1st Workshop on Parallel Quantum Computing

1st Workshop on Parallel Quantum Computing

8th September 2013
Edinburgh, UK



The First Workshop on Parallel Quantum Computing (ParQ 2013) will be
held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Parallel
Architectures and Compiler Techniques (PACT 2013) in Edinburgh,
United Kingdom on 8th of September 2013.

Quantum computing offers efficient solutions to some classically hard
computational problems like factorising integers or approximating the
Jones polynomial. If one day quantum computers could be built, then
just as in classical circuit design, we need to consider how operations
could be performed in parallel to protect the fragile qubit against
decoherence effect. The extent to which we can utilise parallelism in
quantum computers is still unknown. Some classical algorithms might
have more parallel quantum algorithms, or quantum computers could
be used to design parallel classical logic circuits. This workshop aims
to bring together scientists working on the parallel aspects of quantu
computing. The main topics of interest include parallel quantum
algorithms and quantum parallelisation algorithms, but also quantum
depth complexity and circuit optimisation. Topics of interest include,
but are not limited to:

– Parallel quantum algorithms
– Automated quantum parallelisation
– Optimising quantum circuits
– Quantum depth complexity
– Distributed quantum computing
– Quantum network codes
– Quantum parallel architecture
– Hybrid quantum and classical parallel systems



Registration fee is considerably cheaper for the SIGARCH Online members.
We recommend that anyone who plans to register for this workshop also
joins SIGARCH Online. The registration fees of the speakers will be paid by
the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA).

Registrations should be made through the PACT 2013 webpage:



Simon Devitt           National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Martin Roetteler     NEC Laboratories America, USA



Submission deadline (extended) : 8th July June
Author notification: 19th July
Workshop date: 8th September



Authors are invited to submit papers (up to 12 pages long) via the
EasyChair environment:

Papers should be submitted as PDF files and formatted using LaTex.
We accept original research, work in progress and already published papers.



Anne Broadbent             Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada
Dan Browne                    University College London, UK
Ernesto Galvão               Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
Nishimura Harumichi    Nagoya University, Japan
Chris Johnson                University of Edinburgh, UK
Elham Kashefi                University of Edinburgh, UK
Damian Markham          Télécom ParisTech, France
Chris Maynard                Met Office, UK
Simon Perdrix                 Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, France
Rahul Santhanam         University of Edinburgh, UK



Elham Kashefi        University of Edinburgh, UK
Einar Pius                University of Edinburgh, UK
Chris Johnson        University of Edinburgh, UK
Chris Maynard        Met Office, UK

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