Scientific Calendar Event

An ICTP Hybrid Meeting. You can submit your application for participation in presence or online.

Adiabatic quantum computing and quantum annealing are promising technologies to be used in near-future quantum devices. The conference, hosting the annual Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference AQC2022, will deal with academic and basic studies of these topics, with a broad focus. It will bring together world-leading experts in quantum science and technologies from different areas of condensed matter, photonics and atomic-and-molecular physics to discuss together their latest results and viewpoints. The scientific focus will be on theoretical, numerical, and experimental trends. The meeting will collect, as is well established in Trieste, the world community active in these fields, for fruitful encounters and exchanges, and with an intense mixing of theoretical, simulation and experimental experiences, including emerging countries, in line with the mission of ICTP.  In addition to about 12 invited speakers, a number of shorter contributed presentations will also be accepted.
  • Quantum annealing hardware
  • Open quantum systems
  • Quantum annealing simulation and benchmarks
  • Optimal control for closed and open systems
  • Efficient encoding schemes 
  • Basic theories of quantum annealing and related topics

M. AMIN, D-Wave, Canada
N. CHANCELLOR, Durham University, UK
S. DISSELER, MIT LIncoln Laboratory
D. FRANÇA, University of Copehagen, Denmark
K. MICHIELSEN, Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany
S. SUZUKI, Saitama Medical University, Japan

>>Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for contributed talk.
>>A number of short oral presentation slots will be available for some of them upon selection.
>>During the application please make sure to use our templates to format your abstract in PDFs. Templates are available below for download.

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries.
There is no registration fee.


Go to day
  • Monday, 20 June 2022
    • 08:30 - 09:00
      Location: Leonardo Building Lobby
      • 08:30 Registration formalities (in person participants) 30'
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest House, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the
        Leonardo Building Lobby from 8.30 till 09.00
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Opening cerimony 15'
        Material: Video
      • 09:00 Recent Progress in Coherent Ising Machines 45'
        Speaker: Yoshihisa YAMAMOTO (NTT Research, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Benchmarking Various Types of Ising Machines 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Keisuke FUKADA (Waseda University, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:05 Performance comparison among various methods of fixing spins in quantum annealing 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Tomohiro HATTORI (Keio University, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:25 Coffee Break 25'
      • 10:50 Parity Quantum Optimization: Encoding Constraints 20'
        Speaker: Maike DRIEB-SCHÖN (Innsbruck University, Austria)
        Material: Video
      • 11:10 Localisation, Quantum Phase Transitions and Graph Theory for Adiabatic Quantum Computing 20'
        Speaker: Matthias WERNER (Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 A Cost and Power Feasibility Analysis of Quantum Annealing for NextG Cellular Wireless Networks 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Sai Srikar KASI (Princeton University, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:50 Semiclassical Approximate Optimization Algorithm 20'
        Speaker: Aditi MISRA-SPIELDENNER (University of Saarland, Germany)
        Material: Video
      • 12:10 Lunch Break 2h5'
      • 14:15 Optimal control in many-body quantum machines 20'
        Speaker: Victor MUKHERJEE (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India)
        Material: Video
      • 14:35 Fast forward adiabatic quantum dynamics of XY spin model on Kagome lattice 20'
        Speaker: Iwan SETIAWAN (University of Bengkulu, Indonesia)
        Material: Video
      • 14:55 Milestones on the Quantum Utility Highway 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Catherine MCGEOCH (D-Wave Systems, Inc., USA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:15 Signatures of Open Quantum System Dynamics in Single Qubit Annealing 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Alexander Morrell ZACHARY (Advanced Network Science Initiative, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:35 Coffee Break 25'
      • 16:00 Nonlocal Monte Carlo moves with algorithmic quantum and thermal fluctuation 45' ( Online )
        Speaker: Masoud MOHSENI (Google, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 16:45 Free discussions 1h0'
      • 17:45 Welcome Reception 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022
    • 09:15 - 17:40
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Quantum annealing for optimization and classification 45'
        Speaker: Kristel MICHIELSEN (Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany)
        Material: Video
      • 10:00 Structure optimization method of truss by quantum annealing 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Rio HONDA (Kanagawa University, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:20 Quantum annealing with twisted fields 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Takashi IMOTO (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Coffee Break 25'
      • 11:05 Decoding strategies to enhance Parity Quantum Approximate Optimization 20'
        Speaker: Anita WEIDINGER (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Video
      • 11:25 Coupling 3-Josephson junctions flux qubits for Non-stoquastic Adiabatic Quantum Computation 20'
        Speaker: María HITA PÉREZ (CSIC, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 11:45 Excited States in Quantum Annealing 45'
        Speaker: Paul WARBURTON (UCL, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Variational shortcuts-to-adiabaticity for Lindbladian dynamics 20'
        Speaker: Gianluca PASSARELLI (CNR-SPIN, Napoli)
        Material: Video
      • 14:50 Nonnegative binary matrix factorization by continuous relaxation and reverse annealing 20'
        Speaker: Renichiro HABA (Tohoku University, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 15:10 Estimation of hyperparameters on Ising model with constraint 20'
        Speaker: Kohji NISHIMURA (Jij Inc., Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 15:30 Dissipative Landau Zener tunneling: crossover from weak to strong environment coupling 20'
        Speaker: Xi DAI (Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 15:50 Coffee Break 25'
      • 16:15 The power of coherent quantum annealing 45' ( Online )
        Speaker: Mohammad AMIN (D-Wave, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Lower bounds for performance of shortcuts to adiabaticity 20'
        Speaker: Takuya HATOMURA (NTT Corporation, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 17:20 An analogue quantum variational embedding classifier 20'
        Speaker: Rui YANG (University of Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Advancements in Quantum Annealing Testbed 45'
        Speaker: Steven DISSELER (MIT LIncoln Laboratory, USA)
      • 10:00 Augmented Lagrangian method in Ising machines 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Takuro ITOH (Kanagawa University, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:20 Lossy compression of matrices by black-box optimisation of mixed-integer non-linear programmin 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Tadashi KADOWAKI (AI R&I Div. Denso Corporation, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Coffee Break 20'
      • 11:00 Group Photo 5'
      • 11:05 Diversity measure for discrete optimization: Sampling rare solutions via algorithmic quantum annealing 20'
        Speaker: Marek RAMS (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
        Material: Video
      • 11:25 Quantum critical dynamics in a 5000-qubit spin glass 20'
        Speaker: Andrew Douglas KING (‎D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:45 Limitations of noisy quantum annealers 45'
        Speaker: Daniel FRANÇA (University of Copehagen, Denmark)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Online Poster Session 2h0'
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 15'
      • 16:15 Adiabatic theorem for open systems. Acceleration and speedup 45' ( Online )
        Speaker: Lorenzo CAMPOS VENUTI (USC, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 A Quantum Annealing Algorithm For The Qubit Allocation Problem 20'
        Speaker: Ana PALACIOS DE LUIS (Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 17:20 Unconstrained binary models of the Travelling Salesman Problem variants for quantum optimization 20'
        Speaker: Özlem SALEHI KÖKEN (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
        Material: Video
      • 17:40 Using copies to improve precision in continuous-time quantum computing 20'
        Speaker: Jemma Ellen BENNETT (Durham University, UK)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022
    • 09:15 - 16:30
      • 09:15 Classical simulation and theory of quantum annealing in a thermal bath 45'
        Speaker: Sei SUZUKI (Saitama Medical University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:00 Domain Wall Behaviour on Ising Machines 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Yuko KAMISHIMA (Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:20 Four-body interaction of superconducting qubits for quantum annealing 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Ryoji MIYAZAKI (NEC Corporation, Japan)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Coffee Break 25'
      • 11:05 Towards a quantum annealing approach to solving the phase problem in macromolecular crystallography 20'
        Speaker: John Adam CALLISON (University College London, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 11:25 Effects of XX-catalysts on quantum annealing spectra with perturbative crossings 20'
        Speaker: Natasha Janina Solarek FEINSTEIN (University College London, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 11:45 Quantum Information Scrambling over Bipartitions 45'
        Speaker: Paolo ZANARDI (USC, Usa)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Problem-Size Independent Angles for a Grover-Driven Quantum Approximate Optimisation Algorithm 20'
        Speaker: HEADLEY Keith David (Saarland University, Germany)
        Material: Video
      • 14:50 Comparing the Hardness of Max 2-SAT Problem Instances for Quantum and Classical Algorithms 20'
        Speaker: Puya MIRKARIMI (Durham University, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 15:10 High-quality Thermal Gibbs Sampling with Quantum Annealing Hardware 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Jon NELSON (University of Maryland, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:30 Next Generation Quantum Annealing Processor 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Emile HOSKINSON (D-Wave, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 15:50 The open quantum system toolkit for Hamiltonian quantum computing 40' ( Online )
        Speaker: Huo CHEN (LBNL, USA)
        Material: Video
  • Friday, 24 June 2022
    • 09:15 - 14:30
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Pushing the Limits of Analog Computing and Quantum Annealing: Design Progress and Theoretical Concepts 45'
        Speaker: David FERGUSON (NGC, Usa)
        Material: Video
      • 10:00 Multi-objective QUBO Solver: Bi-objective Quadratic Assignment Problem 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Mayowa AYODELE (Fujitsu Research of Europe, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 10:20 Digitized-Counterdiabatic Quantum Algorithms 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Xi CHEN (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Coffee Break 25'
      • 11:05 Identifying phase transitions with and without quantum annealers 20'
        Speaker: Victor KASATKIN (University of Southern California, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:25 Effective Prime Factorization via Quantum Annealing by Modular Locally-structured Embedding 20'
        Speaker: Jingwen DING (University of Trento, Italy)
        Material: Video
      • 11:45 Understanding how quantum annealing solves problems 45'
        Speaker: Nicholas CHANCELLOR (Durham University, UK)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Closing and Lunch 2h0'