Quantum Software Consortium

TQC2023 - The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC).

The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective of TQC is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

TQC 2023 Call for Submissions

The 18th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography (TQC 2023) will take place in Aveiro, Portugal

24-28 July 2023

Areas of interest for TQC 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
quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computing
quantum formal methods
intersection of quantum information and condensed-matter theory
intersection of quantum information and machine learning

Important dates:
Submission deadline: 13th of February 2023
Decision notification: 3rd of April 2023
Final manuscript deadline: 2nd of May 2023

All deadlines are in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.
More information about the conference can be found at http://tqc-conference.org/
Submit your manuscript on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tqc2023>
Please direct any questions or comments to the PC chairs at tqc2023@easychair.org.

*********** Submission Guidelines ***********

As the goal of TQC is to bring together researchers on all aspects of quantum information, submissions are solicited for two tracks: Conference (talk and proceedings) and Workshop (talk only). It is possible to present a poster if a submission is not accepted for a talk, in either track, and poster-only submissions are also possible.

In recent years the overall acceptance rate for all papers submitted to TQC has been approximately 25%. 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. One of the Conference track submissions will be selected for an Outstanding Paper Prize.

CONFERENCE (talk + proceedings):

Submissions to this track must be original manuscripts that have not previously appeared in published form and are not simultaneously submitted to another publishing venue. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submission format: The manuscript should be submitted as a single PDF file. The maximum manuscript length is 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.
Publication: Accepted manuscripts for the conference track will be published in late 2023 in the TQC 2023 proceedings, as part of the well-known open-access LIPIcs–Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics series.

Final version: If your manuscript is accepted for publication in the proceedings, you will receive instructions on how to prepare the final revised version together with the notification, on the 3rd of April 2023. The deadline for submitting the final version is the 2nd of May 2023.

WORKSHOP (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. Previously published submissions must still be current to be competitive for acceptance.

Submission format: Submissions should include both an extended abstract and a technical version. The two documents should be merged and submitted as a single PDF file. The extended abstract (at most 3 pages, not including references) should contain a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the main ideas, results, and their impact. It should have at least 11-point fonts and reasonable margins. The technical version (no page limit) will be considered only at the discretion of the program committee.


Talk submissions that are not retained will automatically be considered for the poster session (in both the Conference and Workshop tracks). In addition, you can submit your work for a poster-only presentation. Poster-only submissions must either consist of a short summary (at most 2 pages) of the work, or follow the guidelines from either of the tracks above.


As a research community, our goal is that contributed talks at quantum information conferences reflect the breadth of our field. We therefore discourage parallel submission of the same work to more than one conference with a similar scope, as well as submission of a work that was previously accepted at a conference with a similar scope, such as QIP.

On the first page of your submission, indicate if your work is currently under submission to, has been accepted at, or has been presented at any other conference or workshop. If that is the case, quickly discuss the reason for the multiple submissions as well as significant changes relative to these submissions. The assessment of this information is at the programme committee's discretion.

*********** TQC Committees ***********
Program Committee for TQC 2023

Alvaro Alhambra, Institute for Theoretical Physics CSIC Madrid
Simon Apers, CNRS IRIF
Stephen Bartlett, The University of Sydney
Daniel Brod, Fluminense Federal University
Matthias C. Caro, California Institute of Technology and Free University Berlin
Claude Crépeau, McGill University
Omar Fawzi, INRIA ENS Lyon [chair]
Sevag Gharibian, University of Paderborn
David Gosset, University of Waterloo
Daniel Grier, University of California, San Diego
Michael Gullans, NIST/University of Maryland
Yassine Hamoudi, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Hsin-Yuan Huang, California Institute of Technology
Martin Kliesch, Hamburg University of Technology
Tamara Kohler, Complutense University of Madrid
Ludovico Lami, University of Amsterdam
Cécilia Lancien, CNRS Institut Fourier Grenoble
Xiongfeng Ma, Tsinghua University
Giulio Malavolta, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
Ashley Montanaro, University of Bristol
Markus Müller, IQOQI Vienna
Anand Natarajan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pavel Panteleev, Moscow State University
Simon Perdrix, INRIA LORIA
Daniel Ranard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patrick Rebentrost, National University of Singapore
Joschka Roffe, Free University Berlin
Jérémie Roland, Université libre de Bruxelles
Cambyse Rouzé, Technical University of Munich
Daniel Stilck França, INRIA ENS Lyon
David Sutter, IBM Research Zurich
Ryuji Takagi, Nanyang Technological University
Yu Tong, California Institute of Technology
Michael Walter, Ruhr University Bochum [co-chair]
John van de Wetering, University of Amsterdam
Takashi Yamakawa, NTT Tokyo
Leo Zhou, California Institute of Technology

TQC Steering Committee

Gorjan Alagic, University of Maryland
Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia
Eric Chitambar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steve Flammia, AWS Center for Quantum Computing
François Le Gall, Nagoya University
Min-Hsiu Hsieh, Hon Hai (Foxconn) [co-chair]
Laura Mančinska, University of Copenhagen
Lídia del Rio, ETH Zurich & Squids
Marco Tomamichel, National University of Singapore [chair]

Organizing Committee for TQC 2023

Paulo Almeida, Universidade de Aveiro [local chair]
Margarida Facão, Universidade de Aveiro
Ricardo Guimarães Dias, Universidade de Aveiro
Alexandre Madeira, Universidade de Aveiro
Manuel António Martins, Universidade de Aveiro
Nuriya Nurgalieva, ETH Zurich & Squids
Armando Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro
Raquel Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro
Lídia del Rio, ETH Zurich & Squids [chair]

When: Monday July 24th, 2023  -  Friday July 28th, 2023
Where: Aveiro, Portugal