PRACQSYS 2019 : Principles and Applications of Control in Quantum Systems

14-18 December 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The development of technologies for the 21st century, coupled with fundamental scientific inquiry, is driving new theoretical and experimental research on control in quantum systems. Experience has shown that systematic use of quantum control theory leads to significant improvements in technologies ranging from magnetic resonance to prototype quantum computers. Compelling case studies of quantum control have been developed in wide-ranging fields such as chemistry, metrology, optical networking and computer science.

This is the 13th international workshop on Principles and Applications of Control in Quantum Systems. The first workshop of that name was held at the California Institute of Technology in 2004. We retain its basic aim: to bring together researchers in physics, control theory, dynamical systems, stochastics, signal processing and information science to strengthen the community of quantum control.

As in previous workshops, all lectures will be from invited speakers and will present recent developments at the forefronts of theoretical research, experimentation and motivating applications.

The 2019 conference is taking place at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, from Saturday, December 14, to Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Poster sessions will be held in the afternoon of the second, third and fourth days.


March 31: A list of invited speakers is created

May 16: The list of invited speakers is updated

May 16: Regristration is open

June 12: The list of invited speakers is updated

October 21: Hotel information is added

October 21: Conference venue has been fixed.

October 21: The list of invited speakers is updated

Registration and poster submission

There are no registration fees.

Participants can register by clicking the button below.

Poster titles and abstracts must be submitted via email ( before November 30, 2019.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by email.

Location & travel

The conference will be held at Block Z of The The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Compus directory can be found below with Block Z in the red square.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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Speakers & Program

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Dominic Berry, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michael Biercuk, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Daoyi Dong, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Igor Dotsenko, LKB, Collège de France, France
  • Jiangfeng Du, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Ken Brown, Duke University, USA
  • Emmanuel Flurin, CEA Saclay, France
  • Akira Furusawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Eran Ginossar, University of Surrey, UK
  • Simon Gustavsson, MIT, USA
  • Jonathan Home, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Benjamin Huard, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
  • Liang Jiang, Yale University, USA
  • Klaus Mølmer, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Chitra Rangan, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Florentin Reiter, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Pierre Rouchon, Mines ParisTech and Inria Paris, France
  • Gerardo Andres Paz Silva, Griffith University, Australia
  • Mankei Tsang, University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Igor Vladimirov, Australian National University, Australia
  • Xin Wang, City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China
  • Naoki Yamamoto, Keio University, Japan
  • Pablo Poggi, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Haidong Yuan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China
  • Changling Zou, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Organizers & Contact

Local Organizing Committee

International Programme Committee