Panels — Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines

QCE20 VirtualIEEE Quantum Week Panels feature enlightening and impactful discussions among experts on different perspectives of quantum topics, including quantum education & training, quantum hardware & software, quantum engineering challenges, fault-tolerant quantum computers, quantum error correction, quantum intermediate language representation, hardware-software co-design, and hybrid quantum-classical computing platforms. The length of each panel is 45-90 minutes.


Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines for Panel Organizers

As a QCE20 Panel organizer, please visit this page regularly for updates on how to orchestrate your QCE20 Digital Panel for the week of October 12-16, 2020. A preliminary detailed conference program will be published in early August.

A preliminary detailed conference program including the panels program will be published in early August. The panel abstract will be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20).

Due to the COVID-19 situation, QCE20 is now a virtual or digital-only conference. A panel is allocated a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 90 minutes in the program.

Virtualization Platform:  QCE20 will use a Virtualization or Digital Conference Platform  (the actual platform will be announced in early August) to deliver over 270 hours of QCE20 programming. Each QCE20 Panel will have one Digital Room (like a Zoom room) for streaming pre-recorded presentations, hosting interactive sessions (e.g., Q/A sessions, hands-on exercises, or discussions) with the potential for breakout rooms. The default capacity for each workshop, tutorial, and paper-track will be 100 people with at most 50 personal attendee videos simultaneously being displayed. These numbers will be re-visited and possibly adjusted after the Advance Registration deadline of September 12.

Schedule: During the week of October 12-16, 2020, each QCE20 Panel is assigned to a specific day and fixed time slot.

Format: Of course, there are various panel formats. However, by-and-large Panels are highly interactive sessions with short position statements by the panel moderator and the panelists followed by lively Q/A discussion with the audience. Each panel is allocated a digital meeting room with a default capacity of 100 attendees. A panel is allocated a minimum of  45 minutes and a maximum of 90 minutes in the program. The entire live panel session will be recorded. Registered QCE20 attendees will be able to view and re-view the full panel recording throughout the conference and until the end of November 2020.

Recording: All QCE20 sessions will be recorded. Registered attendees can play recordings of missed sessions or replay exciting sessions until November 30, 2020. QCE20 volunteers and virtualization platform company staff will be responsible for recording the QCE20 sessions.

Media Release: QCE20 will collect media release forms like paper copyright forms from all authors when they upload pre-recorded content. QCE20 will also collect media release forms from attendees when they are onboarded to the virtualization platform.

Registration: The Panel Author or Panel Organizer Registration deadline is August 15, 2020. The Advance Registration deadline for QCE20 attendees is September 12, 2020.

Onboarding: By mid-September, QCE20 will provide instructions for attendee onboarding for the virtualization environment. Registered attendees will obtain an account and a digital presence. Attendees should complete this step a few days before the conference starts. By familiarizing themselves with the QCE20 program, virtual conference structure, and conference rooms, attendees will be able to enjoy the 270+ hours of QCE20 programming readily and effectively.

Again, please watch this space for more instructions as we transition to the digital platform. Thanks for all your help and support in making Digital QCE20 a great success.