Description & Purpose
Quantum computing is becoming real: Several vendors offer quantum computers in the cloud or on premise, companies invest to become familiar with this technology and its potentials, several software companies build corresponding tools, and consulting companies offer services to build solutions. Many applications will benefit from quantum technologies because a lot of intractable problems (in the sense of complexity classes) may realize up to exponential speedups on quantum computers.
However, software to be run on a quantum computer is quite different from software for classical computers. Thus, the current state of the art is that solutions are hand-crafted in an ad-hoc manner and a solid foundation for building and integrating quantum software is missing.
The goal of the QSA workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different areas of quantum computing and (classical) software architecture to strengthen the quantum software community and discuss architectural styles and best practices of quantum software as well as other aspects of the quantum software development lifecycle.
The workshop offers a platform for the presentation of novel scientific ideas as well as practical experiences and enables the exchange with experts from different areas of quantum computing.
Wolfgang Lechner (CEO ParityQC & U of Innsbruck, Austria),
Title: “Parity Quantum Computing Architecture”
César A. Rodríguez Rosario (Chief Scientific Officer Strangeworks),
Title: “The Quantum Stack”
Abstract: In this talk, we will explore the whole quantum stack, from hardware to applications. We discuss the existing challenges from the perspective of different kinds of users, including research scientists, software engineers and enterprises focused on applications. We will also highlights areas where to have a positive impact in this budding industry.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
- Hybrid Quantum Software
- Architecture styles of hybrid quantum-classical applications
- Architecture blueprints for hybrid quantum-classical applications
- Best practices and patterns for hybrid quantum-classical applications
- Integration and orchestration of quantum and classical components in hybrid applications
- Specification & verification of functional and non-functional requirements of hybrid applications
- Quantum Software Development
- Development Process for building quantum applications
- Lifecycle of quantum applications
- Programming languages for building quantum applications
- Data preparation and error mitigation techniques
- Testing of quantum applications
- KPIs and quality measures of quantum applications
- Best practices and patterns
- Quantum in the Cloud
- Quantum computing as a service
- Interoperability and portability of quantum software
- Deployment automation of (hybrid) quantum applications
- Quantum Applications
- Migration from proof-of-concept quantum software to production
- Scalability of quantum software (e.g. sensitivity of increasing qubits, gate fidelity,…)
- Migration between different quantum technologies
The QSA workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Computer Science proceedings format.
Papers can be submitted in the following categories:
- Full papers (max. 8 pages) presenting novel research ideas, significant empirical studies, or successful applications.
- Short papers (max. 4 pages) raising new ideas, challenges, ongoing research or early research results, and future trends.
Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published by IEEE CS Digital Library.
- Abstract submission: December 1st, 2021
- Paper submission: December 8th, 2021
- Paper notification: January 14th, 2022
- Camera-Ready: January 27th, 2022
- Workshop date: March 12th, 2022
Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)
Final times will be announced soon.
- Session 1
- 60 min – Keynote: Wolfgang Lechner "Parity Quantum Computing Architecture"
- 15 min – Coffee Break
- 30 min – Raúl Berganza Gómez, Corey O'Meara, Giorgio Cortiana, Christian B. Mendl and Juan Bernabe Moreno "Towards AutoQML: A Cloud-Based Automated Circuit Architecture Search Framework"
- 20 min – Thomas Pochart, Paulin Jacquot and Joseph Mikael "On the challenges of using D-Wave computers to sample Boltzmann Random Variables"
- 20 min – Colin Campbell and Edward Dahl "QAOA of the Highest Order"
- 20 min – Christoph Roch, Santiago Londono Castillo and Claudia Linnhoff-Popien "A Grover based Quantum Algorithm for Finding Pure Nash Equilibria in Graphical Games"
- Lunch break
- Session 2
- 60 min – Keynote: César A. Rodríguez Rosario "The Quantum Stack"
- 15 min – Coffee Break
- 30 min – Muhammad Kashif and Saif Al-Kuwari "Qiskit As a Simulation Platform for Measurement-Based Quantum Computation"
- 20 min – Colin Kai-Uwe Becker, Nikolay Tcholtchev, Ilie-Daniel Gheorghe-Pop, Sebastian Bock, Raphael Seidel and Manfred Hauswirth "Towards a Quantum Benchmark Suite with standardized KPIs"
- 20 min – Manuel Schönberger, Maja Franz, Stefanie Scherzinger and Wolfgang Mauerer "Peel | Pile? Cross-Framework Portability of Quantum Software"
- 20 min – Thomas Gabor, Marian Lingsch Rosenfeld and Claudia Linnhoff-Popien"Simple Quantum State Encodings for Hybrid Programming of Quantum Simulators"
- Johanna Barzen, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Sebastian Feld, Quantum & Computer Engineering Department, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Frank Leymann, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Manuel Wimmer, Institute of Business Informatics - Software Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Workshop Program Committee
- Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Christian Decker, University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen, Germany
- Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Jakob Kottmann, University of Toronto, Canada
- Tim Leonhardt, Accenture, Germany
- Kostas Magoutis, University of Crete & ICS-FORTH, Greece
- Wolfgang Mauerer, OTH Regensburg, Germany
- Bernhard Mitschang, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Corey O’Meara, E.ON Digital Technology, Germany
- Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
- Frank Phillipson, TNO, Netherlands
- Sabine Tornow, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
- Willem Jan van Heuvel, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Netherlands
- André van Hoorn, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
- Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
- Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria