The 8th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) conference will be held in Berkeley, during January 9-11 2017, and will be sponsored by the Simons Institute.
ITCS seeks to promote research that carries a strong conceptual message (e.g., introducing a new concept or model, opening a new line of inquiry within traditional or interdisciplinary areas, introducing new mathematical techniques and methodologies, or new applications of known techniques). ITCS welcomes all submissions, whether aligned with current theory of computation research directions or deviating from them.
Notification to authors:
Thu September 15, 2016
Mon Oct 31, 2016
Mon-Wed Jan 9-11, 2017
Scott Aaronson (UT Austin)
Elette Boyle (IDC Herzliya)
Mark Braverman (Princeton University)
Alessandro Chiesa (UC Berkeley)
Artur Czumaj (University of Warwick)
Costis Daskalakis (MIT)
Shafi Goldwasser (MIT)
Anna Karlin (University of Washington)
Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University)
Swastik Kopparty (Rutgers University)
Muthu Muthukrishnan (Rutgers University)
Noam Nisan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley) - PC chair
Georgios Piliouras (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Toniann Pitassi (University of Toronto)
Tal Rabin (IBM T.J.Watson Research Center)
Alexander Razborov (University of Chicago)
Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University)
Aviad Rubinstein (UC Berkeley)
Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley)
Chris Umans (CalTech)
Paul Valiant (Brown University)
Virginia Vassilevska-Williams (Stanford University)
Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley)
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Tech)
Mary Wootters (Stanford University)
Nir Yosef (UC Berkeley)
Henry Yuen (UC Berkeley)
Lisa Zhang (Bell Labs)
Authors may either submit a link to their paper on an online archive (ECCC, arXiv, or Crypto ePrint), or they can upload a pdf of the paper on the submission server (in this case the submission will be treated as confidential).
Authors should strive to make their paper accessible not only to experts in their subarea, but also to the theory community at large. It is typically wise for the paper to contain, within its first few pages, a concise and clear presentation of the merits of the paper, including a discussion of its importance, prior work, and an outline (similar to a brief oral presentation) of key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. The paper should also allow reviewers to easily expand their understanding of any specific detail they deem important for evaluating the submission. While there is no official limit on the length of a submission, PC members may not read beyond the first ten pages of the submission.
In keeping with the Innovations theme of the conference, authors are also invited to include with their submission a statement (up to 1,000 words) complementing the paper's introduction so as to inform the committee members (in a more detailed and free-style way than is usually done in an introduction) about the paper's significance, innovations, key technical ideas, and place within (or outside…) our field's scope and literature (if you feel this is self-evident, your statement can simply say that). Think of it as an opportunity to write a sympathetic referee report about, or a review of, your paper: an opportunity to explain the most innovative and novel aspect of your results (rather than an exercise in salesmanship!). Note that statements will be treated as confidential (but may be forwarded to sub-referees). Authors may eventually be encouraged to incorporate particularly insightful parts of their statement into the introduction of their final paper.
To better understand what is intended, here are three examples of statements:
The submission server is here. There are two ways to submit: either (1) submit your statement and a link to the paper on an online archive; or (2) submit your statement and the paper, as one PDF file.