Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop

Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop
Date: Thu 16 May 2024 - Thu 16 May 2024
Location: ISC 2024, Hamburg, Germany
Register by: 28 March 2024 (Speaker Applications)
Best for: Scientists and researchers working in quantum computing and hybrid quantum-classical computing or related fields

Building on the success of the last two years, the 3nd Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop continues to explore the forefront of quantum computing and its integration with classical systems. This year, in addition to covering benchmarking of quantum architectures and software, we are expanding our focus to include emerging areas and advancements in quantum technology, such as quantum error correction.

Quantum computing is a rapidly evolving subject. Technological advances in the field are quick and significant, especially for the development of new quantum hardware. A very diversified quantum hardware portfolio is under development worldwide, promising major computational breakthrough in terms of number of qubits and reliability. However, current state of quantum computers, also known as Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices, are not suitable for solving real-world problems at large scale, and they must be supported by traditional computing facilities such as HPC systems. Coupling quantum algorithms with classical algorithms is therefore the solution to the integration of quantum devices in classical computing pipelines, where much of the problem is solved using traditional hardware and only a portion of the problem, amenable to quantum acceleration, is executed on the quantum device.

With a long-term outlook, hardware diversity and lack of accepted quantum computing standards makes it hard to identify which family of quantum devices is going to be predominant and it is also not clear what group of applications would benefit a specific kind of hardware. Hence, the compelling need of benchmarks, standardised methods to test and evaluate quantum hardware and software using metrics that measure features and behaviours of the system focusing on identifying the scaling behaviour with respect to size and error rates.

Since last year’s edition, quantum error correction and mitigation methodologies advanced significantly. As we continue to push the boundaries of quantum technology, especially in the NISQ realm, the challenge of managing and reducing quantum errors is key. These errors, inherent in quantum computing due to factors like decoherence and operational faults, significantly impact the accuracy and feasibility of quantum computations, including development of more stable, reliable, and scalable quantum computers. Addressing these challenges through innovative error correction and mitigation techniques is essential for realizing the full potential of quantum computing.

In this workshop we aim to provide the audience with insights to novel hybrid quantum-classical applications integrating NISQ devices with classical frameworks to solve real-world challenges, as well as diversified talks on different quantum architectures, benchmarking strategies, advances in error correction and mitigation methods, inviting leaders in different sectors of quantum hardware and software design. The topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Novel Hybrid Quantum-Classical Algorithms.
  • Quantum Error Correction and Mitigation – NEW!
  • Quantum Networking and Communications – NEW!
  • Quantum Hardware Scalability and its Integration With HPC – NEW!
  • Quantum Software Ecosystem – NEW!
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • Quantum Optimization
  • Quantum Annealing
  • Fault Tolerant Quantum Computers and Error Correction
  • Quantum Computing Environments and Frameworks
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Novel Quantum Computing Algorithms for Physics, Chemistry, Lifesciences.
  • Quantum Computing Hardware
  • Quantum Computer Benchmarking Methodology
  • Quantum Compilers
  • Quantum Simulators
  • Integration of HPC and Quantum Computing

Workshop agenda.


    Abstract submission for contributing talk.

    We are currently accepting abstracts for selected contributing talks covering any of the above topics, please submit your abstract on easychair by 28 March. When requested to upload a paper, use a pdf or word format of the abstract and continue with the application. Abstracts will be then reviewed by the organising committee. Notification of acceptance will be provided by 6 April. Accepted speakers will have to register to attend the conference via the ISC24 website.

    Important dates:

    • 28 March 2024 | Abstract deadline
    • 6 April 2024 | Notification of acceptance
    • 12-16 May 2024 | ISC 2024 conference​

    Further information

    Should you require any assistance or more information, please send an email to Dr. Stefano Mensa: stefano.mensa@stfc.ac.uk


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