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QWebinar: “Quantum Machine Learning and PennyLane” by Maria SchuldWe invite you to the next QWorld seminar. During this QWebinar, Maria Schuld will talk about different aspects of “variational quantum machine learning algorithms”, including their role in the development of near-term quantum technologies, their interpretation as a cross-breed of neural networks and support vector machines, and strategies of fitting the quantum model to data. As a practical implementation, she will show how to use the open-source software framework “PennyLane” to integrate quantum circuits with machine learning libraries such as PyTorch and Tensorflow.

Date: 18:00 (CEST), June 17, 2020.
Registration form: https://cutt.ly/durAoJe
Application deadline: 18:00 (CEST) on June 17, 2020

QWebinar: The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society by Ronald de WolfWe invite you to the next QWorld seminar. In this talk, Ronald de Wolf will consider the potential impact that the nascent technology of quantum computing may have on society. He focuses on three areas: cryptography, optimization, and simulation of quantum systems. He will also discuss some ethical aspects of these developments, and ways to mitigate the risks. Based on: R. de Wolf. The potential impact of quantum computers on society. In Ethics and Information Technology, 19(4):271-276, 2017 https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.05380

QWebinar: My personal quantum software story: QuTiP and Unitary Fund by Nathan ShammahWe invite you to the next QWorld seminar. In this talk, Nathan Shammah will speak about open source in science and specifically in quantum science. He will talk about his personal account that brought him from being a user of scientific software packages to a developer and maintainer (QuTiP). He will talk about Unitary Fund, a non-profit organization where he helps support the quantum-tech open source ecosystem and develop software for research on error mitigation with an extraordinary technical team. See the registration details below.

We invite you to the next (remote) meeting of the Warsaw Quantum Computing Group, 11.05 at 18:00 CEST! The talk "Qiskit Pulse: Programming Quantum Computers Through the Cloud with Pulses" will be given by Piotr Biskupski (IBM).

If you are interested, please register (no later than 10.05, EOD).

This week there are planned two meetings of Q|uarantine talks. They will be given by Emanuele Dalla Torre from Bar-Ilan University and Daniel Miller from HHU-Düsseldorf. Links to virtual meetings are available at https://tinyurl.com/q-uarantine

This week two meetings in the scope of Q|uarantine talks will be given by Aleks Kissinger from Oxford and Felipe Montealegre-Mora from Cologne. Live schedule links to virtual meetings are available at https://tinyurl.com/q-uarantine

To share science and increase social exchange now that some of us are stuck at home, Q|uarantine Talks, organized by Joseph Bowles, Felix Huber, and Felipe Montealegre-Mora, propose regular video talks and discussions. If you would like to give a talk, an introduction into a method, or have a discussion on some topic we would be most happy for you to join. Simply pick a slot and add your name. You can still remove your entry or change slot later if you want.

Please note that events are entirely self-organized. The current list of events can be found at

https://tinyurl.com/q-uarantine

The next planned event is: Marcus Huber, IQOQI Vienna, 2:00 PM CEST, Device independent quantification of entanglement is not always possible

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.

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.

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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,

This Manifesto collects some principles and commitments about the quantum software engineering and programming field, as well as some calls for action. This is the result of the discussion and different viewpoints of academia and industry practitioners who joined at the first International Workshop on QuANtum SoftWare Engineering & pRogramming (QANSWER) promoted by aQuantum in a splendid place: the School of Computer Science, in the Campus of Talavera de la Reina of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

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