ITCS - Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science

The 15th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) conference will take place at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing on the University of California, Berkeley campus. It will be held in person from Tuesday, January 30 to Friday February 2, 2024. The conference will run in a single track and all sessions will take place at the Calvin Lab auditorium.

ITCS seeks to promote research with innovative or bold agendas, which could be conceptual, technical, or methodological, and whose message will advance and inspire the greater theory community. The program committee welcomes papers introducing a new concept, model or understanding; opening a new line of inquiry within traditional or interdisciplinary areas; introducing new mathematical techniques and methodologies, or new applications of known techniques; putting forth a bold, even if preliminary, vision or line of attack; or unearthing novel or surprising connections between different topics.

Conference Program (with links to Videos and Proceedings)

Conference Proceedings

Conference registration page

Hotel information:

There is no negotiated hotel room block for the conference; the local event page has a link to a list of recommended accomodation options.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:

Submission deadline:

Notification to authors:

Early registration deadline:

Conference dates:


September 5, 2023 (04:59pm PDT)

September 8, 2023 (04:59pm PDT)

November 8, 2023

January 8, 2024

January 30-Feburary 2, 2024

Program committee

Maryam Aliakbarpour (Rice University)
Benny Applebaum (Tel Aviv University)
Arnab Bhattacharyya (National University of Singapore)
Kshipra Bhawalkar (Google Research)
Avrim Blum (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Moses Charikar (Stanford University)
Vincent Cohen-Addad (Google Research)
Andrea Coladangelo (University of Washington)
Jelena Diakonikolas (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ran Duan (Tsinghua University)
Alina Ene (Boston University)
Bill Fefferman (University of Chicago)
Shuichi Hirahara (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Sivakanth Gopi (Microsoft Research)
Fernando Granha Jeromino (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley)
Venkatesan Guruswami (University of California, Berkeley - Chair)
William Hoza (University of Chicago)
Elias Koutsoupias (University of Oxford)
Michael P. Kim (UC Berkeley/Cornell University)
Bundit Laekhanukit (Shanghai Univesity of Finance and Economics)
Jerry Li (Microsoft Research)
Ray Li (Santa Clara University)
    Guilio Malavolta (Bocconi University/Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy)
Daniele Micciancio (University of California, San Diego)
Dor Minzer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jonathan Mosheiff (Ben-Gurion University)
Partha Mukhopadhyay (Chennai Mathematical Institute)
Rasmus Pagh (University of Copenhagen)
Aditya Potukuchi (York University)
Eric Price (University of Texas at Austin)
Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Robert Robere (McGill University)
Nicolas Resch (University of Amsterdam)
Sushant Sachdeva (University of Toronto)
Michael Saks (Rutgers University)
Hadas Shachnai (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Rocco Servedio (Columbia University)
Piyush Srivastava (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
Xiaorui Sun (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Magnus Wahlstrom (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Matt Weinberg (Princeton University)
Manolis Zampetakis (Yale University)
Goran Zuzic (Google Research)

Call for Papers

Online posting

Authors are encouraged to post full versions of their submissions in a freely accessible online repository such as the arxiv, the ECCC, or the Cryptology ePrint archive. It is generally expected that authors of accepted papers will make full versions of their papers, with proofs, available before the conference begins.

Conference presentation

All the talks are expected to be in person. The talks in the conference will not be recorded, and instead the authors of each paper will be asked to upload a 20-25 minute talk, which will be posted online.

Graduating bits

Participants near to graduation (on either side) will be given an opportunity to present (in 2-3 minutes) their results, research, plans, personality, and so on during the "Graduating bits" session. This is one of the important traditions of ITCS, and not to be missed! Details on how to participate will be provided closer to the conference date.


The committee may award a "best student paper" award.

Code of Conduct

ITCS is committed to an inclusive conference experience, respectful of all participants, and free from any discrimination or harassment, including unwelcome advances or propositions of an intimate nature, particularly when coming from a more senior researcher to a less senior one. All ITCS attendees are expected to behave accordingly. If you experience or witness discrimination, harassment or other unethical behavior at the conference, we encourage you to seek advice by contacting SafeToC advocates (


The accepted papers will be published by LIPIcs in the electronic proceedings of the conference. To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask the PC chair to have only a one page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the PDF of the full paper on an online archive.