Special Issue "Quantum Software Engineering and Programming"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Quantum Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mario Piattini
Guest Editor
Alarcos Research Group. University of Castilla-La Mancha, Paseo de la Universidad 4, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
Interests: quantum computing; quantum software engineering; information systems quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Quantum computing is more and more becoming a mature field, having a great deal of direct applications in supply chain and logistics, chemistry, economics and financial services, energy and agriculture, medicine and health, etc. In the coming years, companies will progressively need to incorporate quantum software, and both the research and the practitioner communities must provide an answer to deal with this new challenge.

With the rise of the first quantum computers, several programming languages and quantum algorithms came up with promising results. Nevertheless, quantum software is not yet produced in a rigorous and industrial way. Software engineering and programming practices need to be brought into the domain of quantum computing.

Therefore, we hope that this Special Issue will provide an overall picture of the problems and challenges of developing quantum software and up-to-date software engineering processes, methods, techniques, practices, and principles for the development of quantum software to both researchers and practitioners.

Scope: Potential papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics are deemed suitable for publication:

  • Quantum software development problems;
  • Quantum programming challenges;
  • Quantum software testing;
  • Quantum programming development environments;
  • Quantum software patterns and best practices;
  • Quantum software quality;
  • Quantum services delivery and management;
  • Quantum software engineers’ education and training.

Prof. Dr. Mario Piattini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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