Technical Paper Tracks — Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines

QCE20 VirtualVirtual IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, groundbreaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering. Technical papers are peer-reviewed and can be on any topic related to quantum computing and its technologies. 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).

Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines for Authors of Technical Papers

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation, QCE20 is now a virtual-only or digital-only conference. Each QCE20 Technical Paper presentation is 30 minutes long and consists of a 20-minutes pre-recorded presentation followed by a 10-minutes Q/A session.

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 Technical Paper Track will have one Digital Room (like a Zoom room) for streaming pre-recorded presentations and hosting interactive Q/A sessions. The default capacity for each workshop, tutorial, and paper-track room will be 100 people with at most 50 personal videos of attendees being displayed simultaneously. 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 Technical Paper is assigned to a specific day. Each Technical Paper Track will have three 1.5-hour scheduled sessions in the Mountain Time Zone from 10:45-12:15, 13:00-14:30, and 15:15-17:00. The 45-minute gaps between these three sessions are reserved for Exhibits, Posters, Birds of a Feather, Networking sessions, and other highly interactive events.

Format:  Each QCE20 Technical Paper presentation is pre-recorded followed an interactive and moderated Q/A sessions. The questions are curated from the Q/A channel by the session curator and asked by the session moderator.  Thus, we kindly ask Technical Paper presenters to provide pre-recorded videos for their Technical Paper of 20 minutes for effective and uniform streaming (detailed instructions to follow the latest by mid-August). The pre-recorded videos will be due for uploading to the virtualization platform in early September.

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.

RegistrationTechnical Paper Authors must be duly registered for QCE20 by August 15, 2020 for the paper to be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20). The Advance Registration deadline for QCE20 attendees is September 12, 2020.

Onboarding: By mid-September, QCE20 will provide instructions for author and 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. Thank you very much for all your help and support in making Digital QCE20 a great success.