Design of Reversible and Quantum Circuits (Dagstuhl Seminar 11502)

Kenichi Morita & Robert Wille
It is a widely supported prediction that conventional computer hardware technologies are going to reach their limits in the near future. Consequently, researchers are working on alternatives. Reversible circuits and quantum circuits are one promising direction which allows to overcome fundamental barriers. However, no real design flow for this new kind of circuits exists so far. Physical implementations are in its infancy. Within this seminar, recent research questions of this emerging technology have been discussed.