Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) and Quantum Annealing are computational methods that can be used to solve combinatorial optimization and related problems including sampling and quantum simulation. In addition to the existing commercial hardware, several efforts are now underway to manufacture processors that implement these strategies.
The tenth International Conference, AQC 2021, brings together researchers from different communities to explore this computational paradigm and related topics. The goal of the conference is to promote a dialogue on the challenges that must be overcome to realize practically useful quantum annealing in existing and near-term hardware.
The conference is a sequel to AQC 2012 (Albuquerque), AQC 2013 (London), AQC 2014 (Los Angeles), and AQC 2015 (Zurich), AQC 2016 (Google), AQC 2017 (Tokyo), AQC 2018 (NASA Ames), AQC2019(Innsbruck), and AQC2020(Trieste)