STACS 2016 - Call for Papers

33rd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science
February 17-20, 2016, Orléans, France

Submission deadline: Sep 18, 2015


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Typical areas include (but are not limited to):

  • algorithms and data structures, including: parallel, distributed, approximation, and randomized algorithms, computational geometry, cryptography, algorithmic learning theory, analysis of algorithms;
  • automata and formal languages;
  • computational complexity, parameterized complexity, randomness in computation;
  • logic in computer science, including: semantics, specification and verification, rewriting and deduction;
  • current challenges, for example: natural computing, quantum computing, mobile and net computing.





Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages (excluding the references section).

The usage of pdflatex and the LIPIcs style file (see below) are mandatory; no changes to font size, page geometry etc. are permitted. Submissions not in the correct format or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to non-specialist readers.

Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix, to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings or to journals is not allowed. PC members are excluded from submitting.

There will be a rebuttal period for authors. Authors will receive the reviews of their submissions (via EasyChair) on Nov 13/14 and have three days (Nov 14 – 16) to submit rebuttals (via EasyChair). These rebuttals become part of the PC meeting, but entail no specific responses.

The submission site, which opened on Jun 25, 2015, is


Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the symposium. As usual, these proceedings will appear in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. This guarantees perennial, free and easy electronic access, while the authors retain the rights over their work. With their submission, authors consent to sign a license authorizing the program committee chairs to organize the electronic publication of their paper, provided the paper is accepted.

Further details are available on and on the conference website


Submission deadline: Sep 18, 2015
Rebuttal period: Nov 14-16, 2015
Author notification: Dec 4, 2015
Final version due: Jan 2, 2016
Symposium: Feb 17-20, 2016


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CONTACT INFORMATION (for general information) (for information regarding paper submission)

Important dates

  • Submission: Sep 18, 2015
  • Rebuttal: Nov 14-16, 2015
  • Notification: Dec 4, 2015
  • Final version: Jan 2, 2016
  • Symposium: Feb 17-20, 2016