Contact

Technical University of Munich
School of Computation, Information and Technology
Chair for Design Automation
Prof. Dr. Robert Wille
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich | Germany
robert.wille@tum.de
Tel: +49 89 289 23551

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The Chair for Design Automation is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Arts through the Distinguished Professorship Program.

Der Lehrstuhl für Design Automation wird durch das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst im Rahmen des Spitzenprofessurenprogramms gefördert.

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Where?
Munich, Germany
When?
October 24th – 25th, 2024

Connecting the “who’s who” in quantum computing software

Quantum computing is becoming a reality, and software for this promising technology is becoming key for its successful utilization. As a result, numerous players frequently introduce new software solutions. The Munich Quantum Software Forum (#MQSF) aims to bring together the “who’s who” in quantum computing software by providing a forum to present their software, exchange ideas, and discuss the future of quantum software. The first edition in October 2023 provided two fully-packed days of content and was attended by more than 200 people from the community. A summary page as well as a summary video can be found under the following links:

Summary MQSF 2023 Summary Video MQSF 2023

Because of this huge success, a second edition is planned for October 24th – 25th, 2024. This page provides the first information about the event. More precisely:


Planned Program

The forum plans to host sessions covering software pitches, panels, discussions, and exchanges on

  • Quantum Software Tools,
  • Quantum Software Stacks,
  • Standards (e.g., QIR vs. QASM), and more.

In addition, the forum features renowned representatives from academia and industry who present existing software tools as well as recent developments in dedicated keynotes. More precisely,

  • Blake Johnson (IBM) covering Qiskit,
  • Fabio Baruffa (Intel) covering the Intel Quantum SDK,
  • Bettina Heim (NVIDIA) covering CUDA-Q,
  • Andre Luckow (BMW) covering QUARK,
  • Yehuda Naveh (Classiq) covering the Classiq Platform,
  • Jan Götz (IQM) covering IQM Resonance,
  • Thomas Monz (AQT) covering the AQT Cloud Arnica,
  • Andre Carvalho (Q-CTRL) covering Black/Fire/Boulder Opal,
  • Aleks Kissinger (Oxford) covering QuiZX,
  • Lukas Burgholzer (TU Munich) covering the Munich Toolkit (MQT), and
  • SAP.

The full program will be available soon! The audience will be composed of other fellow software developers, end-users, and other stakeholders.
We are expecting plenty of opportunities for networking and outreach to potential collaborators.


Call for Software Pitches

At the forum, the “who’s who” in quantum computing software shall present their tools. To this end, we will reserve a number of slots for software pitches. All accepted software pitch presenters will get the opportunity to

  • give a brief pitch of their tool in a dedicated tool pitch session and
  • present their tool through a poster, demo, etc. during the (long) breaks of the event.

If you are interested in pitching your software tool, please prepare a brief informal proposal including

  • name, affiliation, and contact information (e-mail address is sufficient) of you,
  • title of your software/pitch, as well as
  • abstract of the tool you plan to present (max. 200 words).

Then, please send this proposal to quantum.cda@xcit.tum.de until August 15, 2024 at the latest.

Afterward, we will check all proposals and get back to you with a decision by August 31, 2024 at the latest. If accepted, you are requested to attend the forum, give a brief pitch, as well as present your tool using a poster (and, ideally, a demo or further material provided by you, e.g., through your own notebook). Poster boards and standing tables will be provided.


Location

The forum will take place in Munich with a vibrant quantum computing community, home of the Munich Quantum Valley Initiative (one of the biggest interdisciplinary initiatives on quantum computing worldwide), and several key players “in the neighborhood”.

About Munich

Munich is the capital and most populous city of the Free State of Bavaria in Germany. It is located on the banks of the river Isar north of the Alps. It has a rich history and culture, and is known for its art, architecture, science, and festivals. Munich is also famous for its beer gardens, Oktoberfest and soccer clubs. Some of the top attractions in Munich include the Marienplatz, the Nymphenburg Palace, the Englischer Garten, the BMW Welt, and the Allianz Arena.

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Traveling

Munich presents excellent national and international connectivity. The city is seamlessly linked by various modes of transportation.

Situated on the outskirts of the city, just a 45-minute journey from the city center, lies the Munich Airport (Franz Josef Strauss Airport, MUC). This airport serves as a gateway to the world, offering flights to all corners of the globe.

For those seeking swift travel options, the Munich main station provides high-speed train connections, including ICE trains and intercity trains. Additionally, an extensive network of long-distance bus connections facilitates travel to a multitude of destinations within Germany and Europe. Travelers from Europe can also consider the convenience of several night train connections that offer a viable route to Munich.

Within the city, an intricate web of public transport services is available, encompassing the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, and trams. This comprehensive system ensures seamless movement throughout Munich.


Contact

Prof. Dr. Robert Wille

Technical University of Munich &

Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH

E-Mail: robert.wille@tum.de

LinkedIn: @robertwille

Twitter: @rbrtwll



The Munich Quantum Software Forum will be organized by the Technical University of Munich and is supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 101001318), the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Arts through the Distinguished Professorship Program, as well as the Munich Quantum Valley, which is supported by the Bavarian state government with funds from the Hightech Agenda Bayern Plus.