QI Conferences

After highly successful previous meetings (QI'2007 at Stanford, QI'2008 at Oxford, QI'2009 in Saarbruecken, QI'2010 in Washington DC and QI’2011 in Aberdeen), the sixth International Symposium on Quantum Interaction took place on 27-29 June 2012, in Paris, France.

The international quantum interaction (QI) symposium series provides a unique cross-disciplinary forum for researchers. Quantum Interaction (QI) is an emerging field which is applying quantum theory (QT) to domains such as economics, organisations and social interaction, psychology, artificial intelligence, human language, cognition, information retrieval, biology, political science. The application areas addressed typically operate at a macroscopic scale and could not be considered quantum in a quantum mechanical sense, they may share many key properties with quantum systems including: 

Non-commutativity of measurement, Indeterminacy, Non-separability, Contextuality, Harmonic oscillations.

Aims and Scope:
This symposium will bring together researchers interested in how QI interfaces with or can be applied directly to solve problems in non-quantum domains more efficiently or to address previously unsolved problems. Papers addressing one or more of the following broad content areas are welcome:

  • Complex systems 
  • Semantic representation and processing 
  • Logic and epistemology 
  • Information processing and retrieval
  • Cognition and Brain (memory, cognitive processes, neural networks, consciousness) 
  • Decision theory (political, psychological, cultural, organizational, social, etc.) 
  • Game theory
  • Finance, economics, and social structures (e.g., organizations, institutions, cultures) 
  • Artificial Intelligence (Logic, planning, agents and multi-agent systems)
  • Biological systems 

Papers that address the application of the following QI topics to modeling cognitive, social, and semantic processes for AI will be considered favorably:

  • Vector methods (beyond just proximity)
  • Entanglement (i.e., non-separability arising from product structures)
  • Projection and non-commutativity
  • Operators as predicates
  • Quantization
    • How do we get from (apparently) continuous stimuli to clearly discrete expressions?
    • How does collapse happen?
    • How does the future (a range of potentialities) become the past (one outcome has been selected and cannot change)?
  • Non-classical probabilistic models
  • Normalization and expectation
  • Prediction

There will be two keynote presentations by Prof. Michel Bitbol (Ecole Polytechnique) and Prof. Philippe Grangier (Ecole Polytechnique) respectivelly. 

Tutorials by Peter Bruza on Semantic Space (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky on Modelling Indeterminacy in Decision-making (Paris School of Economics), Dominic Widdows, Information Processing and Retrieval (Microsoft, USA ) are planned.

The post-conference proceedings of QI'2012 will be published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) seriesAuthors will be required to submit a final version 14 days after the conference to reflect the comments made at the conference. We will also consider organizing a special issue for a suitable journal to publish selected best papers.


Important Dates

  • 13/04/12 (Friday): Paper submission deadline
  • 16/04/12 (Monday): Reviewer assignment completed
  • 21/05/12 (Monday): Reviews due
  • 01/06/12 (Friday): Notifications
  • 08/06/12 (Friday): Camera ready
  • 27/06/12 (Wednesday): Tutorials / Symposium begins
  • 29/06/12 (Friday): Symposium ends


Authors are invited to submit research papers up to 12 pages. All submissions should be prepared in English using the LNCS template, which can be downloaded from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Please submit online at:


Steering Committee:

  • Peter Bruza (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • William Lawless (Paine College, USA)
  • Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Donald Sofge (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Dominic Widdows (Microsoft, USA)

General Chairs:

  • Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky (Paris School of Economics)
  • Francois Dubois  (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers)

Programme Committee Chair:

  • Jerome R. Busemeyer (Indiana University, USA)
  • Massimo Melucci (University of Padua, Italy)
Publicity Chair:
  • Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio (University of Padua, Italy)
Proceedings Chair:
  • Emanuele Di Buccio (University of Padua, Italy)

Venue Details Added
17 June 2012
Address details and maps for the conference venues have been added.

Program Added
14 June 2012
The conference program has been added.

Student Grants
4th June 2012
Three student grants valued at 300 EUR available.

Conference Poster

7th May 2012
A poster to promote the conference is available for download.

Conference Social Event
6th May 2012
The conference dinner will be held at the historic brasserie of La Coupole Montparnasse on June 28th.
The price is 52 euros all inclusive. Please indicate your attendance of the conference registration form.