IEEE Quantum Week 2020

Denver, Colorado Oct 12-16, 2020

IEEE is at the center of a global conversation to understand the power and promise of quantum computing.
Travis Humble, Co-Chair IEEE Quantum Initiative

Call for Contributions

About IEEE Quantum Week

IEEE Quantum Week is a multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where attendees will have the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.

IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering invites contributions and participation from the international quantum community to form a world-class program. The multi-faceted event will include a series of keynotes, technical paper presentations, technical briefings, informative tutorials throughout the week, community-building workshops, collocated events, posters, networking receptions, and exhibits featuring the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world’s leading vendors, research organizations, and universities.

IEEE Quantum Week aims to showcase quantum research, practice, applications, standards, education, and training. The extensive topics include quantum programming systems, software engineering methods & tools, algorithms, NISQ, benchmarks & metrology, performance metrics, hardware engineering, architectures, & topologies, hardware-software co-design, software stack $amp; infrastructure, hybrid computing (integrating quantum & classical computing); communications, sensing, cryptography, QKD; simulating chemical, physical and biological systems; quantum photonics & optics; optimization, machine learning, ramping up quantum workforce, nurturing quantum start-ups.

Quantum Week at a Glance

  • Tutorials throughout the Week
  • Technical Papers, Workshops, Collocated Events
  • Keynotes, Panels, Frontiers of Quantum, Technical Briefings
  • Exhibits, Receptions, Networking


Call for Contributions


Quantum Week Venue

Omni Interlocken Hotel Denver – Broomfield

Omni Interlocken Hotel & Resort
Denver – Broomfield


Financial Co-Sponsors

Quantum Initiative

IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Communications Society

IEEE Council on Superconductivity

IEEE Photonics Society

Technical Co-Sponsors

Information coming soon…


Information coming soon…


Call for Contributions and Papers


The shortage of skilled labor is one of the quantum computing sector’s greatest challenges. The week-long tutorials program, with half- and full-day tutorials by leading experts, is aimed squarely at workforce development and training considerations. The exclusive hands-on tutorials are ideally suited to develop quantum champions for industry, academia, government, and build expertise for emerging quantum ecosystems.


IEEE Quantum Week Workshops provide forums for small-group discussions on topics in quantum research, practice, education, and applications. Workshops provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage before they have matured to warrant a conference or journal publication. In this manner, an IEEE Quantum Week workshop serves as an incubator for a scientific community to form a research roadmap or share a research agenda. Workshops are the key to sustaining, growing and evolving IEEE Quantum Week in the future.


IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, groundbreaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and technologies. Technical papers are peer-reviewed and can be on any topic related to quantum computing and its technologies.


The IEEE Quantum Week Posters program presents excellent opportunities for practitioners, researchers, graduate students, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to showcase their work and engage with the international quantum computing R&D community during the IEEE Quantum Week Exhibits.


IEEE Quantum Week aims to facilitate enlightening and impactful discussions among experts on different perspectives of quantum topics including hardware-software co-design, hybrid computing, quantum information science and programming education and training, or frontiers of quantum algorithms.


IEEE Quantum Week will provide attendees the unique opportunity to see the latest quantum technologies that will shape our exciting quantum future. Exhibits will feature the latest quantum technologies and accomplishments from the world’s leading companies, start-ups, national labs, research institutes, and universities. Exhibits are a great opportunity to showcase emerging products, tools, services, and posters. The Quantum Week exhibits will feature daily receptions to facilitate networking with participants of the rapidly growing quantum computing community.

Quantum Week Topics

Quantum Computing

Quantum programming, software engineering; quantum advantage; development environments, languages & tools; software stack & infrastructure; hybrid computing; adiabatic computing; hardware-software co-design; quantum simulators; checking quantum computers

Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Computation & Quantum Information

Quantum information science; NISQ algorithms; quantum supremacy; algorithms & complexity; theoretical & empirical algorithm analysis; adiabatic annealing; Hamiltonian dynamics

Quantum Applications & Simulating Nature with Quantum Computers

NISQ applications; simulations of chemical, biological & physical systems; quantum chemistry & materials; optimization problems—transportation, supply chain & logistics; AI and decision making; medicine & precision health; financial modeling, services & portfolio management; manufacturing & mining; machine learning & big data analytics

Quantum Engineering

Quantum computers, hardware & NISQ; superconducting & trapped ion circuits; topological& silicon spin qubits; quantum dots; connectivity & topology; connectivity & topology, quantum error correction

Quantum Benchmarks & Measurements

Quantum volume & fidelity, quantum metrology; gate & measurement errors, connectivity & topology, quantum error correction

Quantum Communications, Sensing & Cryptography

Communications theory; quantum internet; quantum signal processing; quantum error correction & mitigation; coding theory; quantum security & privacy; quantum cryptography & quantum key distribution (QKD), post-quantum cryptography; teleportation

Quantum Photonics & Optics

Photonics information technologies; photonics quantum computing; quantum integrated photonics; quantum photonics devices; optical quantum communications theory; optical coherence; silicon quantum photonics

Quantum Education & Training

Ramping up quantum workforce; undergraduate & graduate courses in quantum computing, information science, algorithms, applications; quantum standards; quantum teachers training; quantum summer schools; quantum ecosystems