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Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) V: Quantum Technologies

04 April 2019 – 06 April 2019 University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Roma Italy

With the rapid progress in quantum technologies, both theoretical and experimental, we plan on broadening the scientific scope envisioned for this meeting. The conference topics will cover the latest in theoretical developments and experimental implementations of quantum information technology, including the advanced engineering needed to realize such technologies.

In addition to the conference’s traditional focus on quantum optics and photonics, the fifth QIM conference will also include other platforms for quantum technologies, broadly construed, including topics such as solid state systems (superconductors, semi-conductors), atoms and ions (including gravity gradiometers and gyroscopes, and computing and simulation engines).

All accepted papers were published and indexed as Conference Proceedings in OSA Technical Digest.


  • Entanglement-enabled quantum technologies
  • Quantum information processing and computing
  • Precision quantum measurement and quantum metrology
  • Non-classical light sources and novel detectors
  • Quantum imaging
  • Quantum sensors
  • Integrated and on-chip quantum devices
  • Quantum communication systems
  • Quantum optics of light-atom interactions
  • Quantum repeaters and quantum memory
  • Quantum opto-mechanics
  • Quantum spintronics devices and applications
  • Quantum simulation



  • Markus Aspelmeyer, Universitat WienAustria 
    Optomechanical Systems Plenary
  • Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut fur QuantenoptikGermany 
    Atomic Systems Plenary
  • Jay Gambetta, IBM TJ Watson Research CenterUnited States  Plenary
  • Dieter Jaksch, University of Oxford 
    Quantum Simulation Using Hybrid Computing Plenary
  • Dietrich Leibfried, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited States 
    Ion Traps Plenary
  • Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States 
    Gravitational Wave Detectors Plenary
  • Jian-Wei Pan, Univ of Science and Technology of ChinaChina 
    Quantum Communication and Computing Plenary
  • Christine Silberhorn, Universität PaderbornGermany 
    Quantum Photonics Plenary
  • Mete Atature, Cambridge UniversityUnited Kingdom 
    Solid-state quantum interfaces of spins and photons
  • Christopher Ballance, University of OxfordUnited Kingdom 
    Networking Trapped-ion Quantum Computers
  • Hugues de Riedmatten, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies FotoniquesSpain 
    Multiplexed Spin Photon Interfaces in Solid State Quantum Memories
  • Sara Ducci, Université Paris DiderotFrance 
    Generation and manipulation of quantum frequency states of light with AlGaAs chips
  • Hagai Eisenberg, Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael 
    Generating multi-photon entangled states from a single deterministic single-photon source
  • David Elkouss, QUTech 
    Towards a quantum internet
  • Leonardo Fallani, European Lab for Non-Linear SpectroscopyItaly 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Akira Furusawa, University of TokyoJapan 
    A time-domain multiplexed measurement-based large-scale optical quantum computer
  • Vittorio Giovannetti, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Nils Huntemann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt 
    Single-Ion Clocks for Tests of Fundamental Physics and Applications in Quantum Technology
  • Elanor Huntington, Australian National University 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Thomas Jennewein, University of WaterlooCanada 
    Towards a global quantum communication network using ground to space quantum links
  • Anthony Laing, University of Bristol 
    Quantum simulations in integrated photonics
  • Peter Leek, ETH Zuerich 
    Multilayer Coaxial Superconducting Circuits with Integrated 3D Wiring
  • Rosario Lo Franco, Universita degli Studi di PalermoItaly 
    Indistinguishability as a quantum information resource by localized measurements
  • Chaoyang Lu, Univ of Science and Technology of China 
    Toward “quantum supremacy” with photons
  • Xiao Mi, GoogleUnited States 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Roberto Osellame, Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheItaly 
    Manipulation of quantum information in fs-laser-written photonic circuits
  • Guido Pagano, University of MarylandUnited States 
    Quantum Computing and Simulation with Trapped Atomic Ions
  • Valentina Parigi, Laboratoire Kastler BrosselFrance 
    Quantum Frequency Comb for Quantum Complex Networks
  • Alejandro Perdomo, Rigetti ComputingUnited States 
    Title to be Determined
  • Patrick Rebentrost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Pascale Senellart, CNRS-C2NFrance 
    Generation of quantum light in a photon-number superposition
  • Simone Severini, University College LondonUnited Kingdom 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Sebastien Tanzilli, CNRSFrance 
    Title To Be Determined
  • Rob Thew, Universite de GeneveSwitzerland 
    Entanglement-Based Quantum Networking
  • Guglielmo Tino, Universita degli Studi di FirenzeItaly 
    Atomic Quantum Sensors for Precision Gravitational Physics
  • Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di PadovaItaly 
    Space Quantum Communication with Higher Orbits
  • Andrew White, University of QueenslandAustralia 
    Communicating via ignorance & imaging via counting




Ian Walmsley, Imperial College London, UK
Irfan Siddiqi, University of California Berkeley, USA
Nicolas Treps, Sorbonne Université, France

Program Chairs

Fabio Sciarrino, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
David Lucas, University of Oxford, UK

Local organizing committee

Nicolò Spagnolo, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Gonzalo Alfredo Carvacho Vera, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Giuliana Pensa, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Scientific Committee

Gerardo Adesso, University of nottingham, UK
Konrad Banaszek, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
Marco Barbieri, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Angelo Bassi, University of Trieste, Italy
Antoine Browaeys, Institut d’Optique, France
Eleni Diamanti, Sorbonne Université, France
Claude Fabre, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Radim Filip, Palacky University, Czech Republic
Stefan Filipp, IBM Research, Switzerland
Jonathan Home, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mirko Lobino, Griffith University, Australia
Jonathan Matthews, University of Bristol, UK
Mauro Paternostro, University of Queensland, UK
Rinaldo Trotta, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Giuseppe Vallone, Università di Padova, Italy
Philip Walther, University of Vienna, Austria
Lijian Zhang, Nanjing University, China


Special Session on National Quantum Initiatives

Aula Magna Rettorato, University of Rome La Sapienza

The Special Session on National Quantum Initiatives will take place during the QIM V conference and will consist in a panel discussion devoted to the presentations of the different national/federal initiatives on quantum technologies. This session will permit to discuss possible synergies as well as to provide a global picture on the worldwide efforts.

Gregory Quarles, OSA Chief Scientist (Session Chair)
Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm, Germany
Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jian-Wei Pan, USTC, China
Ian Walmsley, Imperial College London, UK
Andrew G. White, The University of Queensland, Australia



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