November 6-9, 2023

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Submission deadline:

August 21, 2023


August 28, 2023

Conference dates::

November 6 – 9, 2023

FOCS 2023 will hold workshops each day during the conference, November 6-9, 2023. We invite groups of interested researchers to submit workshop proposals.

The FOCS 2023 workshops provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions, directions and challenges in the field. Workshops often serve the important purpose of introducing researchers to new areas and agendas. We also encourage workshops that focus on connections between theoretical computer science and other areas.
Format: Each workshop should be either 2.5 hours or 5 hours, for a total of 15 hours dedicated to all workshops.
Each day will have one 75-minute parallel session for workshops. All workshops are in-person. 

Proposal Submission

Workshop and tutorial proposals should fit within two pages. Please include a list of names and email addresses of the organizers, a brief description of the topic and the goals of the workshop, and the format (overview talks, invited talks, contributed talks, poster session, panel discussion, etc) and proposed or tentatively confirmed speakers if known. The proposal should specify the desired duration (2.5 hours or 5 hours).


We encourage proposals to directly address how the topics will fit together and how the format will help researchers, not already acquainted with the subarea, learn about it. If your proposal is accepted and you wish to solicit contributed talks, we can link to your call-for-contributions from the FOCS 2023 page. Feel free to contact the workshop co-chairs directly if you have any questions.


Co-chairs: Pravesh Kothari <[email protected]>, Henry Yuen <[email protected]>

Submission Instructions

Submission Instructions: Submission Instructions: Proposals should be submitted by August 21, 2023 via email to Pravesh Kothari <[email protected]> and Henry Yuen <[email protected]>. Proposers will be notified by August 28, 2023 whether their proposals have been accepted. Here is a sample template for workshop proposals; you may use another format if you prefer.