Tickets for the conference banquet (which is a separate ticket from registration) are available now!

A draft schedule for the conference is now available.


About QPL

Quantum Physics and Logic is an annual conference that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.

QPL 2019 will be held at Chapman University from June 10–14, 2019.

Previous QPL events were held in Halifax (2019), Nijmegen (2017), Glasgow (2016), Oxford (2015), Kyoto (2014), Barcelona (2013), Brussels (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Oxford (2010), Oxford (2009), Reykjavik (2008), Oxford (2006), Chicago (2005), Turku (2004), and Ottawa (2003).

Important Dates

  • April 1: abstract submission
  • April 7: paper submission
  • April 30: application for student support
  • May 12: notification of authors
  • May 24: early registration deadline
  • May 24: final papers ready
  • June 10-14: conference

Invited Speakers and Tutorials

Invited speakers

  • John Baez (UC Riverside)
  • Anna Pappa (University College London)
  • Joel Wallman (University of Waterloo)


  • Ana Belen Sainz (Perimeter Institute): Bell Nonlocality - Correlations from Principles
  • Quanlong Wang (University of Oxford) and KangFeng Ng (Radboud University): Completeness of the ZX Calculus

Conference Program

Click here for the conference schedule.

Best Student Paper Award

At each QPL conference, an award for the best student paper is given at the discretion of the program committee. Papers eligible for the award are those where all the authors are students at the time of submission.


Travel to USA

Please check visa requirements for travel to the USA with the US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs before booking travel to the USA from another country and make sure you have the appropriate visa before travelling.  Many participants will be eligible to travel to the USA under the visa waiver program (see the link for the list of designated countries to which this applies).  To travel under this program you must apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) prior to travelling to the USA.  An ESTA is valid for one year after it is issued, so you may still have a valid one from previous travel to the USA.  You can check whether you have a valid ESTA at the same website.


Registration is now open! Please register at this link.

The registration fees are as follows.

Early Bird (before May 24)Late Registration (after May 24)
Regular Registration$100$125
Student Registration$50$75
Chapman Students/Faculty/Staff$0$0

The university charges a $1 ticketing fee, so the prices you will see at the registration link are $1 more than the above.

The registration fee includes all coffee breaks and lunches. You are responsible for providing your own breakfast and dinner.

In addition to the registration, there will also be a conference banquet, which will require a separate ticket. Information on how to purchase banquet tickets will be emailed to registered participants at a later date.


On Campus Accommodation

80 rooms are available in Glass Hall (a student accommodation building on campus) on a bed and breakfast basis. These are a short walk from the conference venue and downtown Orange, where many bars and restaurants are located.

The room rates are as follows. All rates are per person per night except the linen package which is added as a one-off fee to each person’s booking.

Room Rate: Single Occupancy Bed and Breakfast$63.00
Room Rate: Double Occupancy Bed and Breakfast$48.00
Linen Package$15.00

These rooms are available for arrival on June 9 and departure on June 15 or any shorter stay within that interval. If you would like to stay for additional days then please contact the conference organizers.

Room availability is guaranteed if you book before May 10. After that, you may still book a room, subject to availability.

If you wish book the double occupancy option then BOTH participants must register for accommodation. You will have the opportunity to specify your roommate at checkout.

To book a room single occupancy please click here.

To book a room double occupancy please click here.

Other Accommodation Options

For those who do not wish to stay in student accommodation, note that the nearest business hotels are about a 10 minute drive from campus and downtown Orange, so these are not a good option unless you will be bringing a car or are willing to take Uber/taxis back and forth to the hotel. If you are bringing a car we will have campus parking passes available at registration.

Alternatives to hotels that are walking distance to campus include:

  • Ruta’s Old Town Inn: A bed and breakfast across the road from campus, which only has a small number of rooms that get booked up quickly.
  • AirB&B: Several apartments are available for booking within walking distance of campus. This is usually a more pleasant option than a hotel.

If you really want a hotel then recommended hotels include:

In addition, since Chapman University is close to Disneyland, there are many tourist hotels in Anaheim, within a 15-20min drive of campus. These vary greatly in price and quality, but you can often find good last minute deals if you search for accommodation near Disneyland.

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will take place on Thursday June 13 at 6:30pm in Agyros Forum AF 310 – Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum. The banquet requires a separate ticket (not included in registration) that costs $55 and can be purchased here, where you can also find the menu options.

You may also purchase banquet tickets for accompanying guests who are not registered for the conference at the same link.

For participants receiving student financial support for registration and/or accommodation, please note that this does not include the conference banquet (or dinner on any other night). If you wish to attend you must either pay for it yourself or find another funding source.

Local Information

The nearest airport to Chapman University is John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana (SNA), but most international participants will have to fly to Los Angeles (LAX).  The drive from SNA to Chapman is about 20min, and from LAX it can take anywhere from 45min to 2 hours depending on the notoriously unpredictable traffic in LA.

Using ride share apps, such as Uber or Lyft is the best way of getting to Chapman from the airport in terms of cost to convenience tradeoff.  If you do not want to do this, we recommend booking an airport shuttle or limo in advance, as this is usually cheaper than a taxi.  You can search for the best airport shuttle rates here.

Other regional airports in the Southern California area, such as Long Beach (LGB), Ontario (ONT), and Burbank (BUR) are also in reasonable driving distance of Chapman.

Student Support

Applications for financial support for students to travel to the conference will be accepted until April 30. To apply, please fill out this form.

Priority will be given to students who are presenting a paper at the conference.


Paper submissions are now closed.


Local Organizers

  • Matthew Leifer (Chapman University)
  • Lorenzo Catani (Chapman University)
  • Justin Dressel (Chapman University)
  • Drew Moshier (Chapman University)

Program Committee


  • Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)
  • Matthew Leifer (Chapman University)


  • Miriam Backens (University of Oxford)
  • Giulio Chiribella (University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford)
  • Ross Duncan (University of Strathclyde)
  • Stefano Gogioso (University of Oxford)
  • John Harding (New Mexico State University)
  • Chris Heunen (The University of Edinburgh)
  • Matthew Hoban (University of Oxford)
  • Dominic Horsman (University of Durham)
  • Kohei Kishida (Dalhousie University)
  • Aleks Kissinger (Radboud University)
  • Joachim Kock (UAB)
  • Ravi Kunjwal (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Martha Lewis (University of Amsterdam)
  • Shane Mansfield (LIP6, Sorbonne Université)
  • Dan Marsden (University of Oxford)
  • David Moore (Pictet Asset Management)
  • Michael Moortgat (Utrecht University)
  • Daniel Oi (University of Strathclyde)
  • Ognyan Oreshkov (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Anna Pappa (University College London)
  • Dusko Pavlovic (University of Hawaii)
  • Simon Perdrix (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble)
  • Neil Ross (Dalhousie University)
  • Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Ana Belén Sainz (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)
  • Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)
  • Pawel Sobocinski (University of Southampton)
  • Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Isar Stubbe (Université du Littoral)
  • Benoît Valiron (LRI - CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Saclay)
  • Jamie Vicary (University of Oxford)
  • Alexander Wilce (Susquehanna University)
  • Mingsheng Ying (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Margherita Zorzi (University of Verona)
  • Magdalena Anna Zych (The University of Queensland)

Steering Committee

  • Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)
  • Prakash Panangaden (McGill University)
  • Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)