Submission format and style:
, Washington U., St. Louis
, U. Washington
, U. Penn.
, U. Victoria
, Georgia Tech.
, Tel Aviv
, U. Washington
, Samsung Research America
, U. Penn.
, Penn. State
Submissions should be
written such that their content, style, and appearance help to
facilitate the reviewing process. Authors should keep in mind
that PC members will be directly responsible for the
evaluation of many papers. The submission should be
addressed to a broad spectrum of theoretical computer
scientists, not solely to experts in the subarea.
Prior and simultaneous submission
Submissions should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts,
in a single-column, with ample spacing throughout and at least
1-inch margins all around. The title page of each submission
should contain the paperís title; each authorís name,
affiliation, and email address; and a short abstract
summarizing the paperís contributions. This should be followed
by the body of the paper. Papers not adhering to the requirements on font size and margin length may be rejected summarily.
- Authors bear the burden of making submissions accessible to
the reviewers in their subarea and in the theory of computing
at large. It is typically wise for a submission 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 submission should also allow
reviewers to easily expand their understanding of any
specific detail they deem important to evaluating
the submission. There is no official limit on the length
of a submission, but in typical cases
PC members will not read beyond the first ten pages of the
Simultaneous submission of
the same (or essentially the same or overlapping) paper to ITCS 2016 and to
another conference with published proceedings will not be considered for
acceptance at ITCS 2016. Results previously published or presented at another
archival conference prior to ITCS, or published (or accepted for publication)
in a journal prior to the submission deadline to ITCS, will not be
considered. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only
if the author intends to publish the paper as a one page abstract in ITCS
2016 (see below). Papers that are accepted and appear as a one page abstract
can be subsequently submitted for publication in a journal but should not be
submitted to any other conference that has a published proceedings.
: Papers accepted to the conference must be presented at the
conference, and a version of the paper must be published in the proceedings.
The exact schedule of presentations, including the time allotted for each presentation (which may vary for different presentations),
will be decided based on the pool of accepted papers.
- Typical accepted papers will be allocated roughly ten pages (exact
length to be determined later), for publication in an electronic proceedings
of the conference.
To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields,
authors of accepted papers can ask the PC chair that only a one page abstract of the paper
appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper.
Authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This
option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that
would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a
conference proceedings. The one-page version of such papers must be submitted electronically and
formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.
Authors are required to submit
their papers electronically, in PDF (without security
restrictions on copying or printing). The submission server is