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Towards a Quantum Software Modeling Language

Pérez-Delgado, Carlos A, Perez-Gonzalez, Hector G (2020) Towards a Quantum Software Modeling Language. In: ICSEW'20: Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops. . pp. 442-444. ACM, New York, USA ISBN 978-1-4503-7963-2. (doi:10.1145/3387940.3392183) (KAR id:80774)

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We set down the principles behind a modeling language for quantum software. We present a minimal set of extensions to the well-known Unified Modeling Language (UML) that allows it to effectively model quantum software. These extensions are separate and independent of UML as a whole. As such they can be used to extend any other software modeling language, or as a basis for a completely new language. We argue that these extensions are both necessary and sufficient to model, abstractly, any piece of quantum software. Finally, we provide a small set of examples that showcase the effectiveness of the extension set.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/3387940.3392183
Uncontrolled keywords: quantum computing, software engineering, UML
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Carlos Perez Delgado
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 10:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:12 UTC
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