Special Issue "Measurement-Based Quantum Computation"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Elham Kashefi
Guest Editor
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; CNRS LIP6 Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
Interests: quantum cryptography; quantum cloud computing; verification of quantum technology; experimental implementation of quantum protocols; foundation of quantum mechanics; quantum parallel computing; new models for quantum computing
Dr. Petros Wallden
Guest Editor
Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS), School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Interests: quantum security; quantum information theory & quantum foundations
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Dr. Simon Perdrix
Guest Editor
CNRS LORIA, Inria MOCQUA, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Interests: quantum computing; models of quantum computing (measurement-based quantum computing, quantum turing machines); high level methods for quantum computing (category theory, semantic techniques, abstract interpretation, typing system); graph theory and quantum computing connections (flow, local complementation, graph state); quantum cryptography (secret sharing)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the control of quantum systems has significantly improved, and initiatives (governmental and private) in the field of quantum technologies have grown rapidly. This makes the prospect of scalable quantum computers, offering unprecedented computational speed-ups, realistic. Better understanding the power of quantum computation, exploring the best ways to develop quantum hardware, and finding suitable applications have become very worthwhile and timely endeavours. A number of different models of computation exist, and each of them offers an alternative perspective to deal with a variety of issues ranging from the foundations of quantum computation and information to the applications and the concrete quantum hardware developed. Measurement-based quantum computation (also known as one-way quantum computation) is one computation model that, while it is formally equivalent with the (better-known) circuit model, may offer advantages in many of the aforementioned issues.

The focus of this Special Issue is to examine research topics that benefit (conceptually or practically)  from the use of measurement-based quantum computation. Topics in which using the measurement-based quantum computation approach has been fruitful include, but are not limited to, photonic and networked quantum computing architectures, the question of quantum advantage (quantum supremacy), the role of contextuality (and non-locality) in the power of quantum computing, secure cloud quantum computation, verifiable quantum computation, the ZX-calculus, quantum programming languages, quantum machine learning, and applications involving the quantum internet and quantum networks.

Prof. Elham Kashefi
Dr. Petros Wallden
Dr. Simon Perdrix
Guest Editors

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  • measurement-based quantum computation
  • one-way quantum computation
  • contextuality and non-locality
  • photonic quantum computing
  • hybrid quantum computing architectures
  • secure quantum cloud computing
  • quantum advantage (quantum supremacy)
  • verifiable quantum computing
  • quantum internet and quantum networks
  • ZX-calculus

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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