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Economics of Quantum Information Technologies (EQIT) Conference - Call for Papers

  • 1.  Economics of Quantum Information Technologies (EQIT) Conference - Call for Papers

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    Economics of Quantum Information Technologies (EQIT) Conference - Call for Papers

    Submission deadline: August 30, 2024 

    We are pleased to announce the 2nd Economics of Quantum Information Technologies conference which will be held at the University of Southern California on November 15-16, 2024.  

    Our goal is to establish a community of management scholars dedicated to unlocking the economic benefits of quantum technologies. Our focus is on quantum computing, both hardware and software, including AI for quantum and quantum communication, as well as cryptography and cybersecurity. The development of quantum technologies holds immense economic relevance. While technical innovation remains crucial, it is not sufficient on its own. Research in the economics and management of quantum technologies is a vital missing piece in this puzzle. Years of innovation research have shown that technological development alone does not guarantee adoption. Technological adoption is essential for realizing economic and welfare benefits. Moreover, forces affecting technological adoption also affect the rate and direction of innovation, creating a critical feedback loop that is necessary for economic growth. EQIT's goal is to unite researchers addressing this gap.

    Thus, we seek papers on topics related to the economics of quantum information technology, including (but not limited to):

    1.       How do quantum technologies open up new market opportunities compared to classical technologies, including advancements in other domains such as use of quantum simulation? 

    2.       What insights can we gain about the economics of innovation by tracking the development of quantum technologies from their inception? 

    3.       How can our economics of innovation knowledge optimize the rate and direction of quantum technology developments?  

    4.       How do we evaluate and design incentives to invest human and financial capital in potentially high impact technologies characterized by substantial technological uncertainty? 

    5.       How does the prospect of quantum technology affect strategic decision-making in cryptography and cybersecurity?

    We also seek applications from Ph.D. students interested in conducting research in this area, who would like to attend the conference but do not have a related project at this point. The goal is to promote research activity related to the economics of quantum information technology and to enable graduate students who are interested in this area to develop a network of like-minded scholars. Applicants must have successfully completed the first year of their Ph.D. program. Please include your CV and a short one-page double-spaced description of your interest in this topic of research.

    The deadline for paper submissions and Ph.D. student applications is August 30, 2024. The program will be announced by October 15, 2024.  Submissions should be submitted electronically at florenta.teodoridis@marshall.usc.eduWe encourage the submission of full papers but also accept extended abstracts. Be sure to include your name and email address, as well as the contact information for your co-authors (if applicable).

    Please direct any questions to Florenta Teodoridis (florenta.teodoridis@marshall.usc.edu). Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested.

    Florenta Teodoridis
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles CA