June 7th-11th, 2021 in Gdańsk, Poland

18th International Conference on
Quantum Physics and Logic

Quantum Physics and Logic

is an annual conference that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.

Previous QPL events were held in Paris (2020 - online), Orange (2019), Halifax (2018), Nijmegen (2017), Glasgow (2016), Oxford (2015), Kyoto (2014), Barcelona (2013), Brussels (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Oxford (2010), Oxford (2009), Reykjavik (2008), Oxford (2006), Chicago (2005), Turku (2004), and Ottawa (2003).

Paper submission deadline

March 12th, 2021

Author notification

May 7th, 2021

Early registration deadline

May 14th, 2021

Final papers ready

May 28th, 2021


June 7th to 11th, 2021

Note that the paper submission and author notification deadlines are both one month later than initially advertised.

All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).

REMARK: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference might be shifted to online-only closer to the date. We will keep you posted!

Please make this conference a welcoming space for everyone. We ask you to use your real name when logging into any of our systems. Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or scientific opinion. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue this conference will be held in, whether physical or virtual. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

The dedicated safety and inclusion team will oversee reports of Code of Conduct violation. The team can be contacted at qpl.safety.inclusion@gmail.com , and its members are:

  • Dominic Horsman (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Shane Mansfield (Quandela)
  • Ana Belén Sainz (ICTQT, University of Gdańsk)

Harassment may include but is not limited to:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or technology choices;
  • Sexual language and images in any workshop platform;
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
  • Harassing photography or recording;
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • Inappropriate sexual attention;
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

Scientific sessions

5 day event, 5 invited talks, 40 contributed talks, 20 posters, 100 participants.

Industry session

The industry session will consist of an evening event starting with a presentation session shared by selected companies. These presentations will be followed by an industry fair, hosted together with the poster session.

Virtual participation

QPL 2021 will also feature a virtual component, following the success of QPL 2020. Virtual participation will be enabled, talks will be streamed, and a virtual platform for scientific discussions will be implemented.

Invited Speakers

Invited talks

  • Matty Hoban
  • Flaminia Giacomini
  • Anna Jencova
  • Hlér Kristjánsson

Invited tutorials

  • Ariel Bendersky
  • Martha Lewis

Call for papers

Prospective speakers are invited to submit one (or more) of the following:

Proceedings submissions consist of a 5-12 page extended abstract. Only proceedings-track submissions are eligible to be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the conference.

Non-proceedings submissions consist of a 3 page extended abstract and a link to a separate published paper, pre-print, or an attached draft.

Poster submissions consist of a 1-3 page abstract and may contain a link to a separate published paper or pre-print. Submission of partial results of work in progress is encouraged.

Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX, and must be submitted in PDF format. Use of the EPTCS style is encouraged. Submission is done via EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qpl2021

The Conference proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the conference. Only "proceedings submissions" are eligible to be published in the proceedings.

Call for submissions is open.

The deadline is the end of March the 12th "Anywhere on Earth" (UTC -12)


Information on how to register and on registration fees will be uploaded soon! We hope to open registrations in early March 2021.


Programme chairs

Miriam Backens and Chris Heunen

Programme committee

Antonio Acin, Barbara Amaral, Pablo Arrighi, Jonathan Barrett, Alessandro Bisio, Anne Broadbent, Ulysse Chabaud, Bob Coecke, Alejandro Diaz-Caro, Ross Duncan, Yuan Feng, Alexandru Gheorghiu, Stefano Gogioso, Teiko Heinosaari, Matthew Hoban, Kohei Kishida, Aleks Kissinger, Ravi Kunjwal, Ciaran Lee, Matt Leifer, Martha Lewis, Shane Mansfield, Simon Martiel, Hector Miller-Bakewell, Mio Murao, Glaucia Murta, Ognyan Oreshkov, Prakash Panangaden, Simon Perdrix, Lidia del Rio, Julien Ross, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Ana Belén Sainz, John Selby, Rui Soares Barbosa, Rob Spekkens, Isar Stubbe, Benoit Valiron, Jamie Vicary, John van de Wetering, Alexander Wilce, Mingsheng Ying, Vladimir Zamdzhiev, Margherita Zorzi

Inclusivity and safety team

Dominic Horsman, Shane Mansfield, Ana Belén Sainz

Steering committee

Bob Coecke, Prakash Panangaden, Peter Selinger

Local organisers

John H. Selby, Ana Belén Sainz, Ewa Kaszewska, Marcin Górzny

Venue & contact

The 18th edition of QPL will be hosted by the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT), at the University of Gdańsk, Poland.

The conference will feature five days of scheduled talks by invited and contributed speakers, a poster session, and an industry session. QPL 2021 will also feature a virtual component, following the success of QPL 2020. Virtual participation will be enabled, talks will be streamed, and a virtual platform for scientific discussions will be implemented. More details comming soon.

We are available via email: QPL2021@gmail.com

If you are interested in more details about the event, want to know more about the sponsorship opportunities, please download the QPL2021 Brochure.


Wita Stwosza 63

80-308 Gdańsk

Tel: + 48 585 235 180