryptography. I will introduce and review quantum secure communication advances and also the worldwide and our effort in quantum technologies.


Mohamed Bourennane is a professor at Stockholm University. He is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology – Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria. He has obtained his PhD from the Royal institute of Technology, Stockholm. He was a researcher at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany. He has obtained the six years senior research fellow from the Swedish Research Council (VR). Today, he has established very young and dynamics research group in quantum information and quantum optics at Stockholm University. He has initiated, managed, and led projects financed from, VR, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist, Carl Tryggers Foundation, and the Swedish Agency for Exchange Programs (STINT), Defence Material Administration (FMV), ABB-Hitachi, EU, and Polish National Foundation. He is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Thomas Ebbesen

Prof. Mohamed Bourennane

Professor Thomas Ebbesen, Strasbourg University, France.


Thomas W. Ebbesen is a Norwegian physical chemist who has done research in nanoscience around the world. He studied in the U.S., obtaining his bachelor's at Oberlin College in Ohio before moving to France, where he obtained his PhD at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in the early 1980s. He then moved back to the U.S. to work at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, where he spent several years doing research in photo-physical chemistry.

His contribution to nanoscience began in 1988 when he moved to NEC in Tsukuba, Japan. He started working on the synthesis and on the properties of fullerenes, in particular, superconductivity, before drifting his attention towards carbon nanotubes. In 1992, working in collaboration with Pulickel Ajayan, he discovered an easy way to produce carbon nanotubes in large quantities. He went on to study the mechanical and electronic properties of single nanotubes.

He unexpectedly observed light propagation through holes much smaller than the light wavelength. The phenomenon was explained by the interaction of light with electron waves at the metal surfaces (plasmons), and published in 1998, just before Ebbesen returned to France.

Since 1999, Ebbesen has worked at the Institut de Science et Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) in Strasbourg, which he directed from 2004 to 2012. His research interest still focuses on the properties of plasmonic nanostructures and the interactions between plasmons and molecules.

He has received several awards for his contribution to nanoscience, including the Agilent Europhysics Prize in 2001 for his work on nanotubes, the France Telecom Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 2005, and the Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize of the European Physical Society in 2009. He is also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France , the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters , the French Academy of Science , and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.

Prof. Khaled Elleithy

Prof. Khaled Elleithy

Distinguished Professor Khaled Elleithy, Bridgeport University, Connecticut, USA.


Advances in Quantum Medical Image Analysis Using Machine Learning.


Quantum Machine Learning (QML) is an interdisciplinary field combining Quantum Computing (QC) and Machine Learning (ML). It has gained increased attention due to advances in near-term hardware implementations of quantum devices. The use of QML has proven to result in a significant improvement in performance and computational speed. Consequently, QML has become an effective technique for data processing and classification. Researchers have recently proposed various QML solutions in the medical image analysis field to gain an advantage of quantum supremacy. The main objective of this speech is to present a holistic review of current leading-edge published works in the quantum medical image analysis field with a focus on supervised learning using artificial neural networks. A comparative study is used to pinpoint the potential of existing techniques, the most promising techniques, and the future of research in this area.


Dr. Elleithy has worked in academia for the past 30 years in various administrative and teaching roles, including a Ph.D. Program Director, Online MS Program Advisor, Associate Dean for Engineering, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Associate Dean of Engineering, Business, and Education, and Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education.

Dr. Elleithy published over 400 research papers in national/international journals and conferences with 5,000+ Google Scholar citations. His most recent research results in quantum computing, security of wireless communications, steganography, and data fusion in wireless sensor networks represent noteworthy contributions to the sciences and technology fields.

Dr. Elleithy was the PI or Co-PI of over three million dollars funded research projects in the past twenty years. Sponsors include ARDEC, United Nations, Connecticut NASA Space Grant, CISCO, the University of Connecticut START program, the University of Bridgeport CTNEXT, Saudi Aramco, and King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).

Dr. Elleithy was the Ph.D. dissertation advisor for 27 students. Ph.D. students in his research group won more than forty awards at the state and national levels for their research papers and posters. Many have participated in funded research projects and published their research results in quality journals and conferences.

Dr. Elleithy has been heavily involved with numerous professional societies during the past 30 years, including the Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). This involvement includes conference and workshop organizations, leadership, journal editing, and other endeavors.

Dr. Elleithy is the founder and co-chair of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISEE), the most significant online engineering conference successfully running from 2005 to 2014. CISSE was technically co-sponsored by CT IEEE several times. He was the Co-chair of the 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, April 3 – 5, 2014, technically co-sponsored by the IEEE CT section. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Connecticut Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation, Bridgeport, October 14 - 15, 2016. Dr. Elleithy was the IEEE Connecticut Communications Chapter Chair from 2006 – 2008. Dr. Elleithy was the Chair of the Northeast Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 16-17, 2020.

Dr. Elleithy received the Distinguished Professor of the Year Award from the University of Bridgeport in 2005. He received the 2015 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Gold Innovation Award. In December 2017, he was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences to recognize his contributions to Wireless Sensor Networks and Wireless Communications. In 2020, Dr. Elleithy received IEEE Connecticut Section Outstanding Member in Academia Award.

Prof. Abdellah MOKRANE

Prof. Abdellah MOKRANE

Professor Abdellah MOKRANE, Paris 8 University, France.


Post-Quantum Cryptography : scientific, technological and geopolitical challenges.


Since the evidence of the reality of the quantum computer in the 90s and Peter Shor’s publication of a fast quantum algorithm for solving encryption problems that had previously been considered very hard, the scientific community and especially researchers in cryptography began intense research over the last twenty years to propose new (classical) encryption algorithms resistant to quantum computing. In this talk, we will explain what are the proposed solutions to this academic and technological challenge. We will also discuss the geopolitical consequences resulting from this coming digital revolution. Along the way, based on Algeria’s past experience in the field of encryption and cybersecurity, we will propose a twenty-year strategy to tackle this challenge.


Abdellah Farid Mokrane received a Master degree in Pure Mathematics from Paris Sud University in June 1988 and a PHD in the field of Algebraic Geometry from the same university in February 1992, then an "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (HDR) from Paris Nord University in November 2003. He held the position Maître de Conférences at the Galil´ee Institute a college of University of Paris Nord from 1993 to 2004. Since 2004, he has held a full professor position at Paris 8 university. His area of expertise includes algebraic geometry, arithmetic as well as cryptography. He has supervised a dozen doctoral theses, he was Project Manager at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France in charge of the evaluation of research teams and international relations. He has been a visiting professor in different universities around the world and in different international conferences (Japan, India, China, Germany, Italy, USA, UK, Lebanon, Egypt, Mali, Netherlands, Spain, etc). For twenty years, he has been in charge of the Master’s degree in Mathematics at Paris 8 university, creating a speciality in arithmetic, cryptography and coding, then a speciality in big data and recently a speciality in cybersecurity and data sciences. He developed a very intense collaboration with Algeria in the field of teaching, PHD advising, research and development through notably the following institutions : CF-DAT, IHESN, EMP, DGRSTD, USTHB, etc.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission   (extended)   August 1, 2023   August 08,2023
  • Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2023
  • Camera-ready paper due: September 1, 2023
  • Conference dates: September 24-25, 2023

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