FOCS 2012 Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop Day: Saturday October 20, 2012

FOCS Workshop program: On Saturday October 20, immediately preceding the main conference, FOCS 2012 will be holding a combined tutorial and workshop day, with tutorials in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. This call is to invite groups of researchers interested in organizing one of these workshops to submit a workshop proposal. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions, directions, and challenges. Connections between TCS and other areas, topics less well-represented at FOCS, and open problems are encouraged as workshop topics. The workshop format (invited speakers, panel discussions, etc.) is completely up to the workshop organizers. Note that FOCS does not have funding for invitation of workshop speakers, but we do anticipate funds for breaks with snacks and drinks. Workshop and tutorial attendance will be free for all FOCS registrants.

Proposal submission: Workshop proposals should be no longer than 2 pages. Please include a list of organizers, description of the topic and goals of the workshop, your proposed format (invited talks, contributed talks, panel etc.) and also proposed/tentative speakers if known. Please also indicate your preferred length of time for your workshop, along with minimum acceptable time. We anticipate a 4-5 hour block for workshops, held in parallel and/or in sequence depending on both logistics and preferences of the organizers.

Submission deadline: Proposals should be submitted by June 20, 2012 via email to and should include names and email addresses of all organizers. Proposers will be notified by July 16, 2012.

Workshop chairs: Boaz Barak and Avrim Blum