First International Conference on

Quantum Information Technologies Applied to

Nature and Society

( QUITANS 2018 )

:: Amsterdam, the Netherlands ::

June 28 – 30, 2018

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication

ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI

::. BBK .::
Birkbeck University of London

::. CNR - IMM .::
National Research Council

::. FUN .::
Future University Hakodate

::. GATECH .::
Georgia Institute of Technology

::. HAN .::
HAN University of Applied Sciences
the Netherlands

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

::. ITB .::
Institute of Technology Bandung

::. IUAV .::
University of Venice

Kettering University

::. KNU .::
Kainan University

::. MCU .::
Ming Chuan University

::. METU .::
Middle East Technical University

::. MJU .::
Myongji University
South Korea

::. MSU .::
Moscow State University

::. NHU .::
Nanhua University

::. NUU .::
National United University

::. POLSL .::
Politechnika Slaska University

::. PURDUE .::
Purdue University

::. QUT .::
Queensland University of Technology

University of Sheffield

::. TSINGHUA .::
Tsinghua University

::. U-AIZU .::
University of Aizu

::. UB .::
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău

::. UBA .::
Universidad de Buenos Aires

::. UCC .::
University College Cork

::. UCR .::
Universidad de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

::. UEF .::
University of Eastern Finland

::. UGR .::
Universidad de Granada

::. UHK .::
University of Hong Kong

::. UIOWA .::
University of Iowa

::. UM .::
University of Malta

::. UMD .::
University of Michigan-Dearborn

::. UNC .::
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

::. UNED .::
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

::. UNIBO .::
Università di Bologna

::. UNIGE .::
Università degli Studi di Genova

::. UNILJ .::
University of Ljubljana

::. UNIMIB .::
University of Milano–Bicocca

::. UNJU .::
Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

::. UNIVE .::
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

::. UNSE .::
Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

::. UofO .::
University of Ottawa

::. UOI .::
University of Ioannina

::. UPR .::
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

::. US .::
Universidad de Sevilla

::. USC .::
University of Southern California

::. UTN .::
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

::. UWI .::
University of the West Indies

::. WASEDA .::
Waseda University

::. WSU .::
Wayne State University






We are moving towards the new era called “Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era”, where the emergence of artificial intelligence will occur. In that sense, a few years ago started the transformation of traditional computer science, whose minimal unit of information are the “bits”, towards to the “qubit”. That is to say, the minimal unit of information in quantum computers.

Although the bits have revolutionized in the 20th century the new information technologies and interactive communication, the qubits will bring new innovating winds for all human kind and the society of information towards an exponential revolution and transformation of the human-computing-nature interactions. The limits of those interactions and interrelations, orthogonal or not, exist only in the imagination and creativity of human intelligence and artificial intelligence. The current space intends to set up those first fundamental links between the bits, quibits, the human being and the context whether it is natural or artificial.

The current overcoming of the limits of minituarization does not also constitute a challenge to the factual sciences, but also a great opportunity for the new horizons of quantum computing. We are facing  new paradigms in the sector of the new technologies, since we will move from the laws of classical physics valid for the macroscopic world, to the realization of calculations based on the laws of quantum physics, which control the smallest components of the universe, such as the atoms and the particles.

Simulations, for instance, through the quantum computers, will open a host of new disciplines and lines of research, especially in the field of the communications between human beings and computers, biology, medicine, chemistry, astronomy, trade, new materials, among so many others. Natural fields of work for chemists, mathematicians, physicists, nuclear engineers, aeronautical engineers, electronic engineers, industrial engineers, software engineers, among others. And not like those who for years or decades have been trivially dedicating themselves to the handicapped and/or disabled people, thus destroying the scientific and exact contents of the Human-Computer Interaction to mention one example.

These simulations will allow the realization of models of any physical system and predict  behavior, which entails a better understanding of the microscopic world that surrounds us. At the moment in which the democratization of the quantum computers takes place, an endless series of revolutionary developments in all the branches of the formal, factual and technological sciences, awaiting their good use in medicine, education, renewable energies, agronomy, the preservation of the natural parks, etc.

We are at the beginning of a new era, such as was computer science in the 60s, when nobody knew for certain where the birth and development of the internet could take humanity, and very especially since its democratization in the 90s. In short, these are times of major breakthroughs, and with a huge repercussion on both everyday life and the progress of scientific knowledge. Therefore, we are facing a kind of natural and artificial selection of the contents of the bits towards the qubits. Our main areas of topics can be summarized in the following groups of sub-topics, which do not mean that other disciplines, domains, specializations, etc., cannot be included in them.

Many conferences are focussed on specific aspects of advanced visual interface, agriculture, artificial intelligence, automatization, computer science, education, emergency services, HCI, ICT, machine learning algorithms, programming, security, simulation, users, children, disabled people, older adults, opinion mining, etc., and bring together leading experts in a particular field or sometimes on a specific technology. The conferences, workshops, symposiums, etc., are not a big scale and aim to promote dialogue between established professors, research experts, pedagogues, etc., and students, programmers, mobile designers, etc. working on new directions. Hence topics from the whole range of quantum communication, models of quantum computation, simulations, computing graphics processing, artificial intelligence, information theory, sciences and disciplines for quantum technologies, complex networks nature and society, agriculture automatization, environment and development, new professions in quantum computing, etc. are welcomed.

Last year’s symposiums, workshops, conferences, etc., organized by AInCI and ALAIPO, for instance, included papers, demos, research-in-progress, doctoral consortium, posters, etc., on the topics (see below the alphabetical order). An extensive listing connotes and reflects the requirement and also skill necessary to find intersection zones of the disciplines among the different domains, fields, and specialities; which at the same time potentially boosts and merges the formerly different scientific views.

In short, we focus on the following main and secondary subjects, which do not exclude others of great current or future interest, alphabetically listed in the following way:


:: Algorithms
:: Artificial Intelligence
:: Communication
:: Complexity Theory
:: Computer Graphics
:: Cryptography
:: Information Theory
:: Measurement
:: Simulation

Computing and Quantum Technologies

:: Machine Learning
:: Nanorobotics
:: Networking Models and Neural Networks
:: New Materials with Programmed Properties
:: Program Structure
:: Representation of Data at Scale
:: Scientific Visualization and Interfaces
:: Sensors and Superconducting Circuits
:: Virtualization

Quantum Phenomena Oriented to Nature and Society

:: Agricultural Robotization and Greenhouse System
:: Communicability and HCI Applicable to Quatum Computing
:: Creativity Oriented to Visualization of Real Microuniverses and Human-Computing-Nature Interactions
:: Education and Fundamental Sciences for Quantum R&D
:: ICTs Applied to Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
:: Industrial Automatization and Renewable Energies
:: Information Visualization to Horticulture
:: Quantum Computing to Develop Skills in New Professions and Jobs
:: Quantum Solutions Thinking in Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

All contributions –papers, workshops, demos, posters, research-in-progress and doctoral consortium, should be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. Besides, all submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the international conference.  Authors of accepted contributions who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their works, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers, demos, research-in-progress, etc.

Best regards, 

Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (Chair - coordinator)
Doris Edison and Pamela Fulton (International Secretariat)

ALAIPO: Asociación Latina Interacción Persona-Ordenador –Latin Association of HCI ( and AINCI: Asociación Internacional de la Comunicación Interactiva –International Association of Interactive Communication ( Address: Via Tabajani 1, S. 15 (7) - 24121 (Bergamo) Italy :: c/ Angel Baixeras, 5 - AP 1638 - 08080 (Barcelona), Spain. Email: ::

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2. The events have the following deadlines

Works Submissions: Open. Consequently, as they are received, they will be evaluated. It is a way to speed up the process to make up the final program of the international conference, visa requirements, should plan travel well in advance, etc. In other words, it is not necessary to wait until the deadline to send them for the evaluation process. 
Deadline: May, 31th – 23:59 local time in Hawaiian Islands.
Authors Notification:
Two/three weeks after the submission/s.
Camera-ready, full papers: June, 22th.


3. Program Committee:

- Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (chair - coordinator)

Demo Session, Poster Session, Workshop Session, and Doctoral Consortium:

Miguel C. Ficarra: AInCI and ALAIPO, Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan), Ana Pérez. University of Sevilla (Spain), Anna Parodi. University of Genoa (Italy), Tom Murphy. University College Dublin (Ireland) ... Work in progress

Honorary Committee:

:: Alejandro Frangi. University of Sheffield (UK)
:: Constantine Stephanidis. University of Crete (Greece)
:: Diego González. IMM - National Research Council (Italy)
:: Francesca Bocchi. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
:: María Carranza. University of Molise (Italy)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alejandro Frangi. University of Sheffield (UK)
:: Ana Pérez. University of Sevilla (Spain)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Anna Parodi. University of Genova (Italy)
:: Annamaria Poli. University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)
:: Chia-Wen Tsai. Ming Chuan University (Taiwan)
:: Claudio Germak. Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
:: Constantine Stephanidis. University of Crete (Greece)
:: Daniela Tamburini. Sperimenta Centro Studi Cinema e Formazione di Milano (Italy)
:: Danny Barrantes. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Diego González. IMM - National Research Council (Italy)
:: Farshad Fotauhi. Wayne State University (USA)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
:: Georges Győry. Birkbeck University of London (UK)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Gerrit van der Veer. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
:: Gustavo Hirchoren. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Héctor Montes. National University of Cuyo (Argentina)
:: Hugo Scolnik. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Jeff Williams. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: José Hamkalo. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada)
:: Jurek Kirakowski. University College Cork (Ireland)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Karen Woodman. Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
:: Klementina Možina. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Laurence Bender. National University of Tres de Febrero (Argentina)
:: Leda Digion. National University of Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Liliana Māţă. "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău (Romania)
:: Marek Wyleżoł. Politechnika Slaska (Poland)
:: Marko Mladineo. University of Split (Croatia)
:: Maria Pia Morigi. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Marilú Lebrón Vázquez. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. Alaipo & Ainci (Italy & Spain)
:: Ming-Chien Hung. Nanhua University (Taiwan)
:: Mohamed Hamada. University of Aizu (Japan)
:: Onur Demirors. Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
:: Pablo Marrero Negrón. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Peter Stanchev. Kettering University (USA)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Reiko Hishiyama. Waseda University (Japan)
:: Roberto von Sprecher. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Rosa Smurra. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: Ruly Darmawan. Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia)
:: Tetsuo Tamai. University of Tokio (Japan)
:: Timothy Read. National University of Distance Education (Spain)
:: Tom Murphy. University College Dublin (Ireland)
:: Urška Fekonja Peklaj. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)

to be completed ...

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