Call for FOCS 2018 Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

  • Workshop and Tutorial Day: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs: Robert Kleinberg and James R. Lee
  • Submission deadline:  August 1st, 2018
  • Notification: August 6th, 2018

On Saturday, October 6th, immediately preceding the main conference, FOCS 2018 will hold a workshop-and-tutorials day.  We invite groups of interested researchers to submit workshop or tutorial proposals.

The goal of a workshop is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions, directions, and challenges. The goal of a tutorial is to educate TCS researchers about foundational material and recent developments in a research area in which they may not already be conversant. Connections between theoretical computer science and other areas, topics that are not well represented at FOCS, and open problems are also encouraged.

Format: The workshop/tutorial day will start at 9am and end at 5pm with lunch from 12-2pm.   It will take place near the main FOCS 2018 venue. Organizers are completely free to choose their workshop formats (invited speakers, panel discussions, etc.). Both full-day and half-day workshops are a possibility.

FOCS does not have funds to cover travel expenses or honoraria for invited workshop and tutorial speakers. Workshop and tutorials attendance will, however, be free and there is no separate registration for attending them.

For an idea about previous workshops and tutorials, consult the following links:

STOC 2018:


FOCS 2017:

STOC 2017:

FOCS 2016:

STOC 2016:

Proposal submission

Workshop and tutorial proposals should fit into one page. Please include a list of names and email addresses of the organizers, a brief description of the topic and the goals of the workshop or tutorial, the proposed workshop format (invited talks, contributed talks, panel, etc.), and proposed or tentatively confirmed speakers if known.  Please also indicate the preferred length of time for your workshop or tutorial (full day or half day).  Feel free to contact the Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs at the email address below if you have any questions.

Submission deadline

Proposals should be submitted by August 1st via email to  Proposers will be notified by August 6th whether their proposals have been accepted.