From Sandy Irani, FOCS 2020 PC chair:
In light of the very unusual developments in the world due to the spread of Covid-19 and the disruption it is causing to many people in our field, especially those with young children at home, the FOCS PC has decided to push back the final deadline for papers by six days. We would have liked to do more, but we still are trying to stick to our timeline for notification since that date is coordinated with other deadlines in the theory community. In addition, some members of the committee are also affected by this crisis and there is concern that we may not be able to do our job as a committee in a shorter time frame. Pre-registration (including titles and abstracts) is still required by the original deadline. Here are the new dates:
Pre-registration (including titles and abstracts): Thursday April 9, 11:59 PM (EDT)
Final Paper Submission: Wednesday April 15, 11:59 PM (EDT)
Conference url: https://focs2020.cs.duke.edu/
We hope you all stay healthy!
–Sandy Irani, for the FOCS 2020 Committee