ITCS (previously known as ICS) seeks to promote research that carries a strong conceptual message (e.g., introducing a new concept or model, opening a new line of inquiry within traditional or cross-interdisciplinary areas, or introducing new techniques or new applications of known techniques). ITCS welcomes all submissions, whether aligned with current theory of computation research directions or deviating from them.Important DatesPaper Submission Deadline: Friday,August 8, 2014, 5PM PDT
Apparently in some fit of weakness I agreed to be on the PC.
I think an ongoing question about ITCS is how well it lives up to its "mission statement". Part of the question is whether ITCS is necessary -- do FOCS/STOC/SODA not do a sufficiently good job of accepting "conceptual" papers -- and sufficient(ly doing a good job) -- is it really focusing on accepting conceptual papers, or is it just the same-old. So I guess I'll be able to look under the hood to see how it's going.
My current/upcoming PCs have been SIGCOMM and coNEXT (2014), and ITCS and ICALP part C (2015). I'm feeling happily diverse in what I get to read.