5th Conference on Quantum Information in Spain
28-31 May 2019

ICE, the conference series on quantum information in Spain, provides a gathering for discussion to researchers working in quantum information technologies in Spain, and is also open to any researcher working in the field.The fifth edition will take place in Barcelona and will be organised by ICFO.
The last day will consist of a symposium to celebrate José Ignacio Latorre’s 60 birthday.

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A few words about ICFO

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences was founded in 2002 by the Government of Catalonia and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), both of which are members of its board of trustees along with the Cellex and Mir-Puig Foundations, philanthropic entities that have played a critical role in the advancement of the institute since 2007. Located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, the institute currently hosts 400 people, organized in 26 research groups in 60 state-of-the-art research laboratories. Research lines encompass diverse areas in which photonics plays a decisive role, with an emphasis on basic and applied themes relevant to medicine and biology, advanced imaging techniques, information technologies, a range of environmental sensors, tunable and ultra-fast lasers, quantum science, photovoltaics and the properties and applications of nano-materials such as graphene, among others. In addition to two state awarded Severo Ochoa accreditations of excellence, ICFOnians have been awarded 15 ICREA Professorships and 32 European Research Council grants. ICFO participates actively in the European Technological Platform Photonics21 and is also very proactive in fostering entrepreneurial activities, spin-off creation,  and creating collaborations and links between industry and ICFO researchers. To date, ICFO has helped create 7 start-up companies.

A few words about ICE

The ICE’s are the regular meetings of the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies, providing a discussion place for the community and internationally renowned scientists in the field, with a strong focus on young scientists. They cover all aspects of the field: quantum communication and cryptography, quantum computation and simulation, quantum metrology and sensing, quantum information theory, and photonics and enabling technologies. The conference series is promoted by the “Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies Network in Spain” (Red Temática RITCE FIS2016-81891-REDT) and this edition is also supported by the AXA Research Fund through the AXA Chair in Quantum Information Science.



  • Mari Carmen Bañuls, Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
  • Adán Cabello, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Hugues De Riedmatten, ICFO
  • Juan José García Ripoll, CSIC
  • Anna Sanpera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • David Zueco, Universidad de Zaragoza


  • Antonio Acin, ICFO
  • Elena Enrique, ICFO
  • Jordi Roca, ICFO


  • Ana Asenjo
    Columbia University
  • John Calsamiglia
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Marcos Curty
    Universidad de Vigo
  • Fernando Luis
  • Gabriel Molina Terriza (to be confirmed)
    Donostia International Physics Center
  • David Pérez-García
    Universidad Complutense
  • Pascale Sennellart
  • Leticia Tarruell
  • Jörg Wrachtrup
    University of Stuttgart


From 28 to 30 the conference will consist of 9 invited talks, contributed talks and a poster session. It will start on 28 in the morning and end on 30 in the afternoon. On the last day, 31 May, there will be a symposium to celebrate José Ignacio Latorre’s 60th birthday with talks by colleagues and friends. All participants to the 3-day conference are welcome to attend the symposium but registration is compulsory. Details about the symposium can be found at the separate webpage http://latorrefest60.icfo.eu


  • To register, click here
  • Abstract submission - CLOSED
  • Deadline for Registration: 10 May
  • Deadline for Abstract submission: 15 March
  • Notification: 31 March



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