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2024 IEEE Quantum Week 

quantum weekSep 15–20, 2024 | Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Québec, Canada

QCE24 will be held as an in-person event with virtual participation in Montréal, Québec, Canada at the Palais des Congrès.  After four highly successful IEEE Quantum Week events, we are eager to develop an oustanding conference program for the fifth time with live exhibits, world-class keynote speakers, technical papers, community building workshops, workforce-building tutorials, stimulating panels, innovative posters, thought-provoking Birds of Feather (BoF) sessions, and highly engaging networking sessions. Attend in-person for the full conference experience! Virtual registration options are available for those who are unable to travel to Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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2023 IEEE Quantum Week - Registration Open Now

QCE23 register now17 - 22 September 2023 | Bellevue, WA, USA

IEEE Quantum Week 2023 -- bridges the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. As such, this event brings a perspective to the quantum industry different from academic or business conferences. IEEE Quantum Week is a multidisciplinary quantum computing and engineering venue that gives attendees the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.

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2022 IEEE Quantum Week - On Demand

IEEE Quantum Week18 - 23 September 2022 | Broomfield, CO, USA

IEEE Quantum Week 2022 -- the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) -- is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. QCE22 was held as an in-person event with a virtual component in Broomfield, Colorado, USA.

Recorded sessions are now available to view on-demand.

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Quantum Education Talks

QEduTS CSC cropQuantum Education Talk Series

12 April 2023  | Virtual Event

IEEE Quantum Education Talk series presents: Quantum in Pictures with Dr. Stefano Gogioso, Lecturer in Quantum Computing, University of Oxford.  Using pictures alone, this talk will equip you with the tools you need to understand quantum computing. You’ll learn that our pictures aren’t mere illustrations, but rather a new kind of rigorous mathematics, tailor-made to talk about quantum things. We will introduce the fundamental ingredients needed to reason about quantum circuits, measurements and computation, as well as explain the ideas behind some of the more advanced techniques.

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15 June 2022 | Virtual Event

IEEE Quantum Education Talk series presents, in partnership with IEEE Council on Superconductivity Young Professionals, an interactive virtual event: AURORA - A Public Applications Server to Introduce Students to Superconductivity. 

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IEEE Quantum Podcast Series

ieee quantum podcast v3Episode 15: A Conversation with Dr. Prineha Narang, Howard Reiss Development Chair, UCLA

This episode features Dr. Prineha Narang, Howard Reiss Development Chair in Physical Science at UCLA, provides insights on quantum developments while also providing advice to students and young professionals who might be interested in the quantum technology space.

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2021 IEEE Quantum Week

IEEE Quantum Week17-22 October 2021 | Virtual Event

IEEE Quantum Week 2021 -- the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) -- is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. Registration is now open. Reserve your virtual seat today!

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Quantum Talks

Quantum TalksQuantum Talks: Quantum Biology
27 August 2021 | Virtual Event

Quantum Talks is a new online event that covers the latest in quantum computing research topics and related technical areas. This event is part of Quantum365 activities and is brought to you in conjunction with IEEE Hyderabad Section. Session recordings are available to subscribers of the IEEE Quantum Technical Community.

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IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future PandemicsThe technologies include big data, blockchain, 5G, and drones

Emerging technologies can help societies during global pandemics, but deployment and implementation must be carefully guided. In this article, thought leaders from IEEE Future Directions initiatives on Blockchain, Brain, Digital Reality, and Future Networks explore the societal aspects of utilizing emerging technologies to secure health and economic systems against future pandemics.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum



Summary of the 2019 IEEE Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems

2019 IEEE Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems7 November 2019 | San Mateo, California, USA

A summary and speaker presentations on the topics of quantum supremacy and quantum computer performance are now available from our half-day workshop on benchmarking quantum computational devices and systems. The workshop was held in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) and was part of IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2019.

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IEEE Quantum Education Summit 2019

The IEEE Quantum Initiative organized an educational summit on 6 November 2019 in San Mateo, California, USA, featuring speakers from industry and academia who shared prospects for advancing the field of quantum engineering and dealing with near- and long-term challenges, opportunities, and impacts. The Summit was held in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) and was part of IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2019.

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Quantum Communications Networks

Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials - August 2019

The recent launch of the Micius quantum-enabled satellite heralds a major step forward for long-range quantum communication. Using single-photon discrete-variable quantum states, this exciting new development proves beyond any doubt that all of the quantum protocols previously deployed over limited ranges in terrestrial experiments can in fact be translated to global distances via the use of low-orbit satellites. In this paper we survey the imminent extension of space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime-the quantum regime perhaps most closely related to classical wireless communications. The continuous variable regime offers the potential for increased communication performance, and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum Internet.

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Computer - Special Issue on Quantum Realism

Computer - Special Issue on Quantum RealismThe June 2019 issue of Computer examines what has been accomplished in quantum computing, ideas that have been demonstrated, and where the path to the future lies. Access articles from this issue below.

EIC's Introduction: Exploring the Current State of Quantum Computing (Open Access)
Quantum Realism (Open Access)
A Hybrid Approach for Solving Optimization Problems on Small Quantum Computers
Really Small Shoe Boxes: On Realistic Quantum Resource Estimation
Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing
Reduction-Based Problem Mapping for Quantum Computing
Stochastic Optimization of Quantum Programs


2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting

2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting1-2 May 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

We explored the latest advancements in quantum technologies at the 2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting in Gaithersburg.

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2018 IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper

IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper
IEEE Future Directions - August 2018

The IEEE Future Directions Committee has a long history of working with industry, academia and national laboratories to use its role as an impartial player to catalyze the development of important new technologies. The Committee brings together stakeholders for meetings in new areas of interest to the IEEE to determine where the Institute might make a contribution. Once the meeting has concluded, the Committee uses a summit output whitepaper to help it decide what technologies to incubate.

This whitepaper is the output of an IEEE Future Directions Quantum Computing Summit (QCS), held in Atlanta, GA, USA in August 2018. It was attended by 40 major players in quantum sciences from both the public and private sectors.

The summit chairs are Travis Humble and Erik DeBenedictis.

Download the white paper (PDF, 205 KB)


Technology Spotlight

Cleaning up the atmosphere with quantum computing

14 March 2023

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases daily with no sign of stopping or slowing. Too much of civilization depends on the burning of fossil fuels, and even if we can develop a replacement energy source, much of the damage has already been done. Without removal, the carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere will continue to wreak havoc for centuries....

In an article published in AVS Quantum Science on March 14, researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the University of Kentucky deployed an algorithm to study amine reactions through quantum computing. The algorithm can be run on an existing quantum computer to find useful amine compounds for carbon capture more quickly.

Read more at PhysOrg


News Articles

Two Oddball Ideas for a Megaqubit Quantum Computer 
IEEE Spectrum - March 2023

How terahertz waves and quantum wells could interconnect many, many qubits

The perpetual problem with scaling up most quantum computers is a seemingly mundane one—too many cables. .... Computing giants such as IBM, Google, and Intel hope to solve that problem with cyrogenic silicon chips that can operate close to the qubits themselves. But researchers have recently put forward some more exotic solutions that could quicken the pace.

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