The Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference (CQISC) is the annual conference in the field of Quantum Information Sciences run by and for students across Canada and around the world. The conference is open to students of various backgrounds including, but not limited to, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and engineering. The conference is held over the five days following the Annual Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information. All participants are encouraged to present a 20 minutes talk or contribute a poster on their research area.
This year we have invited two guest lecturers with established careers in the field of quantum information, Dr. Dominic Walliman from D-Wave and Dr. Barry Sanders from the University of Calgary. Their talks will focus on current advancements in the field, specifically related to physically feasible quantum computers and simulators. Their abstracts can be found here.
The conference was first held in 2004 at l’Université de Montréal and over the past nine years, has also been held at the University of Calgary, the Fields Institute in Toronto and the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. This year, the conference will once again be hosted by the Institute for Quantum Information Science in Calgary.
CQISC allows students from a wide range of disciplines to come together and learn of new research areas presented by their peers. The conference allows its participants to develop ties with students of similar research interests and strengthen networking between numerous quantum information research institutes.
Important Update: The University is closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the state of emergency in effect. The conference will be held Wednesday 27 June to Friday 29 June.
Conference Schedule: The new schedule may be found here.
Conference Venue: The conference will now be held in Cassio A,B in MacEwan student center (Room 228 and 230).
Registration and Accommodation:
Registration fee for the Conference is $50.00, which includes food-and-beverage banquet, lunches, coffee breaks, and limited accommodation for out-of-town students on a first-come-first-serve basis according to date of registration. To register, simply fill out the registration form by 10 May 2013 at the latest and earlier in order to be eligible for free accommodation. Please note the administrator will confirm that you have qualified for the accommodation. After making your registration payment via PayPal, please use the transaction ID in registration form.
- Abstract Deadline: 10 May 2013 (updated)
- Conference Registration: 10 May 2013
- Conference Date: 24-28 June 2013
Abstract and Poster Submission:
Please find the sample abstract file attached here. Modify this sample file to add the title, name of authors, affiliations and the body of the abstract (no more than 300 words). Please avoid images or bibliography and e-mail your completed .tex file to our coordinator by the required deadline.
Participants will receive a 10% discount on all regular fares to Calgary with WestJet. To receive the reduced rate, call WestJet's Convention line at 1-888-493-7853 (Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time) and provide the confirmation number CC7658.
Several forms of ground transportation are available from the Calgary International Airport to University of Calgary residence (see map). Taxi fare from the airport to the university usually costs about $40. Shuttle service is also available. There is also the option of public transit for the low cost of $2.75 (email the coordinator for detailed bus directions). If you intend to drive, the campus parking map can be found here.
Other Events and Activities:
Update: The trip to Banff has been cancelled due to mudslides and flooding on Highway 1.
- Banquet A banquet will be held at the Calgary Tower on Thursday 27 June 2013.
Update: The Calgary Tower is closed due to flooding downtown. A new venue will be selected.
- Get-together at the den Participants are invited to socialize at UofC's Den after the talks presented on Monday 24 June 2013. Finger foods will be provided with a cash bar.
Update: The University is closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the state of emergency in effect.
- The Thirteenth Annual Canadian Quantum Information Summer School Participants are encouraged to attend the Thirteenth Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information taking place at UofC immediately before the students' conference on June 17 -21 2013.
- Other Activities Participants will find a wealth of activities around Calgary to enjoy over the weekend, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, rafting, climbing, caving, and base jumping. Please do not hesitate to send any questions or comments to the the conference coordinator.
Many thanks to our sponsors: