Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge | 6-8 April 2020

Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge

Next year’s Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference 2020 will take place in Cambridge.

After decades of research, we are finally getting closer to unlocking the power of quantum computing. With recent developments in quantum hardware and software, quantum computations that are of real-world relevance, for example in computational chemistry, seem to be within reach. However, a lot of theoretical groundwork has yet to be done to reach these ambitious goals.

Continuing the previous series of Heilbronn quantum algorithms meetings (2010-2019) hosted in Bristol and Cambridge, QCTIP fosters discussion between theorists and practitioners of quantum computing. With keynote speakers, a series of invited talks from academia and industry, poster sessions and panels, we will take stock of the newest developments in the field and map future developments. Riverlane is proud to be hosting the conference.

The first theme of the conference is the theory of the whole quantum software stack – from quantum algorithms to quantum programming languages to quantum computing architectures. Second, we will discuss practical aspects of running experiments on current and NISQ devices. As a third future-looking theme, we want to touch on roads to scaling up to more and higher quality qubits and the path to bringing down hardware requirements for quantum computations.

Organising Committee: Steve Brierley (Riverlane), Noah Linden (University of Bristol), Ashley Montanaro (University of Bristol), Leonie Mueck (Riverlane)

Important dates

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers

Call for Submissions

Submissions are invited for contributed talks. Talks will be selected on the basis of scientific excellence; fit to the topic of the workshop; and balance of the programme.

Submissions should correspond to recent research contributions in quantum information and computation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

All submissions for talks must be made online through the EasyChair submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qctip2020.

A submission should consist of a full paper corresponding to the work, including technical details. This manuscript may be from an online repository, such as the arXiv, however, a PDF copy of the paper must be uploaded. If your submission consists of multiple papers, they should be merged into a single file.

We encourage all workshop attendees to present a poster. Poster details can be provided during registration.

Programme Committee


To register, please go to the registration form here.

We encourage all attendees to submit a poster or a contributed talk. You will need to submit details of poster submissions when completing the registration form. Contributed talks must be submitted online.

Costs: The registration fee is £60 which includes lunches and coffee. Participation in the conference dinner is £20. You will be asked to pay at the end of the registration form.

Financial assistance: In the registration form, UK-based PhD students can apply for financial assistance to cover travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available to support students and postdocs from abroad and people with any additional requirements such as childcare or accessibility needs. If you would like to apply for financial support, please indicate this in the registration form.

Please note that in the event of oversubscription, we reserve the right to prioritise attendance to those who choose to submit a talk or a poster.

Please contact Amy Flower (amy.flower@riverlane.io) with any queries.

Code of Conduct

Be kind to others. Make this conference a welcoming space for everyone.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or scientific opinion. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Dr Rebecca Simmons will oversee reports of Code of Conduct violation and can be contacted at rebecca.simmons@riverlane.io.

Thank you for helping to make this conference welcoming.

(Adapted from confcodeofconduct.com and the NumFOCUS code of conduct)

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