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November 15, 2018

Workshop on Quantum Computing

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This event was conceived during a mini-workshop on Quantum Computing for Earth Observation which was held on 15 November 2018 at the ESA Φ-Week in ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Frascati, Italy. At this event representatives from the quantum computing community, from both academia and industry, met with Earth Observation practitioners. The objective was to explore possible synergies between the two technologies to stimulate their further development and to accelerate their impact for societal benefit. The focus of the workshop was on the application of quantum computing for downstream data processing and Earth observation data exploitation.

The workshop aimed to prepare the ground for the opportunities that will be presented when the quantum community will be able to produce software for quantum-enhanced optimisation problems of direct use in big data management. Together with machine learning, quantum computing has the potential to be a game-changer in data science and applications.