New Horizons of Quantum and Classical Information 2015 (NHQCI2015)

- Quantum annealing, Error correcting codes, and Spin glasses -

August 3-5, 2015, Tokyo, Japan


Quantum annealing is a metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization problems using quantum-mechanical effects. Both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum annealing, including its performance in comparison with classical methods and quantum error correction, attract much attention recently partly due to its hardware implementation. Interestingly, some aspects of the classical theory of computing, such as error-correcting codes, can be formulated in terms of statistical mechanics of disordered systems, spin glasses in particular. We therefore believe that the interplay between the theories of quantum and classical computing and statistical mechanics would play vital roles in the development of this interdisciplinary field. One of the main objectives of this meeting is to bring together researchers in this and related fields to present latest developments and discuss possible future directions.

Topics include: quantum annealing, spin glasses, classical and quantum error correction, other issues on disordered systems and information sciences


August 3-5, 2015


Tokyo Tech Front Royal Blue Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

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Invited speakers

Mohammad Amin (D-Wave Systems)
Sergio Boixo (Google)
Helmut Katzgraber (Texas A&M University)
Antonello Scardicchio (ICTP)
Rolando Somma (LANL)
Sei Suzuki (Saitama Medical University)
Yoshiro Takahashi (Kyoto University)
K. Y. Michael Wong (HKUST)
Walter Vinci (University of Southern California)

Contributed speakers

Shunji Matsuura (Kyoto University)
Makoto Negoro (Osaka University)
Hidetoshi Nishimori (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Tomoyuki Obuchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Masayuki Ohzeki (Kyoto University)
Yuya Seki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Ryo Tamura (NIMS)
Shu Tanaka (Waseda University)


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Register here (registration closed)

Call for contributed talk (Closed)

We invite interested persons to submit abstracts for oral presentations. Oral presentations will be 20-30 minutes including discussion. Due to the limited number of oral presentation slots available, the organizers will select some of submitted abstracts. Please send your name, affiliation, title and abstract of your talk to the e-mail address below.

Deadline of submission: May 31 (Sun), 2015

The authors assigined to oral presentation will be contacted by the organizers by June 15, 2015.


Participants are expected to book hotels by themselves. A list of suggested hotels are found here. Contact us for further assistance.


JST CREST: Foundations of Innovative Algorithms for Big Data
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Initiative for High-Dimensional Data-Driven Science through Deepening of Sparse Modeling"
International Research Center for Nanoscience and Quantum Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Jun-ichi Inoue (Hokkaido University) [deceased]
Yoshiyuki Kabashima (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Hidetoshi Nishimori (Tokyo Institute of Technology) [Chair]
Masayuki Ohzeki (Kyoto University)
Tomohiro Sasamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Kazutaka Takahashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Kazuyuki Tanaka (Tohoku University)


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