1st Quantum Software Engineering and Technology Workshop (Q-SET) was celebrated last October 13, 2020, within the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (IEEE Quantum Week). This workshop has been organized by the aQuantum colleagues Guido Peterssen, Mario Piattini, José Luis Hevia and Ricardo Pérez-Castillo.

The Q-SET workshop opened with the keynote speech done by Dr. Eleanor G. Rieffel, Senior Research Scientist. Lead, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center.

This workshop attempted to reinforce the principles and ideas that aQuantum is promoting through the Talavera Manifesto, which was disseminated by Ricardo Pérez-Castillo. The workshop consisted of six further talks.

  • Juan Manuel Murillo (University of Extremadura, Spain) presented “a roadmap for quantum software engineering: applying the lessons learned from the classics”.
  • João Paulo Fernandes (University of Coimbra, Portugal) explained “off-the-self components for quantum programming and testing”.
  • Ntwali Bashige Toussaint (Zapata Computing Inc., United States) introduced “software tooling for rapid experimentation in quantum computing with Orquestra”.
  • Jose Luis Hevia (aQuantum by Alhambra IT, Spain) disseminated the most important “requirements for quantum software platforms”
  • Francesco Piro (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) presented a scientific work about “generalizing an exactly-1 SAT solver for arbitrary numbers of variables, clauses, and K”
  • Luis Jiménez-Navajas (aQuantum by Alarcos, Spain) explained how should be designed “a tool for quantum software evolution”

You can check extended information about these presentations and the astonishing speakers in the workshop webpage.

Congratulations to the aQuantum Team for the excellent work done in this Workshop.