Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS) is the premier computer science conference in India, and takes place each year in December since 1981. It is organised by IARCS, the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science. The FSTTCS conference is a forum for presenting original results in foundational aspects of Computer Science and Software Technology.

Next conference

FSTTCS 2019 will take place in IIT Bombay. The events include:

  • SAT/SMT winter school (co-located with FSTTCS 2019): December 8–10, 2019.
  • Pre-conference workshop: December 10, 2019.
  • FSTTCS 2019: December 11–13, 2019.
  • Post-conference workshop : December 14, 2019.

Click here to access past editions of FSTTCS.


The proceedings from 1984 till 2007 have been published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. Since 2008, the proceedings are published electronically as part of the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics.

Bidding for hosting FSTTCS 2020 is now open. If you wish to host FSTTCS 2020 in your institution, please fill in this form and submit by April 15, 2019.

FSTTCS proceedings are available for free since 2008, as part of the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. Click on the links below to browse and search for papers in each individual year.