Ignacio García and Mario Piattini from aQuantum have participated in the 8th meeting of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 14 standardisation committee, held virtually on 15 September 2021, as part of the approved roadmap for the documents that will standardise the various aspects of quantum computing.

This group aims to “support the evolution of quantum computing by providing a foundation of already defined systems and processes. Such a foundation would enable developers to focus their attention on higher-level challenges, rather than starting their projects from scratch”.

Specifically, this meeting has been working on the report that establishes the basic aspects of quantum computing that will set the benchmark for its development at both industrial and research level, identifying types of approaches to quantum computing, basic principles, current technologies, fields of application, etc.

As we know, The “Talavera Manifesto” urges to take care of producing quantum software by applying knowledge and lessons learned from the software engineering field. Indeed, one of the critical success factors in the history of computing has been the development of good standards to accelerate the adoption of quantum technologies and, in particular, to enable companies to develop and deploy quantum-based applications while safeguarding their investments.

Undoubtedly, all of the aforementioned is more than enough reason for aQuantum to work actively in those actions that allow progress in the definition of standards for the development of quantum software, essential requirement to forge a solid future for quantum computing.