[hpc-announce] Quantum Computing: Principles and Paradigms : Call for Chapters

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Mar 30 22:49:33 CDT 2021

         Quantum Computing: Principles and Paradigms

          Publisher (Tentative): Wiley or Elsevier

       Edited by: Muhammad Usman and Rajkumar Buyya

Book Website: http://clouds.cis.unimelb.edu.au/qcbook/
            OR http://cloudbus.org/qcbook

Call for Book Chapters:

Quantum Computing is an emerging paradigm of research and development, 
with enormous potential to offer disruptive computational capabilities 
which can revolutionise many areas including data science, drug 
discovery, particle physics, materials design and optimisation tasks. 
This book aims to cover a broad range of topics, providing an up-to-date 
and comprehensive reference of the rapid progress in the field of 
quantum computing and related technologies from major international 
companies (such as IBM, Google, Intel, Rigetti, Q-Control) and academic 
researchers. The book will serve as a key source for a diverse range of 
audience including graduate students, industry developers and university 

Some of the key topics to be covered in this book are as follows:

Topics: (Tentative and more to be added)

1) Quantum Hardware Development

- Spin qubits in silicon, Superconducting qubits, Trapped ions qubits, 
Photonic qubits
- Integrated Spin-photon systems
- Scalability and relevant issues
- Quantum Control

2) Quantum Error Correction

- Error Correction Codes
- Topological Codes (Surface Code, Colour Code, Heavy-hexagonal code)
- Variational Quantum Error Correction
- Quantum Noise Characterisation and Mitigation Strategies

3) Quantum Simulations, Algorithms and Quantum Supremacy

- Quantum-Classical Hybrid Machine Learning
- Quantum Variational Algorithms
- Quantum Approximate Optimisation Algorithm (QAOA)
- Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimisation (QUBO)
- Adiabatic Quantum Computing
- Quantum Supremacy
- IQP Problem
- Variational Eigensolver (VQE)

4) Quantum Software Development

    - Quantum OS (operating systems)
    - Quantum Runtime Systems
    - Quantum Application Programming Models
    - Quantum Resource Management Systems
    - Quantum Application Schedulers..
    - Quantum and Cloud Computing Integration Systems
    - Quantum Algorithms
    - Quantum Data Structures

4) Quantum Communications

- Post-quantum cryptography
- Quantum Key Distribution
- Quantum Internet
- Quantum Satellite Communications

5) Quantum Applications and Emerging Topics

- Quantum Chemistry Simulations
- Quantum Finance
- Quantum Traffic Routing
- Quantum Machine Learning
- Quantum Data Science
- Quantum Portfolio Optimisation
- Quantum Particle Physics
- Quantum Cloud Computing
- Quantum Compiler

Important Dates - Proposed

Chapter Proposal: You are invited to submit a 1-2 pages proposal to 
describing the topic of your chapter. The proposal should include the 
chapter organization, anticipated number of pages of the final 
manuscript and brief biography of authors.  We plan to follow the 
timeline given below:

* Proposal deadline: July 30, 2021 (Early expression of interest is 
highly encouraged)
* Notification of proposal acceptance: August 30, 2021
* Full draft chapter submission: November 30, 2021
* Chapter review report to authors: Jan 30, 2022
* Final version submission: March 30, 2022

Early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have 
progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a 
book of wide appeal. Please email your proposal to both editors in a 
single email message with subject “QC Book Chapter Proposal” and attach 
your proposal in PDF / Word format.

If we receive more than one proposal for a chapter on the same topic, 
the editors may request authors to collaborate to develop an integrated 

Manuscript Submission

Each accepted chapter should have about 20-35 A4 pages. We expect to 
deliver CRC of the book to the publisher. A MS Word template will be 
provided later.


* Dr. Muhammad Usman
Senior Lecturer
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Email: muhammad.usman at unimelb.edu.au

* Professor Rajkumar Buyya
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Email: rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au


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