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ANNOUNCEMENT/CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS:

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Joint  International  Workshop  on:

QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL'08)
DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS (DCM'08)
July 12-13, 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland.

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/bob.coecke/DCM_QPL_08.html

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This to ICALP 2008 affiliated joint event combines two (established) workshop 
series:

QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL'08): This event has as its goal to bring 
together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum 
computing and the use of logical tools, new structures, formal languages, 
semantical  methods and other computer science methods for the study 
quantum 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); with the change of name and a new program committee we wish to 
emphasise the intended much broader scope of this event, aiming to nourish 
interaction between modern computer science logic, quantum computation and 
information, and structural foundations for quantum physics.

DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS (DCM'08):  Besides quantum computing, 
several  new  models  of computation have emerged in the last few years, 
and many developments of traditional computational models have been 
proposed with the aim of taking into account the new demands of computer 
systems users and the new capabilities of computation engines. A new 
computational model, or a new feature in a traditional one, usually is 
reflected in new structural paradigms.  The aim of this workshop is to 
bring together researchers who are currently developing new computational 
models or new features for traditional computational models, in order to 
foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and 
work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current 
activities in this area.  Previous editions in 2005, 2006 and 2007 were 
also affiliated to ICALP.

Invited speakers:

Terry Rudolph (Imperial College London)
TBA

Programme Committee:

Howard Barnum (Los Alamos)
Dan Browne (University College London)
Bob Coecke (Oxford) Co-Chair
Vincent Danos (Paris VII)
Andreas Doering (Imperial College London)
Annick Lesne (IHS Paris)
Ian Mackie (Sussex)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill) Co-Chair
Jon Yard (Los Alamos)

Dates:

- Submission deadline: March 31
- Acceptance/rejection notification: April 21
- Pre-proceedings versions due: June 15
- Workshop: July 12-13 2007

Submission format:

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.  Authors of 
accepted original research contributions will be invited to submit a full 
paper to a special issue of a journal yet to be decided on.  Submissions 
should be in Postscript or PDF format and should be sent to Bob Coecke 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> by  March 15.  Receipt of all submissions will be 
acknowledged by return email. Accepted contributors will be able to 
publish extended versions of their abstracts in Electronic Notes in 
Theoretical Computer Science.

Financial support. The workshop enjoys support from:
EPSRC Network Semantics of Quantum Computation (EP/E006833/1)
EPSRC ARF The Structure of Quantum Information and its Applications to IT 
(EP/D072786/1)

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