Special Issue: Trends in Quantum Computing and Future Applications

Theme and Scope

Quantum computing refers to performing computations based on quantum-mechanical phenomena like superposition and entanglement. It is emerging as an inseparable paradigm in diverse applications such as agriculture, material science, chemistry, cryptography, and pharmaceuticals. The most significant feature of quantum computers is the usage of qubits. Qubits are interdependent and non-linear structures, whereas classic computers work with bits that are key-like structures. Entanglement and superposition are the properties of qubits. Entanglement property refers to the dependency of qubits among each other. Superposition property says that at any time t, the qubits can have both states 0 and 1. Due to technological advancement, complex problems are also increasing. Protein modeling is an example of such a complex problem, for which quantum computing offers solutions. Due to the non-linear properties of quantum computing, it is very efficient in solving non-linear problems.

The various approaches of quantum computing are quantum annealing, quantum circuits, quantum cloud, quantum cognition, quantum cryptography, quantum neural networks, and quantum optics. The quantum computing trend applies to various domains such as optimization, big data analysis, machine learning, material science, and computational biology. Quantum annealing can solve optimization problems faster than a supercomputer. Quantum computing can support faster training and testing of machine learning models. For complex systems, quantum computing methods are used for modeling and simulating. Amidst these advantages, there exist several challenges. The challenges of quantum computing are selecting the correct approach for every application, expensive investments, brute force approach costs more time and finance, producing stable quantum processors, and error correction. Also, the requirement of the extreme weather condition for its operation such as 15 milliKelvin is difficult to maintain. This is noted as the biggest challenge in quantum computing because the highest operating temperature recorded till now is 1 Kelvin (-276 degrees).

To conclude, the most company-recognized quantum computing approaches are analog quantum model, universal quantum gate model, and quantum annealing. Though there are several benefits to this trend, a lot of researches are required to overcome all its challenges. Thus, the research topic on trends in quantum computing and future applications provides an insight into the significance of quantum computing for the future world and its research aspects.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advances in building quantum neural network architecture for secure money transfer applications
  • Recent approaches to handle attacks on quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution: Possibilities and perils
  • Role of quantum computing and blockchain technology for a vision towards serverless edge computing
  • Advances in quantum mechanics for future improvements in high-performance scientific computing
  • New trends in quantum communication technology for improvised routing entanglement in a quantum internet
  • Advances in quantum computing wave technology towards a rational non-hierarchical quantum state transmission protocol
  • Innovations in quantum mechanically coherent computation for quantum-classical correspondence
  • Novel approaches towards trust-based secure architecture to preserve bitcoins from quantum attacks
  • Advances in quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution for national cyber-security center
  • Emerging trends and technologies of quantum satellites-based learning for quantum information research
  • Recent advancements in improvised quantum option pricing and quantum finance in a scalable smart city
  • Advances in intelligent financial assessment and management tools using quantum finance approaches
  • Innovations in cold tapped ions, factoring, and mixed state entanglement for coherent quantum computers
  • Innovations in near-deterministic photon emitter interfaces for an improvised quantum dynamical phenomenon
  • Recent advancements in a quantum cyber cell for handling challenges in public and private sector crimes

Instructions for Manuscripts

Each paper, written in English, the maximum words number in each paper should be below 8,000 words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

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Important Dates

Submissions Deadline: November 05, 2022

First Reviews Due: February 15, 2023

Second Reviews Due: May 20, 2023

Notification of Final Decision: August 28, 2023

Tentative Publication: December 31, 2023


Guest Editors:

Dr. Sang-Bing Tsai

School of Business, WUYI University, China

E-mail: sangbing@ieee.org


Dr. Chia-Huei Wu

Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

E-mail: chiahuei530@gmail.com


Dr. Jian Mou

Pusan National University, South Korea

E-mail: jian.mou@pusan.ac.kr