International conference devoted to analysis of foundational impact of the recent quantum information revolution at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 10-13 , 2019. Arrival June 9, departure June 14, 2019. The last conference day will be the intensive conference day, with a planned ending at 18.30.
The conference program is based on invited and contributed talks, and posters. Invited talks are 30 min talks (including questions) and contributed talks are 20 min (including questions).
We recommend to travel to Växjö via Copenhagen [due to maintenance of the railway between Stockholm and Växjö, there will be problems with approach Växjö by a train from Stockholm] or fly directly to Växjö from Stockholm/Bromma airport or Amsterdam/Schiphol airport.
Deadline for abstract submission is April 20. [For a contributed talk or poster, one can first submit the abstract via the registration and the fee can be paid later.] Poster session: journal Entropy supports the awards for the two best posters, 350 and 150 Swiss francs, respectively.
The conference Quantum Information Revolution: Impact to Foundations‽ (QIRIF‽) is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the jubilee 20th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information and probability. This conference is aimed to highlight and at the same time to question the foundational impact of the recent quantum information revolution and to enlighten recent novel contributions to quantum foundations, theory and experiment.
The recent quantum information revolution had not only technological, but also foundational outputs. It changes completely our image of quantum theory by emphasizing its quantum information dimension. At the same the quantum informational viewpoint on quantum theory can be questioned and criticized. In June 2019, Växjö will be the place to present both quantum information novelties and critique against them.
We invite all kinds of contributions devoted not only to coupling of foundations with the quantum information revolution, but general development of quantum theory and its mathematical formalism, as well as its novel applications including applications outside physics. The areas covered include: foundations of quantum information theory and quantum probability; generalized probabilistic models; quantum contextuality and generalized contextual models; Bell's inequality and entanglement; quantum nonlocality, hidden variables, original Bell inequality versus CHSH inequality; quantum computing (coming technological realization or "quantum focus-pocus"?), quantum cryptography and teleportation, weak measurements: theoretical and interpretational questions; time symmetric interpretation of QM; many worlds interpretation; quantum-like models outside physics; derivations of quantum formalism from natural postulates; the role the complementarity principle in quantum information theory; complementarity versus contextuality; recent foundational experiments; quantum information technologies. Of course, possible topics of talk need not be restricted to the listed above; any contribution directed to development of quantum foundations, theoretical and experimental, and the corresponding mathematical apparatus as well as philosophical analysis are welcome.
The QIRIF-poster (including list of invited speakers) for download and printing - click here!
- G.M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
- H.-T. Elze (University of Pisa, Italy)
- A. Elitzur (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
- C. Fuchs, (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
- S. Glancy (NIST, USA)
- S. Iriyama (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
- G. Jaeger (Boston University, USA)
- M. Kupczynski (Université du Québec, Canada)
- T. Nieuwenhuizen (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
- A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, USA)
A. Alodjants (ITMO University, Russia)
M. Appleby (University of Sydney, Australia)
P. Arve (Independent researcher, Stockholm, Sweden)
C. Baladron (University of Valladolid, Spain)
J. Barrett (Oxford University, UK)
I. Bengtsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
R. Brady (University of Cambridge, UK)
P. Bruza, (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
A. Burinski (Nuclear Safety Institute, Russia)
F. Buscemi (Nagoya University, Japan)
A. Cabello (University of Seville, Spain)
D. Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
A. Carmi (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
G. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
F. De Martini (University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy)
L. Diósi (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary)
E. Dzhafarov (Purdue University, USA)
A. Elitzur (The Israeli Institute for Advanced Research, Israel)
H.-T. Elze (Pisa University, Italy)
P. Frackiewicz (Pomeranian University, Poland)
C.A. Fuchs (University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)
C. Gallus (THM Business School, Germany)
M. Genovese (National Metrology Institute, Italy)
F. Giacomini (University of Vienna, Austria)
R. Gill (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
S. Glancy (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
P. Grangier (The National Center for Scientific Research, France)
L. Hardy (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
E. Haven (Memorial University, Canada)
E. Heifetz (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
J. W. Hicks (Investec, UK)
B. Hiesmayr (University of Vienna, Austria)
H. Hofmann (Hiroshima UNiversity, Japan)
F. Holik (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina)
S. Iriyama (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
G. Jaeger (Boston University, USA)
A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
P. Khrennikova (University of Leicester, UK)
K. Knuth (University at Albany (SUNY), USA)
M. Kupczynski (Quebec University (UQO), Canada)
J.-Å. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
E. Loubenets (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
J. Marton (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
C. Moreira (University of Leicester, UK)
M. P. Mueller, (University of Vienna, Austria)
T. M. Nieuwenhuizen (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
M. Ozawa (Nagoya University, Japan)
F. Petruccione (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)
P. Perinotti (University of Pavia, Italy)
J. Pienaar (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, USA)
M. F. Pusey (University of Oxford, UK)
P. Pylkkänen (University of Helsinki, Finland and University of Skövde, Sweden)
S. Rashkovskiy (Institute of Problems in Mechanics, Russia)
M. Ringbauer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
R. Schack (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Y. Shikano (Keio University, Japan)
K. Svozil (TU Wien, Austria)
Z. Toffano (CentraleSupélec, France)
L. Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
G. Vitiello (University of Salerno, Italy)
N. Watanabe (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
G. Weihs (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Derivations of quantum formalism from "natural axioms" - organizers M. D' Ariano and L. Hardy.
QBism in Växjö: A Celebration - organizers: C.A. Fuchs and R. Schack.
Applications of quantum formalism outside of physics - organizers A. de Barros, E. Haven, C. Gallus, and A. Khrennikov
Conference fee, registration, and abstracts
All participants, including invited speakers, are requested to pay the conference fee. Because the conference budget is created by conference fees only, all participants are kindly requested to pay the conference fee at their earliest convenience. This situation is a consequence of the annual character of the conference series during 20 years. The conference organizers have already used the majority of foundations to support the series. We would appreciate any advice to a possible source of the conference support.
Registration, conference fee, and abstract submission
Follow this link to register!
Last day to register: May 2, 2019
Linnaeus University does not accept cash payments. Better for the environment and for our safety. You pay the conference fee by credit/debit card when registering and you also use card to pay in our stores. You can also pay the fee via bank transfer. The trend throughout Sweden is that fewer and fewer places accept cash.
Accomodation and travelling
Please observe that each participant has to book hotel accommodation by him-/herself. Special rates have been negotiated with hotels for participants of the conference. Also, please quote the booking code QIR when booking a room to obtain these rates (write it in the subject line of the e-mail). It is possible only to book for the period 09-14 June 2019. Our reservation of rooms in Elite Hotels is valid only until April 9, so please make booking before this date.
P.S. As you can see there are two Elite Hotels in Växjö, so please be careful and remember which hotel you have booked!
1) Elite Park Hotel (Konserthuset) - booking code QIR.
2) Elite Stadshotellet Växjö - booking code QIR
3) Teleborgs slott - booking code QIR
Other possibilities (for cheaper accomodation; no special rates):
- Hotell Värend, www.hotellvarend.se (downtown; in Swedish)
- Växjö vandrarhem Evedal, www.vaxjovandrarhem.nu (far from the university, but great place: forests and lake; good bus connection)
- Skäraton korttidsboende, Välluddevägen 1, 352 51 Växjö. Phone: +46 (0)70–378 00 95, e-mail: email@example.com (near the university; cheap student type accomodation)
- Damsö B & B, www.damso.se (relatively cheap and not far from the university; in Swedish)
How to get to Växjö/Linnaeus University
You can reach Växjö either by flying directly to the city - from Stockholm/Bromma Airport or Amsterdam/Schiphool - or by flying to Copenhagen airport Kastrup or Stockholm airport and taking a train to Växjö, click for more info at Växjö Smaland Airport website!
Click here for the train table, from for example "Copenhagen airport" to "Växjö station".
Travelling between central Växjö and Linnaeus University
For connection to Växjö Smaland Airport, either a taxi or bus is recommended:
Växjö Taxi, +46 (0)470–135 00, or Värends Taxi +46 (0)470–169 00. The taxi stand is situated at Resecentrum (the Travel centre, i e the train and bus station).
The best way to reach campus is to take bus number 3 heading towards "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy a "Visitor’s ticket". With this, you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid for either 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board the bus or at the customer center (Växjö resecentrum) at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between SEK 67 and SEK 144 depending on whether you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age.
All bus routes are operated by Länstrafiken. Click here for bus time tables.