2023 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

We invite authors to submit original and previously unpublished works that examine these topics in quantum computing and/or represent early applications of NISQ technology.

The proceedings of the QCSA workshop shall be distributed at the conference and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

For details about registrationlocation, and accommodation please see the IPDPS 2023 website.


Q-CASA Workshop Advance Program

Monday May 15, 2023

8:30-10:25 Session 1: Quantum Simulation and Circuit Cutting

8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks

8:35-9:15 Keynote Speaker: Peter Love

  • Quantum Simulation from Quantum Chemistry to Quantum Field Theory

9:20-9:55 Invited Speaker: Itay Hen

  • Simulating Hamiltonian Dynamics with the Off-diagonal Series Expansion

10:00-10:20 Accepted Paper 1

  • Efficient Quantum Circuit Cutting by Neglecting Basis Elements

10:25-10:45 — NETWORKING BREAK

10:45-12:15 Session 2: Early Practical Applications

10:45-11:20 Invited Speaker: Robert Loredo & Fahad Saeed

  • Quantum-Centric Supercomputing Strategies for Neuroscience problems: Challenges and Progress

11:25-11:45 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Inverse Quantum Fourier Transform Inspired Algorithm for Unsupervised Image Segmentation

11:50-12:10 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Experiences in Quantum Software Engineering

12:15-1:30 — LUNCH

1:30-3:00 – Session 3: Error Correction and Programming Models

1:30-2:05 Invited Speaker: Eliot Kapit

  • Structured noise in quantum computers: an obstacle or an opportunity?

2:10-2:30 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Novel Union-Find-based Decoders for Scalable Quantum Error Correction on Systolic Arrays

2:35-2:55 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Enabling Multi-threading in Heterogeneous Quantum-Classical Programming Models


3:20-5:00 – Session 4: Algorithms and Implementation

3:20-3:55 Invited Speaker: Robert Basili

  • Performance Evaluations of Noisy Approximate Quantum Fourier Arithmetic with Signed and Unsigned Integers

4:00-4:20 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Quantum-Enhanced Topological Data Analysis: A Peep from an Implementation Perspective

4:25-4:55 Accepted Paper Presentation

  • Comparative study on the variations of quantum approximate optimization algorithms to the Traveling Salesman Problem

5:00 Concluding Remarks


How to submit

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.

Organizing Committee:

General Chair

  • James Vary  (Iowa State University)

Program Co-Chairs

  • Robert Basili (Iowa State University)
  • Mary Eshaghian-Wilner (Iowa State University)
  • Ashfaq Khokhar (Iowa State University)

Program Committee Members (tentative)

  • Arielle Carr (Lehigh University)
  • Vipin Chaudhary (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Glenn Luecke (Iowa State University)
  • Mengyao Huang (Iowa State University)
  • Anne Matsuura (Intel Labs)
  • Soham Pal (Amazon Inc.)
  • Jens Palsberg (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Wenyang Qian (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Amer Rasheed (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
  • Fahad Saeed (Florida International University)
  • Devesh Tiwari (Northeastern University)
  • Chao Yang (Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab)

Critical Dates

  • Paper submission: February 10, 2023
  • Author notification: February 26, 2023
  • Camera Ready: March 7, 2023

Contact Person:

Robert Basili (basiliro@iastate.edu)