Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop

Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop
Date: Thu 25 May 2023
Location: ISC 2023, Hamburg, Germany
Register by: 30 March 2023 (Speaker Applications)
Best for: Scientists and researchers working in quantum computing and hybrid quantum-classical computing or related fields

Following the success of last year’s workshop, we are happy to present the 2nd Quantum and Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing Approaches Workshop at ISC 2023.

Quantum computing is a rapidly evolving subject. Technological advances in the field are proving to be fast and significant, especially for the development of new quantum hardware. An extremely diverse 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 issue 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.

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. This year we will also be accepting talks on different quantum architectures and benchmarking strategies, 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 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

Get involved

We are currently accepting abstracts for selected contributing talks covering any of the above topics  by 30 March 2023.

Submit your abstract

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee, and notification of acceptance will be provided by 6 April 2023.

Accepted speakers will have to register to attend the main conference via the ISC23 website. Registration opens mid-March 2023.

Further information

For more information, please email Dr. Stefano Mensa: stefano.mensa@stfc.ac.uk

Organised by:

  • Prof. Vassil Alexandrov –​ STFC Hartree Centre, UK
  • Prof. Dieter Kranzlmueller – Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)​, Germany
  • Dr. Travis Humble – US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Quantum Science Center
  • Dr. Stefano Mensa – STFC Hartree Centre​, UK​

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