Quantum information processing is a new research area at the
intersection of quantum physics and computer science. The main goal of this field is to
improve on classical computers and classical complexity bounds as well as cryptographic
communication protocols by making use of quantum mechanical phenomena. Simultaneously,
investigation of resources for quantum computation (such as quantum entanglement) enables
us to understand from a different perspective fundamental properties of quantum mechanics.
Recent advances in the realization of elementary quantum logic
gates (e.g. usingions traps, cavity QED and NMR technology), and the experimental
implementation of phenomena such as quantum teleportation, entanglement swapping or
quantum cloning, and, obviously, experimental implementation of quantum key distribution
have led to a massive exploration of this field by scientists from varied disciplines.
The purpose of the Workshop is to provide a compact and
comprehensive overview of basic ideas of quantum information theory and to establish
perspective contacts for future collaboration.
Main topics of the Workshop should cover entanglement as a
resource for quantum computing and communication, multi-partite quantum correlations,
decoherence, physics of information processing, and others.