Call for submissions

Important dates:

  • Talk submission deadline: 23rd of February 2024, 23:59 AoE (Tracks: talk with proceedings and talk without proceedings.)
  • Decision notification for talks: 15th of April 2024
  • Final manuscript deadline: TBA (for accepted proceedings)
  • Poster-only submissions: 20th March to 20th April. Notification on the 30th of April.

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


All questions related to submissions and the peer-review process should be addressed to the PC chairs at . Please do not email the local organizers about these topics.


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
  • 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: With Proceedings (talk and proceedings) and Without Proceedings (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.

With Proceedings track (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. There is no page limit and authors are encouraged to use the “full version” of their paper as the submission.  Nonetheless, material other than the abstract, table of contents, and the first ten pages will be read at the committee’s discretion. Therefore authors are encouraged to include a summary of the main results, assumptions and applications of their work in the first few pages of the manuscript. The submission should have the following format:

  • 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 or workshop (without proceedings), 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 2024 in the TQC 2024 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. The template can be found here. This template is not necessary for the initial submission.

Without Proceedings track (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 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,  and it will be used to evaluate the results’ originality and importance. 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 manuscript (no page limit) will be used to verify the correctness of the submission if necessary. Even if the manuscript comes from an on-line repository, a PDF copy must be uploaded. Moreover, if the submission consists of multiple papers they should be merged into a single file.

The Program Committee reserves the right to decide how to treat submissions that deviate from the above format, including rejection of submissions solely on the basis of their format.

Poster submissions:

Talk submissions that are not retained will automatically be considered for the poster session (in both 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.

Some of the posters might be marked as Spotlight posters at the discretion of the PC.

Note that the window for poster-only submissions is from the 20th of March to the 20th of April. In the February call, only talk submissions are accepted (for both tracks with and without proceedings).

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 the 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 differences relative to these submissions. The assessment of this information is at the Programme Committee’s discretion. This only concerns submissions to the Without proceedings track.

Programme Committee

  • Frédéric Mangiez, CNRS [chair]
  • Alex Bredariol Grilo, CNRS [co-chair]
  • Srinivasan Arunachalam, IBM
  • Alexander Belovs, University of Latvia
  • Mario Berta, RWTH Aachen University
  • Xavier Bonnetain, Inria Nancy
  • Jop Briet, CWI
  • Marco Cerezo, LANL
  • Nai-Hui Chia, Rice University
  • Nicolas Delfosse, IonQ
  • Ernesto Galvão, INL
  • Uma Girish, Princeton
  • Tom Gur, University of Cambridge
  • Yassine Hamoudi, CNRS Bordeaux
  • Dominik Hangleiter, QuICS (UMD & NIST)
  • Chris Heunen, University of Edinburgh
  • Christoph Hirche, TU Munich and CQT NUS
  • Nick Hunter-Jones, UT Austin
  • John Kallaugher, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Shelby Kimmel, Middlebury College
  • Robert Koenig, TU Munich
  • Felix Leditzky, UIUC
  • Tongyang Li , Peking University
  • Jiahui Liu, MIT
  • Alex May, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo
  • Mio Murao, University of Tokyo
  • Ion Nechita, CNRS, Toulouse
  • Harumichi Nishimura, Nagoya University
  • Tom O’Brien, Google Quantum AI
  • Subhasree Patro, Utrecht University and QuSoft
  • Supartha Podder, Stony Brook University
  • Alexander Poremba, MIT
  • Luowen Qian, Boston University
  • Patrick Rebentrost, CQT
  • Norbert Schuch, University of Vienna
  • Thomas Schuster, Caltech
  • Makrand Sinha, UIUC
  • Fang Song, Portland State University
  • David Sutter, IBM Zurich
  • Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
  • Marcelo Terra Cunha, Unicamp
  • Dave Touchette, Sherbrooke University
  • Dominic Verdon, University of Bristol
  • Nathan Wiebe, University of Toronto
  • Dominic Williamson, University of Sydney
  • Penghui Yao, Nanjing University
  • Ted Yoder, IBM