Sep 16 – 20, 2024
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

Some financial assistance may be available for participants.


Register via the "Registration for In Person Participants" option  by July 18th and include the application for financial assistance in your registration form to apply. 



Understanding causality is fundamental to science and inspires wide-ranging 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 space-time 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 cross-pollination 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 dates

Paper 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: 16-20 September 2024
Update: The submission deadline has been extended to 31st May 2024 for
papers which clearly justify their relevance for the following three
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.
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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)
Anne-Catherine 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 Pozas-Kerstjens (University of Geneva)
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 Co-chair)
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)
Lin-Qing 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)
Marco-Túlio Quintino (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
Marc-Olivier Renou (Inria Paris-Saclay & 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)
V Vilasini (ETH Zürich & Inria, University Grenoble Alpes
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)


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