Quantum Software Consortium

TQC 2022: 17th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography.

This is the seventeenth 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
quantum machine learning

Important dates (AoE, anywhere on earth):

Paper/Talk/Early-Poster submission deadline: February 15, 2022
Decision notification: April 8, 2022
Final manuscript deadline: May 2, 2022
Late-Poster submission deadline: May 24, 2022
Late-Poster decision notification: June 8, 2022

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 (published in the well known open-access LIPIcs–Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics series). 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 main text must be at most 10 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 previously published material. Previously published submissions must still be current to be competitive for acceptance.

Submission format: Submissions should consist of both a 3 page extended abstract (excluding references) 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 approximately 25%. One of the
Conference Track submissions will be selected for an OUTSTANDING PAPER PRIZE.

We also solicit poster-only submissions: 

POSTER: Poster-only submissions must either consist of a short summary (2 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. The submission Web page for TQC 2022 is

Please direct any questions or comments to the PC chairs at tqc2022@easychair.org

Program committee:

François Le Gall (Nagoya University – chair)
Tomoyuki Morimae (Kyoto University – co-chair)
Dominic Berry (Macquarie University)
Mario Berta  (AWS Center for Quantum Computing & Imperial College London)
Dan Browne  (University College London)
Francesco Buscemi  (Nagoya University)
Marco Cerezo  (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Kai-Min Chung (Academia Sinica)
Wim van Dam  (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Jens Eisert  (Freie Universität Berlin)
David Elkouss  (QuTech)
Bill Fefferman  (The University of Chicago)
Zoe Holmes  (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Isaac Kim  (Stanford)
Robert Koenig  (Technische Universität München)
Richard Kueng  (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
Sophie  Laplante  (Université de Paris)
Felix Leditzky  (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tongyang Li  (Peking University)
Qipeng Liu  (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
Frédéric Magniez  (CNRS)
Christian Majenz  (Technical University of Denmark)
Carl Miller  (NIST and University of Maryland)
Ashwin Nayak  (University of Waterloo)
Nelly Ng  (Nanyang Technological University)
Harumichi Nishimura  (Nagoya University)
Michał Oszmaniec  (CTP PAS)
Anna Pappa  (Technische Universität Berlin)
Simon Perdrix  (Inria LORIA)
Stefano Pironio  (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Patrick Rebentrost (CQT)
Ben Reichardt  (University of Southern California)
Yuval Rishu Sanders  (University of Technology Sydney)
Norbert Schuch  (University of Vienna)
Yuan Su  (Google Quantum AI)
Aarthi Sundaram  (Microsoft)
Penghui Yao  (Nanjing University)

Local organizing committee:

Eric Chitambar (UIUC – chair)
Emily Edwards (UIUC)
Kelly C. Foster (UIUC)
Kim Gudeman (UIUC)
Felix Leditzky (UIUC)

Steering committee:

Marco Tomamichel (NUS – chair)
Gorjan Alagic (Maryland)
Andris Ambainis (Latvia)
Eric Chitambar (UIUC)
Steve Flammia (Sydney)
Stacey Jeffery (QuSoft, CWI)
Min-Hsiu Hsieh (Hon Hai)
Laura Mančinska (Copenhagen)


When: Monday July 11th, 2022  -  Thursday July 14th, 2022
Where: Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA