Quantum information has been developing for a few decades, and is now a broad research field. It has been and will be a source of significant scientific and technological progress. The quantum information community stands out for its cross-disciplinary nature, bringing together physicists, mathematicians, chemists and computer scientists. In that context, exchange between researchers is of great importance.
The YQIS conference was initiated by Alain Aspect (Institut d’Optique Graduate School) and Sébastien Tanzilli (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis). The first edition took place in November 2015 in Paris [http://yqis15.sciencesconf.org]. It is made by young researchers for young researchers. The second edition will adopt the same format. By devoting most of the time to contributed talks and poster sessions, it puts the young researchers at the center of the conference, and allows them to interact in a casual environment. It will be completed by three invited talks delivered by internationally recognized experts of our field, and a closing talk about publishing in science.
The YQIS conference will include all aspects of quantum information science, ranging from the foundations of quantum information to applied quantum systems, and will encompass both the theoretical and the experimental sides of the field.
The sessions are to cover the following thematics: quantum foundations, quantum correlations and networks, condensed matter and many-body systems, quantum thermodynamics and open systems, quantum metrology, quantum communication and cryptography, quantum simulation and computation, and technologies for quantum information processing.