October 1, 2017

Registration and Abstract Deadline

October 17 , 2017

Notification of acceptance

November 10, 2017

Deadline for paying registration fee by bank transfer

November 20, 2017

Beginning of the Conference

XV International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of NAS of Belarus, and Belarusian Physical Society will be held on November 20-23, 2017 in the city of Minsk on the base of Presidium of NAS of Belarus and Hotel “Belarus”.

General idea of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers from different fields (optics, atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics, computer science) which actively contribute to the field of Quantum Optics and Quantum information.

The traditional style for this Conference is the oral presentations followed by rather informal discussions during poster sessions. This International Conference will be the next one of a series of very successful meetings that were held during the last 30 years in Minsk, Vilnius and in Kyiv.

If you have joint projects with quantum optics and quantum information scientists in the FSU or plan to start such an activity, it is a good chance to choose this event for your local meeting with colleagues.

The main topics:

Devices and materials for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information:

  • nanophotonics
  • spintronics
  • strong optical nonlinearities
  • laser sources for quantum cryptography, including single photon sources and ultrashort pulse lasers
  • single photon detectors
  • single quantum objects (molecules, atoms, solid state impurities, quantum dots, electrons, electron and nuclear spins): detection, control and manipulation
  • novel ultrafine processing techniques for QO and QI

Building hardware for scalable quantum computers

  • trapped ions
  • atomic systems (optical lattices)
  • solid state systems
  • photon-based quantum information processing
  • molecular systems

Entanglement

  • characterization, creation and detection
  • entanglement in many-body systems
  • metrology using entanglement

Quantum memory and quantum repeaters

Interfaces between photons and atomic qubits

Traditional Quantum optics problems, quantum imaging

Reconstruction of quantum states and processes

Quantum algorithms

Quantum simulations

Fiber-based and free-space QKD systems


Conference program

Conference language: English

This is a preliminary conference program that may undergo some minor changes.
Posters should be prepared in A0 format, vertical (portrait) orientation.
Poster session starts at 12:00 and lasts until 19:00 on Monday, November 20 for all posters.
The time for discussions of Poster session is reserved in the evening at 18:00 - 19:00 and during registration at 12:00 - 13:30.
The program was updated on November 15.

FOR DIASPORA WORKSHOP AGENDA & PAGE OF WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES CHECK THE LINKS BELOW

Organizing Committee:

Conference Chairman:

Sergei Kilin B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus

Conference Scientific Secretary:

Alexander Mikhalychev B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus

International Advisory Committee:

Girish Agarwal Oklahoma State University, USA
Konrad Banaszek Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej, Poland
Marco Bellini National Institute of Optics, Italy
Christian von Borczyskowski Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Andreas Buchleitner University of Freiburg, Germany
Vladimír Bužek Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Howard Carmichael The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ignacio  Cirac Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
Peter  Drummond Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Martial Ducloy Paris 13 University, France
Claude Fabre University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, France
Marco Genovese Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy
Elisabeth Giacobino Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Alexander Holevo Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia
Zdenek  Hradil Palacký University, Czech Republic
Fedor Jelezko Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany
Young Suh Kim University of Maryland, USA
John Klauder University of Florida, USA
Mikhail Kolobov Lille 1 University, France
Natalia Korolkova University of St. Andrews, UK
Sergei Kulik Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Alex Kuzmich University of Michigan, USA
Antonino Messina Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Jean-François  Roch ENS Paris-Saclay, France
Luis   Sanchez-Soto Max Planck Institut für die Physik des Lichts, Germany
Wolfgang  Schleich Institute of Quantum Physics, Germany
Yanhua Shih University of Maryland, USA
Ivan  Sokolov St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Paolo  Tombesi University of Melbourne, Australia
Victor Zadkov Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Anton Zeilinger Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austria
Aleksei  Zheltikov Russian Quantum Center, Russia

being filled

Local Organizing Committee:

Vyacheslav Chizhevsky B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Alexandra Efimova B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Elena Evmenenko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitry Filimonenko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Eugene Garusov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitri Horoshko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Ilya Karuseichyk B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Valentina Kasperovich B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Sophie Kavalenka B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Mikhail Korolkov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Vasiliy Mashko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitri Mogilevtsev B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Alexander Nizovtsev B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Anton Sakovich B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Nikolai Shereshovets B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Vladislav Stefanov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Valeriy Yasinskii B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Elena Yasiuchenko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus


Registration


All reports, invited (oral) and regular (oral or poster) should be registered on-line. Please fill in the form below.

Registration form

CLICK HERE

The registration is closed.

Registration fee

The deadline of registration fee payment by bank transfer is November, 10th, 2017.

  Fee before November, 10 Fee after November, 10
Regular fee (with conference dinner) 300 EURO 340 EURO
Students' fee (with conference dinner) 200 EURO 240 EURO
Accompanying persons fee (with conference dinner) 140 EURO 140 EURO
Regular fee (without conference dinner) 260 EURO 300 EURO
Students' fee (without conference dinner) 160 EURO 200 EURO
Accompanying persons fee (without conference dinner) 100 EURO 100 EURO

The regular Conference registration fee covers: the admission to the Conference sessions, the Conference materials, the Conference welcome party, the Conference coffee-breaks. The Conference Registration fee should be paid by all participants including invited and plenary speakers.

Accompanying persons registration fee covers the same points, as the regular one, except Conference materials, and provides a full access to all the Conference activities. The full Conference fee is calculated as a sum of Registration and Optional fees. The payment can be done at the registration desk or by bank transfer (see the details below). If you need proforma invoice for registration fee payment, please request the Organizers by E-mail. 

Requisites for bank transfer:

Institute of physics of the NAS of Belarus requisites for the bank transfer in USD and EURO:


The transfer can be be directly to the bank account of our Institution Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus using the following requisites:
in BLR:
BELARUSBANK, MINSK
SWIFT-code: AKBBBY21529
IBAN. BY44 AKBB 3632 9280 6001 1550 0000
in USD, EURO, RUB:
BELARUSBANK, MINSK
SWIFT-code: AKBBBY21529
IBAN. BY43 AKBB 3632 9280 6002 4550 0000
Alternatively, the money can be sent through the NOSTRO accounts in bank-correspondents to the account of the Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus specified above
Bank-correspondent:
USD:
CITIBANK, NEW YORK
SWIFT-code: CITIUS33
Acc. 36316365
EURO:
LANDESBANK HESSEN-THUERINGEN GIROZENTRALE, FRANKFURT AM MAIN
SWIFT-code: HELADEFF
Acc. 00 96012 000
RUB:
PROMSVYAZBANK PJSC, MOSCOW
SWIFT-code: PRMSRUMM
Acc. 30111810300000843901

Purpose of payment: ICQOQI-2017 fee for "YOUR NAME"

The bank commission for money transfer should be paid by participant. It is necessary to make sure, that the commission will not reduce the transferred sum. Please, specify at bank transfer the full name. If payment is made more than for one participant, it is necessary to specify names of all participants.

History of ICQOQI

This International Conference on Quantum Optics will be the next one of a series of very successful meetings that were held in Minsk in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2015, in Vilnius in 2008 and in Kyiv in 2010 during the last 31 years. Below is the information about these events.

1986 SQO-I 1994 SQO-V 2002 ICQO-IX 2010 ICQIO-XIII
1988 SQO-II 1996 SQO-VI 2004 ICQO-X 2015 ICQOQI-XV
1990 SQO-III 1998 SQO-VII 2006 ICQO-XI
1992 SQO-IV 2000 SQO-VIII 2008 ICQO-XII

Conference Information

Conference Venue

XV International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information will be held in Minsk, Belarus on the base of Presidium of NAS of Belarus (Monday, November 20) and Hotel “Belarus” (Tuesday, November 21 – Thursday, November 23).

Accomodation

We suggest you to choose Hotel "Belarus" for your accommodation, because the most part of Conference sessions will be there. You can make your reservation by using booking page of the hotel site or booking.com, or by contacting the hotel administration directly by phone, fax or e-mail.

Visa Support

VISA FOR ENTERING BELARUS AND CONDITIONS OF VISA-FREE ENTRY

We are happy to announce that, according to Presidential Decree “On establishment of VISA-FREE ENTRY and exit of foreign nationals”, foreign citizens of 80 countries (including most European countries, Australia, USA, Japan, etc.) can enter Belarus for up to 5 days without getting visa. The Decree applies to people, who enter Belarus and exit from the country only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus “Minsk National Airport” (except for flights from/to the Russian Federation). Additional information can be found on the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus . If you need a visa to enter Belarus (e.g. if you want to stay for longer period than 5 days), the Organizing Committee will prepare and send you an official invitation letter, satisfying all the requirements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    For visa-free entry to Belarus you need:
  • to be a citizen of one of the specified countries;
  • to enter Belarus and to exit from Belarus through Minsk International Airport (not by train, bus or car);
  • to use international flights – not the flights from/to the Russian Federation (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, etc.);
  • to stay in Belarus for not more than 5 days including the days of arrival and departure ("5 days" = "4 night"; you need to present a valid ticket for the return flight);
  • to present valid documents (a valid ordinary passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad; financial means: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay; medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus).

Citizens of certain countries have the right of visa-free travel in Belarus without the limitations listed above.

Transfer from Minsk International Airport

The transfer from Minsk International Airport (MSQ) to the Conference venue will be organized. We would appreciate sending us (icqoqi@ifanbel.bas-net.by) the information about you arrival and departure dates, time and flight numbers for organization of the transfer and conference registration.

Recreation

We suggest you to visit The Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus for "The Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story..."(Pyotr Tchaikovsky) on Wednesday, 22 of November.

"The Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story..." is a ballet in two acts.

The tickets will be available at the Conference registration desk.

Contacts

tel. +375 17 284 10 61
tel./fax: +375 17 284 26 13
e-mail: icqoqi@ifanbel.bas-net.by

Feel free to contact us!