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Preliminary Program

March 25, 2009, Wednesday

9:00 Welcome and Opening
[Klusch/Bruza]

9:15 - 12:30 Tutorial:
An Introduction to Quantum Probability Theory.
Jerome Busemeyer (Indiana University, USA)

>> 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

>> 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (served)

14:00 - 14:45 Invited Talk:
Revealing Quantum Entanglement via Locally Noneffective Operations.
Dagmar Bruss (University of Duesseldorf, Germany)
[Chair: Klusch]

>> 14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

Session 1: Foundations
[Chair: Sofge]

15:15 - 15:45
Fractals and the Fock-Bergman Representation of Coherent States.
Giuseppe Vitiello

15:45 - 16:15
Generalising Unitary Time Evolution.
Kirsty Kitto, Peter Bruza and Laurianne Sitbon

16:15 – 16:45
Comparison of Quantum and Bayesian Inference Models.
Jerome Busemeyer and Jennifer Trueblood

16:45 - 17:15
Quantum-like Representation of Macroscopic Configurations.
Andrei Khrennikov

17:30 - 19:30 *** Welcome Reception (DFKI Foyer) ***
[Afterwards people can break up to go to dinner at their own expense
]

March 26, 2009, Thursday

Session 2: Quantum Cognition
[Chair: Busemeyer]

9:00 - 9:30
Experimental Evidence for Quantum Structure in Cognition.
Diederik Aerts, Sven Aerts and Liane Gabora

9:30 - 10:00
Extracting Spooky-Activation-at-a-Distance From Considerations of Entanglement.
Peter Bruza, Kirsty Kitto, Douglas Nelson and Cathy McEvoy

10:00 - 10:30
Quantum Amplitude Amplification Algorithm: An Explanation of Availability Bias.
Riccardo Franco

10:30 - 11:00
Quantum Coherence without Quantum Mechanics in Modeling the Unity of Consciousness.
Marcin Schroeder

>> 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 3: Quantum Mechanics and Decision Theory
[Chair: Lawless]

11:30 - 12:00
TI-Games: An Exploration Type Indeterminacy in Strategic Decision-Making.
Ariane Lambert Mogiliansky and Jerome Busemeyer

12:00 - 12:30
Classical Logical versus Quantum Conceptual Thought:
Examples in Economy, Decision Theory and Concept Theory.
Diederik Aerts and Bart D'Hooghe

>> 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (served)

Session 4: Quantum Mechanics and Computation
[Chair: Klusch]

14:00 - 14:30
Quantum and Classical Structures in Nondeterministic Computation.
Dusko Pavlovic

14:30 - 15:00
A Symbolic Classical Computer Language for Simulation of Quantum Algorithms.
Peter Nyman

15:00 - 15:15 (S)
Quantum Theory, the Chinese Room Argument and the Symbol Grounding Problem.
Ravi Gomatam

>> 15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break/Board Bus

15:30 - 22:00: *** Social Program ***
15:30 - 16:00 Bus Transfer
16:00 - 18:30 Guided Visit to the Steel Mill "Völklinger Hütte" (World Cultural Heritage)
18:30 - 19:00 Bus Transfer
19:00 - 22:00 Social Dinner at the restaurant "Kulturcafe" in downtown Saarbrücken
 

March 27, 2009, Friday

Session 5: Quantum Mechanics and Social Interaction
[Chair: van Rijsbergen]

9:00 - 9:30
Conservation of Information:
A New Approach To Organizing Human-Machine-Robotic Agents Under Uncertainty
William Lawless and Donald Sofge

9:30 - 10:00
On Voting Process and Quantum Mechanics.
Francois Dubois

10:00 - 10:30
Nonseparability of Shared Intentionality.
Christian Flender, Kirsty Kitto and Peter Bruza

>> 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 6: Quantum Mechanics and Semantic Space
[Chair: Bruza]

11:00 - 11:30
Semantic Spaces: Measuring the Distance between Different Subspaces.
Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi and Keith van Rijsbergen

11:30 - 12:00
Characterizing High-Order Entanglements in Lexical Semantic Spaces
Through Information Geometry.
Hou Yuexian and Dawei Song

12:00 - 12:30
Semantic Vector Combinations and the Synoptic Gospels.
Dominic Widdows and Trevor Cohen

>> 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (served)

Session 7: Quantum Mechanics and Information Retrieval
[Chair: Lawless]

14:00 - 14:30
Eraser Lattices and Semantic Contents.
Alvaro Huertas-Rosero, Leif Azzopardi and Keith van Rijsbergen

14:30 - 15:00
Beyond Ontology in Information Systems.
Christian Flender, Kirsty Kitto and Peter Bruza

15:00 - 15:15 (S)
Structured Information Retrieval and Quantum Theory.
Benjamin Piwowarski and Mounia Lalmas

>> 15:15– 15:45 Coffee Break

Session 8: Quantum Mechanics and Economics
[Chair: Sofge]

15:45 - 16:15
Hilbert Space Models Commodity Exchanges.
Paul Cockshott

16:15 - 16:30 (S)
Quantum Calculus (q-calculus) and Option Pricing: A Brief Introduction
Emmanuel Haven

16:30 - 17:00 Closing Discussion
[Chairs: QI09 OC]

 

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