Ricardo Pérez del Castillo, Luis Jiménez Navajas and Mario Piattini, members of aQuantum, have co-authored the paper entitled “Modelling Quantum Circuits with UML” which has been accepted for its presentation at the Q-SE (Quantum Software Engineering) workshop of the 43rd edition of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2021), to be held from 23rd to 29th May 2021.

This article addresses the challenge of quantum software design, within the framework of the QHealth: Quantum Pharmacogenomics Applied to Aging project, 2020 CDTI Missions Programme (Center for the Development of Industrial Technology of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain).

Since UML is a proven modeling language that has been widely used by industry for a long time, we propose an extension of UML for the representation of quantum algorithms. Our proposal comprises the definition of a UML profile based on several stereotypes that can be applied to existing UML activity diagrams to represent quantum circuits. The advantage of this representation is that UML quantum circuits can be interrelated with other UML elements and diagrams, which will allow representing various concerns and viewpoints of so-called hybrid information systems.

Consequently, this will make it possible to jointly model classical and quantum aspects in integrated designs in a technology-agnostic manner, as advocated by the Talavera Manifesto.

The aQuantum Team congratulates Ricardo, Luis and Mario Piattini for the publication of this article.

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