Q-turn: quantum information workshop in Florianapolis (Brazil) -- Nov 26 - Nov 30

Monday, November 26, 2018
Registration deadline: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianapolis
27° 36' 2.5308" S, 48° 31' 9.0408" W

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce "Q-turn: changing paradigms in quantum science", a new quantum information series --> Kickoff meeting: Florianopolis, Brazil, 26th to 30th of November 2018:

The last few years have witnessed an impressive number of contributions to the field of quantum information. The range of themes and topics has expanded, as has our community.

Q-turn welcomes contributed talks and poster submissions in all areas of quantum information theory, as well as fields that intersect with quantum information. The fields covered will include: quantum information (e.g. cryptography, error correction, tomography, entanglement theory, many-body theory); quantum foundations (e.g. correlations, causality, generalised probabilistic theories, quantum thermodynamics, quantum gravity); quantum computation (e.g. simulation, algorithms, quantum complexity theory).

As well as a scientific program, Q-turn will feature talks and discussions on issues that affect the quantum information community, ranging from diversity and inclusion, health and mental health, to workers' rights.

Q-turn is proudly supported by FQXi, IQC, Microsoft Research, IQOQI Vienna, Freie Universitaet Berlin and ETH Zurich. A generous amount of travel support will be available.

The workshop program and key deadlines are included below.

We look forward to meeting you in Florianapolis!
Juani Bermejo-Vega, Ana Belen Sainz, Yelena Guryanova

Important dates
- Talk/poster submission deadline: August 31st.
- Application for travel support: September 8th.

- Notification of authors: September 28th.
- Notification of travel support: September 28th.

- Super early-bird registration deadline: August 31st.
- Early-bird registration deadline: September 30th.
- Registration deadline: October 31st.

Public Lecture
Prof Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Invited Speakers (scientific program)
Prof Barbara Amaral, Federal University of São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais (resource theories)
Dr Miriam Backens, University of Oxford (complexity theory)
Prof Dominic Horsman, Université Grenoble Alpes (quantum causality)
Dr Glaucia Murta, QuTech, Delft (quantum cryptography)
Dr Nelly Ng, Freie Universitaet Berlin (quantum thermodynamics)

Invited Speakers and Panel Discussion (awareness program)
Prof Ariel Bendersky, University of Buenos Aires (workers’ rights)
Prof Anne Broadbent, University of Ottawa, Canada (diversity, women in science)
Prof Havi Carel, University of Bristol (unconscious bias, prejudice, solutions)
Prof Nara Guisoni, Universidad de La Plata (diversity, harassment, solutions)
Prof Dominic Horsman, Université Grenoble Alpes (representation and inclusion)
Prof Renato Pedrosa, Unicamp (diversity and social inclusion)

Prospective speakers and poster presenters are invited to submit extended abstracts. These should consist on a 3 page description of the work and include a link to a separate published paper or preprint.

Travel support
Financial support is available for a number of participants. Preference will be given early-career researchers, as well as scientists that belong to underrepresented groups in quantum information. Requests for funds for diversity or inclusion related purposes (e.g., parental support) are generally welcome. Funding decisions will be made by September 28th. Check our webpage for further information about the reviewing process.

Steering and organising committee
Juani Bermejo-Vega (FU Berlin)
Yelena Guryanova (IQOQI Vienna)
Ana Belen Sainz (Perimeter Institute)

Local Organisers
Prof. Renné Medeiros de Araújo (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
Susane Calegari (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

Program Committee
Chair - Barbara Amaral (Federal University of São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais)
Chair - Fernando de Melo (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro)
Full Program Committee: https://qturnworkshop.wixsite.com/2018/commitees