Publications

Articles, papers, books and other quantum documents

Books

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Ingeniería del Software Cuántico & QuantumPath® (Spanish book on Quantum Software Engineering & QuantumPath®)

by Guido Peterssen, José Luis Hevia and Mario Piattini

Edited and written by members of aQuantum, the book presents a comprehensive summary of aQuantum’s scientific research and avant-garde development on Quantum Software Engineering and Programming, as well as showing, through examples and case studies, the fundamental characteristics of the software products developed based on those investigations that make it possible to develop quantum software and hybrid quantum/classical solutions with QuantumPath applying good practices of Quantum Software Engineering.  

UCLM-Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on Amazon, 2022

Quantum Software Engineering

Editors: Manuel A. Serrano, Ricardo Pérez-Castillo and Mario Piattini

Edited by members of aQuantum, the book contains the contributions of European researchers on Quantum Software Engineering and Programming from nine universities in five different countries and the collaboration of two quantum software companies from two countries.
This book introduces Software Engineering techniques and tools to improve the productivity and assure the quality in quantum software development. Shows the application of formal methods, modeling languages, and reengineering approaches to quantum software. Presents a set of quantum software environments, tools and frameworks.

UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on Springer, 2022

Informática Cuántica (Spanish book on Quantum Computing)

by Mario Piattini, Manuel A. Serrano, José Cruz Lemus and Ricardo Pérez-Castillo 

Written by a group of researchers specializing in Quantum Software Engineering and Programming, this book presents the basic concepts of quantum computing, the best-known algorithms, offering an overview of the technologies to implement quantum computers, the main quantum programming languages and tools, as well as the most active research areas, and some questions about the implementation and future of quantum computing. The book is an important contribution to the dissemination of knowledge about quantum computing in Spanish.

UCLM-Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on Amazon, 2022

Articles, papers and other quantum documents

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QuantumPath® and mitigating the impact of change on quantum computing vendors

by José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini and Guido Peterssen 

In this article, the authors show the impact that the change of a certain quantum technology provider can have and the importance of considering this possibility as something real in the risk management of quantum computing projects. The article shows how, depending on the way we prepare to manage this risk, this will be the quality of the response to critical situations linked to change management of quantum technologies, as well as the importance of a strategy based on the agnostic approach regarding technologies to mitigate the risks implicit in the change of quantum technologies.

UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

Practical Quantum Computing with QuantumPath®: 3-qubit random number generator

by José Luis Hevia and Alonso Martin-Toledano

Article in which the authors present a complete example of integrating a QRNG circuit with a classic software application. In the example, the classic client will be responsible for calling the quantum circuit and collecting and post-processing the data. In QuantumPath® this process will be carried out in an agnostic way, starting from the design of the circuit (which once designed and available in QPath® can be reused whenever the client needs it), its control flow, and the encoding of the result, and the client will be able to launch the execution on any of the quantum computers available on the platform.

aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

QuantumPath® Agnostic QAOA: Annealing optimization algorithms on quantum gate computers

by José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini and Guido Peterssen 

Article in which the authors announce the launch of the latest technological innovation of QuantumPath®: Q Agnostic QAOA™, technology that offers a pre-parameterised implementation of agnostic ansatz capable of being run on different quantum gate providers in an annealing formulation problem. The article presents an example of how Q Agnostic QAOA™ works and discusses the benefits this technology brings to accelerating the adoption of quantum software..

UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

Quantum Pharmacogenomics with QuantumPath® on Amazon Braket

by José Luis Hevia, Guido Peterssen and Mario Piattini,

In this post the authors discuss the characteristics of health and medicine applications, and present QuantumPath®, a platform designed and developed to accelerate the construction of hybrid software in the real world. The publication summarizes a real project on quantum pharmacogenomics, in this case applied to aging, and the integration of with Amazon Braket for the execution of the hybrid classical/quantum solution that will allow quantum services to be provided to doctors from their classical computers.

UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

Advantages of QuantumPath® for Quantum Software Development

by Guido Peterssen, José Luis Hevia and Mario Piattini,

In this paper the authors, based on their extensive experience in Software Engineering and Programming, explain why, to develop professional, industry-ready quantum software that provides guarantees of quality, security, extensibility, high performance, and scalability, in addition to the programming language and source code management application, a set of tools and solutions is needed to work through each phase of development.

UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

Reverse Engineering of Hamiltonian Expressions from D-Wave programs

by Luis Jiménez-Navas, Ricardo Pérez, and Mario Piattini,

In this paper the authors propose a dynamic analysis technique of D-Wave (python) programs for reversing Hamiltonians, which has been preliminarily evaluated with nine programs. The technique also represents those expressions by using the Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (ISO/IEC 19506). Due to the usage of this standard, the outgoing expressions can be represented in combination with other parts of classical-quantum software systems. Thus, the main implication is that this technique contributes to the software modernization of/towards hybrid information systems.
UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on IEEE Explore, 2022

Quantum Software Components and Platforms: Overview and Quality Assessment

by José Antonio Cruz, Manuel Serrano, Ricardo Pérez, and Mario Piattini,

Quantum computing is the latest revolution in computing and will probably come to be seen an advance as important as the steam engine or the information society. In the last few decades, our understanding of quantum computers has expanded and multiple efforts have been made to create languages, libraries, tools, and environments to facilitate their programming. Nonetheless, quantum computers are complex systems at the bottom of a stack of layers that programmers need to understand.
UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on ACM Computing Surveys, 2022

Design of classical-quantum systems with UML

by Ricardo Pérez del Castillo and Mario Piattini

The design of quantum software poses two main challenges: the modelling of software quantum elements must be done in high-level modelling languages; and the need to further develop so-called “hybrid information systems”, which combine quantum and classical software. To address these challenges, authors first propose a quantum UML profile for analysing and designing hybrid information systems. In comparison to certain other quantum domain-specific languages, this UML profile ensures compliance with a well-known international standard.
UCLM-Alarcos Group
aQuantum
publishe on Computing journal of Springer, 2022

qSOA®: technology for dynamic integration of quantum-classical hybrid software systems

by José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini and Guido Peterssen

To be able to access quantum services centrally, the computing principle does not change: we need access via a communications network, an access protocol to the services of the new system and to apply best practices at all levels of access that have already been in place and well-tested for a long time. For this, QuantumPath® provides qSOA®, a technology that is positioned at the service layer of a computer system, which makes it possible to exploit the quantum services platform using an API.
UCLM-Alarcos Group
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

QuantumPath® in the application of quantum computing to personalized pharmacogenomics

by Guido Peterssen, José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini, Adrián Llerena and Eva M. Peñas Lledó

Being able to predict unexpected responses by individually adjusting pharmacological treatment is the challenge of pharmacogenetics. The joint management of all the variables will allow the generation of prediction scenarios of inter-individual and intra-individual variability according to temporal variables, something unimaginable without the quantum solutions proposed in QHealth project with QuantumPath®.
aQuantum
UCLM-Alarcos Group
INUBE
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

QuantumPath® accelerates practical preparation of quantum software developers

by Mario Piattini, José Luis Hevia and Guido Peterssen,

The learning curve for this new technology is significantly higher than previous ones and requires
much more time for the organisation to have the necessary skills. The lack of talent in quantum technologies in general, and especially in quantum computing, is tremendous and one of the most serious problems facing companies. QuantumPath® is very efficient for the training and preparation of the workforce required for quantum software development.

UCLM-Alarcos Group
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

Practical Quantum Computing: Challenges of Quantum Software Development

by Guido Peterssen, Mario Piattini and José Luis Hevia,

In this article, the authors take a tour of the obstacles they have been encountering in their experience as quantum software developers. Finding the most appropriate solution to many of these obstacles became challenges. In the article, the authors show how these challenges were successfully overcome, as well as their specific implementations in QuantumPath®
UCLM-Alarcos Group
aQuantum

QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2022

QuantumPath: A quantum software development platform

by José Luis Hevia, Guido Peterssen and Mario Piattini 

Quantum computing has experienced a breakthrough. Several companies aretaking up the challenge of designing and manufacturing quantum computers,and the supply of tools for quantum software development is growing all thetime. This article addresses quantum software development toolkits and introduces the ‘QuantumPath®’ platform. In developing QuantumPath®, our aim isto fulfil certain principles such as: agnosticism, extensibility, integration, independency, optimisation, scalability, security, usability and software engineering support.
UCLM-Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on Journal of Software: Practive and Experience, 2021

QPath®, an accelerator for the adoption of Quantum Software. Workshop/Tutorial at EQTC 2021

by José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini and Guido Peterssen

QuantumPath®, the quantum development and application lifecycle platform. In the workshop we showed why QPath® is an accelerator for the adoption of quantum software in the real world through its functionalities, the facilities it provides to develop algorithms and quantum applications for gates and annealing technology and how it can be dynamically integrated existing classical software applications with quantum software..
UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on aQuantum, 2021

Q Assets Compositor™: an easy path of compose quantum annealing solutions. Scientific/Technical Talk at EQTC 2021

by Ezequiel Murina, José Jose Luis Hevia, Guido Peterssen and Mario Piattini

In this paper we present a solution to this problem, the Q Assets Compositor™, which is part of QPath® [10], a quantum software development platform to support the design, implementation, and execution of quantum software applications.  It is based on a hybrid model for the construction of services that abstract quantum technology without having to worry directly about the manufacturers’ platforms and their requirements.
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on aQuantum, 2021

QHealth: “Quantum pharmacogenomics applied to ageing”. Scientific/Technical Talk at EQTC 2021

by Mario Piattini. Guido Peterssen, José Luis Hevia

QHealth is researching about the correlation among the genetic variables and other variables related to the health history of the patients. The study includes the adverse reactions to prescribing drugs in order to predict unwanted side effects of a specific one. This will be analyzed in function of the drugs consumption history of the patients, the reactions the older adult has experimented, and his/her physiological and genetic limitations.
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on aQuantum, 2021

Talking About QuantumPath® & The SEI Agenda for Software Engineering Research & Development

James Dargan talks with Mario Piattini, Pepe Hevia Oliver and Guido Peterssen Nodarse

 the Software Engineering Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University has just published a “National Agenda for Software Engineering Research & Development” titled: “Architecting the Future of Software Engineering”. For this reason, we have found it interesting to talk with Mario Piattini, José Luis Hevia and Guido Peterssen, who have not only been working on R&D for Software Engineering and Quantum Programming for some years, in the process of which they have dcreated QuantumPath®
UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on The Quantum Insider

QuantumPath´s Annealer Compositor

by José Jose Luis HeviaGuido Peterssen, Ezequiel Murina, Aurelio Martínez and Mario Piattini

Among the various challenges that quantum computing faces to become a widespread reality are, on the one hand, the need to research and apply the existing software engineering processes; and on the other hand, the shortage of specialized workforce. QPath® is a tool that solves these two challenges, in addition to presenting other advantages for the development of hybrid information systems. In this paper authors present the Annealer Compositor that facilitates the definition and execution of annealing algorithms
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on on CEUR-WS, 2021

Software Quality Issues in Quantum Information Systems

by Javier Verduro, Moisés Rodríguez and Mario Piattini

Quantum computers and envi-ronments are already offering great advantages when building advanced applications in fi-nance, health, or logistics. However, if industry is to boost the large-scale production of quantum software, an adequate quality level must be achieved and assured. In this sense, it is very important to consider quantum software quality platforms and products, and to create an effective quality environment for quantum software. In this paper we will summarise some of these issues.
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on CEUR-WS, 2021

Short Papers Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering & Technology (Q-SET 2021) co-located with IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (IEEE Quantum Week 2021)

Edited by Ricardo Pérez-Castillo, Manuel A. Serrano and Mario Piattini

There were 15 papers submitted for peer-review to this workshop. Out of these, 10 papers were accepted for this volume, 4 as regular papers and 6 as short papers.
UCLM-Alrcos Group
aQuantum
published on CEUR-WS, 2021

QPath® is finally available for developing truly real agnostic quantum systems

by José Luis Hevia, Mario Piattini and Guido Peterssen Nodarse

In this article the authors present, in a very summarized way, why the principles of the Talavera Manifesto for Quantum Software Engineering and Programming that they applied to the design and development of QuantumPath®, have been decisive for this platform not only to be useful in the current stage of maturity and development of quantum computing, but should continue to be so as quantum computing technologies mature, present new approaches and, in the short medium term, reach the expected processing power.
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

A New Path to Create Solutions for Quantum Annealing Problems

by José Jose Luis HeviaEzequiel MurinaGuido PeterssenMario Piattini

Quantum computing has already become a technology to be used by large companies in finance, distribution, health care, chemistry, etc. Among the different approaches, quantum annealing is one of the most promising in the short term. In this paper we present a solution to this problem: QPath®’s Annealer Compositor that facilitates the definition and execution of annealing algorithms in either quantum annealing or digital annealing computers. . 
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on Journal of Quantum Information Science > Vol.11 No.3, September 2021 

Towards a Set of Metrics for Quantum Circuits Understandability

by José A. Cruz-Lemus, Luis A. Marcelo, and Mario Piattini

Measurement is well known as a key factor for assessing, and improving if needed, the quality of any model in terms of, for instance, its understandability. In this work, we present the definition of a set of metrics for assessing the understandability of quantum circuits. This is just the beginning of a more thorough process in which they will be empirically validated by the performance of empirical studies, especially experiments.. 
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1439. Springer,2021

KDM to UML Model Transformation for Quantum Software Modernization

by Luis Jiménez-Navajas, Ricardo Pérez-Castillo, and Mario Piattini

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. The outgoing UML models are compliant with a vast amount of design tools and might be understood by a big community.
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1439. Springer,2021

Quantum Computing

by Jose Luis Hevia, Guido Peterssen, Christof Ebert, and Mario Piattini

This article discusses the main quantum software development platforms, both proprietary quantum computer manufacturers and third party (more “agnostic”), as well as the challenges of using quantum software. The authors conclude that while the capabilities of theses platforms are good, it is necessary to invest time and effort in investigating how to fit them into a complete rigorous software lifecycle, to improve the productivity and assure quality quantum software development.
aQuantum
UCLM – Alarcos Group
published on IEEE Software,
the Issue 5,  Vol. 38,
September-October 2021

Is quantum annealing quantum computing? The easy path of compose quantum annealing solutions

by Ezequiel Murina

In this article you will be introduced into the discussion about considering or not quantum annealing as quantum computing. The advantages of annealing technology will be highlighted as well as the tools offered by QPath® to make things easier no matter how complex is your pairwise interaction model. The text resolves around the role of an interface and an interesting analogy between annealer devices and musical instruments that add a new point of view.
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

Requirements for a Robust Quantum Software Development Environment

by Mario Piattini

Mario Piattini outlines various quantum computing programming languages and the requirements of quantum software development environments. He also introduces quantum software engineering, identifies two of its key challenges, and discusses how they can be addressed. Piattini emphasizes the need for an integrated approach to quantum hardware and software R&D, quantum software education and training, and collaboration between industry and academia. As an example of such a collaboration, he describes an initiative called “aQuantum”.
UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on Cutter Technology 2021

Modelling Quantum Circuits with UML

by Ricardo Pérez del Castillo, Luis Jiménez Navajas and Mario Piattini

One of the challenges and lessons learned from classic software engineering is the need for high-level, abstract and technology independent representations with which to design software before it is coded. This paper specifically addresses this challenge for quantum software design. Our proposal comprises the definition of a UML profile based on various stereotypes that can be applied to the existing UML activity diagrams in order to represent quantum circuits.
UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on arxiv.org, 2021

Advantages of agnostic development of quantum algorithms and APPs for the real world with QPath

by Guido Peterssen Nodarse

The proposal of the emerging quantum computing industry for software development is currently broad and does not stop growing. Bearing in mind that the panorama is wide, and above that all changing at a frenetic pace, in this article exposure is limited to the tools of the main quantum computing providers and to QPath, our platform for the development and life cycle of quantum software applications..
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

A guide to getting to know QuantumPath

by Guido Peterssen Nodarse

During the design, development and promotion of QPath, we published a series of resources on different sites (videos, articles, webinars, etc.) that, in each case, respond to specific communication needs. Most of these resources are complementary to each other and, therefore, can be presented in such a way that they follow a logical sequence that facilitates knowledge about QPath. This article introduces a route, with an ordered sequence of the existing public resources that allow to know the most relevant elements of the architecture and functionalities of QPath. This guide is intended as an aid for those who wish to easily access the information published on the internet about the features of QPath.
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

QPath solves most of the quality problems of quantum computing platforms

by Mario Piattini Velthuis

It’s necessary a new “quantum software engineering”. Quantum software will need to be developed in an appropriate way. We can achieve something as influential as the methods and tools that have improved considerably in the last decades: structured programming, object-oriented programming, or DevOps/continuous software engineering.
How does QPath solve the quality problems presented by most quantum computing platforms?

UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

Toward a Quantum Software Engineering

by Mario PiattiniManuel Serrano; Ricardo Perez-Castillo; Guido Petersen; Jose Luis Hevia

Nowadays, we are at the dawn of a new age, the quantum era. Quantum computing is no longer a dream; it is a reality that needs to be adopted. But this new
technology is taking its first steps, so we still do not have models, standards, or methods to help us in the creation of new systems and the migration of current ones. Given the current state of quantum computing, we need to go back to the path software engineering took in the last century to achieve the new golden age for quantum software engineering.
University of Castilla-La Mancha
aQuantum
published on IEEE IT Professional
(Volume:23, Issue:1, Jan.-Feb.1 2021)
 

Introduction to quantum software development with QPath

by Guido Peterssen Nodarse and Jose Luis Hevia 

Bearing in mind the variety of quantum computing providers and the current limitations of quantum hardware, this situation places quantum software designers and programmers in the difficult task of having to learn, train and develop competencies for each of these languages and kits. But, is there a way to avoid this situation and to be able to develop quantum software by abstracting from each vendor’s quantum computer and their respective languages and Quantum Software Development Kits?
aQuantum
QST
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

The QPath approach for Quantum Annealing

by Ezequiel Murina Moreno

Annealing as a foreign concept in computing science. Theory with practice. In full correspondence with this statement, the article focuses on explaining, through an attractive presentation and language, what is quantum annealing, how works the first commercial quantum annealer, what we code, and what QPath offers in this regard.
In a very interesting proposal, the author reels, through examples and questions, a journey to understand conceptually, from a scientific perspective, the Annealing concept and, on that basis, makes a transparent presentation of its application to the world of quantum computing.
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

The QPath Modernization approach for the migration of classical-quantum information systems

by Ricardo Pérez-del Castillo 

The article analyzes the importance for the development of practical quantum software of the characteristics that the QPath Platform incorporates for the modernization of quantum software. The QPath Modernization contributes to boost the construction and deployment of quantum applications as well as their integration with other classical software assets.
UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2021

QPath Features

by Jose Luis Hevia

QPath, an ecosystem of tools, services and processes –gathered on a platform – that offers a complete and complex hybrid information system that allowsand execute quantum processing units regardless of the environment in which they run, abstracting the classic application from the complexities that characterize them. We are proud of presenting our vision of the path to quantum computing technologies and  their  importance in the design of the new concepts of information systems that are already among us: hybrid computer systems.
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2020

QPath, a (very) useful platform for the emerging quantum software business

by Guido Peterssen Nodarse

QPath is a platform designed to support the integration of hybrid classical/quantum software and therefore contains the necessary tools to facilitate something as complex as dynamically integrating classical software with quantum computing.
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2020

QPath, an accelerator of commercial quantum software development

by Guido Peterssen Nodarse 

QPath helps circumvent the current limitations of the quantum workforce market and, in this sense, is an accelerator for the adoption of commercial quantum software development that contributes to the democratization of access to quantum computing.
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2020

QPath helps secure investment and accelerates the adoption of quantum applications

by Mario Piattini Velthuis

QPath can significantly contribute to the adoption of quantum technologies and specifically enable companies to develop and deploy applications based on these technologies, safeguarding their investments.
UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
QST 
published on The QPath Blog, 2020

Software modernization to embrace quantum technology

by Ricardo Pérez-del Castillo, Manuel A. Serrano y Mario Piattini 

Quantum Computing is becoming an increasingly mature area, with a simultaneous escalation of investment in many sectors. Quantum technology will revolutionize all the engineering fields. 
UCLM – Alarcos Group
aQuantum
published on Advances in Engineering Software, 2020

The Quantum Software Engineering Path

by Ricardo Pérez-del Castillo, Mario Piattini, Guido Peterssen, Jose Luis Hevia

Quantum Computing is becoming more and more a mature area while an investment scalation is happening in public and private sectors. There are a lot of promising application that never comes true with quantum computers in isolation. Quantum software is necessary to achieve all the claimed, cutting-edge applications in almost every business sector. Quantum software, as other kind of software, need to be planned, designed, coded, estimated, tested, quality-assured, evolved, among otherthings.
Social Sciences & IT Faculty, UCLM
UCLM
aQuantum
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

A Roadmap for Quantum Software Engineering: applying the lessons learned from the classics

by Enrique Moguel, Javier Berrocal, Jose García-Alonso and Juan Manuel Murillo

Quantum Computing is one of the emerging areas of computing that currently generates more expectations. However, there are many doubts about its actual future projection. On the one hand, the industry shows reluctance to invest in it. The main reasons are the high costs of the hardware, together with the fact that current commercial quantum computers offer a potential that goes little beyond experimentation.
SPILab – University of Extremadura
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Off-the-shelf Components for Quantum Programming and Testing

by Cláudio Gomes, Daniel Fortunato, João Paulo Fernandes and Rui Abreu

In this position paper, we argue that readily available components are much needed as central contributions towards not only enlarging the community of quantum computer programmers, but also in order to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. We describe the work we intend to do towards providing
such components, namely by developing and making available libraries of quantum algorithms and data structures, and libraries for testing …
CIS Universidade de Coimbra
University of Porto
Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Requirements for Quantum Software Platforms

by Jose Luis Hevia

In present days, we are attending the raise and fast evolution of the quantum machines. Without even being as powerful as they can be, we can experiment their first steps and enjoying with our “knowledge from scratch” training creating, designing, testing and executing quantum algorithms from a software engineer perspective. But, how this new context can affect our vision and experience from a classical perspective? As IT industry experts, how those new quantum technologies can alter the life cycle of our projects, designs, tests, …?
aQuantum
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Adapting COBIT for Quantum Computing Governance

by Miguel Ángel Blanco and Mario Piattini Velthuis

Quantum computing is a new paradigm that uses the properties of quantum mechanics to achieve computers and technologies more powerful. Quantum Technology will solve some types of problems more efficiently than current technology. Every organization that wants to use all the power of quantum computing to be more competitive in its sector, must have a method that allows it to take advantage of all the value that this technology can provide. This article proposes the development of a framework for the Management and Governance of Quantum Computing based on COBIT.
aQuantum – Alarcos Research Group.
published on Springer Nature, 2020

A Tool for Quantum Software Evolution

by Luis Jiménez-Navajas, Ricardo Pérez-del Castillo, and Mario Piattini

Quantum computing has been growing drastically for the last year due to all the possible applications that this new paradigm brings as well as its incomparable computational power. Therefore, the new information systems that will be developed in a future might be influenced by this paradigm. However, discarding the legacy information systems is not an option if those systems embed mission-critical knowledge over time.
UCLM
aQuantum by Alarcos
Social Sciences & IT Faculty, UCLM
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Generalizing an Exactly-1 SAT Solver for Arbitrary Numbers of Variables, Clauses, and K

by Francesco Piro, Mehrnoosh Askarpour and Elisabetta Di Nitto

Quantum computers promise to allow for great improvements in the solution of ?-SAT problem, determining whether a set of clauses with ? variables have a satisfiable boolean assignment, which is one of the fundamental problems of computational logic. Given the recent advancements of quantum computers, we argue that they allow for great improvements in solving the ?-SAT problem.
DEIB – Politecnico di Milano
McMaster University
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Reverse Engineering of Quantum Programs Toward KDM Models

by Luis Jiménez-Navajas, Ricardo Pérez-Castillo and Mario Piattini Velthuis

The new computing paradigm influences the way on how future information systems will be built. Legacy, classical systems cannot be simply replaced with quantum software by several reasons. First, legacy systems usually embed a lot of mission-critical knowledge over time, making its replacing too risky. Second, some business processes do not make sense to be supported through quantum computing because it supposes unnecessary expenses.
Social Science & Information Technology Faculty, University of Castilla-La Mancha.
published on Springer Nature, 2020

Math and Physics Tools for Quality Quantum Programming

by Ezequiel Murina

We are in presence of a quantum computing revolution that will be critical for the dominant global position of nations in near future. A solid knowledge base in math and physics is essential for a workforce able to develop high quality quantum technology. This work addresses the necessity of quantum literacy for the creation of a new workforce, proposing the basic math tools, and physics background for entering into the field of quantum programming. It also addresses a certification about Science Foundation for Quantum Programming, as a means for assuring the quality of quantum software professionals.
aQuantum by Alhambra.
published on Springer Nature, 2020

Quantum Agile Development Framework

by Guillermo José Hernández González & Claudio Andrés Paradela

The interest in quantum computing has grown exponentially in recent years, with large technology companies engaging in the creation of computers and quantum technologies. In this paper, aQuantum’s findings and proposals are defined to anticipate the future needs of quantum software project management, taking into account the new roles, requirements and deficiencies of this new technology.
aQuantum by Alhambra
published on Springer Nature, 2020

Quantum Computing: A New Software Engineering Golden Age

by Mario Piattini, Guido Peterssen, Ricardo Pérez-Castillo

Quantum computing is not an evolution of classical computer science; it is actually a revolution that completely changes the computing paradigm. We are sure that quantum computing will be the main driver for a new software engineering golden age during the present decade of the 2020s.
published on ACM, 2020

Talavera Manifesto

 

This manifesto collects some principles and commitments about the quantum software engineering and programming field, as well as some calls for action. This manifesto collects some principles and commitments about the quantum software engineering and programming field.
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Quantum technology impact: the necessary workforce for developing quantum software

by Guido Peterssen

Quantum computing started recently from a historical point of view. This paper addresses the how quantum technology has impacted and will impact in society and, in particular, in quantum industry and academia. This study analyzes the necessary workforce for developing quantum software
aQuantum by Alhambra
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Training Needs in Quantum Computing

by Mario Piattini

Quantum computing as a new computing paradigm is carrying a lot of changes in many industries, economy, legal, and other concerns. In additioncto this, new training needs are raising to provide the future, demanding professional profiles and even new jobs.
aQuantum – Alarcos Research Group
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Introduction to Quantum Development

by Jose Luis Hevia

Brief presentation to introduce to the Quantum basics needed to understand the Quantum Computing Principles. Quantum Computers that make possible the usage of the fundamental part of the nature, to know more about the nature; that can give us a power of computation never seen before; and that require us a new way to address the problems.
aQuantum by Alhambra
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Quantum algorithms for near-term devices

by Jordi Tura

Here we discuss quantum algorithms for the so-called k-local Hamiltonian problem. This is one of the problems that is QMA-complete which, roughly speaking, is the NP-complete analogue for a quantum computer.
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Quantum Machine Learning: Benefits and Practicalc Examples

by Frank Phillipson

A quantum computer that is useful in practice, is expected to be developed
in the next few years. An important application is expected to be machine
learning.
TNO
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Quantum Software Testing

by Macario Polo Usaola

This article introduces some ideas and challenges related to the testing
of quantum programs. In particular, it approaches functional testing, white
box testing (specially mutation) and model-based testing.
Escuela Superior de Informática, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Reengineering of Information Systems toward Classical-Quantum Systems

by Ricardo Pérez-Castillo

In the coming years, companies will progressively need to add quantum computing to some or all of their daily operations. It is clear that all existing, classical information systems cannot be thrown away. Instead of this, it is expected to add some quantum algorithms working embedded in classical information systems.
Social Science & Information Technology Faculty, University of Castilla-La Mancha
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

Adapting Service Delivery for Quantum Programming

by Guillermo José Hernández

Brief presentation to summarize the possible and predictable changes and challenges that service delivery needs to support to adequate to the quantum programming and other general quantum technologies.
aQuantum by Alhambra
published on CEUR-WS, 2020

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