Computer algebra in quantum computing and quantum information theory

Special Session at the 21st International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra 2015 (ACA2015), July 20-23, 2015, Kalamata, Greece.

PDF files with call for papers for the special session and the conference poster.


17/08/2015 New! PDF slides of the talks given during the session.
21/06/2015 Final version of the session schedule.
01/06/2015 Early registration deadline extended to June 10, 2015.
18/05/2015 Talk submission deadline extended to June 5, 2015.
17/03/2015 Registration and hotel reservation instructions.
26/11/2014 Paper submission information updated, LaTeX template for the proceedings.
28/10/2014 First version of this page.

Aims and scope

Quantum information processing provides a plethora of new problems and research topics suitable for tackling using computer algebra systems. This includes the problems of characterizing multipartite entanglement, generation and optimization of quantum computational circuits and analysis of quantum walks and quantum automata. In the reverse direction, quantum algorithms which outperform their classical counterparts may be of use in symbolic calculations (e.g. Grobner Bases).

The aims of this session are to exchange recent results and ideas concerning the application of numerical, symbolic and algebraic methods in quantum information processing and quantum mechanics. Topics to be considered include (but are not limited to):



Vladimir Gerdt <gerdt[at]>
Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Dubna, Russia

Michael Mc Gettrick <michael.mcgettrick[at]>
De Brun Centre for Computational Algebra, School of Mathematics, National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland

Jaroslaw Adam Miszczak <miszczak[at]>
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Gliwice, Poland

Arkadiusz Orlowski <arkadiusz_orlowski[at]> and Alexander Prokopenya <alexander_prokopenya[at]>
Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics , Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Warsaw, Poland


If you are interested in giving a presentation at this session, please email an abstract to one of the organizers. The duration of a talk is to be 30 minutes including time for discussion. Tentative deadline for talk submissions is 15th of May, 2015 5th of June, 2015.

It is planned to compile an electronic (PDF) book of abstracts for the meeting. Please use the following LaTeX template for your abstract (here is how it looks in PDF).

There will be a volume of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics series devoted to ACA 2015. For the volume we welcome full versions of papers presented at any of the Special Sessions. Individual contributions will be all refereed to the high quality standards of leading journals in the field. The deadline date of submission will be announced asap. More information can be found on the conference web page.

New! Registration and hotel reservation

The registration page is located at and it is now active. The link and further information can be found at

Registration cost

Early registration (on-line, by credit card): Student – 100 Eur, Regular – 150 Eur.
Late registration (on site, by cash): Student – 150 Eur, Regular – 200 Eur.

Please register as early as possible — early registration deadline is June 1, 2015. Please note that you should book the hotel rooms using the code given at

Previous editions

Previous special session Computer Algebra, Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Processing devoted to the applicaitons of computer algebra in quantum information theory has been organized as a part of ACA2013 conference.