QIP 2017 - Seattle, Washingon, USA

QIP 2017: Call for submissions

Note that the deadline for submissions has passed. We are no longer accepting submissions for the conference.

QIP 2017 will be hosted in Seattle, Washington, by the QuArC group at Microsoft Research and the University of Washington. More program details will be posted on this page as additional information becomes available.

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Important submission dates

  • Deadline to submit papers: September 27, 2016 (The submission server will be open until 23:59 in all time zones.)
  • Deadline to submit posters: October 25, 2016
  • Notifications: November 8, 2016

Conference dates

  • Tutorials: January 14–15, 2017
  • Conference: January 16–20, 2017

Instructions for submissions of poster presentations

Until October 25, submissions for posters can made electronically through the online submission system EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qip2017 by selecting the QIP 2017 posters track.

  1. If you already have an EasyChair account from another conference, you can use your existing user name and password to sign in. Skip to step 9.
  2. If you have not used EasyChair Conference System before, click create an account for to set up an EasyChair account.
  3. Provide your name and a valid email address.
  4. You will then receive a confirmation email from EasyChair at the address you provided. To continue, click the embedded link.
  5. On the destination page, fill out your account information and create a password.
  6. Click Create my account.
  7. You will then be shown a confirmation.
  8. Sign in with the user name and password you provided in step 5
  9. Click New Submission from the menu to upload your submission.
  10. Select the relevant track: QIP 2017 for talks (or talk, and if not accepted, then poster) and QIP 2017 poster for posters.
  11. Fill in your “address for Correspondence.” Make sure your correspondence information is correct.
  12. You can add authors to your submission manually. To add co-authors with whom you have already submitted a paper via EasyChair, click click here to add an associate and select their names from the list. By default, three author forms are shown. Additional forms can be added by clicking add more authors at the bottom of third author form.
  13. Fill in the paper “Title” field.
  14. Fill in the “Abstract” field. Abstracts are typically 100 to 150 words long.
  15. Select the relevant category for your submission by selecting the corresponding radio button. Please check the group box for Best Student Paper Prize only if all co-authors of this submission are aware of the eligibility criteria of the prize and have consented.
  16. Provide a list of at least three keywords—one per line.
  17. Upload the PDF file of the extended abstract by clicking the choose file button in the “Upload Paper” section. Complete the process by clicking Browse and selecting the file from your computer. (Please note that the file should be in PDF format.) If you want to upload also a longer technical version as an attachment, you can do that under “Attachment.” Click Submit to finish
  18. You will then be taken to your paper’s main page, which will have several links in the top right-hand corner. Here, you have the options to update or withdraw your submission until the submission deadline.
  19. To submit an updated version of your paper, click Submit a New Version and upload your updated paper (in PDF). The version that will be considered for reviewing will be the latest version you uploaded at the time of the submission deadline.

Poster submissions should consist of an extended abstract of one to three pages in length and contain a nontechnical, clear, and insightful description of the results and main ideas, their potential impact, and their importance to quantum information and computation. Extended abstracts should not consist of a compressed version of a full paper, but instead should facilitate an intuitive understanding of the research results that they represent and help the program committee in assessing their importance. Extended abstracts should be in PDF format, and typeset in single-column form with reasonable margins and font size of at least 11 points. The three-page maximum does not include references.

The program committee reserves the right to decide how to treat submissions that deviate from the above format (and reserves the right to reject such submissions solely on the basis of their format).

Instructions for submission of talks

Contributed talks at QIP are intended to be representative of outstanding recent research contributions to the theory of quantum information and computation. Each submission to QIP for a talk should consist of two components:

  • Extended abstract. This should be one to three pages in length and contain a nontechnical, clear, and insightful description of the results and main ideas, their potential impact, and their importance to quantum information and computation. Extended abstracts should not consist of a compressed version of a full paper, but instead should facilitate an intuitive understanding of the research results that they represent and help the program committee in assessing their importance. Extended abstracts should be in PDF format, and typeset in single-column form with reasonable margins and font size of at least 11 points. The three-page maximum does not include references.
  • Technical manuscript. This is a full paper of the work, including technical details. This manuscript may be from an online repository, such as arXiv; however a PDF copy of it must be uploaded.

The program committee reserves the right to decide how to treat submissions that deviate from the above format (and reserves the right to reject such submissions solely on the basis of their format).

Best Student Paper Prize

A submission is eligible for the student prize if the main author(s) is/are a student(s) at the time of the submission and will present the work at QIP, and said student(s) performed a significant portion of the work (at least 60 percent) and came up with the majority of the key ideas. Eligibility can only be indicated at the time of submission. All authors are notified if their paper has been labelled as eligible for the student prize, and have 14 days following a submission to voice any disagreements about the paper’s nomination to the program committee (PC) chair. The PC chair is free to ask for any clarifications regarding the students’ contributions at any time.

Committees

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Organizing Committee

  • Michael Beverland (Microsoft Research)
  • Alex Bocharov (Microsoft Research)
  • Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)
  • Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research)
  • Vadym Kliuchnikov (Microsoft Research)
  • Jasmin Krout (Microsoft Research)
  • Matt Mostad (Microsoft Research)
  • Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)
  • Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research, Chair)
  • Matthias Troyer (ETH Zurich, Microsoft Research)
  • Nathan Wiebe (Microsoft Research)