Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge | 6-8 April 2020

Update on COVID-19, 24 March 2020

Quantum Computing Theory in Practice 2020 is going to be a fully virtual event. We will use Zoom Webinars to listen to talks and a Slack space to interact. There will be a virtual poster session and a virtual hardware panel. Instructions on how to dial in and join the slack channel will be sent out in the week of 30 March.

Registration for QCTIP 2020 is free but required for participation and you can find the form below. Please sign into all systems with your real name and observe our Code of Conduct.

We are in the process of issuing refunds to everyone who had already paid. This process may take a few weeks. If there are any questions, please email Amy Flower (amy.flower@riverlane.com).

This year’s Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference will take place on the internet.

After decades of research, we are finally getting closer to unlocking the power of quantum computing. With recent developments in quantum hardware and software, quantum computations that are of real-world relevance, for example in computational chemistry, seem to be within reach. However, a lot of theoretical groundwork has yet to be done to reach these ambitious goals.

Continuing the previous series of Heilbronn quantum algorithms meetings (2010-2019) hosted in Bristol and Cambridge, QCTIP fosters discussion between theorists and practitioners of quantum computing. With keynote speakers, a series of invited talks from academia and industry, poster sessions and panels, we will take stock of the newest developments in the field and map future developments. Riverlane is proud to be hosting the conference.

The first theme of the conference is the theory of the whole quantum software stack – from quantum algorithms to quantum programming languages to quantum computing architectures. Second, we will discuss practical aspects of running experiments on current and NISQ devices. As a third future-looking theme, we want to touch on roads to scaling up to more and higher quality qubits and the path to bringing down hardware requirements for quantum computations.

Organising Committee: Steve Brierley (Riverlane), Noah Linden (University of Bristol), Ashley Montanaro (University of Bristol), Leonie Mueck (Riverlane)


To register, please go to the registration form here. The event is now free, and those who have paid for a ticket should have received a refund by 8th April, if not before.

We encourage all attendees to submit a poster. You will need to submit details of poster submissions when completing the registration form. Posters will be presented on slack and presenters should record a 2-minute video explaining their posters to be uploaded.

Please contact Amy Flower (amy.flower@riverlane.com) with any queries.

Important dates

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers

Contributed Talks

Christopher Chamberland, Guanyu Zhu, Theodore Yoder, Aleksander Kubica, Andrew Cross and Jared Hertzberg. Scalable and efficient flag decoding algorithms for topological error correcting codes.

Andrew Childs, Yuan Su, Minh Tran, Nathan Wiebe and Shuchen Zhu. A Theory of Trotter Error.

Chris Cade, Lana Mineh, Ashley Montanaro and Stasja Stanisic. Strategies for solving the Fermi-Hubbard model on near-term quantum computers.

Raban Iten, David Sutter and Stefan Woerner. Efficient template matching in quantum circuits.

Iordanis Kerenidis, Anupam Prakash and Dániel Szilágyi. Quantum algorithms for Second-Order Cone Programming and Support Vector Machines.

Aleksander Kubica and Nicolas Delfosse. Efficient color code decoders in d >= 2 dimensions from toric code decoders.

Google Quantum Ai Team And Collaborators and Matthew Harrigan. Quantum Approximate Optimization of Non-Planar Graph Problems on a Planar Superconducting Processor.

Ross Duncan, Aleks Kissinger, Simon Perdrix and John van de Wetering. Quantum Circuit Optimisation with the ZX-calculus.

Ophelia Crawford, Barnaby van Straaten, Daochen Wang, Thomas Parks, Earl Campbell and Stephen Brierley. Efficient quantum measurement of Pauli operators in the presence of finite sampling error.

Jonas Haferkamp, Dominik Hangleiter, Adam Bouland, Bill Fefferman, Jens Eisert and Juani Bermejo-Vega. Closing gaps of a quantum advantage with short-time Hamiltonian dynamics.

Yingkai Ouyang, David White and Earl Campbell. Compilation by stochastic Hamiltonian sparsification.

Christopher Chubb and Steve Flammia. Statistical mechanical models for quantum codes with correlated noise.

Poulami Das, Christopher Pattison, Srilatha Manne, Doug Carmean, Krysta Svore, Moinuddin Qureshi and Nicolas Delfosse. A Scalable Decoder Micro-architecture for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing.

Michal Horodecki, Adam Sawicki and Michal Oszmaniec. Epsilon-nets, unitary t-designs and random quantum circuits.

Programme Committee

Submissions for contributed talks are closed. We encourage all workshop attendees to present a poster. Poster details can be provided during registration.

Public Event - Quantum Computing: The Truths, the Myths, and the Challenges

Please note that the public event has been postponed due to the conference going virtual.

Code of Conduct

Be kind to others. Make this conference a welcoming space for everyone. We ask everyone to use their real name when signing into any of our systems.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or scientific opinion. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Dr Rebecca Simmons will oversee reports of Code of Conduct violation and can be contacted at rebecca.simmons@riverlane.com.

Thank you for helping to make this conference welcoming.

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