Quantum Software Engineering MeetUp 2024

February 26, 2024, Linz, Austria co-located with SE'2024


Quantum computing promises to solve problems that go beyond classical computing. In order to utilize the potential of currently emerging quantum hardware, extensive method development in the field of quantum software engineering is required. In particular, abstraction concepts, programming languages and compiler technology, test and analysis procedures, processes and guidelines are needed that allow quantum computers to be operated on a broad basis and used efficiently. The aim of the QSE Meetup is therefore to attract the software engineering community to the topic of quantum computing and to increase the contribution of software engineering to the utilization and application of quantum computing. The Meetup includes an introductory keynote on quantum computing and a series of keynote speeches on challenges of quantum software engineering from science and practice, followed by a panel discussion with speakers and participants.


  • 10h30 - 11h00 Start with Coffee
  • 11h00 - 11h45 Introductions of Participants
  • 11h45 - 12h30 Tutorial Introduction to Quantum Computing - Wolfgang Mauerer (OTH Regensburg)
  • 12h30 - 14h00 Lunch Break
  • 14h00 - 15h30 Short Impulse Talks (20 minutes each)
    • Stefan Hillmich (Software Competence Center Hagenberg): „Getting Quantum Ready: A Framework for Exploiting Quantum Computing in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises“
    • Robert Wille (TU Munich): "The Munich Quantum Software Toolkit: Design Automation and Software for Quantum Computing"
    • Michael Felderer (DLR): "The DLR Quantum Software Stack"
    • Malte Lochau (University of Siegen): "Verification, Validation and Testing of Quantum Software"
  • 15h30 - 16h00 Coffee Break
  • 16h00 - 17h30
    • Impulse Talk: Wolfgang Lechner (ParityQC): "ParityOS - the operating system of next generation quantum computers"
    • Wolfgang Mauerer (OTH Regensburg): Impulse on State of the Art in QSE
    • Ina Schaefer (KIT): Introduction to Priority Programme Initiative
    • Open Discussion "What are the challenges for Quantum Software Engineering? How much physics do we need? Which contributions can the Software Engineering Community make?"  Moderator: Ina Schaefer
  • optional: Workshop Reception (at the venue)



Participation "by invitation only " - if you are interested, please contact Ina Schaefer(ina.schaefer∂kit.edu). To attend the MeetUp, registration is required for the Monday workshops at SE2024.

The presentation slides are available for download here.