Call for Technical Papers

Scope and Goals

IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering. Technical papers are peer-reviewed, can be on any topic related to quantum computing and engineering, and will be considered by one of the following technical paper tracks.

Technical Paper Tracks

Quantum Algorithms & Applications (QAA)

Theory and practice of solving problems with quantum computers.

  • Quantum information science
  • Quantum algorithm structures and patterns
  • Quantum algorithms and complexity
  • New NISQ friendly algorithms
  • Error corrected algorithms
  • Advances in variational algorithms
  • New quantum solver approaches
  • Quantum linear algebra
  • Advances in tensor network algorithms
  • Quantum Machine Learning (QML), encoding and learning algorithms
  • Hamiltonian dynamics approaches
  • NISQ applications
  • Quantum simulation of physical systems
  • Quantum advantage
  • Applications — chemistry, machine learning, finance, optimization, biological sciences, and many more
  • Applications of quantum annealing
  • Performance evaluation of quantum algorithms
  • Optimization problems—transportation, supply chain & logistics; AI & decision making; medicine & precision health; quantum genomics; quantum finance, services & portfolio management; manufacturing & mining
Quantum System Software (QSS)

The design, architecture, and operation of quantum computing systems.

  • Full quantum software stack: compilers, runtimes, workflows, languages, transpilers
  • Quantum programming, development kits (QDKs), test harnesses, debuggers
  • Quantum simulators
  • Software engineering of quantum software
  • Hardware-software co-design
  • Hybrid quantum-classical systems
  • Interfacing classical control and quantum hardware through software
  • Error correction and fault-tolerant computing
  • System software for quantum annealers, trapped ions, superconducting qubits, cold atoms and others
  • Testing, validation, and verification of quantum programs and systems
  • Benchmarking of quantum systems, quantum volume and other metrics
  • Software techniques for error correction and noise mitigation
Quantum Networking & Communications (QNC)

Quantum techniques and technologies for data communication

  • Quantum internet
  • Quantum networking
  • Quantum switches, routers, repeaters, and other hardware components
  • Signal processing algorithms for quantum communication
  • Optical quantum communications
  • Intra-chip and inter-chip communication
  • Quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution (QKD)
  • Post quantum cryptography
Quantum Computing Hardware Engineering (QCHE)

The design, architecture and engineering of quantum computing technologies

  • Quantum computing architecture and microarchitecture
  • Qubit technologies: ion trap, superconducting, quantum dots, silicon, photonics, quantum annealers, and others
  • Qubit design and control
  • Packaging and cooling
  • Cryogenic electronics
  • Pulse-level control of qubits
  • Sensing and metrology
  • Characterization and hardware mitigation of noise, state preparation and measurement errors

Proceedings & Best Papers


Paper Types & Submission Guidelines

Each technical paper proposal must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE Formatting Instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

For all paper tracks, IEEE Quantum Week 2022 invites papers of the following types:
  • Full papers should: (1) clearly describe innovative and original research, or (2) report a survey on a research topic in the field. Technical papers are limited to 10 pages (including figures and tables and appendices), plus two additional pages for references.
  • Short papers are 4-6 pages, plus one page of references. These papers should fall into one of hte following categories:New 
    • New Ideas and Emergent Results (NIER) papers describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that are in an early stage of development.
    • Experience and Application papers describe the experiences gained from applying/evaluating quantum computing and engineering research results in practice. It is encouraged that the partners from both practice and research join the effort as co-authors and that the paper reflects the perspective of both sides. The papers should emphasize the value of the experience for the community – especially the lessons learned due to the transfer of research results to practice.
    • Artifact papers describe model problems, exemplars, or useful sets of resources for the broader quantum computing and engineering community.

Important Technical Paper Submission Requirements

  • By submitting a technical paper to IEEE Quantum Week 2022, you are making a commitment for at least one author to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your paper.


  • Technical Program Board Chair: Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) — [email protected]2