Call for Tutorial Proposals

Scope and Goals

The shortage of skilled labor is one of the quantum computing sector’s greatest challenges. The week-long tutorials program, with tutorials by leading experts, is aimed squarely at workforce development and training considerations. The tutorials are ideally suited to develop quantum champions for industry, academia, government, and build expertise for emerging quantum ecosystems. IEEE Quantum Week will cover a broad range of topics in quantum computing and technologies including a lineup of fantastic hands-on tutorials on programming and applications.

Each tutorial at IEEE Quantum Week 2020 is one day long (i.e., there are no half-day or two-day tutorials). The tutorials are scheduled from 10:30-17:00, including a lunch break of 90 mins and an afternoon nutrition break of 30 mins. Thus, tutorials must last 4.5 hours (i.e., 3 sessions of 90 mins).

Tutorial Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Tutorials are accepted according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • The potential of the tutorial to workforce development and training;
  • Expected interest in the tutorial’s topic among people in the quantum computing and engineering communities; timeliness of the topic;
  • Quality of the proposal (clarity, completeness, and cohesiveness of the proposal; and quality of the visual aids);
  • The tutorial’s format, slides, handouts, on-line materials, hands-on;
  • Experience and ability of the presenter(s) to run a successful tutorial; and
  • Balance and synergy of the tutorial with respect to other IEEE Quantum Week 2020 events.

Tutorial Proposal Submission Format

Each tutorial 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.

Each tutorial proposal must include the following sections in one PDF file and in the order specified below. Sections 1-10 must not exceed four (4) pages. Each proposal must be submitted via QCE20 EasyChair.

  1. Tutorial title
  2. Tutorial abstract (less than 200 words) and — optional but recommended — instructor(s) photo(s) suitable for the IEEE Quantum Week 2020 website.
  3. Tutorial authors — Contact information for the tutorial instructor(s) and indicating the lead presenter. The tutorial submitter is assumed to be the lead presenter. Note the IEEE Quantum Week tutorial budget allows for one instructor per tutorial only.
  4. Tutorial contents level — % beginner, % intermediate, % advanced
  5. Tutorial goals — how will attendees benefit
  6. Tutorial relevance — how is the tutorial relevant to practitioners and researchers in the fields of quantum computing or quantum engineering.
  7. Tutorial format — slides, handouts, on-line materials, hands-on; if hands-on, characterize the expected internet access and projected load — a clear justification is required internet access during the tutorial.
  8. Tutorial target audience — expected background and prerequisites of the tutorial attendees — practitioners and researchers; describe what the target audience what will learn;
  9. Tutorial instructor(s) bio(s) — A brief description of the instructor(s) background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops — at most 300 words per instructor.
  10. Tutorial contents — detailed course outline in outline form; describe in detail the tutorial contents, schedule, and organization.
  11. Tutorial sample contents — Submitting samples of visual aids (e.g., slides) to be used in the tutorial is strongly encouraged, either attached to the proposal or for download via URL in PDF form.
  12. Tutorial contents release formThe release form will be posted soon. Tutorial presenters must explicitly agree to the release of their tutorial presentations as part of the tutorial proposal submission. A complete collection of presentation materials for accepted tutorials (i.e., slides and handouts) is provided to each tutorial registrant. Presentation materials are hosted on a password-protected download site for registered tutorial attendees. There will be no hard copies of tutorial presentation materials.

Important Tutorial Proposal Requirements

  • By submitting a workshop proposal to IEEE Quantum Week 2020, you are making a commitment to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your tutorial proposal.
  • Please note, IEEE Quantum Week 2020 cannot guarantee to honor specific requests for holding the tutorial on specific dates.

Upon Tutorial Acceptance

  • Tutorial abstract for proceedings — title, abstract, and instructor(s) — will be included on two pages in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20).
  • Indicate the need for honorarium and travel support — indicate whether the presenter can accept an honorarium and/or travel support. Note the IEEE Quantum Week tutorial budget allows for one instructor per tutorial only.
  • Slides and handouts — Tutorial materials (i.e., slides and handouts) will be made available to tutorial registrants for download. The suggested format for all presentation slides is 16:9 (i.e., 1920 x 1080).
  • Honorarium and Travel Reimbursement — Travel reimbursement is limited to one presenter per tutorial and limited to airfare expenses only to a maximum of USD 500 for a presenter from North America and to a maximum of USD 1,000 for a presenter from outside North America. The honorarium is USD 1,500 limited to one presenter for a 4.5-hour tutorial.
  • Registration — One presenter per tutorial receives a complimentary one-day tutorial pass registration for the day of his or her tutorial. Otherwise, presenters must register for the conference and/or any tutorials they wish to attend.

Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadlines

Tutorial proposal abstract submission deadline: Extended to Fri, Apr 3, 2020 due to the coronavirus disrupting our lives — via QCE20 EasyChair
Full tutorial proposal submission deadline: Extended to Fri, Apr 3, 2020 due to the coronavirus disrupting our lives. Thank you very much for all the proposals we received already — via QCE20 EasyChair
Tutorial acceptance notification: April 20, 2020
Final tutorial abstract for proceedings submission deadline: May 25, 2020 — via QCE20 EasyChair
Tutorial presenter registration deadline: July 27, 2020
Tutorial materials submission deadline: September 7, 2020

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Scott Koziol, Baylor University — scott_koziol@baylor.edu
Bruce Kraemer, IEEE SA — brucepkraemer@gmail.com