Understanding causality is fundamental to science and inspires wideranging applications, yet there are several distinct notions of causation. Recently, there have been important developments on the role of causality in quantum physics, relativistic physics and their interplay. These have unearthed a plethora of fascinating open questions regarding the nature of causation, emergence of spacetime structure and the limits of quantum information processing. At the same time, causal reasoning has become an important tool in machine learning and statistics, with applications ranging from big data to healthcare. This conference brings together experts from different areas of physics working on questions related to causality, as well as selected researchers who bridge the gap between fundamental research and current industrial applications. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for crosspollination of these ideas through scientific exchange between these communities. The conference will focus on the following facets of causality:
• Quantum and classical causal inference
• Indefinite causal order and quantum reference frames
• Causality in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
• Experiments and applications of causality
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Important datesPaper submission deadline: 24 May 2024 // 31 May 2024
Paper notification: 3 July 2024 Registration deadline (with application for financial assistance): 18 July 2024
Registration deadline: 28 August 2024
Conference: 1620 September 2024 Update: The submission deadline has been extended to 31st May 2024 for
papers which clearly justify their relevance for the following three
topics: 1) classical causal inference, 2) causality in relativistic physics (including quantum field theory and quantum gravity) and 3) experiments in causality. As we have received a sufficiently high number of submissions on the remaining topics (particularly indefinite causality and quantum causal models), the original deadline of 24th May still holds for submissions in this category. :: :: ::
Call for Abstracts
Prospective speakers can submit a paper for a contributed talk (in person or online) and/or a poster (in person only) via the Call for Abstracts. The Call for Abstracts is now open! Submissions for a talk will automatically be considered for a poster if not accepted for a talk.
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Invited Speakers
Jessica Bavaresco (University of Geneva)
Cyril Branciard (CNRS, University Grenoble Alpes)
Rafael Chaves (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte)
Giulio Chiribella (The University of Hong Kong)
Doreen Fraser (University of Waterloo)
AnneCatherine de la Hamette (IQOQI Vienna)
Ciarán Lee (Spotify)
Tein van der Lugt (University of Oxford)
Joris M. Mooij (University of Amsterdam)
Mio Murao (University of Tokyo)
Alejandro PozasKerstjens (University of Geneva)
Huw Price (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Renato Renner (ETH Zürich)
Thomas Richardson (University of Washington)
Sally Shrapnel (The University of Queensland)
Sumati Surya (Raman Research Institute)
Rainer Verch (University of Leipzig)
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Programme Committee
V Vilasini (ETH Zürich & Inria, University Grenoble Alpes) (PC Chair)
Augustin Vanrietvelde (Télécom Paris) (PC Cochair)
Alastair Abbott (Inria, University Grenoble Alpes)
Časlav Brukner (IQOQI Vienna & University of Vienna)
Eric Cavalcanti (Griffith University)
Chris Fewster (University of York)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Hlér Kristjánsson (Perimeter Institute & IQC & Université de Montréal)
Giulia Rubino (University of Bristol)
Nitica Sakharwade (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)
LinQing Chen (ETH Zürich & IQOQI Vienna)
Hippolyte Dourdent (ICFO Barcelona)
Tamal Guha (University of Hong Kong)
Robin Lorenz (Quantinuum, Oxford)
Maria Papageorgiou (IQOQI Vienna)
Nicola Pinzani (Université libre de Bruxelles)
MarcoTúlio Quintino (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
MarcOlivier Renou (Inria ParisSaclay & CPHT, École polytechnique)
David Schmid (ICTQT, University of Gdańsk)
John Selby (ICTQT, University of Gdańsk)
Akihito Soeda (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Matthew Wilson (University College London)
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Scientific Organizers
Hlér Kristjánsson (Perimeter Institute & IQC & Université de Montréal) (Chair)
V Vilasini (ETH Zürich & Inria, University Grenoble Alpes)
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)
Marina Maciel Ansanelli (Perimeter Institute)
Yìlè Yīng (Perimeter Institute)
María Ciudad Alañón (Perimeter Institute)
Daniel Centeno Díaz (Perimeter Institute)
Khushi Gandhi (Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo)
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Previous editions:
Causalworlds 2022: The interface between quantum and relativistic causality, foundations and practicalities
Organised at ETH Zürich in 2022. Website: https://causalworlds.ethz.ch/"
Format results

Subsystem decompositions of quantum circuits and transformations between causal perspectives
Université Libre de Bruxelles 

Everything that can be learned about a causal structure with latent variables by observational and interventional probing schemes
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
From Locality to Causality in the Heisenberg Picture
Charles Alexandre Bédard 

Higherorder Quantum Processes are Characterized by the Logic of their Signaling Relations
Université ParisSaclay 
Cluster Decomposition and Two Senses of Isolability
Michael Miller 
Tutorial  Indefinite quantum causality
Institut Neel 
Indefinite causal order and the arrow of time
University of Hong Kong (HKU) 
Can the quantum switch be deterministically simulated?
University of Geneva 
What, in the world, is a violation of causal faithfulness?
University of Toronto 
Generalizing Bell non locality without global causal constraints
AixMarseille University