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TQC 2019 : The 14th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography


Conference Series : Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography
When Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 5, 2019
Where University of Maryland, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 8, 2019

Call For Papers



The 14th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography
---- TQC 2019 ----

Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science
University of Maryland,
College Park, USA
June 3-5, 2019


This is the fourteenth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the areas of quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. TQC covers all theoretical aspects of quantum information.

Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* quantum algorithms
* models of quantum computation
* quantum complexity theory
* simulation of quantum systems
* quantum cryptography
* quantum communication
* quantum information theory
* quantum estimation and measurement
* intersection of quantum information and condensed-matter theory
* quantum coding theory
* fault-tolerant quantum computing
* entanglement theory

Important dates:

* Paper/Talk/Early-Poster submission deadline: February 8, 2019
* Decision notification: March 24, 2019
* Final manuscript deadline: April 5, 2019
* Late-Poster submission deadline: April 26, 2019
* Late-Poster decision notification: May 6, 2019

Two tracks: Conference (talk + proceedings) and Workshop (talk only). As the goal of TQC is to bring together researchers on all aspects of quantum information, submissions are solicited for two tracks:
* CONFERENCE TRACK (talk + proceedings): Submissions to this track must be original papers that have not previously appeared in published form. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference and will appear in the conference proceedings. The PC will target a minimum of 10 articles to be published in the proceedings and therefore the acceptance rates could differ between the two tracks.

Submission format: The length of the submission must be at most 15 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. The text must be in a single column format, use at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. The submission should begin with a title, a list of authors, and a short abstract. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submissions should be in PDF format.

* WORKSHOP TRACK (talk only): We solicit submissions for talk-only papers; accepted submissions will be presented orally at the conference but will not appear in the proceedings. This track allows authors to publish their work elsewhere and accepts already published material.

Submission format: Submission should consist of a 3-4 page extended abstract and a technical version, both with at least 11-point fonts and reasonable margins. The extended abstract should contain a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the main ideas, results, and their impact. The technical version will be considered only at the discretion of the program committee. Both the abstract and the technical version should be uploaded as a single PDF file. If the work corresponding to the submission is published, has been submitted elsewhere, or appears on arXiv, then it should be indicated on the first page of the submission.

Depending on submissions received, preference may be given to submissions to the Conference Track. In recent years the overall acceptance rate for all papers submitted to TQC has been below 25%. One of the Conference Track submissions will be selected for an OUTSTANDING PAPER PRIZE.

We also solicit poster-only submissions:
* POSTER: Submissions must either consist of a short summary (2-3 pages) of the work, or follow the guidelines from either of the tracks above. If the work corresponding to the submission is published, has been submitted elsewhere, or appears on arXiv, then it should be indicated on the first page of the submission. Talk submissions that are not retained will automatically be considered for the poster session. Authors of poster submissions made before the Early-Poster submission deadline will be notified by the Decision notification date. A Late-Poster round allows for much later submissions (and notification) for posters only.

All submissions for talks or posters must be made electronically through the online submission system EasyChair:

Please direct any questions or comments to the PC chair at

Local organizing committee (QuICS, University of Maryland):

* Gorjan Alagic (local co-chair, TQC 2019)
* Andrew Childs
* Alexey Gorshkov (local chair, NISQ)
* Yi-Kai Liu
* Carl Miller
* Aarthi Sundaram (local co-chair, TQC 2019)
* Jacob Taylor

Steering committee:

* Anne Broadbent (uOttawa)
* Wim van Dam (UCSB and QC Ware)
* Aram Harrow (MIT) (Chair)
* Stacey Jeffery (QuSoft, CWI)
* Yasuhito Kawano (NTT, Tokyo)
* Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)
* Simone Severini (AWS and UCL)
* Marco Tomamichel (UTS)

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