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PLDI 2021
Sun 20 - Sat 26 June 2021 Virtual Conference

The Second International Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC 2021) 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, both those that exist today and those likely to exist in the near to far future.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • High-level quantum programming languages
  • Verification tools for quantum programs
  • Novel quantum programming abstractions
  • Quantum circuit and program optimization
  • Hardware-aware circuit compilation and routing
  • 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.

Call for Submissions

We invite members of the programming languages (PL) and quantum computing (QC) communities to submit talk proposals for the Second International Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC 2021), co-located with PLDI 2021 virtually this June.

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 2-5 page abstracts (single-column, 11pt acmsmall style, not including 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.

Workshop topics

Workshop topics include, but aren’t limit to,

  • High-level quantum programming languages
  • Verification tools for quantum programs
  • Novel quantum programming abstractions
  • Quantum circuit and program optimization
  • Hardware-aware circuit compilation and routing
  • 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

Abstract submission: April 9th, 2021

Author notification: May 5th, 2021

Workshop date: June 22nd, 2021

Questions? Use the PLanQC contact form.