2024 IPDPS Workshop on
Quantum Computing Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (Q-CASA)

Call for papers

Recent breakthroughs in quantum computing hardware have created an explosion of research and activity in quantum information science. The rise of “Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum” (NISQ) devices has revealed major algorithmic and architectural challenges within this new technology. For example, the potential roles of quantum and/or quantum-classical hybrid data structures on algorithm design and performance evaluation are subjects of intense research. The goal of the QCASA workshop is to showcase the novel studies and foremost applications of non-fault-tolerant quantum computers, and provide a timely forum for computational scientists, software developers, computer scientists, physicists and quantum hardware specialists to exchange and discuss ideas on current problems in quantum information science. The contributions in this workshop will help elucidate practical, near-term limitations of current quantum devices, gauge the effectiveness of a class of approximate circuits quantitatively, and garner insight on what degree of that approximation is optimal for a given regime of machine performance. In addition, it will solicit contributions related to systems and applications related research challenges. The workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited speakers from across multiple fields. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Quantum algorithms
  • Hybrid quantum-classical solutions
  • Quantum error correction and noise mitigation
  • Quantum computing hardware and architecture
  • Quantum optimization
  • Quantum machine learning
  • Environments, frameworks, and computational models
  • Integration of quantum computation with supercomputing infrastructure
  • Quantum simulators
  • Cloud-based quantum computing
  • Application of quantum computing to problems in computational science
  • Challenging applications in industry and academia


  • Ashfaq Khokhar, Professor and Palmer Dept. Chair, Dept. of ECE, Iowa State University (ashfaq@iastate.edu)
  • Mary Eshaghian-Wilner, Affiliate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Iowa State University (mmew@iastate.edu)
  • Robert Basili, Post Doctorate Fellow, Department of Physics, Iowa State University (basiliro@iastate.edu)

Program Committee

  • Arielle Carr (Lehigh University)
  • Vipin Chaudhary (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Weijie Du (Iowa State University)
  • Mengyao Huang (Lawrence-Livermore National Lab)
  • Michael Kreshchuk (Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab)
  • Soham Pal (University of Arizona)
  • Jens Palsberg (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Wenyang Qian (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Fahad Saeed (Florida International University)
  • Shiplu Sarker (Iowa State University)
  • Devesh Tiwari (Northeastern University)
  • James Vary (Iowa State University)
  • Chao Yang (Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab)

Critical Dates (tentative)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 19, 2024
  • Author Notification: March 1, 2024, and
  • Camera Ready: March 7, 2024

Contact Person: Robert Basili (basiliro@iastate.edu)


Workshop Paper Submission Instructions:

Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted through this easychair link. Submitted manuscripts should follow the IEEE conference style format (template provided here), and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references.

Q-CASA Workshop Advance Program

Friday May 31st, 2024

8:30-10:10 Session 1: Opportunities and Optimization

8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks

8:35-9:15 Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Behrman, NSF Program Director, Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE)

9:20-9:40 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Measurement-Based Quantum Approximate Optimization

10:45-10:05 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Parallel quantum circuit extraction from MBQC-patterns


10:10-10:30 — NETWORKING BREAK


10:30-12:05 Session 2: Fault-Tolerant Simulation and Programming Models

10:30-11:10 Invited Speaker: Michael Kreshchuk

  • Near-optimal simulation of High Energy Physic

11:15-11:35 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Quantum Circuit Mapping Using Binary Integer Nonlinear Programming

11:40-12:00 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Image Compression and Reconstruction Based on Quantum Network


12:05-1:30 — LUNCH


1:30-3:05 – Session 3: Algorithms and Implementation

1:30-2:10 Invited Speaker: Dean Lee

  • State preparation with the rodeo algorithm and controlled gate networks

2:15-2:35 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Hybrid Classical-Quantum Simulation of MaxCut using QAOA-in-QAOA

2:40-3:00 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • A Delay-Efficient Implementation of Quantum Carry Select Adders




3:25-5:00 – Session 4: Quantum Simulation and Circuit Cutting

3:25-4:05 Invited Speaker: James P. Vary

  • Ab initio Nuclear Structure and Reactions on Quantum Computers 

4:10-4:30 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Quantifying Performance of Wire-based Quantum Circuit Cutting with Entanglements

4:35-4:55 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Cutting a Wire with Non-Maximally Entangled States


5:00 Concluding Remarks

2023 Q-Casa Workshop