QIP 2004 - The Seventh Workshop on Quantum Information Processing

To be held in Waterloo, Canada; hosted by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing.

January 15 - 19, 2004

Quantum information processing is the recasting of computer science in a quantum mechanical framework. It tries to improve on classical computers and classical complexity bounds by making use of quantum mechanical phenomena. After Peter Shor's 1994 discovery of efficient quantum algorithms for factoring and the discrete log (threatening current "classical" cryptography), the field has grown explosively and is now one of the most active subfields of both computer science and physics. QIP 2004 is the seventh workshop on quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information theory in the tradition of AQIP 98 in Aarhus, AQIP 99 in Chicago, QIP 2000 in Montreal, QIP 2001 at the CWI in Amsterdam, QIP 2002 at IBM in Yorktown Heights, and QIP 2003 at MSRI, Berkeley. The conference will run from Thursday 15 January until Monday 19 January. It will consist of various invited talks, a display of posters, and an open session.

Co-chairs: Daniel Gottesman (PI), Michele Mosca (IQC & PI) and Ashwin Nayak (IQC & PI).

Steering Committee: Dorit Aharonov, Charles Bennett, Harry Buhrman, Isaac Chuang, David DiVincenzo, Miklos Santha, Umesh Vazirani, John Watrous.

Local Organizing Committee: Greg Brennan, Colleen Brickman, Howard Burton, Kari Cox, Ivette Fuentes-Guridi, Aziz Kara, Phillip Kaye, Fiona McAlister, John McCormick, David Poulin, Wendy Reibel, Martin Roetteler, Sue Scanlan, Rita Schwander, Karen Wiatowski, Lena Yost.

If you would like to apply for a poster presentation or a contributed talk, please send an email to qip2004@iqc.ca with "POSTER" or "CONTRIBUTED TALK" in the subject line and a message containing title and abstract.

If you apply by Nov. 15, we will inform you by Dec. 1 if your poster has been accepted. We will also accept posters after that, but will not necessarily decide until early January. Decisions regarding contributed talks will only be made in early January.

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