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The 8th Workshop on Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks (2018)

Workshop of Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks 2018

This is the eighth international workshop on quantum simulation and quantum walks, following the successful series of conferences held in Valencia (Spain, 2011), Okazaki (Japan, 2012), Pisa (Italy, 2013), Durban (South Africa, 2014), Yokohama (Japan, 2015), Prague (Czech Republic, 2016), Los Angeles (USA, 2018).


The conference will take place inside the leafy campus of The University of Western Australia on Dec 14-16 (2018), straight after the 23rd Australian Institute of Physics Biannual Congress (, which you may also like to attend.

Workshop Themes and Focus

Quantum Simulation; Quantum Walks; Quantum Information, Measurement and Control; Quantum Algorithm and Supremacy.

This workshop aims to bring interdisciplinary researchers from the above areas together, both theoretical and experimental, to discuss recent progress and future directions. The workshop will give out two awards for the Best Research Presentation and the Best Poster to early career researchers.

Invited Plenary Speakers

  • Richard Jozsa (University of Cambridge)
  • Barry Sanders (University of Calgary)
  • Chaoyang Lu (University of Science and Technology China)
  • Jeremy O'Brien (University of Bristol)
  • Klaus Mølmer (Aarhus University)

Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Dominic Berry (Macquarie University)
  • Jacob Biamonte (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Gavin Brennen (Macquarie University)
  • Norio Konno (Yokohama National University)
  • Nicolas Menicucci (RMIT University)
  • Jonathan Matthews (Bristol University)
  • Kavan Modi (Monash University)
  • William Munro (NTT Basic Research Laboratories)
  • Kae Nemoto (Japanese National Institute of Informatics)
  • Xinhua Peng (University of Science and Technology China)
  • Jason Twamley (Macquarie University)
  • Peng Xue (Beijing Computational Science Research Center)

Abstract submission via EasyChair (open until August 27th, 2018; please upload an one-page extended abstract in PDF format).

Please indicate your presentation preference: "oral", "oral/poster" or "poster" as one of the keywords.
For help on EasyChair, see instructions here.

Author Notification: August 31st, 2018

Online registration is now open with early bird rate of US$120 (=A$160 before September 15th, 2018) and normal rate of US$150 (=A$200 before November 15th, 2018). Registration will cover lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffee.

Follow this link to register: Workshop Registration


  • Jingbo Wang (The University of Western Australia; .at.
  • Jason Twamley (Macquarie University; jason.twamley .at.
  • Gavin Brennen (Macquarie University; gavin.brennen .at.
  • Peter Rohde (University of Technology Sydney; peter.rohde .at.
  • Yutaka Shikano (Keio University and Chapman University; yutaka.shikano .at.


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