Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Submission deadline: November 17, 2012

On Saturday, June 1, immediately preceding the main conference, STOC 2013 will be holding 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. Connections between theoretical computer science and other areas, topics that are not well represented at STOC, and open problems are encouraged as workshop topics. Organizers are completely free to choose their workshop formats (invited speakers, panel discussions, etc.). The program for June 1 may also involve tutorials, each consisting of 1-2 survey talks on a particular area, and we welcome tutorial proposals as well.

STOC does not have funds to pay travel expenses or honoraria to invited workshop and tutorial speakers, but we do anticipate funds for breaks with snacks and drinks.

Workshop and tutorial attendance will be free for all STOC registrants.

Proposal submission: 
 Workshop and tutorial proposals should be no longer than 2 pages. Please include a list of names and email addresses of the organizers, a description of the topic and goals of the workshop or tutorial, the proposed workshop format (invited talks, contributed talks, panel, etc.), and proposed or tentatively accepted speakers if known. Please also indicate your preferred length of time for your workshop or tutorial, along with your minimum acceptable time. We anticipate a 4-5 hour block for each workshop and a 1-3 hour block for each tutorial. Please feel free to contact the Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs at the email address below if you have questions about workshop or tutorial proposals.

Submission deadline: 
 Proposals should be submitted by November 17, 2012, via email to stoc2013workshops@gmail.com. Proposers will be notified by December 24, 2012, about whether their proposals have been accepted.