Call for Papers: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE)

18 - 23 September 2022 | Broomfield, CO, United States
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Submissions Due: 15 April 2022

IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE22), IEEE Quantum Week 2022 for short, aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering.

IEEE Quantum Week 2022 is a multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where attendees have the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers. Quantum Week aims to exchange and share experiences, challenges, research results, innovations, applications, pathways, and enthusiasm on all aspects of quantum computing and engineering..

In 2021, the inaugural IEEE Quantum Week received outstanding contributions from the international quantum community to form an exceptional program with 300+ hours of programming with 10 world-class Keynote speakers, 48 Technical Paper presentations, 30 innovative Posters, 18 stimulating Panels, 23 workforce-building Tutorials, 21 community-building WorkshopsBirds-of-a-Feather sessions, and over 30 exciting Exhibits featuring technologies from quantum companies, start-ups and research labs. The format of Quantum Week 2022 will be similar.

IEEE Quantum Week aims to showcase quantum research, practice, applications, education, and training including quantum development kits, software engineering methods & tools, algorithms, benchmarks & performance metrics, qubit technologies & engineering, quantum computing architectures as well as integration with classical high-performance computing (HPC) architectures, software infrastructure, hybrid quantum-classical computing, simulating chemical, physical and biological systems, quantum optimization techniques, and quantum machine learning (QML).

Submission Guidelines

QCE22 invites contributions and participation from the international quantum community to form a world-class program.

Technical Papers

IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering. Technical papers are peer-reviewed, can be on any topic related to quantum computing and engineering, and will be considered by one of the following technical paper tracks.

Quantum Algorithms & Applications (QAA)

Theory and practice of solving problems with quantum computers.

  • Quantum information science
  • Quantum algorithm structures and patterns
  • Quantum algorithms and complexity
  • New NISQ friendly algorithms
  • Error corrected algorithms
  • Advances in variational algorithms
  • New quantum solver approaches
  • Quantum linear algebra
  • Advances in tensor network algorithms
  • Quantum Machine Learning (QML), encoding and learning algorithms
  • Hamiltonian dynamics approaches
  • NISQ applications
  • Quantum simulation of physical systems
  • Quantum advantage
  • Applications — chemistry, machine learning, finance, optimization, biological sciences, and many more
  • Applications of quantum annealing
  • Performance evaluation of quantum algorithms
  • Optimization problems—transportation, supply chain & logistics; AI & decision making; medicine & precision health; quantum genomics; quantum finance, services & portfolio management; manufacturing & mining

Quantum System Software (QSS)

The design, architecture, and operation of quantum computing systems.

  • Full quantum software stack: compilers, runtimes, workflows, languages, transpilers,
  • Quantum programming, development kits (QDKs), test harnesses, debuggers
  • Quantum simulators
  • Software engineering of quantum software
  • Hardware-software co-design
  • Hybrid quantum-classical systems
  • Interfacing classical control and quantum hardware through software
  • Error correction and fault-tolerant computing
  • System software for quantum annealers, trapped ions, superconducting qubits, cold atoms and others
  • Testing, validation, and verification of quantum programs and systems
  • Benchmarking of quantum systems, quantum volume and other metrics
  • Software techniques for error correction and noise mitigation

Quantum Networking & Communications (QNC)

Quantum techniques and technologies for communication

  • Quantum internet
  • Quantum networking
  • Quantum switches, routers, repeaters, and other hardware components
  • Signal processing algorithms for quantum communication
  • Optical quantum communications
  • Intra-chip and inter-chip communication
  • Quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution (QKD)
  • Post quantum cryptography

Quantum Computing Hardware Engineering (QCHE)

The design, architecture and engineering of quantum computing technologies

  • Quantum computing architecture and microarchitecture
  • Qubit technologies: ion trap, superconducting, quantum dots, silicon, photonics, quantum annealers, and others
  • Qubit design and control
  • Packaging and cooling
  • Cryogenic electronics
  • Pulse-level control of qubits
  • Sensing and metrology
  • Characterization and hardware mitigation of noise, state preparation and measurement error

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are available:

  • Full papers should: (1) clearly describe innovative and original research, or (2) report a survey on a research topic in the field. Technical papers are limited to 10 pages (including figures and tables and appendices), plus two additional pages for references.
  • Short papers are 4-6 pages, plus one page of references. These papers should fall into one of hte following categories:
    • New Ideas and Emergent Results (NIER) papers describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that are in an early stage of development.
    • Experience and Application papers describe the experiences gained from applying/evaluating quantum computing and engineering research results in practice. It is encouraged that the partners from both practice and research join the effort as co-authors and that the paper reflects the perspective of both sides. The papers should emphasize the value of the experience for the community – especially the lessons learned due to the transfer of research results to practice.
    • Artifact papers describe model problems, exemplars, or useful sets of resources for the broader quantum computing and engineering community.

Each technical paper must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE Formatting Instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair:
    • Greg Byrd, NC State University
  • Program Board Chair:
    • Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Finance Chair:
    • Hausi Muller, University of Victoria
  • Workshops Chairs:
    • Stefan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Hausi Muller, University of Victoria
  • Tutorials Chairs:
    • Huiyang Zhou, NC State University
    • Ed Leonard, Northrup Grumman
  • Panels Chair:
    • Maeva Ghonda, Quantum AI Institute
  • Poster Chairs:
    • Natalie Brown, Quantinuum
    • Jacob Smith, Northrup Grumman
  • Event Manager:
    • Carmen Saliba, IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Quantum Initialtive Program Manager:
    • Terence Martinez, IEEE Future Directions

Program Committee

  • Program Board Chair: Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Track Chairs:
    • Quantum Algorithms and Applications
      • Yuri Alexeev, Argonne National Laboratory
      • Sonika Johri, IonQ
    • Quantum System Software
      • Carmen Almudever, Universitat Politècnica de València
      • Mingshen Ying, University of Technology Sydney
    • Quantum Networking and Communications
      • David Elkouss Coronas, Technical University of Delft
      • Wenji Wu, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    • Quantum Hardware Engineering
      • Daniel Slichter, NIST / University of Colorado Boulder
      • Molly Schwartz, MIT Lincoln Laboratory


IEEE Quantum Week is financially co-sponsored by the following IEEE organizational units:

  • IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative (FDQI)
  • IEEE Computer Society (CS)
  • IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
  • IEEE Photonics Society (PS)
  • IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC)


The conference will be held Broomfield, Colorado, USA, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel.


For specific inquiries about submissions, see the contact information above.

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