QPL 2014
Quantum Physics and Logic

June 4-6, 2014
Kyoto, Japan

Kenninji Temple, Kyoto. Photo by Kumiko Hasuo

The 11th workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL) will take place at Kyoto University between Wed 4 and Fri 6, June 2014.


This workshop will bring together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing and spatio-temporal causal structures, and in particular those that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study of physical behaviour in general.

Previous QPL events were held in Ottawa (2003), Turku (2004), Chicago (2005), Oxford (2006), Reykjavik (2008), Oxford (2009), Oxford (2010), Nijmegen (2011), Brussels (2012) and Barcelona (2013).



Program (with Session Chairs)

Poster Shotgun Session

Slides: Quick, Mansfield (Completeness), Mansfield (PBR), Adams, Soeda, Coecke, Furrer, Morton, Kartsaklis, Yasuda, Cho, Wester, de Silva, Atzemoglou, Bar, Westerbaan, Delpeuch, Bian, Zamdzhiev, Coles, Soares Barbosa Backens

Video of the talks is found here, as part of Oxford Quantum Talks Archive

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 13 Apr, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 4 May
Papers Ready: 11 May
Registration Closed: 25 May
Workshop: 4-6 June

All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth.

Invited Speakers

Giulio Chiribella (Tsinghua)
Masahito "Hassei" Hasegawa (Kyoto)
Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya)

Accepted Papers

List of accepted papers

Submissions of Papers

Prospective speakers are invited to submit a contribution to the workshop.

Extended versions of accepted original research contributions will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the workshop. Selected contributions will further be invited to a special issue in the journal New Generation Computing.

Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX (use of the EPTCS style is encouraged), and must be submitted in PDF format. Submission is done via EasyChair.

Call for papers



Registration closed

Registration fee is: JPY 10,000 for regular participants; and JPY 4,000 for students. It is to be paid in cash when arriving at the workshop.

Travel Support

We encourage participation by graduate students. Students will pay a reduced registration fee. We will also be able to provide limited financial support to students (and possibly to non-students) for travel and accommodations. Further information is found here.


Program Committee:
Dan Browne (UCL)
Giulio Chiribella (Tsinghua)
Bob Coecke (Oxford, co-chair)
Ross Duncan (Strathclyde)
Simon Gay (Glasgow)
Ichiro Hasuo (Tokyo, co-chair)
Chris Heunen (Oxford)
Matty Hoban (ICFO)
Bart Jacobs (Nijmegen)
Viv Kendon (Leeds)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill, co-chair)
Simon Perdrix (CNRS Grenoble)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (QMUL)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)
Rob Spekkens (Perimeter)
Bas Spitters (Nijmegen)
Jamie Vicary (Oxford & CQT Singapore)
Mingsheng Ying (UTS Sydney & Tsinghua)
Steering Committee:
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)

Local Organizers:
Ichiro Hasuo (Tokyo, chair)
Naohiko Hoshino (Kyoto, poster chair)
Yoshihiko Kakutani (Tokyo)
Susumu Nishimura (Kyoto)

Financial Support

The workshop enjoys supports from:
Photo by Conveyor belt sushi / CC BY

Local Information

The workshop will take place from Wednesday 4 June to Friday 6 June, 2014, at the Grad. School of Science Seminar House (理学研究科セミナーハウス) at the Kyoto University Campus.

Here are some maps and information that you can print and bring.


Workshop Dinner

On Wed 4 June, at a Japanese restaurant in the city-center (Sanjo-Kawaramachi).

Getting to Kyoto

Fly to Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), and take a train to Kyoto JR Station (the main train station in the south of the city center). Your accommodation will be most probably in the city center; the Kyoto University campus is in its north.

Flying to airports in Tokyo (Narita (NRT) and Haneda (HND)) or in Nagoya (NGO) is an option but you might want to check carefully, because they are rather far and trains (Shinkansen) can be expensive.

Accommodations & Getting to the Venue

Getting Around

City transport is mostly by bus (230 JPY per ride). Cabs are not expensive, especially if you are two people or more. Say "Hyakumanben (百万遍)" to the driver for the venue.

Kyoto is a small city. You will enjoy a walk from the city center to the venue (approx. 1 hour) along the Kamogawa river.


It seems that many cash machines do not accept bank/credit cards issued overseas. You will still be able to use those at the airport, and those at Citibank and the omnipresent convenience stores Seven Eleven.


Citizens of 66 countries are exempted from visa. For your visa application consult this page.


Wifi access will be provided by Eduroam. You will need to obtain an Eduroam login from your home institution before coming to the workshop. Temporary wifi accounts are available at registration, too.


qpl2014org [at] mmm.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp (local organizers)