Keynote speakers: Prof. Ulrik L. Andersen - Denmark Technical University, Prof. Saikat Guha - Univ. of Arizona, Prof. Christoph Marquardt - MPI for the Science of Light, and Prof. Urbasi Sinha - Raman Research Institute
About the workshop:
The 20th century, often referred to as the information age, witnessed the first quantum revolution with the invention of transistors, superconducting levitation, atomic clocks, and superfluidity. There is a broad consensus that we are now at the cusp of a second quantum revolution, and that the 21st century will be even more disruptive with the development of new quantum technologies. Exploiting quantum resources such as superposition and entanglement, we can radically transform technologies from communication to computing. For instance, in the communication domain, quantum physics can offer the ultimate (information-theoretic) security; while for certain problems in computing, quantum computers can potentially offer speed-ups that are unattainable by their classical counterparts. The technological readiness levels of these offerings are improving so rapidly that some of them have already become commercially viable.
With the 2022 Nobel prize in Physics also acknowledging the importance of such technologies pivoted on quantum information science, the 16th edition of COMSNETS conference is perfectly suited to launch the International Workshop on Quantum Communication and Computing -- QCom(P). The aim of this workshop is to bring together quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, and programmers, from both academia and industry, working in this field. In this context, the workshop also intends to bridge the gap between the academic research in quantum computing and communication, and the industrial requirements and developments in these topics. Prospective participants are invited to submit their research contributions in the form of articles, surveys, tutorials, work-in-progress reports, extended abstracts, etc. that range from breakthrough ideas to real-world applications. This workshop would enable participants to present and discuss their accepted submissions via contributed talks and poster presentations. QCom(P) features both experimental and theoretical presentations. This workshop also comprises keynote addresses and invited talks on areas deemed topical and of special interest to the attendees. Finally, the workshop, along with a dedicated industry session, aims to serve as a forum to exchange ideas, present new results, connect and foster collaborations.
The conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS) is one of the most prestigious international conferences in India/Asia. It is backed up by IEEE, ACM, MeitY (GoI), IISc Bangalore, and several other premier institutions in India including the IITs and the IIITs. Please spare some time to go through the amazing journey of the conference at http://www.comsnets.org/ and the Debrief (https://www.comsnets.org/Debrief.html) from its last edition.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Quantum information theory
- Quantum communication and networks
- Quantum cryptography and post-quantum cryptography
- Quantum estimation and detection
- Quantum computing models and quantum complexity theory
- Quantum algorithms for NISQ and beyond
- Hybrid gate-annealer-classical computing
- Software stacks, tools and programming languages for quantum-enhanced computing
- Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Quantum-enhanced optimization
- Quantum simulations and quantum chemistry
- Quantum-enhanced solutions for different applications and domains
- Quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computing
- Hardware, platforms and architectures for quantum and hybrid computing
- Networked & distributed quantum computing and sensing
- Quantum for Blockchain and IoT
- Benchmarking in the areas of quantum communication and computing
- Quantum-inspired computing architectures
- Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file. A minimum number of 3 pages are required.
- Submissions must be original work that has not been previously published or under review at another conference or journal. Submissions are expected to articulate a non-technical, clear and insightful description of the main idea and results, their impact, and their importance.
- Reviews will be double-blind: authors name and affiliation should not be included in the submission.
- Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on IEEE Website. Those that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed.
- All workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) will appear in conference proceedings and be submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
- All papers must be submitted as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) document and uploaded through the QCom(P) Workshop submission site on EDAS.