Call for submissions

Submissions for TQC 2023 are now closed! We received 342 submissions:

  • Conference track: 54 submissions (compared to 32 last year)
  • Workshop track: 253 submissions (compared to 184 last year)
  • Poster-only: 35 submissions (compared to 31 last year)

Now the Programme Committee will evaluate the submissions. Notification is on the 3rd of April. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

TQC 2023 is now open for submissions! Before submitting, please read all instructions in the call carefully.

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Please direct any questions or comments to the PC chairs at

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 13th of February 2023
  • Decision notification: 3rd of April 2023
  • Final manuscript deadline: 2nd of May 2023 (for accepted proceedings)

All deadlines are in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone. 


The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective of TQC is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

Areas of interest for TQC include, but are not restricted to:

  • quantum algorithms
  • models of quantum computation
  • quantum complexity theory
  • simulation of quantum systems
  • quantum cryptography
  • quantum communication
  • quantum information theory
  • quantum estimation and measurement
  • quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computing
  • quantum formal methods
  • intersection of quantum information and condensed-matter theory
  • intersection of quantum information and machine learning

Submission Guidelines

As the goal of TQC is to bring together researchers on all aspects of quantum information, submissions are solicited for two tracks: Conference (talk and proceedings) and Workshop (talk only). It is possible to present a poster if a submission is not accepted for a talk, in either track, and poster-only submissions are also possible.

In recent years the overall acceptance rate for all papers submitted to TQC has been approximately 25%. The PC will target a minimum of 10 articles to be published in the proceedings and therefore the acceptance rates could differ between the two tracks. One of the Conference track submissions will be selected for an Outstanding Paper Prize.

Conference (talk + proceedings):

Submissions to this track must be original manuscripts that have not previously appeared in published form and are not simultaneously submitted to another publishing venue. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings.  

Submission format: The manuscript should be submitted as a single PDF file. The maximum manuscript length is 10 pages, excluding bibliography and appendices. The text must be in a single column format, use at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. The submission should begin with a title, a list of authors, and a short abstract. If the work is currently under submission to, has been accepted at, or has been presented at any other conference(s) or workshop, this should be indicated on the first page of the submission. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper, at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. 

Publication: Accepted manuscripts for the conference track will be published in late 2023 in the TQC 2023 proceedings, as part of the well-known open-access LIPIcs–Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics series.

Final version: If your manuscript is accepted for publication in the proceedings, you will receive instructions on how to prepare the final revised version together with the notification, on the 3rd of April 2023. The deadline for submitting the final version is the 2nd of May 2023. 

Workshop (talk only):

We solicit submissions for talk-only papers; accepted submissions will be presented orally at the conference but will not appear in the proceedings. This track allows authors to publish their work elsewhere and accepts already published material. Previously published submissions must still be current to be competitive for acceptance.

Submission format: Submissions should include both an extended abstract and a technical version. The two documents should be merged and submitted as a single PDF file.

  • The extended abstract (at most 3 pages, not including references) should contain a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the main ideas, results, and their impact. It should have at least 11-point fonts and reasonable margins. If the work is currently under submission to, has been accepted at, or has been presented at any other conference(s) or workshop, this should be indicated on the first page of the submission.
  • The technical version (no page limit) will be considered only at the discretion of the program committee.

Poster submissions:

Talk submissions that are not retained will automatically be considered for the poster session (in both the Conference and Workshop tracks). In addition, you can submit your work for a poster-only presentation.

Poster-only submissions must either consist of a short summary (2 pages) of the work, or follow the guidelines from either of the tracks above.

Important note: talk submission to multiple conferences

As a research community, our goal is that contributed talks at quantum information conferences reflect the breadth of our field. We therefore discourage parallel submission of works that were previously accepted or presented as talks at a conference with a similar scope, such as QIP.

On the first page of your submission, indicate if your work is currently under submission to, has been accepted at, or has been presented at any other conference or workshop, as a talk. If that is the case, quickly discuss the reason for the multiple submissions as well as significant changes relative to these submissions. The assessment of this information is at the Programme Committee’s discretion.

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Programme Committee

Alvaro Alhambra, Institute for Theoretical Physics CSIC Madrid

Simon Apers, CNRS IRIF

Stephen Bartlett, The University of Sydney

Daniel Brod, Fluminense Federal University

Matthias C. Caro, California Institute of Technology and Free University Berlin

Claude Crépeau, McGill University

Omar Fawzi, INRIA ENS Lyon [chair]

Sevag Gharibian, University of Paderborn

David Gosset, University of Waterloo

Daniel Grier, University of California, San Diego

Michael Gullans, NIST/University of Maryland

Yassine Hamoudi, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Hsin-Yuan Huang, California Institute of Technology

Martin Kliesch, Hamburg University of Technology

Tamara Kohler, Complutense University of Madrid

Ludovico Lami, University of Amsterdam

Cécilia Lancien, CNRS Institut Fourier Grenoble

Xiongfeng Ma, Tsinghua University

Giulio Malavolta, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy

Ashley Montanaro, University of Bristol

Markus Müller, IQOQI Vienna

Anand Natarajan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pavel Panteleev, Moscow State University

Simon Perdrix, INRIA LORIA

Daniel Ranard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patrick Rebentrost, National University of Singapore

Joschka Roffe, Free University Berlin

Jérémie Roland, Université libre de Bruxelles

Cambyse Rouzé, Technical University of Munich

Daniel Stilck França, INRIA ENS Lyon

David Sutter, IBM Research Zurich

Ryuji Takagi, Nanyang Technological University

Yu Tong, California Institute of Technology

Michael Walter, Ruhr University Bochum [co-chair]

John van de Wetering, University of Amsterdam

Takashi Yamakawa, NTT Tokyo

Leo Zhou, California Institute of Technology