Call for Technical Papers

Scope and Goals

IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing, engineering, and technologies. Technical papers are peer-reviewed and can be on any topic related to quantum computing, engineering, and technologies.

Technical Paper Tracks

  • Quantum Communications, Sensing, Cryptography
  • Quantum Photonics and Optics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Algorithms & Information
  • Quantum Applications and Simulating Nature
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Quantum Benchmarks & Measurements
  • Quantum Education

Proceedings & Best Papers

  • Papers accepted by IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE20) will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library in October 2020.
  • The best papers will be invited to the journals IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE) and ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC).
  • QCE20 will award Best Paper Awards for Technical Program Tracks. The award for a QCE20 Best Paper will be presented in the plenary session of the morning keynote on the day the paper is being presented.

Paper Types & Submission Guidelines

Each technical paper submission must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE formatting instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

For all paper tracks, IEEE Quantum Week 2020 invites papers of the following types:

Technical papers (at most 10 pages main text, inclusive of figures, tables, appendices; plus up to two additional pages for references). Technical papers should: (1) clearly describe innovative and original research, or (2) report a survey on a research topic in the field.
New Ideas and Emergent Results (NIER) papers (at most 6 pages + 1 page references). NIER papers should describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that are in an early stage of development. To that end, NIER papers will be reviewed with dedicated review guidelines.
Experience & application papers (at most 6 pages + 1 page references). An experience paper should describe the experiences gained from applying/evaluating quantum computing and engineering research results in practice. It is encouraged that the partners from both practice and research join the effort as co-authors and that the paper reflects the perspective of both sides. The papers should emphasize the value of the experience for the community – especially the lessons learned due to the transfer of research results to practice.
Artifact papers (at most 6 pages + 1 page of references). Artifacts describe model problems, exemplars, or useful sets of resources for the broader quantum computing and engineering community.

Important Technical Paper Submission Requirements

By submitting a technical paper to IEEE Quantum Week 2020, you are making a commitment for at least one author to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your paper.

Technical Paper Submission Deadlines

Full Technical Paper Submission Deadline: Extended to Fri, May 22, 2020 due to the coronavirus disrupting our lives — via QCE20 EasyChair
Note: While the early submission of a title and abstract is optional, we still ENCOURAGE you to do so to help in our planning.  This information is useful for assuring a timely review.
Technical paper acceptance notification: Extended to July 22, 2020
Final technical paper for proceedings submission deadline: Extended to Aug 8, 2020 — via QCE20 EasyChair
Technical paper author/presenter registration deadline: Extended to Aug 15, 2020 — at least one author must register for IEEE Quantum Week 2020 by this deadline

Program Board Chair

Greg Byrd, NC State University —

EasyChair Submission

EasyChair technical paper submission site