Symposium On Foundations of Computer Science

Symposium On Foundations Of Computer Science

FOCS, the Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, is an academic conference in the field of theoretical computer science. FOCS is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

As Fich (1996) writes, FOCS and its annual Association for Computing Machinery counterpart STOC (the Symposium on Theory of Computing) are considered the two top conferences in theoretical computer science, considered broadly: they “are forums for some of the best work throughout theory of computing that promote breadth among theory of computing researchers and help to keep the community together.” Johnson (1984) includes regular attendance at FOCS and STOC as one of several defining characteristics of theoretical computer scientists.

The Knuth Prize for outstanding contributions to theoretical computer science is presented alternately at FOCS and STOC. The Machtey Award is presented to the best student-authored paper in FOCS.

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... Hartmanis, Juris (1981), "Observations about the development of theoretical computer science", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 3 (1) 42–51, doi10.1109/MAHC.1981.10005, ISSN 1058-6180 ... (1984), "The genealogy of theoretical computer science a preliminary report", ACM SIGACT News 16 (2) 36–49, doi10.1145/1008959.1008960 ...

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