Core Papers

The foundations we build our research on.

Recent Publications

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  • J. Illiano, M. Caleffi, A. Manzalini, A. S. Cacciapuoti, "Quantum Internet Protocol Stack: a Comprehensive Survey", Computer Networks, vol. 213, p. 109092, August 2022.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, J. Illiano, S. Koudia, K. Simonov, M. Caleffi, "The Quantum Internet: Enhancing Classical Internet Services one Qubit at a Time", IEEE Network, in press, July 2022.
  • S. Koudia, A.S. Cacciapuoti, K. Simonov, M. Caleffi, "How Deep the Theory of Quantum Communications Goes: Superadditivity, Superactivation and Causal Activation", IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, in press, July 2022.
  • D. Chandra, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "The Entanglement-Assisted Communication Capacity over Quantum Trajectories", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 3632-3647, June 2022.
  • D. Chandra, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, L. Hanzo, "Direct Quantum Communications in the Presence of Realistic Noisy Entanglement", in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 469-484, Jan. 2022.
  • D. Cuomo, M. Caleffi, K. Krsulich, F. Tramonto, G. Agliardi, E. Prati, A. S. Cacciapuoti, "Optimized compiler for Distributed Quantum Computing", arXiv:2112.14139, December 2021.
  • S. Koudia, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "(Causal)-Activation of Complex Entanglement Structures in Quantum Networks", arXiv:2112.00543, December 2021.
  • D. Ferrari, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Amoretti, M. Caleffi, "Compiler Design for Distributed Quantum Computing", IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering, vol. 2, pp. 1-20, 2021.
  • D. Cuomo, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Towards a Distributed Quantum Computing Ecosystem", Invited Paper, IET Quantum Communication, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-8, July 2020.
  • M. Caleffi, D. Chandra, D. Cuomo, S. Hassanpour, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "The Rise of the Quantum Internet", IEEE Computer, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 67-72, June 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, R. Van Meter, L. Hanzo, "When Entanglement meets Classical Communications: Quantum Teleportation for the Quantum Internet", Invited Paper, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3808-3833, June 2020.
  • M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Quantum Switch for the Quantum Internet: Noiseless Communications through Noisy Channels", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 575-588, March 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, F. Tafuri, F.S. Cataliotti, S. Gherardini, G. Bianchi, "Quantum Internet: Networking Challenges in Distributed Quantum Computing", IEEE Network, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 137-143, January/February 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "Capacity Bounds for Quantum Communications through Quantum Trajectories", arXiv:1912.08575, December 2019.
  • M. Caleffi, "Optimal Routing for Quantum Networks", IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 22299-22312, October 2017.


  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, J. Illiano, M. Viscardi, M. Caleffi, "Quantum Internet: the Dawn of the Quantum Paths", Invited Paper, Proc. Of ACM NANOCOM , 2022.
  • J. Illiano, M. Viscardi, S. Koudia, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Quantum Internet: from Medium Access Control to Entanglement Access Control", arXiv:2205.11923, under review, May 2022.
  • M. Caleffi, J. Illiano, S. Koudia, A. S. Cacciapuoti, "The Quantum Internet: a Communication Engineering Perspectiveā€¯, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE), 2021.
  • S. Koudia, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "From the Environment-Assisted Paradigm to the Quantum Switch", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM, 2021.
  • D.Cuomo, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Experiencing the communication advantage of the Superposition of Causal Orders", Proc. of IEEE SPAWC, 2021.
  • J. Illiano, A.S. Cacciapuoti, A. Manzalini, M. Caleffi, "The Impact of the Quantum Data Plane Overhead on the Throughput", Proc. of ACM NANOCOM, 2021.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "Toward the Quantum Internet: a Directional-Dependent Noise Model for Quantum Signal Processing!", Invited Paper, Proc. of IEEE ICASSP, 2019.
  • M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, G. Bianchi, "Quantum internet: from communication to distributed computing!", Invited Paper, Proc. of ACM NANOCOM, 2018.
  • M. Caleffi, "End-to-end entanglement rate: Toward a quantum route metric", Proc. of IEEE Globecom Workshops, Dec 2017.


  • W. Kozlowski, S. Wehner, R. Van Meter, B. Rijsman, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, S. Nagayama , "Architectural Principles for a Quantum Internet", draft-irtf-qirg-principles-07, Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), 2021