Call for Papers

Important dates

Submissions of draft papers:April 25, 2016
Notification:May 2, 2016
Registration:June 1, 2016
TFPIE Workshop:June 7, 2016
TFP Symposium:June 8–10, 2016
Student papers feedback:June 14, 2016
Submission for formal review:July 14, 2016
Notification of acceptance:October 31, 2016
Camera ready paper:November 30, 2016


The symposium recognizes that new trends may arise through various routes. As part of the Symposium's focus on trends we therefore identify the following five article categories. High-quality articles are solicited in any of these categories:

  • Research Articles: leading-edge, previously unpublished research work
  • Position Articles: on what new trends should or should not be
  • Project Articles: descriptions of recently started new projects
  • Evaluation Articles: what lessons can be drawn from a finished project
  • Overview Articles: summarizing work with respect to a trendy subject

Articles must be original and not simultaneously submitted for publication to any other forum. They may consider any aspect of functional programming: theoretical, implementation-oriented, or experience-oriented. Applications of functional programming techniques to other languages are also within the scope of the symposium.

Topics suitable for the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Functional programming and multicore/manycore computing
  • Functional programming in the cloud
  • High performance functional computing
  • Extra-functional (behavioural) properties of functional programs
  • Dependently typed functional programming
  • Validation and verification of functional programs
  • Debugging and profiling for functional languages
  • Functional programming in different application areas: security, mobility, telecommunications applications, embedded systems, global computing, grids, etc.
  • Interoperability with imperative programming languages
  • Novel memory management techniques
  • Program analysis and transformation techniques
  • Empirical performance studies
  • Abstract/virtual machines and compilers for functional languages
  • (Embedded) domain specific languages
  • New implementation strategies
  • Any new emerging trend in the functional programming area

If you are in doubt on whether your article is within the scope of TFP, please contact the TFP 2016 program chair, David Van Horn.

Best Paper Awards

To reward excellent contributions, TFP awards a prize for the best paper accepted for the formal proceedings.TFP traditionally pays special attention to research students, acknowledging that students are almost by definition part of new subject trends. A student paper is one for which the authors state that the paper is mainly the work of students, the students are listed as first authors, and a student would present the paper. A prize for the best student paper is awarded each year.

In both cases, it is the PC of TFP that awards the prize. In case the best paper happens to be a student paper, that paper will then receive both prizes.

Program Committee

Program Chair:David Van HornUniversity of Maryland (US)
Program Committee:
Amal AhmedNortheastern University (US)
Nada AminÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Kenichi AsaiOchanomizu University (JP)
Małgorzata BiernackaUniversity of Wroclaw (PL)
Laura CastroUniversity of A Coruña (ES)
Ravi ChughUniversity of Chicago (US)
Silvia GhilezanUniversity of Novi Sad (SR)
Clemens GrelckUniversity of Amsterdam (NL)
John HughesChalmers University of Technology (SE)
Suresh JagannathanPurdue University (US)
Pieter KoopmanRadboud University Nijmegen (NL)
Geoffrey MainlandDrexel University (US)
Chris MartensUniversity of California, Santa Cruz (US)
Jay McCarthyUniversity of Massachusetts, Lowell (US)
Heather MillerÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Manuel SerranoINRIA, Sophia-Antipolis (FR)
Scott SmithJohns Hopkins University (US)
Éric TanterUniversity of Chile (CL)
Niki VazouUniversity of California, San Diego (US)
Stephanie WeirichUniversity of Pennsylvania (US)