4th International Workshop on
23-24 September 2020
COVID-19 IS NOT FUN.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,
and the uncertainty about travel and public gatherings,
we have made the difficult decision to make IWQC 2020 a virtual event.
Full details about the arrangements will appear here nearer the
Part of the Quantum Week of Fun
About the workshop
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
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
- 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
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.
Rieffel, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL)
NASA Ames Research Center
Quantum computer architecture and programming languages research
Earl T. Campbell,
University of Sheffield and AWS Center for Quantum Computing.
|14 August 2020 (anywhere-on-earth)
||Submission of abstract|
|31 August 2020
||Notification of decisions|
|23 and 24 September 2020
Instructions for authors
The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and
reserch 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
Registration will be handled through
via Quantum Week of Fun.
Isham if you would like to sponsor the Quantum Week of Fun.
- Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing and University of
- Thomas Häner, Microsoft, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aleks Kissinger, University of Oxford, Aleks.email@example.com
- Neil J. Ross, Dalhousie University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mathias Soeken, Microsoft and EPFL, email@example.com
The local organisers are listed here.