3rd International Workshop on Quantum Software Engineering and Technology

Co-located with IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (IEEE Quantum Week). September 17-22, 2023, Bellevue, Washington, USA


As quantum computing evolves, Quantum Software Engineering (QSE) becomes a relevant topic for both researchers and practitioners. IEEE defines Software Engineering as the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software, as well as to the study of these approaches. Thus, the Quantum Software Engineering community is gaining presence in all the relevant quantum computing research forums as a way to produce quantum software in a systematic and controlled way with adequate quality levels. This will ensure that quantum software progress along with the last advances in quantum computing.
This event will serve as discussion forum on how to produce quantum software considering lessons learned from the classical software engineering field as well as novel approaches. This implies to apply or adapt the existing software engineering processes, methods, techniques, and principles for the development of quantum software, or even to create new methods and techniques that will help create quantum software with the appropriate quality attributes.

3rd Quantum Software Engineering and Technology Workshop is co-located with IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering | IEEE Quantum Week

The topics of interest for the workshop are the following:
  • Quantum programming techniques and practices
  • Quantum software design
  • Quantum computing algorithms
  • Quantum software engineering methodologies
  • Quantum software services
  • Analysis and design of quantum programs
  • Testing and verification of quantum programs
  • Quality assurance of quantum software
  • Evolution and maintenance of quantum software
  • Modelling of quantum software
  • Automation of the quantum software production
  • Model-driven engineering and generative techniques for quantum software
  • Metrics for quantum software
  • Frameworks and tools for developing quantum programs
  • Service-oriented quantum software
  • Quantum software experimentations
  • Quantum software execution
  • Industrial applications
  • Empirical evaluation


Wed, Sep 20, 2023

10:00-16:30 Pacific Time (PDT) — UTC-7

4.5 hours (3 x 1,5)

3rd Floor Hyatt Regency Bellevue – Room Juniper

Session 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 (Session chair: Jose Garcia-Alonso)

  • Workshop introduction
  • I-Tung Chen and Chaman Gupta. Towards efficient automatic oracle synthesis and resource estimation using QDK and QIR
  • Michał Stęchły. Using interfaces for writing modular quantum software
  • Jianjun Zhao. On Refactoring Quantum Programs
  • Tao Yue, Shaukat Ali and Paolo Arcaini. Towards Quantum Software Requirements Engineering

Lunch break – 11:30 – 13:00

Session 2 – 13:00 – 14:30 (Session chair: Tommi Mikkonen)

  • Ethan Hansen, Sanskriti Joshi and Hannah Rarick. Resource Estimation of Quantum Multiplication Algorithms
  • Álvaro M. Aparicio-Morales, Juan Luis Herrera, Enrique Moguel, Javier Berrocal, Jose Garcia-Alonso and Juan M. Murillo. Minimizing Deployment Cost of Hybrid Applications
  • Giuseppe Bisicchia, Jose García-Alonso, Juan M. Murillo and Antonio Brogi. Dispatching Shots Among Multiple Quantum Computers: an Architectural Proposal
  • Ricardo Pérez-Castillo, Luis Jiménez-Navajas, Iván Cantalejo and Mario Piattini. Generation of Classical-Quantum Code from UML models

Coffee break 14:30 – 15:00 

Session 3  – 15:00 -16:30 (Session chair: Ricardo Perez-Castillo)

  • Julian Obst, Johanna Barzen, Martin Beisel, Frank Leymann, Marie Salm and Felix Truger. Comparing Quantum Service Offerings
  • Vlad Stirbu, Majid Haghparast, Muhammad Waseem, Niraj Dayama and Tommi Mikkonen. Full-Stack Quantum Software in Practice: Ecosystem, Stakeholders and Challenges
  • Javier Romero-Álvarez, Jaime Alvarado-Valiente, Enrique Moguel, Carlos Canal, Jose García-Alonso and Juan M. Murillo. Leveraging API Specifications for Scaffolding Quantum Applications
  • Majid Haghparast, Tommi Mikkonen, Jukka K. Nurminen and Vlad Stirbu. Quantum Software Engineering Challenges from Developers’ Perspective: Mapping Research Challenges to the Proposed Workflow Model
  • Workshop closing


  • To submit papers, please follow the these steps:
    1.       1. Login using the following link:
    2.       https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qce23
    3.       2. Choose the role as : Author
    4.       3. Click on the New submission (QCE23)
    5.       4. Select this workshop: WSE21-Papers-QSE-Quantum Software Engineering
  • Submitted papers must be formatted in accordance with the information for QCE authors. Papers are limited to four pages including references. Each paper must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE Formatting Instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship . For more information about Paper submissions, please refer to QCE23 Technical Paper’s CFP webpage
  • Papers are limited to four pages including references and will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
  • After reviewing proposals, at least one author of each accepted submission must register at QCE23.
  • Accepted papers will be included in the QCE23 proceedings.
  • At least one author of each accepted submission must register at QCE23 and present the work during the corresponding session.


The workshop will be held as part of IEEE Quantum Week 2023 – September 17-22 with in-person attendance.

To register, please use the following link: https://qce.quantum.ieee.org/2023/home/registration/registration-overview/



      • Paper submission due: June 15, 2023 June 23, 2023
        • Acceptance notification: July 15, 2023 July 21, 2023
      • Final versions due: July 28, 2023


Researchers and practitioners coming from the industry, that came up with innovative and significant advances or experiences in the field of Quantum Software Engineering and Technology; or those people that are interested on learning about this field.
It expects to attract attendees coming from the quantum computing & engineering fields who wants to learn about how to develop quantum software, but also attendees coming from the traditional software engineering field who wants to learn about quantum computing technology and programming.


If you have any doubts or questions, you can send an email to jgaralo@unex.es


  • – Shaukat Ali – Simula Research Laboratory – Norway
  • – Paolo Arcaini – National Institute of Informatics – Japan
  • – Enrique Mogel – University of Extremadura – España
  • – Alejandro Fernandez – Universidad Nacional de La Plata – Argentina
  • – Lei Zhang – University of Maryland Baltimore County – USA
  • – Ignacio García – University of Castilla-La Mancha – Spain
  • – Johanna Barzen – University of Stuttgart – Germany
  • – Luis Jimenez-Navajas – University of Castilla-La Mancha – Spain
  • – Benjamin Weder – University of Stuttgart – Germany
  • – Rui Abreu – University of Porto – Portugal
  • – Felix Gemeinhardt – Johannes Kepler University Linz – Austria
  • – Carlos Canal – University of Malaga – Spain
  • – Sebastian Feld – Delft University of Technology – Netherlands
  • – Ina Schaefer – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany
  • – Oliver Denninger – FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik – Germany
  • – Manuel Wimmer – Johannes Kepler University Linz – Austria
  • – Jianjun Zhao – Kyushu University – Japan
– Daniel Vietz – University of Stuttgart – Germany
– Andriy Miranskyy – Toronto Metropolitan University – Canada
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