CEWQO covers a broad range of topics within modern quantum optics, including

  • Fundamental aspects of quantum optics
  • Quantum correlations and entanglement
  • Non-classical states and quantum tomography
  • Open quantum systems
  • Optical angular momentum and quantum polarization
  • Quantum information processing
  • Quantum communication
  • Cavity and circuit QED
  • Quantum optics with neutrons, atoms, molecules
  • Quantum optics in condensed matter systems

Industry session

This year there will be a special emphasis on quantum technologies with a designated session and contributions from industrial actors. Particular topics of interest are

  • Quantum sensing
  • QKD and random number generation
  • Quantum computing

The industry session — Is Now the Time to Tunnel to Market? — will include contributions from

  • Romain Alléaume, SeQureNet (France)
  • Søren Stobbe, Sparrow Quantum (Denmark)

Invited speakers

  • Plenary Akira Furusawa, University of Tokyo
  • Plenary Ronald Hanson, TU Delft
  • Plenary Tim Ralph, University of Queensland
  • Plenary Andrew Shields, Toshiba Europe
  • Konrad Banaszek, University of Warsaw
  • Marco Bellini, INO-CNR Florence
  • Warwick Bowen, University of Queensland
  • Eleni Diamanti, CNRS - Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Dirk Englund, MIT
  • Radim Filip, Palacký University Olomouc
  • Marco Genovese, INRIM Turin
  • Simon Gröblacher, TU Delft
  • Stephan Götzinger, MPL Erlangen
  • Klemens Hammerer, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • David Hunger, LMU München
  • Fedor Jelezko, Universität Ulm
  • Hyunseok Jeong, Seoul National University
  • Ping Koy Lam, ANU Canberra
  • Julien Laurat, LKB Paris
  • Gerd Leuchs, MPL Erlangen
  • Peter van Loock, Joh. Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • Norbert Lütkenhaus, IQC Waterloo
  • Patrick Maletinsky, Basel University
  • Joshua Nunn, University of Oxford
  • Stefano Pirandola, University of York
  • Eugene Polzik, University of Copenhagen
  • Stephanie Wehner, TU Delft
  • Roberta Zambrini, IFISC Palma

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 21 April 2017
  • Early bird sign-up: 1 May 2017

Updates and announcements

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CEWQO 2017

Submit your presentation

Submit your presentation through the Easy Chair system where you will have to create an account if you don't already have one. Please include

  • a one page PDF paper of your work (freestyle - but include title, authors and affiliations)
  • a brief summary (maximum 50 words) to be included in the schedule

When submitting, you can select whether you prefer to give an oral or a poster presentation.

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Extended until 4 April, 23:59!

Sign up for the conference

Sign up for CEWQO 2017 here. The registration is managed by Conference Manager™ and you will be directed to their webpage for the registration.

Registration fee

The early-bird registration fee is 400 € + processing charge. This includes access to the conference, lunch + refreshments all days, and conference dinner. Late registrations (after 1 May 2017) will be 450 €.

Payment on-site will unfortunately not be an option.

Cancellation Policy: Please note there will be NO refunds for registration withdrawals.


Latest updates

Registration open


You can now register to participate at the conference! Early-bird deadline is 1 May.

Speakers, prog. committee


We now have 27 invited speakers and have assembled a great program committee.

PhD school


We added some info on the summer school taking place the week before the conference.

Submission open


Abstract submission is now open! Send us your work for a contributed talk or poster.

More confirmed speakers


The list of excellent, confirmed invited speakers now numbers 20.

First confirmed speakers


We have the first 12 confirmed invited speakers added to the website.

Date settled


The date of the conference has now been settled to be in the week starting at 26 June 2017.

Website online


Basic information about the conference is now available.


  • Monday

    Monday schedule

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday schedule

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday schedule

  • Thursday

    Thursday schedule

  • Friday

    Friday schedule


PhD summer school

In the week prior to the conference, a PhD summer school is organized within the topic of optical quantum technology in the picturesque village of Gilleje at the beach (30 km from the conference site). It will be a great opportunity for PhD students and early stage postdocs in quantum optics to learn about modern concepts in quantum optical technology, thus being fully prepared for the more advanced talks during the conference.

Non-local participants at the school will be able to join the conference at a reduced price of 200 € (for administrative reasons, the 200 € discount will be refunded after the conference).

  • Warwick Bowen (Quantum Sensing)
  • Andrea Fiore (Integrated Quantum Optics)
  • Tobias Kippenberg (Quantum Opto-mechanics)
  • Christoph Marquardt (Quantum Communication)
  • Timothy Ralph (Quantum Optics Theory)
  • Jacob Sherson (Quantum Simulations)
  • Richard Warburton (Spintronics)

History and organization

  • History

    CEWQO started in the 90s as a series of workshops in Central Europe, initiated by József Janszky in Budapest.
    Since then, it has grown in scope and geographical reach to become a full-fledged international conference covering all major topics in modern quantum optics research.

  • Previous events
    • 1992 Budapest, Hungary
    • 1993 Bratislava, Slovakia
    • 1993 Bratislava, Slovakia
    • 1994 Budapest, Hungary
    • 1995 Budmerica, Slovakia
    • 1997 Prague, Czech Republic
    • 1999 Olomouc, Czech Republic
    • 2000 Balatonfüred, Hungary
    • 2001 Prague, Czech Republic
    • 2002 Szeged, Hungary
    • 2003 Rostock, Germany
    • 2004 Trieste, Italy
    • 2005 Ankara, Turkey
    • 2006 Vienna, Austria
    • 2007 Palermo, Italy
    • 2008 Belgrade, Serbia
    • 2009 Turku, Finland
    • 2010 St. Andrews, UK
    • 2011 Madrid, Spain
    • 2012 Sinaia, Romania
    • 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2014 Brussels, Belgium
    • 2015 Warsaw, Poland
    • 2016 Kolymbari, Greece
  • Committees
    Program committee
    • Antonio Acín (Barcelona, Spain)
    • Jonatan Bohr Brask (Genéve, Switzerland)
    • Jaromír Fiurášek (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
    • Barry Garraway (Sussex, UK)
    • Ilja Gerhardt (Stuttgart, Germany)
    • Frédéric Grosshans (Paris, France)
    • Kasper Jensen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    • Anthony Leverrier (Paris, France)
    • Paulina Marian (Bucharest, Romania)
    • Christoph Marquardt (Erlangen, Germany)
    • Dmitry Mogilevtsev (Minsk, Belarus)
    • Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen - Chair (DTU)
    • Elke Neu (Saarbrücken, Germany)
    • Tracy E. Northup (Innsbruck, Austria)
    • Matteo G. A. Paris (Milan, Italy)
    • Ana Predojević (Ulm, Germany)
    • Friedemann Reinhard (Munich, Germany)
    • Magdalena Stobińska (Warsaw, Poland)
    • Michael Vanner (Oxford, UK)
    • Denis Vasilyev (Innsbruck, Austria)
    • Patrick Windpassinger (Mainz, Germany)
    • Alessandro Zavatta (Florence, Italy)
    Advisory board
    • Konrad Banaszek
    • Gunnar Björk
    • Nicolas Cerf
    • Aurelian Isar
    • Natalia Korolkova
    • Margarita Manko
    • Ninni Messina
    • Luis Sanchez-Soto
  • Organizers

    CEWQO 2017 is organized by members of the QPIT section (Quantum Physics and Information Technology) at the Department of Physics at DTU:

    • Ulrik Lund Andersen
    • Tobias Gehring
    • Alexander Huck
    • Tine Hougaard Klitmøller
    • Jonas S. Neergaard-Nielsen

Getting there

Venue, access and accommodation

  • Accommodation

    There are not a lot of hotels in the vicinity of DTU, but getting from any of the train stations in central Copenhagen to the conference venue takes 35-40 minutes, so it is perfectly feasible (and perhaps more interesting) to stay in Copenhagen.
    Please note that we do not provide any assistance with booking of hotels or other accommodation.
    That said, here is a list of suggested hotels with convenient access to public transportation.
    Scandic Eremitage, Lyngby
    There is one big hotel in Lyngby, the Scandic Eremitage, 20 minutes walk from the venue.
    We have secured 30 rooms at a discounted price of 1448 DKK single / 1648 DKK double per night for a flexible booking, incl. breakfast. To take advantage of this offer, please fill out this form and return to the hotel at latest 12 May.
    Suggested hotels in Copenhagen
  • From Copenhagen Airport

    Whether you are going to Copenhagen city centre or directly to DTU, you will take either the train (Öresundstog) towards Copenhagen/Helsingør or the metro towards Vanløse.