9.8 Special Session: IBM's Qiskit Tool Chain: Developing for and Working with Real Quantum Computers

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Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 08:30 - 10:00
Location / Room: Exh. Theatre

Organiser:
Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT, Contact Robert Wille

Chair:
Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT, Contact Robert Wille

Quantum computers promise substantial speedups over conventional computers for many practical relevant applications such as quantum chemistry, optimization, machine learning, cryptography, quantum simulation, systems of linear equations, and many more. While considered "dreams of the future" for a long time, recent years have shown impressive accomplishments - leading to the first real quantum computers which can be utilized by everyone. A leading force within this development is IBM Research which launched the IBM Q Experience - the first industrial initiative to build universal quantum computers and make them accessible to a broad audience through a cloud access. In the meantime, a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and startups work within this initiative and collaborate to advance quantum computing. This special session aims to foster this potential by introducing Qiskit to the EDA community as well as showcasing success stories on how to develop new methods for as well as how to work with the tool - eventually allowing for efficiently and robustly executing algorithms on a real quantum computer. To this end, the special session covers all sides: IBM's own perspective on Qiskit and the IBM Q Experience, the developer view on how to develop new methods for Qiskit (sometimes outperforming IBM's own solutions using EDA expertise), as well as the user-view on how Qiskit and its extensions can be utilized to actually work with quantum computers.

TimeLabelPresentation Title
Authors
08:309.8.1QISKIT: AN OVERVIEW OF THE OPEN-SOURCE FRAMEWORK FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING
Author:
Yehuda Naveh, IBM Research, US
Abstract
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09:009.8.2DEVELOPING FOR QISKIT: INTRODUCING EDA METHODS INTO THE TOOLKIT
Author:
Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT
Abstract
tbd
09:309.8.3USING QISKIT: NISQ-ERA COMPILATION FOR QISKIT
Author:
Rod Van Meter, Keio University, JP
Abstract
tbd
10:00End of session
Coffee Break in Exhibition Area



Coffee Breaks in the Exhibition Area

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), coffee and tea will be served during the coffee breaks at the below-mentioned times in the exhibition area.

Lunch Breaks (Lunch Area)

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), a seated lunch (lunch buffet) will be offered in the ""Lunch Area"" to fully registered conference delegates only. There will be badge control at the entrance to the lunch break area.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:30
  • Lunch Break 13:00 - 14:30
  • Awards Presentation and Keynote Lecture in ""TBD"" 13:50 - 14:20
  • Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:30
  • Awards Presentation and Keynote Lecture in ""TBD"" 13:30 - 14:20
  • Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:00
  • Keynote Lecture in ""TBD"" 13:20 - 13:50
  • Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00