4th International Workshop on Quantum Compilation



Registration deadline: 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Submission deadline: 

Friday, August 14, 2020


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020



United States

IWQC 2020 Call for contributions
4rd International Workshop on Quantum Compilation.

We invite contributions to the 4th International Workshop on Quantum Compilation.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from quantum computing, electronic design automation, and compiler construction. Open questions that we anticipate this group to tackle include new methods for circuit synthesis and optimization, optimizations and rewriting, techniques for verifying the correctness of quantum programs, and new techniques for compiling efficient circuits and protocols regarding fault-tolerant and architecture constraints.The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, current hot topics in quantum circuit design such as :

* space-optimizing compilers for reversible circuits
* design-space exploration for automatic code generation from classical HDL specification
* quantum programming languages and type systems
* reversible logic synthesis
* technology-aware mapping
* error correction
* optimized libraries (e.g., for arithmetic and Hamiltonian simulation)
* benchmarking of circuits for small and medium scale quantum computers
* quantum and reversible circuit peep-holing and (re)synthesis
* software and tools for all above mentioned topics
* quantum outreach: coding contests, tutorials, education

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic the workshop will happen as an online virtual event.  We will investigate the possibility of an in-person meeting if the situation improves, but the full participation in the workshop will be possible remotely.

Best Student Paper Prize!
The PC will award a GBP 500 prize for the best accepted paper whose authors are all students at the time of submission. The prize will be shared equally between the authors.

Invited Speakers :
* Eleanor Rieffel, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) NASA Ames Research Center
* Margaret Martonosi, Quantum computer architecture and programming languages research group (QArch), Princeton University
* Earl T. Campbell, University of Sheffield and AWS Center for Quantum Computing.

Important dates:
* 14 August 2020: Submission of abstracts
* 31 August 2020: Notification of decisions
* 23 and 24 September 2020 : Workshop

Note that IWQC20 forms part of a week long sequence of workshops on quantum computing; see https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/

Instructions for authors :
The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and research in the area of quantum compilation. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. Submission of tool and case-study papers are highly encouraged. In case of a positive evaluation, submissions are accepted either as oral or poster presentation to be part of the workshop program. All abstracts and papers are distributed only among the participants.

Please submit your papers through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwqc20

Programme Committee :
Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing and University of Strathclyde, ross.duncan@cambridgequantum.com
Thomas Häner, Microsoft, thomas.haner@microsoft.com
Aleks Kissinger, University of Oxford, Aleks.kissinger@cs.ox.ac.uk
Neil J. Ross, Dalhousie University, neil.jr.ross@gmail.com
Mathias Soeken, Microsoft and EPFL, mathias.soeken@epfl.ch