EU-USA-Japan International Symposium on Quantum Technology

EU-USA-Japan International Symposium on Quantum Technology 

Facing the growing possibility of an imminent second quantum revolution, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will hold the EU-USA-Japan International Symposium on Quantum Technology (ISQT) on Dec. 16-17 in Kyoto. Participants from Europe, the USA and Japan will include leading researchers, tech companies generating quantum technology innovation, and forward-thinking policy makers.
Through joint sessions on the QT work of leading EU-USA-Japan researchers, including the fields of quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum metrology & sensing, we hope to strengthen collaborations and improve mutual research potential. During the panel discussion in Session 6 “Policy and Roadmap of Quantum Technology”, we will explore the perspectives of QT R&D policy makers and project managers of each geographic area. In addition, young researchers from Japan’s major national QT research programs will introduce hot research topics at the joint poster session.
The ISQT will be closely followed on Dec. 17 by topical conferences hosted by the Quantum Leap Flagship Program (Q-LEAP) and Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP):
- The 2nd International Forum on Quantum Metrology and Sensing (The 2nd IFQMS)
- Topical Conference on Quantum Computing 2019 (TCQC2019)
- Topical Conference on Quantum Communication and Security 2019 (TCQCS2019)

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NEWS: "Short Biography" of each speaker and a link to Kyoto information are added. (Dec. 9)

Prof. Yasuhiko Arakawa
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Tommaso Calarco
Prof. Tommaso Calarco
Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI), EU
Alexander Cronin
Prof. Alexander Cronin
The University of Arizona, USA
program table
ISQT Program
Monday December 16th
Reception Open:

Opening Session:

Session 1:
Quantum Technology Policy in EU, US and Japan
Coffee Break
Session 2:
Session 3:

Session 4:
Quantum Computing
Coffee Break
Session 5:
Quantum Communication

Special Talk:

Photo session
Tuesday December 17th
Reception Open:

Session 6:
Quantum Metrology and Sensing
Short Break
Session 7:
Panel Discussion “Policy and Roadmap of Quantum Technology”

Special Speach

Closing session

Topical Conference (opening)

Joint Poster Session
Keynote and Invited Speakers 
EU Immanuel Bloch Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Tomasso Calarco Peter Grünberg Inst.
Thierry Debuisschert Thales
Tonnie De Koster DG Connect
Wolfgang Tittel QuTech
Paolo Villoresi (Keynote) University of Padova
USA David Awschalom University of Chicago
Jay Gambetta (keynote) IBM
John Kitching NIST
Jake Taylor White House Office of ST Policy
Jelena Vuckovic Stanford University
JAPAN Hidetoshi Katori (keynote) The University of Tokyo
Yasunobu Nakamura The University of Tokyo
Atsushi Oku MEXT
Masahide Sasaki NICT
Shigeki Takeuchi Kyoto University
List of Panelists
Kohei Itoh (Moderator) Keio University, Japan
Tomasso Calarco Peter Grünberg Inst., EU
Philippe Chomaz CEA, EU
Alexander Cronin The University of Arizona, USA
Freeke Heijman QuTech, EU
Yasunobu Nakamura The University of Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto Briton hotel is about 10 minutes walk from Imadegawa subway station. There are limited shuttle-bus services from Karasuma-Oike subway station.
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For invited speakers, accomodation will be reserved by organizers. For other participants, please secure your accomodation by yourself.
  • Event title
    EU-USA-Japan International Symposium on Quantum Technology
  • Date
    December 16-17, 2019
  • Venue
    Kyoto Brighton Hotel
    Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-Dori,Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    602-8071, Japan
  • Seating capacity
    300 (Registration will be closed on reaching seating capacity.)
  • Registration fee
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  • Sponsored by
    Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Supported by
    Cabinet Office (CAO)
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
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