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The First International Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC 2020) aims to bring together researchers from the fields of programming languages and quantum information sciences, exposing the programming languages community to the unique challenges of programming quantum computers. It will promote the development of tools to assist in the process of programming quantum computers, both those that exist today and those likely to exist in the near to far future.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • High-level quantum programming languages
  • Verification tools for quantum programs
  • Novel quantum programming abstractions
  • Quantum circuit optimizations
  • Error handling, mitigation, and correction
  • Instruction sets for quantum hardware
  • Other techniques from traditional programming languages (e.g., types, compilation/optimization, foreign function interfaces) applied to the domain of quantum computation.

We also encourage attendees to sign up for POPL’s TutorialFest, which will feature a tutorial on Verified Quantum Computing.

Supporters

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Sun 19 Jan

planqc-2020-papers
09:00 - 10:00: PLanQC - Introduction and Invited Talks at PLanQC
Chair(s): Robert RandUniversity of Maryland
planqc-2020-papers09:00 - 09:30
Talk
Jennifer PaykinGalois, Inc.
planqc-2020-papers09:30 - 10:00
Talk
Peter SelingerDalhousie University
POPL-2020-catering
10:00 - 10:30: Catering - Sunday Morning Break at Break
POPL-2020-catering10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
planqc-2020-papers
10:30 - 12:30: PLanQC - Invited Talks, Pulses, Errors and Categories at PLanQC
planqc-2020-papers10:30 - 11:00
Talk
Bettina HeimMicrosoft
planqc-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Talk
Fred ChongUniversity of Chicago
planqc-2020-papers11:30 - 11:50
Talk
Thomas AlexanderIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA, Naoki KanazawaIBM Research, Tokyo, Japan, Daniel EggerIBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland, Ali Javadi-AbhariIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA, David C. McKayIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
planqc-2020-papers11:50 - 12:10
Talk
Kesha HietalaUniversity of Maryland, Robert RandUniversity of Maryland, Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
File Attached
planqc-2020-papers12:10 - 12:30
Talk
Andre KornellTulane University, Bert LindenhoviusTulane University, Michael MisloveTulane
POPL-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Sunday Lunch at Lunch Room
POPL-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
planqc-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:05: PLanQC - Formal Methods at PLanQC
planqc-2020-papers14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Federico OlmedoUniversity of Chile & IMFD Chile, Alejandro Díaz-CaroICC (UBA-CONICET) & UNQ
Pre-print
planqc-2020-papers14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Christopĥe CharetonCEA, LIST, France, Sebastien BardinCEA LIST, François BobotCEA, Valentin PerrelleCEA, LIST, France, Benoit ValironLRI, CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Saclay
planqc-2020-papers14:40 - 15:05
Talk
Kesha HietalaUniversity of Maryland, Kartik SinghalUniversity of Chicago, Robert RandUniversity of Maryland, Shih-Han HungUniversity of Maryland, Xiaodi WuUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
POPL-2020-catering
15:05 - 15:35: Catering - Sunday Afternoon Break at Break
planqc-2020-papers
15:35 - 16:35: PLanQC - NISQ at PLanQC
planqc-2020-papers15:35 - 15:55
Talk
Andrew N. GlaudellUniversity of Maryland, Neil Julien RossDalhousie University, Jacob M. TaylorUniversity of Maryland
planqc-2020-papers15:55 - 16:15
Tutorial
Yu ZhangUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Haowei DengUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Quanxi LiUniversity of Science and Technology of China
planqc-2020-papers16:15 - 16:35
Talk
Xiang FuInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Jintao YuState Key Laboratory of Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Computing, Zhengzhou, China, Xing SuCollege of Meteorology and Oceanography, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Hanru JiangCenter for Quantum Computing, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China, Hua WuShanghai Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Computing, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, Dong ChenDepartment of Computing Science, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Fucheng ChengCenter for Quantum Computing, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China, Xi DengCenter for Quantum Computing, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China, Jinrong ZhangCenter for Quantum Computing, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China, Lei JinSchool of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, Yihang YangSchool of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, Le XuSchool of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, Chunchao HuSchool of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, Anqi HuangInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Guangyao HuangInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Xiaogang QiangInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Mingtang DengInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Ping XuInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Wanwei LiuNational University of Defense Technology, Yuxin DengEast China Normal University, Junjie WuInstitute for Quantum Information & State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Computing, College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Yuan FengCentre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
planqc-2020-papers
16:50 - 17:50: PLanQC - Quantum-Classical Communication at PLanQC
planqc-2020-papers16:50 - 17:10
Talk
Alexander McCaskeyOak Ridge National Laboratory, Tiffany MintzOak Ridge National Laboratory, Eugene DumitrescuOak Ridge National Laboratory, Sarah PowersOak Ridge National Laboratory, Shirley MooreOak Ridge National Laboratory, Pavel LougovskiOak Ridge National Laboratory
planqc-2020-papers17:10 - 17:30
Talk
Dongho LEELRI / CEA LIST, Univ Paris Saclay, Sebastien BardinCEA LIST, Valentin PerrelleCEA, LIST, France, Benoit ValironLRI, CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Saclay
planqc-2020-papers17:30 - 17:50
Talk
Pablo Andres-MartinezUniversity of Edinburgh, Chris HeunenUniversity of Edinburgh

Not scheduled yet

planqc-2020-papersNot scheduled yet
Talk
Kesha HietalaUniversity of Maryland, Robert RandUniversity of Maryland, Shih-Han HungUniversity of Maryland, Xiaodi WuUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
Pre-print File Attached
planqc-2020-papersNot scheduled yet
Talk
Kartik SinghalUniversity of Chicago, Robert RandUniversity of Maryland, Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
Pre-print

Call for Submissions

We invite members of the programming languages (PL) and quantum computing (QC) communities to submit talk proposals for the First International Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC 2020), co-located with POPL 2020 in New Orleans this January.

PLanQC aims to bring together researchers from the fields of programming languages and quantum information, exposing the programming languages community to the unique challenges of programming quantum computers. It will promote the development of tools to assist in the process of programming quantum computers, as they exist today and as they are likely to exist in the near to distant future.

Submissions to PLanQC should take the form of 2-4 page abstracts (single-column, not counting references), with links to larger preprints when appropriate (work-in-progress is welcome). We hope to make PLanQC maximally accessible to the programming languages community. Thus, abstracts should cover cutting edge ideas and results, but not be opaque to new, potential entrants to QC coming from PL. Abstracts will be reviewed for quality and relevance to the workshop, and accepted authors will be invited to give talks or poster presentations. We will not be publishing formal proceedings, but the extended abstracts, along with links (where available) to full papers will be posted to the workshop’s website.

Invited speakers:

  • Jennifer Paykin, Galois Inc — Quantum Computing for PL Researchers
  • Peter Selinger, Dalhousie University — Quantum Programming Languages
  • Fred Chong, University of Chicago — Quantum Compilation
  • Bettina Heim, Microsoft Research — The Q# Language

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • High-level quantum programming languages
  • Verification tools for quantum programs
  • Novel quantum programming abstractions
  • Quantum circuit optimizations
  • Error handling, mitigation, and correction
  • Instruction sets for quantum hardware
  • Other techniques from traditional programming languages (e.g., types, compilation/optimization, foreign function interfaces) applied to the domain of quantum computation.

Important dates (anywhere on earth):

Abstract submission deadline Mon 28 Oct 2019
Notification Thu 21 Nov 2019
Workshop Sun 19 Jan 2020

Accepted Talks

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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we can provide travel funding to a limited number of students interested in attending PLanQC!

To apply for travel funding, please fill out the form below:

https://forms.gle/1AC4t3JtpjpGywCu8

This form will be open until November 29th and responses will be sent out by December 3rd.

Other sources of funding for students interested in attending all of POPL (particularly those interested in volunteering) are also available:

https://popl20.sigplan.org/attending/students

Questions? Use the PLanQC contact form.