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.

Workshop Organizers:
Bob Coecke (co-chair)
Prakash Panangaden (co-chair)
Peter Selinger (co-chair)

Program Committee:
Howard Barnum (Perimeter)
Dan Browne (UCL - London)
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Andreas Doering (Oxford)
John Harding (NMSU)
Viv Kendon (Leeds)
Keye Martin (NRL - Washington)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
Simon Perdrix (Grenoble)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)
Alex Wilce (Susquehanna)

Invited speakers:
John Baez (UCR & Singapore)
John Barrett (Nottingham)
Louis Crane (Kansas State)
Benjamin Schumacher (Kenyon College)






Local Organizers:
Bob Coecke
Ross Duncan

Travel and hotels

March 28: Submission
April 13: Notification of authors
May 16: Corrected papers due

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.

The event succeeds the Spring School marking the end of the EU FP6 STREP QICS on Foundational Structures in Quantum Computation and Information.

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:
EPSRC ARF The Structure of Quantum Information and its Applications to IT (EP/D072786/1)
EC FP6 STREP Foundational Structures for Quantum Information and Computation (QICS)

Last modified: Jan 30, 2010 by Bob Coecke