Call for Technical Papers

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

Technical Paper Tracks

  • Quantum Communications, Sensing, Cryptography
  • Quantum Photonics and Optics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Algorithms & Information
  • Quantum Applications and Simulating Nature
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Quantum Benchmarks & Measurements
  • Quantum Education

Proceedings & Best Papers

  • Papers accepted by IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE20) will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
  • The best papers will be invited to the journals IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE) and ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC).
  • QCE20 will award one Best Paper Award for each of the eight Technical Program Tracks. The award for a QCE20 Best Paper will be presented in the plenary session of the morning keynote on the day the paper is being presented.

Paper Types & Submission Guidelines

Each technical paper submission 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 2020 invites papers of the following types:

Technical papers (10 pages main text, inclusive of figures, tables, appendices; plus up to two additional pages for references). Technical papers should: (1) clearly describe innovative and original research, or (2) report a survey on a research topic in the field.
New Ideas and Emergent Results (NIER) papers (6 pages + 1 page references). NIER papers should describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that are in an early stage of development. To that end, NIER papers will be reviewed with dedicated review guidelines.
Experience & application papers (6 pages + 1 page references). An experience paper should 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 (6 pages + 1 page of references). Artifacts 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 2020, you are making a commitment for at least one author to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your paper.

Technical Paper Submission Deadlines

Technical paper abstract submission deadline: April 5, 2020 — via QCE20 EasyChair — please submit abstracts early
Full technical paper submission deadline: April 27, 2020 — via QCE20 EasyChair
Technical paper acceptance notification: June 22, 2020
Final technical paper for proceedings submission deadline: July 27, 2020 — via QCE20 EasyChair
Technical paper author/presenter registration deadline: July 27, 2020 — at least one author must register for IEEE Quantum Week 2020 by this deadline

EasyChair Submission

EasyChair technical paper submission site