As first quantum computers have become a reality, new programming languages have been created in order to use them leading to new quantum algorithms, which yield promising results. Quantum Computing is becoming a mature area while an investment scalation is happening in public and private sectors. Thus, the quantum supremacy is expected for the next few years, allowing quantum computers to able to solve problems that classical computer practically cannot.
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 algorithm that work embedded in classical information systems.
However, this new kind of computing requires new ways of thinking and programming leading to a new computing paradigm with new challenges. In this new scenario new paradigms have to arise and new development methodologies and testing techniques will be require along with quality aspects for this kind of systems.
In this context, this track is oriented at gathering researchers interested in quantum software engineering, quantum software quality, quantum systems development methodologies and related topics. We look forward for novel works in the area in order to take an step forward in this new paradigms.
The suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
Testing of quantum programs
Quantum systems modernization
Quantum software quality metrics
Quantum systems management and maturity models
Quantum software development lifecycle
Quantum software governance