7-9 December 2020
The 20th Asian Quantum Information Science Conference (AQIS ’20) will focus on quantum information processing, communication and cryptography, an interdisciplinary field bridging quantum physics, computer science, mathematics, and information technologies. AQIS’20 will consist of invited talks, selected papers and research topic discussions.
Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
Quantum computation and simulation, algorithms and complexity
Quantum information theory
Concepts, methods and tools against decoherence
Quantum communications experiments and theory
Quantum technologies (optics, NMR, solid state, etc.)
Quantum processor and computer design
Quantum programming languages and semantics
REGISTER ONLINE: https://events.humanitix.com/aqis-2020.
Registrations are open until the final day of the conference, closing 9 December 2020.
RESEARCH TOPIC SESSIONS: Slack and gather.town
AQIS 2020 LOCAL ORGANISERS & VOLUNTEERS
PAPER/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (closed)
RESEARCH TOPIC SESSIONS
The local organizers have created an AQIS space on two online platforms to use during the Research Topic discussion sessions:
The research topic sessions aim to recreate a very casual space. The purpose of the session is:
to engage with the paper presenters of the specific topic area (see conference program) and to discuss or ask questions relating to their paper.
to recreate part of the in-person experience of a conference: discussions about the talks and new topics, networking, forging and maintaining collaborations, and generally having a good, friendly, and collegial experience during and in between talks.
Please note: gather.town is preferred if you are able to attend the research topic discussions in *real-time*, whereas Slack will be used for ‘offline discussions’ before, during and after the conference.
We ask all participants to be respectful and mindful of others during the conference, and adhere to the AQIS Code of Conduct.
For our purposes, think of Slack as an organized communication tool that combines the best features of email and chat, and has some nifty extra features like file exchange.
Signing up for Slack
To sign up for the Slack workspace use the AQIS link. The link will be emailed to all registrants of the conference.
All you need is an active email account to which a confirmation email is sent. Joining the link in the confirmation email then lets you sign up with your name and a password of your choice. Please use your full name (first name and last name) so that everyone knows who you are.
Once you’re signed up and ready to go, you can start using Slack in your browser. Alternatively, you can download a desktop client (free of charge) for Microsoft Windows, OSX, and Linux, see https://slack.com/downloads.
A Slack workspace consists of several “channels”, whose names are always preceded by a # (such as the #conference channel – see below for a list of channels and what they’re supposed to do). The discussions happen in these channels, but you can also directly message another participant and even create group chats with multiple people. To do this, just click on the “New message” icon to the right of the slack workspace name “AQIS_2020” in the top-left corner, and enter the recipients of your message in the To: field. While we’ve created several public channels (in the sense that everyone joining the Slack workspace is automatically joining the public channels), you can also create private channels and invite selected participants for more in-depth discussions. For a general tutorial on how to use Slack, see https://slack.com/intl/en-at/resources/using-slack/how-to-use-slack.
The following is a list of public channels corresponding to the main topics:
#random – Every slack workspace traditionally has a #random channel, in which you can post things that fit in neither of the above channels.
What is gather.town
Gather.town is a location-based video-calling tool. You’ll be assigned an avatar which you can navigate through the online conference venue.
Your avatar will walk around the map, bumping into people or watching recorded talks. If you are close to another avatar, a video conferencing window opens and you can start speaking to each other (you can choose to turn off your video or microphone). If you move away, video conferencing disappears. You can also interact with objects, such as posters. Visually, Gather looks like an old-school 8-bit pixel art video game.
You will need to use Chrome or Firefox.
Click to join using the AQIS link and the password. The link will be emailed to all registrants of the conference.
Then type your name (preferred – so people can find you) and university (optional), and click “Join the Gathering”. If your browser asks for you permission to use microphone and camera, please allow them.
You will then see your name above your avatar, which you can now move around the space using the arrows on your keyboard. Your microphone and video will automatically start sharing if you move close to another attendee’s avatar. You can also search for other attendees in the search bar. If you want to interact with an object, for example to have a closer look at a poster, move your avatar close to it and click “X”.
Our virtual conference venue would consist of a room for each topic (e.g. crypto), where you can watch the recorded talks, find more information about them and chat with other participants, as well as shared areas where you can chat with other participants one-on-one or in a group.
More information about using gather.town can be found at https://gather.town/docs
SUBMISSION (submissions closed)
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Video submission deadline: 3 December 2020 (by 5:00pm anywhere on Earth).
1. VIDEO CONTENT
topic of the article
main results and conclusions
scope for future developments the field as a result of the work
Dimensions: Minimum height 480 pixels; No maximum
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 preferred
Presentation should be understandable to a knowledgeable viewer outside the immediate field of the article
Ensure text used in presentations is easy to read after recording (recommended min. size for main body text ~28pt).
Authors are encouraged to accompany their video content with a transcript if it is not auto-generated by the video platform
5. VIDEO PLATFORM
You are welcome to use your preferred video platform to create a shared link (eg YouTube, Google Drive, Zoom, Dropbox, Pan Baidu).
6. TO SUBMIT VIDEO
In an email, include your name, the paper reference number for each video (see ACCEPTED PAPERS for your paper number), and the video link.
e.g. Christina Giarmatzi; 150; https://www.dropbox.com/s/09dsuc6yvmlbxz8/QTURN2020cut.mp4?dl=0
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesco Buscemi, Nagoya University, Japan
Patrick Coles, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA
Nilanjana Datta, University of Cambridge, UK
Andrew Dzurak, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
François Le Gall, Nagoya University, Japan
Nicole Yunger Halpern, Harvard University, USA
Zhengfeng Ji, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia
Aleksander Kubica, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
Michael Newman, Google, USA
Da-Wei Wang, Zhejiang University, China
Takashi Yamamoto, Osaka University, Japan
Qiang Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
Time: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), or local Sydney time.
17 October 2020 Registrations open
15 November 2020 Paper/abstract submission deadline
3 December 2020 Video submission deadline
9 December 2020 Registrations close
Jaewan Kim (Chair), Korean Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS, Quantum Information),
Stephen Bartlett (Chair), University of Sydney, Australia
Peng Xue, Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), China
Keisuke Fujii, Osaka University, Japan
AQIS 2020 LOCAL ORGANISERS
Min-Hsiu Hsieh (Chair), Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Michael Bremner, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Chris Ferrie, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Mária Kierferová, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Troy Lee, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Marco Tomamichel, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore | Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Yuval Sanders, Macquarie University
Robyn Barden, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney (AQIS ’20 website)
AQIS 2020 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
Xiangzhen Zhou, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Arinta Auza, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Madhav Vijayan, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Alexis Shaw, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Mauricio Morales, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Alexis Shaw, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
PAPER/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (submissions closed)
Paper submission deadline: 15 November 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)
1. Submissions to AQIS can be in the form of:
a link to the arXiv posting, or
an extended abstract (11-point font minimum, 1 pages maximum excluding references)
2. Your submission should include a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the results and main ideas, their impact, and their importance to quantum information and computation.
TO SUBMIT PAPER
Please email your paper information to: email@example.com
EVALUATION OF SUBMISSIONS
Each submission will only be judged on the basis of appropriateness/scope. All accepted submissions will be treated equally, and the authors will be given the opportunity to upload a video up to 15 minutes. We will handle the Q&A of the submissions using online professional communication platforms, such as Slack (TBD).
AQIS ’20 is:
– hosted by the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney , and
– supported by Zapata Computing
AQIS’20 is a natural successor of EQIS’01-EQIS’05 and AQIS’06-AQIS’19.
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