Luis Jiménez Navajas, Ricardo Pérez del Castillo, and Mario Piattini members of aQuantum, have co-authored the article entitled “KDM to UML Model Transformation for Quantum Software Modernization” published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology QUATIC 2021, Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1439) pp 211-224.

Before achieving all the promising benefits of quantum computing, companies must be able to combine their classical information systems and the new quantum software to operate with the so-called hybrid information systems. This implies, at some point of such a modernization process, that hybrid information systems will have to be (re)designed. UML can be used for defining abstract design models, not only for the classical part as done before, but also for the quantum software in an integrated manner. This paper proposes a model transformation for generating UML models that represents quantum circuits as activity diagrams. Thanks to the usage of UML, these designs are technological-independent which contributes to the modernization of hybrid information systems.

This work is part of the “QHealth: Quantum Pharmacogenomics Applied to Aging”, 2020 CDTI Missions Programme (Center for the Development of Industrial Technology of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain) and FEDER project.

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

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