June 1- June 2, 2021 Virtual

Q-SE 2021

Second International Workshop on Quantum Software Engineering (Q-SE 2021)

co-located with ICSE 2021

Quantum computers promise to solve unthinkably complex problems that traditional computers could ever solve.The evidence of such quantum supremacy over traditional computers has started to emerge as it can be seen by Google’s quantum computer recently performing a complex computation that would take 10,000 years for the best supercomputer available today. High-level languages to write quantum programs have also started to appear, e.g., Microsoft’s Q# and IBM’s Qiskit. Thus, we believe that this is the right time to build a community for quantum software engineering (QSE) focusing on devising methods, approaches, and processes to develop software for quantum programs efficiently and to ensure their correctness. The Q-SE workshop will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges in developing software quantum software in high-level quantum languages, developing novel solutions to build correct methods for developing testing quantum programs, executing quantum software, developing best practices, and creating a research roadmap of quantum software engineering.

The key goals of the workshop are: 1) Provide practical and generalizable insights on how to apply and extend existing approaches to quantum software development or develop entirely new approaches, 2) Devise ways in which industry and academia can collaborate to provide further knowledge on developing quantum software, 3) Provide academia with feedback on which skills and abilities are required in quantum software development and where to concentrate on the education of students, 4) Demonstrate to academia new as well as existing practical challenges in the field of quantum software engineering, 5) Communicate the latest research findings to practitioners and discuss ways to adopt them for industrial products, services, and processes.

The key outcome of the workshop will be a research roadmap for Quantum Software Engineering.


The program will be added below.

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

Quantum software engineering including but not limited to:
• Paradigms for developing quantum software
• Quantum software design
• Quantum software testing
• Quantum software verification
• Quantum software coding practices
• Quantum software reuse
• Quantum software experimentations
• Quantum software execution
• Industrial applications
• Empirical evaluations

Paper Submission

We invite submission of papers of the following types:
- Regular papers (6 pages): Experience reports, research methods, longer challenge papers.
- Position paper (3 pages): Describing a well-argued position in any area of quantum software engineering.
- Fast Abstracts (2 pages): Work in progress, challenges

Submission Link: Q-SE 2021

ICSE 2021 workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and published by ACM. Workshop papers must follow the ACM formatting instructions (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).

The workshop will have the best paper award, which will be announced and bestowed at the workshop closing session.


Program Chairs

Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Rui Abreu, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Tao Yue, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Aerospace China and Simula Research Laboratory Norway

Program Committee

Paolo, Arcaini, National Institute of Informatics
Luís Soares Barbosa, University of Minho
Lei Zhang, Ryerson University
Shaohan Hu, IBM
Jianjun Zhao, Kyushu University
Carmelo R. Cartiere, NEXTSENSE (SRL)
Wille Robert, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Sebastian Feldt, Delft University of Technology
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart
David White, The University of Sheffield
Goeran Wendin, Chalmers University of Technology
Jose Oliveira, University of Minho
Andriy Miranskyy, Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University
Mario Piattini, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Joao Fernandes, University of Coimbra
Xiaodi Wu, University of Maryland
Wolfgang, Mauerer, OTH Regensburg
Hausi A Muller, University of Victoria
Manuel Wimmer, JKU Linz


As part of ICSE 2021, the workshop will be held virtually


Authors and participants must register through the main conference website: Registration for ICSE 2021