7th QPL workshop
Quantum Physics and Logic
May 29-30, 2010, Oxford University, UK
Succeeds a School marking the end of the EU FP6 STREP QICS, May 24-28.
This event has as its goal to bring together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing and spatio-temporal causal structures, and in particular those that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study physical behaviour in general. Over the past couple of years there has been a growing activity in these foundational approaches together with a renewed interest in the foundations of quantum theory, which complement the more mainstream research in quantum computation. A predecessor of this event, with the same acronym, called Quantum Programming Languages, was held in Ottawa (2003), Turku (2004), Chicago (2005) and Oxford (2006). The first QPL under the new name Quantum Physics and Logic was held in Reykjavik (2008) and the second in Oxford (2009); with the change of name and a new program committee we emphasise the intended much broader scope of this event, aiming to nourish interaction between modern computer science logic, quantum computation and information, models of spatio-temporal causality, and quantum foundations.
Submission procedure. Prospective speakers are invited to submit a 2-5 pages abstract which provides sufficient evidence of results of genuine interest and provides sufficient detail to allows the program committee to assess the merits of the work. Submissions of works in progress are encouraged but must be more substantial than a research proposal. We both encourage submissions of original research as well as research submitted elsewhere. Submissions should be in Postscript or PDF format and should be sent to Bob Coecke by March 28, with as subject line QPL Submission. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by return email. Extended versions of accepted original research contributions will be published as a special issue of a jounal - we are currently still exploring the options.
Financial support. The workshop enjoys support from: