Call for Abstracts: Quantum Computation, Quantum Information, and the Exact Sciences
We invite submissions from both philosophers and scientists exploring the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science, information theory, and mathematics. Envisioned topics for contributed papers include: QCIT’s relevance for our understanding of the structure and axiomatics of quantum theory, QCIT’s relevance for our understanding of physical conceptions of computation and/or information, alternative formalisms and mathematical frameworks for characterising QCIT, methodological differences and commonalities between QCIT and more traditional approaches to the exact sciences, and the metaphysical significance (or lack thereof) of the concepts and operational definitions of QCIT. This list is not exhaustive.
Dates of the conference: January 30-31, 2015.
Location: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany.
Hans J. Briegel, University of Innsbruck, Austria and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria.
Leah Henderson, Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America.
Christopher Timpson, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Organizers: Michael Cuffaro (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), Samuel Fletcher (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), Johannes Kofler (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics).
Submissions, consisting of one short (max. 100 word) and one extended (750-1000 word) abstract, will be double-blind reviewed and should be submitted through our automated submission system (EasyChair): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qcompinfo2015
Please prepare your submission for blind review by removing any identifying information from both your short and long abstract. Your short abstract should be pasted directly into the text box provided on the submission form. Your long abstract should be saved as a PDF document and uploaded via the “Upload a Paper” interface on the submission form. Do not tick the “Abstract Only” check box.
Note: you will be able to revise your submission any number of times before the submission deadline.
Submission deadline: November 14, 2014 at 11:55PM (GMT).
Notification date: December 2, 2014.
Registration fee (includes the price of the conference dinner): 50€ regular fee, 30€ for graduate students.
The conference language is English.
Website where more information on the conference will be posted soon: http://www.qcompinfo2015.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html