

EmerQuM Advisory Board:
Robert Carroll (UrbanaChampaign)  Lajos Diósi (Budapest)
HansThomas Elze (Pisa)  Maurice de Gosson (Vienna)
Vitaliy D. Rusov (Odessa)  Organizer: Gerhard Grössing (Vienna)
Objectives:
The theme of "emergent quantum mechanics" is, we believe, an appropriate presentday topic, which can both serve as an illustration of von Foerster's intellectual heritage and, more generally, as a means to point towards promising future directions in physics. We intend to bring together many of those physicists who are interested in or work on attempts to understanding quantum mechanics as emerging from a suitable classical (or, more generally: deeper level) physics, i.e., without the sometimes tedious discussions in conferences on quantum foundations, where the possibility of an emergent quantum mechanics is not even considered as a serious research topic.
Scope:
[The unresolved puzzles of quantum mechanics] “have inspired a large
literature in physics and philosophy. There are two distinct approaches. One
is to assume that quantum theory is exact, but that the interpretive
postulates need modification, to eliminate apparent contradictions. Many
worlds, decoherent histories, Bohmian mechanics, and quantum theory as
information, all fall in this category. Although their underlying mathematical
formulations differ, empirically they are indistinguishable, since they predict
the same experimental results as does standard quantum theory.
The second approach is to assume that quantum mechanics is not exact, but
instead is a very accurate approximation to a deeper level theory, which
reconciles the deterministic and probabilistic aspects. This may seem
radical, even heretical, but looking back in the history of physics, there are
precedents. Newtonian mechanics was considered to be exact for several
centuries, before being supplanted by relativity and quantum theory, to
which classical physics is an approximation. But apart from this history,
there is another important motivation for considering modifications of
quantum theory. This is to give a quantitative meaning to experiments testing
quantum theory, by having an alternative theory, making predictions that
differ from those of standard quantum theory, to which these experiments
can be compared.”
Stephen L. Adler and Angelo Bassi in Science (2009)
Invited Lectures:
Guido Bacciagaluppi (Aberdeen)  Robert Carroll (UrbanaChampaign)
Lajos Diósi (Budapest)  HansThomas Elze (Pisa)
Piotr Garbaczewski (Opole)  GianCarlo Ghirardi (Trieste)
Maurice de Gosson (Vienna)  Gerhard Grössing (Vienna)
Basil Hiley (London)  BeiLok Hu (College Park)
José M. Isidro (Valencia)  Andrei Khrennikov (Växjö)
Edward Nelson (Princeton)  Theo Nieuwenhuizen (Amsterdam)
Garnet Ord (Toronto)  Vitaly D. Rusov (Odessa)
Christof Wetterich (Heidelberg)
Contributed papers:
Richard D. Bateson (London)  Agung Budiyono (Saitama)
Alexander Burinskii (Moscow)  John Bush (Cambridge)
Ana María Cetto (Mexico)  Catalina Curceanu (Frascati)
Marek Czachor (Gdansk)  Mark Davidson (Palo Alto)
Alexander Davydov (Rockville)  Mark J. Everitt (Loughborough, Cairo)
Manfried Faber (Vienna)  Felix Finster (Regensburg)
Lakhdar Gaffour (SidiBelAbbes)  Petr Hajicek (Berne)
Werner A. Hofer (Liverpool)  Louis H. Kauffman (Chicago)
Helmut Rauch (Vienna) 
Ángel S. Sanz (Madrid)
Fabio Scardigli (Taipei)  Dieter Schuch (Frankfurt)
Herbert Schwabl (Vienna)  Mike Towler (Cambridge)
Giuseppe Vitiello (Salerno)
Posters:
Andrey Akhmeteli (Houston) 
Irina Basieva (Växjö)
Alain Bérard (Metz)  Andrew Beckwith (Houston)
Jarek Duda (Cracow)  Shan Gao (Sydney)
Konstantin A. Lukin (Kharkiv, Ukraine)  William McHarris (East Lansing)
Johannes Mesa Pascasio (Vienna) 
Roumen Tsekov (Sofia)
Conference secretariate: hvf11.zeitgeschichte@univie.ac.at
The Proceedings of EmerQuM11 will be published in:
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
For all articles, the following link leads you to the details concerning
 preparation, submission, and deadline
