Workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing

In conjunction with the


October 22, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, US


Authors are invited to submit papers for a workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing” in conjunction with the 9TH INTERNATIONAL GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING CONFERENCE, Oct 22, 2018. Workshop papers will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state of the art in research and technology. 


Quantum computing has been hailed as a disruptive technology due mainly to algorithmic complexity arguments. These arguments predict that computational speedups for future quantum computing systems are possible, yet there is little known about the relative efficiency and sustainability of those systems and programs. This is due partially to the early and emerging insights of how quantum computing systems should operate as well as the quickly growing set of proposed application area. Although time-to-solution will play an important role in justifying the future development of quantum computers, prominent concerns for traditional computing stakeholders include practical considerations such as energy and power consumption, size and maintenance, complexity and sensitivity, and other factors.


The purpose of this workshop is to explore how quantum computing may impact the sustainability of future computing platforms. This includes the potential impact on the time, energy, and complexity of operating future computers that comes broadly form quantum computing hardware, software, and algorithms. We further welcome talks focused on the transformative research that will be necessary to guide quantum computing performance toward practical and sustainable operations.


Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to the following:

·       Energy and power consumption estimates for quantum computing systems and applications

·       Hardware and software codesign that prioritizes sustainable and efficient platform operation

·       Algorithmic and computational benchmarks for quantifying quantum computing performance

·       Modeling and simulation of quantum computer performance including hybrid computations

·       Resource efficient methods for the control and execution of quantum programs

·       Progress in quantum architectures, circuits, devices, design automation and programming languages


Submission Procedure:

Authors are invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract or an original, unpublished manuscripts of maximum 6-page length at Previously published papers or papers under review for other conferences/journals should not be submitted for consideration. Please use IEEE conference-style template: All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, which will be published in IEEE Xplore as part of the IGSC proceedings. A selected set of papers from the workshop will be invited for submission to a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal based on reviewer’s feedback and quality of conference presentation.



·       Submission Deadline (Extended): September 05, 2018

·       Author Notification:  September 12, 2018

·       Submission of Final Version: September 19, 2018


Workshop Organizers:      

Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA: Email:

Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA: Email: