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6th QPL workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic

April 8-9, 2009, Oxford, UK

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); 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, which resulted in an attractive program.

The event proceeds MFPS 2009, also in Oxford, at which there will a series of 
tutorials to enable MFPS participants to also attend and comprehend the QPL 
talks.

Invited speakers:
Reinhard Werner (Braunschweig)
Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano (Pavia)
TBA (-)

Workshop co-chairs:
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
Peter Selinger  (Dalhousie)

Program Committee:
Howard Barnum (Los Alamos)
Dan Browne (UCL - Londen)
Paul Busch (York)
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Andreas Doering (Imperial)
John Harding (NMSU)
Viv Kendon (Leeds)
Keye Martin (NRL)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
Peter Selinger  (Dalhousie)
TBA (-)

Deadlines:
February 13: Submission
February 27: Notification of authors
March 20: Corrected papers due

Webpage:
http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/people/Bob.Coecke/QPL_09.html

Webpage of previous Quantum Physics and Logic:
http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/people/Bob.Coecke/DCM_QPL_08.html

Papers at previous Quantum Physics and Logic:
http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/people/bob.coecke/DCM_QPL_08_accepted.html

Webpage of MFPS XXV:
http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/mfps25.htm

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. 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 by February 13, with as subject 
line QPL Submission. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by return 
email. Accepted contributors will be able to publish extended versions of their 
2-5 abstracts in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.

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)
EC Foundational Structures for Quantum Information and Computation
(FP6 STREP QICS)


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