International Workshop on Mathematical and Physical Foundations of Discrete Time Quantum Walk

March 29th - 30th, 2011 Tokyo Institute of Technology Oh-okayama Campus

This workshop is canceled due to the Japanese big earthquake on March 11st. (March 15th, 2011)

This workshop will be altenatively held at Valencia, Spain on November, 2011. This webcite is here.


Second Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Main Building, Oh-okayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(Access to Tokyo Tech Oh-okayama Campus) please see here.
(Access to Main Build.) please see here (Number 1).
(Access to Second Meeting Room) As soon as entering from the main entrance of Main Build., please go up the stairs or the elevator by 3rd floor. This room is located under the clock tower of Main Building.


What is probability and stochastic process in quantum mechanics? To study the foundations of the stochastic process in quantum mechanics, the discrete time quantum walk (DTQW), which is a quantum analogue of the random walk, may be useful. This has recently been the hot research field, especially in quantum information science, and been experimentally realized. This workshop will bring the theoretical researchers in the DTQW. While this workshop is focused on the theoretical side, we also welcome experimentalists. We take the advantages of special opportunities to invite founders of DTQW. The organizers strongly encourage young researchers to actively join us to this workshop.

Workshop Scopes

  1. Mathematical Foundations of Discrete Time Quantum Walk
    1. Stochastic Process in Quantum Probability Theory
    2. Weak Limit Theorem
    3. Classification between Localization and Delocalization
  2. Physical Foundations of Discrete Time Quantum Walk
    1. Mapped to Schroedinger equation and Dirac equation
    2. Non-local effect, entanglement, and super-oscillation
    3. Application to Quantum Information Science

Program [March 6th. Version]

Invited Speakers

Yakir Aharonov (Tel-Aviv University, Israel / Chapman University, USA) *
Viacheslav Belavkin (University of Nottingham, UK)
Luis Velazquez (Zaragoza University, Spain)
Takuya Kitagawa (Harvard University, USA)

* His schedule is canceled.


If you are interested in the oral or poster presentation, please send your absract by

Dec. 31st, 2010 (oral) / Feb. 28th, 2011(poster).

We researve 8 slots oral presentation selected by the organizers annoucemented by Jan. 15th, 2011 and 20 slots poster presentation on a first-come-first-reserved basis.

Abstract format is here based on the REVTex4.1. Abstract is within 2 pages.

To submit your abstract, please click here.

If you would like to modify your abstract, send this later, or attach the figure file in the abstract, please send this to the organizer (Yutaka Shikano ( by e-mail.

Post-Proceedings [New Information]

The post proceedings of our workshop will be published from AIP Conference Proceedings as the online publication.

AIP Format (6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inch between A4 and B5) can be downloaded from here.

The maximum pages of the post-proceedings are
  1. Invited speaker: 30 pages
  2. Oral speaker: 15 pages
  3. Poster speaker: 10 pages

The deadline is May 15th, 2011 to be submitted to Yutaka Shikano along with the copyright agreement.

Please see more details in this page.


When you take part in this workshop, please register the above form. While the speakers of this workshop are theoreticians, we also welcome experimentalists and interested reaserchers about DTQW.
Because of the limitation of the conference place, the registration will be over beyond 70 people.

To submit your registration, please click here.

If you would like to modify your registration information, please send e-mail to the organizer (Yutaka Shikano (

Participants Lists

Accommodation and Local Information


created by Shu Tanaka (Kinki University)
If possible, please display this poster in your university. Black and white version is here (ver. 1) or (ver. 2).


Norio Konno (Yokohama National University)
Etsuo Segawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yutaka Shikano (Tokyo Institute of Technology / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chair)

Inquiries to

Yutaka Shikano
Telephone +81-3-5734-3893 Please change "_at_" to "@".