Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Wolfgang Sprößig - TU Bergakademie Freiberg Germany

  • Tim Sheng - Baylor University USA
  • Klaus Guerlebeck - University of Weimar Germany
  • Peter Gill - Australian National University (ANU) Australia
  • Ezio Venturini - University of Turin Italy

Technical Presentation:

Running Quantum Algorithms on a Quantum Processor
(The IBM Quantum Experience)
Francisco J Galvez Ramirez, IBM Software


During more than 20 years IBM has researched how to develop the universal quantum computer. In the last two year great improvements has been made in the field and nowadays IBM has a quantum processor that is able to execute real quantum programs. However a new goal is appears ahead of us: creating quantum algorithms that could be executed on these new processors. Classical algorithms that have been used so far, would not provide the expected quantum behavior if they are run on a quantum processor, New concepts and procedures must be used to develop the new quantum algorithms that will provide a new way to work in computation.

In this session we'll review the IBM quantum processor, the concepts needed for creation of quantum algorithms and how those algorithms can executed in the IBM's quantum processor.

Microsoft Azure – HPC in the Cloud for Research
Mike Kiernan, EMEA Lead for HPC & Big Compute in the Microsoft High Performance Computing Group


Cloud computing is an emerging tool for research of all kinds, providing computing resources at an unprecedented scale. This session will provide you with a practical introduction to Microsoft’s Cloud (Azure) and how you can gain easy access to large scale, HPC class resources, right from your laptop. The talk will also introduce the Microsoft Azure4Research program, and how you can apply for an Azure Research Award to support your work in partnership with Microsoft Research. What could you do with 100,000 CPU’s ?