Quantum Science and Engineering Education Conference (QSEEC) 2022

QSEEC 2022 Program Book and Proceedings are now available

PROGRAM BOOK BELOW includes full schedule, invited speaker bios, and all tutorial and talk abstracts
LINKS TO ALL PROCEEDINGS PAPERS BELOW ACCESSIBLE TO ALL VIRTUALLY REGISTERED FOR QCE 2022

All who are registered with access to the online platform now have access to all 10 QSEEC proceedings papers, published as part of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering conference proceedings. On Hubb is also where all session recordings can (or will shortly be available to) be viewed on-demand until the end of November.

The paper links are below, for which you can find the username and password to access the papers on Hubb: either in the “Proceedings” tab of the left hand menu, or in the FAQ in the “Info Center” tab on the left hand menu. You can also find the abstracts in the Program Book above.

QSEEC is co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (IEEE Quantum Week), and is under the same registration system.

There is reduced in-person, one-day registration for Sunday of IEEE Quantum Week, the day of QSEEC.

The Call for Papers and Talk Abstracts deadline is Friday, July 15 Monday, July 18 Anytime on Earth.
Any submissions 2 to 10 pages in length are eligible for IEEE Quantum Week proceedings.

About the Conference


Quantum Science and Engineering Education Conference (QSEEC) is an annual conference, where education researchers and practitioners come together to discuss methodologies for curriculum and tool development for instruction and teaching. Emphasis is on addressing the need for quantum information science education, translating from teachable skills to real world applications, and sharing perspectives from educators and professionals in QSE alike. QSEEC is collocated with the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE22), and a single registration covers both conferences.

We welcome contributions on all approaches and learners of QSE.
Learners may be from any background, stage of learning, and geographical location.
Sessions are organized into four tracks: K-12, university, industry, and community-based education.

This is the first edition of this conference. For its predecessor, refer to the Teaching Quantum Information Science workshop at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering.

Call for Papers


The EasyChair Call for Papers at https://easychair.org/cfp/QSEEC-22 contains submission instructions.
The submission portal is through the Quantum Science and Engineering Education Conference (QSEEC) track of the EasyChair of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE22, also known as IEEE Quantum Week), with which QSEEC is co-located.
To submit to QSEEC22, navigate to the QCE22 EasyChair linked above, click on “make a new submission”, and then select the QSEEC track.

QSEEC 2022 seeks talks and discussion on teaching and developing materials for learning quantum information science, quantum engineering, quantum technologies, and quantum computing. Submissions are welcome from any geographical region, for any age and type of learner, on any subject within the field of quantum information science and engineering.

Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2022, July 18, 2022, Anytime on Earth
  • Talk abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2022, July 18, 2022, Anytime on Earth
  • Talk acceptance notification date: August 1, 2022
  • Poster abstract submission deadline: August 18, 2022, Anytime on Earth
  • Conference date: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Examples of welcome topics include, but are not limited to:

  • best practices for teaching QSE concepts
  • hands-on lab design for in the classroom or virtual instruction
  • effectiveness of quantum software tools with a curricular component or of games with quantum phenomena in their game mechanics
  • findings from organizing courses, bootcamps, workshops, teacher trainings, or hackathons
  • methodologies for quantum education to better reach larger or underrepresented audiences, and improve their participation and retention
  • work on code tutorials, comics, videos, lectures, and all other media formats such as detailed description on the development as a resource for others, usability to grasp concepts, or appeal to different audiences
  • review of the landscape of a topical area, geographical region, demographic, or other aspect of quantum education and/or outreach
  • description of a proposed course, curriculum, or standards framework supported by the rationale for its structure

Proceedings & Best Papers

Paper Types & Submission Guidelines

Each technical paper contribution must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE Formatting Instructions (i.e., title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

Update: The allowed submission formats have been made more flexible to accommodate for and encourage the diversity of disciplines and approaches integral to quantum education.  In addition to the formats allowed by the QCE22 Call for Papers, any submitted papers 2 to 10 pages in length are eligible for IEEE Quantum Week proceedings.  For talk or poster abstracts, submissions of any length are allowed, from short 1-paragraph abstracts to extended summaries.  If you have any questions, please contact the organizers via the emails at the bottom of the webpage.

Important Technical Paper Submission Requirements

  • By submitting a technical paper to IEEE QSEEC 2022, you are making a commitment for at least one author to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your paper. Note: This can be through any IEEE Quantum Week registration which includes Sunday, whether that be Sunday one-day in-person, virtual weeklong, or in-person weeklong, so long as the author registering qualifies for the type of registration (for instance, only students may register for student discount pricing).
  • All conference speakers and participants must be registered to attend, either in-person or virtually, the conference on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  Limited funding is available covering the cost of conference registration for accepted speakers for whom registration is a financial barrier, on a case-by-case basis.

Organizing Committee

  • Marek Osiński, University of New Mexico, USA
  • John Donohue, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Matthew Doty, University of Delaware, USA
  • Megan Ivory, Sandia National Labs, USA
  • Yolanda Lozano, Computer Science Alliance and Computer Science Teachers Association New Mexico, USA
  • John Doyle, Harvard University, USA
  • Mark Newburn, Nevada State Board of Education, USA

Program Committee

  • Lia Yeh, University of Oxford, UK
  • Brian R. La Cour, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • John Donohue, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Yolanda Lozano, Computer Science Alliance and Computer Science Teachers Association New Mexico, USA
  • Mark Newburn, Nevada State Board of Education, USA
  • Joanna Ptasinski, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, USA
  • Erik DeBenedictis, Zettaflops, LLC, USA
  • Student Committee Members
    • Lia Yeh, University of Oxford, UK
    • Samanvay Sharma, Keio University, Japan
    • Alberto Maldonado Romo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
    • Richard Kienhoefer, University of Barcelona, Spain
    • Kevin Jofroit Joven Noriega, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
    • Praveen Jayakumar, Indian Institute of Science, India
    • Jayanti Singh, Central University of Punjab, India
  • We thank the IEEE Quantum Education Program Committee Members for their support
  • Special thanks to Terence Martinez, Program Manager of the IEEE Quantum Initiative

Contact

  • Conference Chair: Marek Osiński, University of New Mexico, USA — osinski@chtm.unm.edu
  • Program Chair: Lia Yeh, University of Oxford, UK — lia.yeh@cs.ox.ac.uk