Quantum control

Call for Papers

Control Theory and Technology

(The journal was founded in 2003 with the original title Journal of Control Theory and Applications)

Special Issue on

Quantum Control, Dedicated to the Occasion of Prof. Ian Petersen’s 60th Birthday


Ian R. Petersen, a Fellow of the IEEE and the IFAC, a key figure in the development of robust and quantum control theory, and an ARC Laureate Fellow at UNSW Canberra, will turn 60 this year. We propose to celebrate this occasion with a special issue on quantum control, one of his main research focuses in the last fifteen years.

Emerging quantum technology is recognized as one of the most promising future technologies. By exploiting the unique features of quantum effects, emerging quantum technology is rapidly developing around the world involving quantum computation, quantum communication, quantum metrology and quantum simulation. The development of quantum control theory is a key task in practical quantum technology. This special issue will focus on new development in relevant topics of estimation and control methods in quantum systems, and provide a forum for idea exchange in the emerging research area.

Topics include but not limited to

  • Modelling and analysis of quantum control systems
  • Estimation of quantum systems
  • Hamiltonian identification of quantum systems
  • Parameter identification of open quantum systems
  • Linear quantum systems theory
  • Quantum optimal and robust control
  • Quantum network theory and control
  • Quantum measurement-based feedback and quantum coherent feedback
  • Learning control of quantum systems
  • Quantum control applications in molecular systems, quantum metrology and quantum information

Submission Guideline
All manuscripts must be submitted through the manuscripts system at https://controls.papercept.net/.
Manuscripts should be clearly marked as being submitted to the Special issue on Quantum Control (Please
clarify in the cover note if the paper is submitted to this special issue).

Submission DeadlineFebruary 15, 2017.
Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2017.
Publication Date: April 2017.

Guest Editors
Dr. Daoyi Dong
School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
E-mail: daoyidong@gmail.com

Dr. Guodong Shi
Research School of Engineering, Australian National University, Australia
E-mail: guodong.shi@anu.edu.au

Dr. Shanon Vuglar
Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA
E-mail: svuglar@princeton.edu

Prof. Matthew R. James
ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Research School of Engineering,
Australian National University, Australia
E-mail: matthew.james@anu.edu.au