Welcome to "Quantum Interaction 2013"
International Workshop ‘Quantum Interaction 2013’
Dates: 25th - 27th July 2013
Place: University of Leicester, Main Campus - Leicester, Leicestershire, UK.
In Memoriam of Bart D'Hooghe (August 15 - 2012)
Professor at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium); Co-ordinator of the Leo Apostel Centre and IQSA (International Quantum Structure Association) Secretary
*** Due to several requests, the paper deadline has been extended to Monday April 15th. We would advise that delegates with complex travel arrangements should strive to submit earlier. ***
[12/08/2013] Materials/slides presented at the conference have now been uploaded to this site: please click this link.
A pdf copy of the information of delegates (also circulated by email on 16/07/2013) can be downloaded from here.
The 2013 Quantum Interaction conference at the University of Leicester follows from a list of highly successful meetings held at Stanford University; Oxford University; the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (Saarbruecken); Washington DC; Robert Gordon University (UK) and the Paris School of Economics (France).
Over the last six years, the Quantum Interaction conferences have provided for a debating ground on applications of quantum mechanical formalisms to a variety of areas outside of the natural remit of quantum physics such as information retrieval in computer science; decision making in a variety of social science fields (such as Economics and Psychology) and Biology and other fields of inquiry (like Linguistics). The foundational issues on quantum physics form an integral part of the intellectual exchange delivered at the Quantum Interaction conferences.
This year a special session will be devoted to debating what we can learn about quantum theory from other areas where similar structures are encountered.
This conference addresses a multiplicity of themes such as:
- Information processing and retrieval
- Semantic representation and processing
- Logic and epistemology
- Cognition and Brain (memory, cognitive processes, consciousness)
- Decision theory (political, psychological, cultural, organizational, social, etc.)
- Game theory
- Finance, economics, and social structures (e.g., organizations, institutions, cultures)
- Artificial Intelligence (Logic, planning, agents and multi-agent systems)
- Biological systems
We are interested in particular themes within the domains cited above. For instance: how do we interpret 'Entanglement'. What are the role of operators and quantization? Can we use other probabilistic structures?
Papers that address the application of the following QI topics to modelling cognitive, social, and semantic processes for artificial intelligence will be considered favourably:
- Vector methods (beyond just proximity)
- Entanglement (i.e., non-separability arising from product structures)
- Non-classical probabilistic models
- Projection and non-commutativity
- Operators as predicates
- How do we get from (apparently) continuous stimuli to clearly discrete expressions?
- How does collapse happen?
- How does the future (a range of potentialities) become the past (one outcome has been selected and cannot change)?
- Normalization and expectation
The post-conference proceedings of the Quantum Interaction 2013 conference will published by Springer Verlag in its 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science' (LNCS) series. Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a final version 14 days after the conference to reflect the comments made at the conference.
Booking are now open at the University of Leicester's online shop.
Professional registration fee:
Early bird: £ 200
Normal: £ 250
Student registration fee:
Early bird: £ 80
Normal: £ 130
Please note that 'Early Bird' fees are available until 30th May 2013, after which time fees will be charged at the standard rate.
Delegates looking to book hotels are directed to look at our Local Info: Hotels page, or wishing to sample a range of different venues for evening meals are directed to look at our Local Info: Restaurants page.
15th April 2013: Deadline for paper submission
30th May 2013: Deadline for Early Bird conference fee
17th May 2013: Notification of acceptance
12th July 2013: Submission of paper for distribution at conference
12th July 2013: Final registration deadline
25th - 27th July: Conference