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QCE 2023 : 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering

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Link: https://qce.quantum.ieee.org/2023/
 
When Sep 17, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Where Bellevue, WA
Submission Deadline May 1, 2023
Notification Due Jun 26, 2023
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2023
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QCE23: 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering
Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
Bellevue, WA, United States, September 17-22, 2023

Conference website https://qce.quantum.ieee.org/2023/

Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qce23

Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline April 10, 2023
Workshop Submission Deadline April 10, 2023
Abstract registration deadline May 1, 2023
Submission deadline May 1, 2023
Technical Paper Submission Deadline May 1, 2023
Panel Submission Deadline June 12, 2023
Poster Submission Deadline July 10, 2023
BoF Proposal Submission Deadline July 17, 2023


Technical Papers
Technical Paper submission instructions →→→
Technical paper abstract due: Mon, Apr 10, extended to Mon, Apr 24, 2023
Full technical paper due: Mon, Apr 17, extended to Mon, May 1, 2023
Technical paper acceptance notification: Mon, Jun 26, 2023
Paper author registration deadline: Mon, Jul 24, 2023
Final paper for proceedings due: Mon, Jul 31, 2023


Topics: quantum computing algorithms, software applications, quantum computing hardware, quantum technologies, quantum internet networking communications, quantum systems software, irs runtimes

The fourth IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE23), IEEE Quantum Week 2023 for short, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside from Sunday, September 17 to Friday, September 22, 2023. IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering.

IEEE Quantum Week 2023 is a multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where attendees have the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers. Quantum Week aims to exchange and share experiences, challenges, research results, innovations, applications, pathways, and enthusiasm on all aspects of quantum computing and engineering.

In 2022, the third IEEE Quantum Week received outstanding contributions from the international quantum community to form an exceptional program with 250+ hours of programming with 9 world-class Keynote speakers, 67 Technical Paper presentations, 59 innovative Posters, 13 stimulating Panels, 25 workforce-building Tutorials, 16 community-building Workshops, 5 Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and over 40 exciting Exhibits featuring technologies from quantum companies, start-ups and research labs. The format of Quantum Week 2023 will be similar and held as an in-person event with a virtual component.

IEEE Quantum Week aims to showcase quantum research, practice, applications, education, and training including quantum information science, quantum algorithms, quantum hardware and software, qubit & control engineering technologies, hybrid quantum-classical technologies, quantum development kits, languages & intermediate representations, runtimes, dynamic circuits, software engineering methods & tools, benchmarks & performance metrics, integration of quantum computing and high-performance computing (HPC) architectures, simulating chemical, physical and biological systems, quantum optimization techniques, and quantum machine learning (QML).

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines
QCE23 invites contributions and participation from the international quantum community to form a world-class program. Contributions include Technical Papers for several paper tracks as well as proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, Panels, Posters and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.

QCE23 Submission Deadlines including updates for all submission categories can be found here on the QCE23 website.

Technical Papers
IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering. Technical papers are peer-reviewed, can be on any topic related to quantum computing and engineering, and will be considered by one of the following technical paper tracks. Technical papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another conference or journal.

Quantum Algorithms (QALG)

The theory of solving problems with quantum computers.

Quantum information science
Quantum algorithm structures and patterns
Quantum algorithms and complexity
New NISQ-friendly algorithms
Error correction and mitigation algorithms
Fault-tolerant quantum algorithms
Advances in hybrid variational algorithms
Advances in hybrid QAOA algorithms
New quantum solver approaches
Quantum linear algebra
Advances in tensor network algorithms
Advances in encoding and learning algorithms
Advances in Hamiltonian dynamics
Quantum cryptography
Quantum Applications (QAPP)

The practice of solving problems with quantum computers.

Road to quantum advantage
Towards fault tolerance and realization of quantum error correction at the application level
Quantum Machine Learning (QML) applications
NISQ and fault-tolerant applications
Quantum simulation of physical systems
Applications — chemistry, machine learning, finance, optimization, biological sciences, and other science & engineering applications
Applications of quantum annealing
Integrated high-performance computing (HPC) and quantum applications
Performance evaluation of quantum algorithms
Optimization problems—transportation, supply chain & logistics
Quantum AI & decision making
Quantum medical applications & precision health applications
Quantum DNA and protein sequencing
Quantum finance
Quantum Technologies and Systems Engineering (QTEM)

The design and architecture of quantum technologies and systems engineering for computation and sensing

Superconducting quantum technologies
Quantum annealing technologies
Trapped ion quantum technologies
Photonic and optical quantum technologies
Silicon quantum technologies
Quantum dot technologies
Neutral atom quantum technologies
Topological quantum technologies
Hardware-software stack for quantum annealers, trapped ions, superconducting, photonics, neutral atoms, and others
Quantum characterization, verification & validation: benchmarking and tomography
Qubit design and control
Packaging and cooling
Cryogenics
Quantum electronics
Pulse-level control of qubits
Sensing and metrology
Characterization and hardware mitigation of noise, state preparation and measurement error
Quantum System Software (QSYS)

The design, architecture, and operation of full-stack quantum computing systems.

Full quantum software stack: compilers, runtimes, workflows, languages, transpilers, profilers
Quantum programming, development kits (QDKs), test harnesses, debuggers
Quantum languages and intermediate representations (IRs)
Quantum simulators
Quantum software engineering
Software for co-design
Hybrid quantum-classical systems
Resource estimation
Quantum control software
Interfacing classical control and quantum hardware through software
Error correction and fault-tolerant computing at the system software level
Testing, validation, and verification of quantum programs and systems
Benchmarking of quantum systems, quantum volume and other metrics
Software techniques for error correction and noise mitigation
Hardware-software stacks for error mitigation
Quantum software in enterprise systems
Quantum Networking & Communications (QNET)

Quantum techniques and technologies for networking and communications.

Quantum internet
Quantum networking
Quantum switches, routers, repeaters, and other hardware components
Signal processing algorithms for quantum communication
Optical quantum communications
Intra-chip and inter-chip communication
Secure communication in quantum networks
Quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution (QKD)
Post-quantum cryptography
Distributed quantum computing
Cloud quantum computing
Technical Paper Types & Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are available:

Full papers are 8-10 pages (including figures and tables and appendices), plus two additional pages for references. Full papers should fall into one of the following categories:
Research papers (RESP) that describe the paper’s contributions and/or innovations as well as the research methods used.
Survey papers (SURP) that describe a survey on a research topic in the fields of quantum computing and engineering.
Short papers are 4-6 pages (including figures and tables and appendices), plus one additional page of references. Short papers should fall into one of the following categories:
New Ideas and Emergent Results (NIER) papers describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that are in an early stage of development.
Experience and Application (EXAP) papers describe the experiences gained from applying/evaluating quantum computing and engineering research results in practice. It is encouraged that the partners from both practice and research join in the effort as co-authors and that the paper reflects the perspective of both sides. The papers should emphasize the value of the experience to the community.
Artifact papers (ARTI) describe model problems, exemplars, or useful sets of resources for the broader quantum computing and engineering community.
Submit your paper using EasyChair to one of the Paper Tracks (i.e., QALG, QAPP, QTEC, QSYS, or QNET) described above.
Indicate the Paper Type (i.e., RESP, SURP, NIER, EXAP, ARTI) in the file name and description of your EasyChair submission.
Each technical paper must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE Formatting Instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

For more information about QCE23 Technical Paper submissions, please refer to QCE23 Technical Paper's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 Technical Paper Tracks co-chairs.

Workshops
IEEE Quantum Week 2023 Workshops provide forums for group discussions (i.e., 20–50 participants) on topics in quantum research, practice, education, and applications. Workshops provide opportunities for researchers, practitioners, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, educators, programmers, and newcomers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage before they have matured to warrant a conference or journal publication. In this manner, an IEEE Quantum Week workshop serves as an incubator for a scientific community to form a research roadmap or share a research agenda. Workshops are the key to sustaining, growing, and evolving IEEE Quantum Week in the future. Note IEEE Quantum Week is a highly multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where you can discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers. Established Quantum Week Workshops may include a paper track.

Each workshop at IEEE Quantum Week 2023 is one day long (i.e., there are no half-day workshops). A QCE23 workshop must last 4.5 hours (i.e., 3 sessions of 90 mins with breaks in between the three sessions). Participation in an IEEE Quantum Week 2023 workshop should preferably be open to all registered attendees. For more information about QCE23 Workshop Proposal submissions, please refer to QCE23 Workshop's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 Workshops co-chairs.

Tutorials
The shortage of skilled labour is one of the quantum computing sector’s greatest challenges. The week-long tutorials program, with tutorials by leading experts, is aimed squarely at workforce development and training considerations. The tutorials are ideally suited for developing quantum champions for industry, academia, and government, and building expertise for emerging quantum ecosystems. IEEE Quantum Week 2023 will cover a broad range of topics in quantum computing and technologies including a lineup of fantastic hands-on tutorials on programming and applications. Note IEEE Quantum Week is a highly multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where you can discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.

Each tutorial at QCE23 is 3 hours (two sessions of 90 mins). For more information about Tutorial Proposal submissions, please refer to QCE23 Tutorial's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 Tutorials co-chairs.

Panels
IEEE Quantum Week 2023 aims to facilitate enlightening and impactful discussions among experts on different perspectives of quantum computing and engineering. Suggested panel topics include but are not limited to quantum technologies, quantum start-ups, hardware-software co-design, hybrid quantum-classical computing, applications, post-quantum cryptography, quantum programming education & training, quantum workforce training, or frontiers of quantum information science & algorithms. The goal is to gather diverse researchers and practitioners in sharing their insightful perspectives and engaging the broader community in a dialogue.

The length of each panel session is 45-90 minutes. Each panel at QCE23 is 45-90 minutes. For more information about Panel Proposal submissions, please refer to QCE23 Panel's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 Panels co-chairs.

Posters
The IEEE Quantum Week Posters program presents excellent opportunities for graduate students, undergraduate students, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to showcase their work and engage with the international quantum computing R&D community during the IEEE Quantum Week Exhibits. Posters are intended to stimulate discussions on recent advances, experiences, and challenges in quantum computing and engineering.

Poster presentations will be scheduled in the Posters Exhibit space at QCE23. For more information about QCE23 Poster Proposal submissions, please refer to QCE23 Poster's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 Posters co-chairs.

Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions
QCE23 Birds-of-a-Feather sessions or BoFs are informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. The IEEE Quantum Week program will feature scheduled BoF Sessions addressing timely topics of interest in Quantum Computing and Engineering.

BoF sessions at QCE23 are lively discussions of 45 minutes. For more information about BoF proposal submissions, please refer to QCE23 BoF's CFP webpage including contact information on the QCE23 BoFs co-chairs.

Publication
Papers accepted to and presented at IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE23) will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library and IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) in September 2023.
The best QCE23 papers will be recommended to the journals IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE) and ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC).
QCE23 will award Best Paper Awards for the Technical Program Tracks. The QCE23 Best Paper Awards will be presented in the plenary sessions before the keynote presentations on the day the respective paper is being presented.
Committees
Organizing Committee
General Chair:
Hausi Müller, University of Victoria
Finance Chair:
Greg Byrd, NC State University
Event Program Manager:
Carmen Saliba, IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Quantum Initiative Program Director:
Terence Martinez, IEEE Future Directions
Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager & Fulfillment:
Regan Pickett, IEEE Computer Society
Amir Draquez, IEEE Computer Society
Technical Program Board Chairs:
Yuri Alexeev, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Andrea Delgado, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Workshops Chairs:
Stefan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Luu Nguyen, PsiQuantum
Tutorials Chairs:
Prasanna Date, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Huiyang Zhou, NC State University
Panels Chairs:
Candace Culhane, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Posters Chairs:
Sebastian Feld, TU Delft
Ulrike Stege, University of Victoria
Birds-of-a-Feather Chairs:
Natalie Brown, Quantinuum
Reena Dayal, Quantum Ecosystems Technology Council of India (QUETCI)
Standards Chairs
Bruce Kraemer, IEEE Quantum
Terril Frantz, IEEE Quantum
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Chair
Marisa Brazil, Arizona State University
Publications Chairs:
Scott Koziol, Baylor University
Patrick Kellenberger, IEEE Computer Society
Publicity Chairs:
Rafael Sotelo, Universidad de Montevideo
Katherine Mansfield, IEEE Computer Society
Terence Martinez, IEEE Quantum
Andy Chen, Redds Capital
Reena Dayal, Quantum Ecosystems Technology Council of India (QUETCI)
Sebastian Feld, TU Delft
Enrico Prati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Araceli Venegas-Gomez, QURECA
Norha Villegas, Icesi University
Elena Yndurain, QunaSys
Marketing & Communications Manager:
Katherine Mansfield, IEEE Computer Society
Registration Manager:
Tricia Yamaguchi, IEEE Computer Society
A/V & Virtual Platform Manager:
Steve Woods, IEEE Computer Society
Technical Program Tracks
Technical Program Board Chairs:
Yuri Alexeev, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Andrea Delgado, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Track Chairs:
Quantum Algorithms (QALG)
Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Susan Mniszewski, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Quantum Applications (QAPP)
Laura Schulz, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)
Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN
Quantum Technologies and Systems Engineering (QTEM)
Michael Brodsky, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Silvia Zorzetti, Fermilab SQMS
Quantum System Software (QSYS)
Weiwen Jiang, George Mason University
Michal Stechly, Zapata Computing
Quantum Networking & Communications (QNET)
Panagiotis Spentzouris, Fermilab
Martin Suchara, AWS Braket
Venue
IEEE Quantum Week 2023 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside from Sunday, September 17 to Friday, September 22, 2023.b

Contact
Questions about submissions regarding paper or proposal submissions should be emailed to the respective co-chairs mentioned above. Other questions about QCE23 or IEEE Quantum can be directed as follows:

IEEE QCE23 General Chair, Hausi Müller, University of Victoria — hausimuller@gmail.com
IEEE QCE23 Finance Chair Greg Byrd, NC State University — gbyrd@ncsu.edu
IEEE QCE23 Meeting Manager Carmen Saliba, IEEE Computer Society — csaliba@computer.org
IEEE Quantum Initiative & Quantum Program Manager Terence Martinez — t.c.martinez@ieee.org
Sponsors
IEEE Quantum Week is financially co-sponsored by the following IEEE organizational units:

IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative (FDQI)
IEEE Computer Society (CS)
IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
IEEE Photonics Society (PS)
IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC)
IEEE Quantum Week is technically co-sponsored by the following IEEE organizational units:

IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS)
IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS)
IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)
IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc)
IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)


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