The 8th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2018)

The ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the foundational aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), including, for example, human search processes; search and recommendation; learning and optimization; language and representations; sensory information; artificial intelligence, ethics and responsibility in information retrieval.

The conference explicitly welcomes papers on core IR and any paper on connections between IR and its neighboring disciplines. We welcome experimental and industrial papers that validate approaches from the lens of practical applicability. Such papers should, apart from validating the practical applicability of an existing approach, provide a clear message to the community as to which aspects need further (theoretical) investigation, based on the experimental findings.

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First Conference on Cognitive Technologies and Quantum Intelligence

17-19 May, 2018

About the Conference

Our mission is to to bring together world top experts in the quantum theory approach to cognitive, socio-humanitarian and computer sciences for brainstorming on the most important problems of probabilistic modeling of systems of artificial intelligence, cognitive, social and political sciences, economics, and finances.

Conference Committee

  • Alexander P. Alodjants, deputy chair (ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
  • Andrei Yu. Khrennikov, deputy chair (Linnaeus University, Sweden/ ITMO University, Russia)
  • Sergei V. Khmelevsky, deputy chair (ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia)


  • Quantum cognition is across-disciplinary field of research which seeks to describe cognitive and psychological phenomena in the human system with formalisms and methods of quantum theory. The aim is to found out fundamental similarities in behavior of complicated social and quantum systems. Exploration of these analogies allows to obtain new information about the behavior of complex biological and social systems, on the other hand, to use well-developed methods of quantum mechanics, laser physics, and nonlinear dynamics for modeling human and social behavior.
  • Cognitive computations are newest technologies that partially repeat the features of the human brain and are able to work much more efficiently. It is promising to use of such systems in a huge variety of fields and directions, including banking, materials science, business optimization, urban infrastructure management, environmental assessment, research in various fields of science and medicine. The main task of cognitive technologies is to enable a person to work with unstructured data in a convenient way.
  • Quantum machine learning and quantum algorithms are high performance programing technologies for solutions on quantum (or quantum-like) computers (simulators) complex problems like data search in big data bases, classification etc. The software for quantum machine learning uses quantum algorithms to processinformation, that does not available to the "ordinary" classical computer. This opens entirely new possibilities and prospects in terms of accelerating the solution of computational hard problems that can surpass the most famous classical algorithms used in machine learning.

Symposium Worlds of Entanglement, 28-30 Sept. 2017, Free University of Brussels (VUB)

Symposium Worlds of Entanglement 2017

In the last decades, quantum theory has advanced from a “passive attitude,” where quantum features of physical systems were exploited to obtain useful technologies, to an “active attitude,” where the deep structure of quantum reality has been manipulated to design new systems and processes. This new “quantum way of thinking” not only has expanded the application of quantum theory from the micro-physical to the macro-physical domain, but has also brought new perspectives on how we should think about some of the most fundamental notions conceived by the human intellect, such as information, complexity, life, rationality and consciousness.  We aim at interdisciplinary dialogues between experts in quantum theory and experts in life and social sciences to discuss how the most recent advances in our understanding of the nature of reality impact science and the future of our society.

Accepted abstracts will be invited to give a presentation and to prepare an article to be published in the journal Foundations of Science

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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) International conference

The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) conference is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, in June 12-15, 2017.

This is the 18th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects). The conference is supported by the Department of Mathematics, Linnaeus University and the Entropy journal.

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Call for papers: Special Issue in Quantum Structures in Computer Science - Theoretical Computer Science

Submission Deadline: 2nd July 2017.

The Special Issue in Quantum Structures in Computer Science aims at opening the quantum theoretical approach to the community of computer and information scientists, explaining how the quantum mechanical formalism addresses the challenges of the dynamic and multi-modal nature of data and user interaction context, and hence can be successfully applied to natural language, semantics and information access and retrieval, and related problems.

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