4th International Workshop on
Quantum Programming Languages

July 17-19, 2006, Oxford

Workshop Organizer:
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)

Local Organizer:
Bob Coecke (Oxford)

Program Committee:
Samson Abramsky (Oxford)
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Simon Gay (Glasgow)
Philippe Jorrand (Grenoble)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
Peter Selinger (Ottawa)

Accepted talks
Preliminary program
Preliminary proceedings

May 10: Submission
May 31: Notification of authors
Jun 16: Corrected papers due

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on mathematical foundations and programming languages for quantum computing. In the last few years, there has been a growing interest in logical tools, languages, and semantical methods for analyzing quantum computation. These foundational approaches complement the more mainstream research in quantum computation which emphasizes algorithms and complexity theory.

Previous workshops in this series were held in Ottawa (2003), Turku (2004), and Chicago (2005).

This year's workshop will be held in Oxford, as part of the week-long event Cats, Kets and Cloisters, July 17-23, 2006, which will include four workshops on related topics.

Topics. Possible topics include the design and semantics of quantum programming languages, new paradigms for quantum programming, specification of quantum algorithms, higher-order quantum computation, quantum data types, reversible computation, axiomatic approaches to quantum computation, abstract models for quantum computation, properties of quantum computing resources and primitives, concurrent and distributed quantum computation, compilation of quantum programs, semantical methods in quantum information theory, and categorical models for quantum computation.

Tutorials. The first day of the workshop, July 17, will consist of tutorials, followed by two days of contributed research talks.

Submission procedure. Prospective speakers should submit a detailed abstract (or extended abstract) of 5-12 pages. Submissions of works in progress are encouraged, but must be more substantial than a research proposal. Submissions must provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the work. Submissions should be in Postscript or PDF format, and should be sent to selinger@mathstat.dal.ca by May 10 (please put "workshop submission" in the subject line). Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Proceedings. The workshop proceedings will be published in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). A printed copy of the preliminary proceedings will be distributed to participants at the workshop. The preliminary proceedings are now available online.

Registration and Travel. Please see the CKC website for information on Registration, Travel, and Accommodations.


Last modified: Mar 27, 2006 by Peter Selinger