NetSys 2019

March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany


Call for Papers (CfP) - First International Workshop on Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems (QTOP’19)

The scope of this dedicated workshop is to explore the opportunities for the application of quantum technology and optimization problems in networked systems. The workshop is part of NetSys, a biennal event originating from the key scientific conference on networked systems in German-speaking countries – KiVS (Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen) – which was initiated 37 years ago and has international orientation since 2013. Over the last decade, a wide variety of experimental quantum computing hardware has been invented and used for fundamental demonstrations in laboratories. First results confirm feasibility of such hardware in real-world applications. Recently one can observe upcoming research in areas like traffic flow optimization, mobile sensor placement, machine learning, and many more. The development of quantum computing hardware, be it in the quantum gate model or adiabatic quantum computation (quantum annealing), made huge progress in the last years. This started to transfer knowhow from quantum technology based research to algorithms and applications. This development is offering numerous opportunities to contribute within research, theory, applied technologies and engineering. The following topics are crucial to the development of future improvements in networked systems based on quantum technology and optimization problems:

  • Quantum algorithms and applications
  • Experimental results and demonstrations
  • Optimized algorithms and applications
  • Quantum information processing and computing
  • Quantum simulation and computation
  • Learning with hybrid quantum-classical methods
  • Optimization in Internet of Things
  • Cyber-physical networked systems
  • Emerging networked applications
  • Further related topics

The aim of this workshop is to connect people from academia and industry to discuss about theory, technology and applications and exchange ideas to move efficiently forward in the engineering and development in the exciting area of quantum technology and optimization problems in networked systems.

Submission info for manuscripts:

Original and unpublished regular papers are solicited from the above-mentioned areas. Regular papers have a length of up to 12 pages. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and - after presentation - be published as workshop proceedings in the series “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS) of Springer-Verlag. Templates for the manuscripts can be downloaded from:

The formatted manuscript should be electronically submitted as pdf via EDAS:

Important dates:

  • Paper submission due (fix!): 17th November, 2018, Anywhere on Earth (AoE) 12th November, 2018
  • Notification date: 7th December, 2018
  • Final manuscript due: 8th January, 2019
  • Conference date: 18th-21st March, 2019
  • Workshop date: 18th March, 2019

Workshop organizers:

  • Sebastian Feld, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, LMU Munich, Germany

Program Committee:

  • Nick Chancellor, Durham University, UK
  • Bo Ewald, D-Wave Systems, Canada
  • Markus Friedrich, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Thomas Gabor, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Markus Hoffmann, Google, Germany
  • Faisal Shah Khan, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
  • Dieter Kranzlmueller, LRZ, Germany
  • Luke Mason, Science & Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • Catherine C. McGeoch, D-Wave Systems, Canada
  • Masayuki Ohzeki, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Jonathan Olson, Zapata Quantum Computing, USA
  • Dan O’Malley, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Tobias Stollenwerk, DLR, Germany