Track: Quality Aspects in Quantum Computing


As first quantum computers have become a reality, new programming languages have been created in order to use them leading to new quantum algorithms, which yield promising results. Quantum Computing is becoming a mature area while an investment scalation is happening in public and private sectors. Thus, the quantum supremacy is expected for the next few years, allowing quantum computers to able to solve problems that classical computer practically cannot.

In the coming years, companies will progressively need to add quantum computing to some or all of their daily operations. It is clear that all existing, classical information systems cannot be thrown away. Instead of this, it is expected to add some quantum algorithm that work embedded in classical information systems.

However, this new kind of computing requires new ways of thinking and programming leading to a new computing paradigm with new challenges. In this new scenario new paradigms have to arise and new development methodologies and testing techniques will be require along with quality aspects for this kind of systems.

In this context, this track is oriented at gathering researchers interested in quantum software engineering, quantum software quality, quantum systems development methodologies and related topics. We look forward for novel works in the area in order to take an step forward in this new paradigms.


The suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Testing of quantum programs

  • Quantum systems modernization

  • Quantum software quality metrics

  • Quantum systems management and maturity models

  • Quantum software development lifecycle

  • Quantum software governance

  • Quantum services quality models

  • Quantum quality skills and knowledge


Chair: Manuel Serrano, aQuantum Senior Research, Spain

Program Committee:

  • Guido Peterssen, Alhambra-Eidos

  • Mario Piattini, aQuantum

  • Jordi Tura, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik

  • João Paulo Fernandes, Universidade do Porto

  • Ricardo Perez del Castillo, aQuantum

  • Ignacio García Rodríguez de Guzmán, Instituto de Tecnologías y Sistemas de Información, UCLM

  • Rui Maranhao Abreu, University of Porto and INESC-ID

  • Frank Phillipson, TNO, Netherlands

  • José Luis Hevia, Alhambra-Eidos

  • Guillermo Hernandez, aQuantum

  • Macario Polo, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha

  • Juan Manuel Murillo, Universidad de Extremadura

  • Jose A. Cruz-Lemus, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha

Manuel Serrano is MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science and is Associate Professor at the University of Castilla – La Mancha (Spain) since 2000. Currently, he is Vice-Dean of the Department of Technologies and Information Systems since May 2014 and Coordinator of Business Internships of the master’s degree in Computer Engineering since 2013.

Regarding his research interests, he is working on quantum software engineering, cybersecurity (especially in Big Data and IoT), data quality, software quality, and measurement and business intelligence.­­­ His scientific production is large, having published more than fifty papers in high-level journals and conferences. He has participated in more than 20 research projects, has conducted several invited speeches and have work in several transfer project with companies.

He has been teaching for near two decades at the University, especially in Software Engineering and Programming subjects. He has supervised several final degree theses, final master works, and Ph.D. theses.

Talking about professional works, he has taught as secondary schools, he has been working on companies and have participated in two university spin-offs. He is also a Scrum Manager professional certificate.