Call for submissions

The Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP) is the premier annual meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since the first meeting in Aarhus, Denmark in 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics, and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantuminformation community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field. Most recently, QIP 2020 was held in Shenzen, China.

QIP 2021 is the 24rd Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing and will be hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST). QIP 2021 will feature a tutorial program, plenary talks, contributed talks, and a poster session.

The conference will be held online in 2021. More information can be found at the conference website:

We invite contributions, both for talks and posters, on outstanding recent research in the theory of quantum information and computation. A QIP Best Student Paper prize will be awarded

Submissions are now closed.

Important dates

  • Talk submission deadline: Friday, 20 November 2020 at 23:59 Anywhere-on-Earth (AoE)
  • Poster-only submission deadline: Friday, 18 December 2020 at 23:59 Anywhere-on-Earth (AoE)
  • Notification (for both talks and posters): Monday, 4 January 2021
  • Registration deadline for speakers (see notification email for instructions): Sunday, 10 January 2021
  • Registration deadline for posters (see notification email for instructions): Monday, 18 January 2021, 7 a.m. CET.

Tutorials: January 30-31, 2021

Conference: February 1-5, 2021

Please note that QIP 2021 will take place ONLINE.

Submission instructions

All submissions for talks or posters must be made electronically through the online submission system EasyChair.

Contributed talks at QIP are intended to be representative of outstanding recent research contributions to the theory of quantum information and computation. In addition to a title and a short abstract (for the conference website in case of acceptance), each submission to QIP for a talk should consist of two components:

  • Extended Abstract: This should be 1 to 3 pages in length and contain a non-technical, clear, and insightful description of the results and main ideas, their potential impact, and their importance to quantum information and computation. Extended abstracts should not be a compressed version of a full paper, but instead should facilitate an intuitive understanding of the research results that they represent and help the program committee assess their importance. Extended abstracts should be in PDF format, and typeset in single-column form with reasonable margins and font size at least 11 points. The 3-page maximum does not include references.
  • Technical Manuscript: This is a full paper describing the work, including technical details. This manuscript may be from an online repository, such as arXiv; however, a PDF copy of it must be uploaded. If your submission consists of multiple technical 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.

Instructions for poster-only submissions

Poster submissions should be made using the same submission system as talk submissions. For poster-only submissions, only a title and abstract are required (i.e., an extended abstract is not needed). A technical manuscript can be attached. Please indicate in the required field "speaker" the person that will present the poster at the conference.

For details regarding the virtual poster formatting, see the Posters page.

Best Student Paper Prize

A submission is eligible for the Best Student Paper prize if and only the main author(s) is/are a student(s) at the time of the submission and will present the work at QIP, and further a significant portion of the work (at least 60%) has been done by said student(s), including contributing the majority of the key ideas.
Eligibility can only be indicated at the time of submission. All authors are notified if their paper has been labelled as eligible for the student prize, and have 14 days following submission to voice any disagreements about the paper's nomination to the PC chair.

The PC chair is free to ask for any clarifications regarding the students' contributions at any time.

EasyChair instructions

  • Go to to log in (or create an account if you have not used EasyChair before).
  • Then go to to create a submission, select the appropriate track (talk or poster-only) and follow the instructions.
  • Please check the box for Best Student Paper Prize only if all co-authors of this submission are aware of the eligibility criteria of the prize and actually support the choice.

You may update or withdraw submissions up until the deadline; only the latest version will be reviewed. Submissions will be automatically closed immediately after the deadline, so early submissions are encouraged.


Please direct any questions or comments to the PC chair at qip2021[at]

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