Special Session on Quantum Computing and Evolutionary Computation

at the 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation,
Part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012

Although quantum computing is still in its nascent days, there are experiments that successfully perform quantum computation on a small number of qubits. Recently, researchers at the NIST demonstrated continuous quantum operations using a trapped-ion processor. Other researchers have discovered a way to make quantum devices using technology common in our current chip-making industry. Historically, classical computer concepts and underlying technologies have been invented by mathematicians and physicists rather than engineers. It was engineers, however, who took basic concepts and ideas and created the practical powerful and inexpensive computers of today. We believe that the same will happen in case of quantum computing.

As quantum information and computation research continues to develop, we will see increasing interest in adapting the philosophy of quantum computing, information theory and ideology into other, more traditional aspects of computational research. Although the hardware technology to realize quantum computing still yet to be materialized, research about the theoretical aspects of quantum computing and its ideology has enjoyed some success with artificial and computational intelligence.

This special session focus on combining various aspects of quantum computing, information theory, and other aspects with existing fields in artificial intelligence, especially evolutionary computation. For example, quantum computing has inspired ideas in evolutionary algorithms. Quantum probability is important because probability is inherently used in evolutionary and other stochastic algorithms. Quantum entanglement can further revolutionize the above algorithmic approaches. Quantum information theory also has great potential as many research have correlated information theory with evolution. Quantum complexity theory is also closely related to algorithm complexity.

Some typical research areas that will be discussed in this special session include (but are not limited to) the following:

Important Dates

Paper Submission:extended to January 18, 2012
Acceptance Notification:February 20, 2012
Final Manuscript Due:April 2, 2012
Early Registration:April 2, 2012
Conference Dates:June 10-15, 2012
Please refer to the WCCI 2012 web site for updated information.

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers specified in WCCI/CEC 2012. For paper preparation instructions, please see http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/ieee-wcci2012/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=67.

To submit, visit http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/cec2012/upload.php and in the "Main research topic" select "S11. Quantum Computing and Evolutionary Computation".

Special Session Organizers

William N. N. Hung
Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
Marek Perkowski
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Hanwu Chen
Department of Computer Science, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Program Committee

Event organized by IEEE CIS ETTC Quantum Computing Task Force.

Last Modified: December 20, 2011