Learning how to program quantum computers is the next critical skill for developers. Despite this, current quantum programming tools are still at an early stage of the development process, which limits the possibility of creating real complex quantum software systems. The most urgent need for quantum software today is a systematic and unifying approach to quantum programming, with the following main objectives:
- the high-level definition of programming languages via a machine-independent specification of their syntax and semantics;
- a structured methodology for translating high-level programs before running them on quantum computers;
- the development of formal methods for the analysis of program properties and for compiler optimisation.
Looking at a quantum computing system as a stack of several layers from the creation of quantum algorithms to the development of hardware devices, the term `quantum software’ is used in the name of this workshop as an umbrella for all the intermediate levels of such a stack that allows quantum algorithms to be implemented and executed on quantum hardware. This workshop aims to gather researchers and experts for discussing new ideas as well as the most significant directions of research in quantum software, with special focus on:
- quantum languages design and implementation
- quantum program analysis and verification
- quantum software engineering
- quantum computer architecture
- quantum circuit optimisation
- quantum hardware-software interface
- quantum assembler
Call for Papers
We solicit submissions on subjects related to the topics of WQS in the form of a maximum of 5 page extended abstracts describing original results also in the form of ongoing works potentially able to foster interesting and constructive discussions. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop. After the workshop we will invite authors of selected accepted abstracts to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing https://dl.acm.org/journal/tqc.