Quantum Physics and Logic
6 – 10 June 2016, Glasgow, Scotland

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QPL2016 participants

It's Over!

It seems to have been a good conference. The formal proceedings will appear in due course. See you all next year!

  • You can read the accepted papers here.
  • You see the slides from the talks (and where available the video recordings) here.


The 13th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde between Monday 6 and Friday 10 June, 2016.

QPL is a 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.

Previous QPL events were held in 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).

Important Dates

All deadlines are at 23:59 Howland Island time (UTC-12) .

  • 13 March 2016: Deadline for submission of papers
  • 24 April 2016: Notification of authors
  • 29 May 2016: Camera-ready version due
  • 31 May 2016: Last day for registration
  • 6 June — 7 June 2016: QPL Tutorials
  • 7 June — 10 June 2016: QPL Main Conference
  • 11 June 2016: Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics and Cognitive Science


We will have a full programme of contributed talks, invited lectures, and tutorials. The list of accepted contributions is here and the schedule is here.

Full programme including local info as PDF

Invited Speakers

Tutorial Lectures

During the first 2 days of QPL we will have a variety of tutorial lectures to introduce some key topics for QPL:

  • Kohei Kishida (Oxford) "Non-Locality, Contextuality, and Sheaves"
  • Aleks Kissinger (Nijmegen) "Process Theories and Graphical Languages"
  • Conor McBride (Strathclyde) "Logic and Functional Programming"
  • Daniel Oi (Strathclyde) "Quantum Foundations and Bell Experiments"
  • Ognyan Oreshkov (Brussels) "Causality and indefinite causal structures in quantum theory"
  • Peter Selinger (Dalhousie) "Introduction to Quipper"

There will be a poster session (with pizza and beer!) on Monday after the last talk.

There will be a drinks reception at Glasgow City Chambers on Tuesday 7th June.

There will be a conference dinner at the Drygate brewery on the evening of Thursday 9th June.

Colocated Workshop

We are delighted to announce that QPL2016 will host the first ever workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics and Cognitive Science. Hans Briegel (University of Innsbruck), Peter Gärdenfors (University of Lund) and Dominic Widdows (Microsoft) are the invited speakers! The workshop will take place on Saturday 11th June in the same building as QPL. Please see the workshop website for more info including deadlines for contributions.

Submission of papers

Submission is now closed. A large number of excellent papers were submitted. Overall there were 52 papers were submitted; 19 (36%) were accepted, and a further 13 (25%) were invited as short contributions. Unfortunately, due to constraints of time, we had to turn away quite a few papers that programme committee would like to have accepted.

You can view the list of accepted papers here.


Registration is now closed. If you still want to come email the local organisers and we'll see what we can do.

Financial Support

Applications for financial support are now closed