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TFP 2014 : 15th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming


Conference Series : Trends in Functional Programming
When May 26, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Where Soesterberg, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Mar 17, 2014
Notification Due Mar 17, 2014
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2014
Categories    functional programming   multicore/manycore computing   high performance computing   dependently typed p

Call For Papers

15th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming
May 26-28, 2014
Utrecht University
Soesterberg, The Netherlands

The symposium on Trends in Functional Programming (TFP) is an international
forum for researchers with interests in all aspects of functional programming,
taking a broad view of current and future trends in the area. It aspires to
be a lively environment for presenting the latest research results, and other
contributions (see below), described in draft papers submitted prior to the
symposium. A formal post-symposium refereeing process then selects a subset
of the articles presented at the symposium and submitted for formal

Selected papers will be published as a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) volume.

TFP 2014 will be the main event of a pair of functional programming events.
The other is the International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming
in Education (TFPIE). TFPIE will take place on May 25th.

The TFP symposium is the heir of the successful series of Scottish Functional
Programming Workshops. Previous TFP symposia were held in
Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2003, in Munich (Germany) in 2004,
in Tallinn (Estonia) in 2005, in Nottingham (UK) in 2006,
in New York (USA) in 2007, in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2008,
in Komarno (Slovakia) in 2009, in Oklahoma (USA) in 2010, in Madrid (Spain) in
2011, St. Andrews (UK) in 2012 and Provo (Utah, USA) in 2013.
For further general information about TFP please see the TFP homepage.


TFP is pleased to announce talks by the following two invited speakers:

John Hughes of Chalmers, Goteborg, Sweden, is well-known as author of
Why Functional Programming Matters, and as one of the designers of QuickCheck
(together with Koen Claessen); the paper on QuickCheck won the
ICFP Most Influential Paper Award in 2010. Currently he divides his time between
his professorship and Quviq, a company that performs property-based testing of
software with a tool implemented in Erlang.

Dr. Geoffrey Mainland received his PhD from Harvard University where he was
advised by Greg Morrisett and Matt Welsh. After a two year postdoc with the
Programming Principles and Tools group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, he is
now an assistant professor at Drexel University. His research focuses on
high-level programming language and runtime support for non-general purpose

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 submitted for simultaneous publication to
any other forum. They may consider any aspect of functional programming:
theoretical, implementation-oriented, or more experience-oriented.
Applications of functional programming techniques to other languages are
also within the scope of the symposium.

Topics suitable for the symposium include:

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
Using functional techniques to reason about imperative/object-oriented programs
Debugging 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 2014 program chair, Jurriaan Hage at


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.


TFP is financially supported by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific
Research), Well-Typed and Erlang Solutions.


Acceptance of articles for presentation at the symposium is based on a
lightweight peer review process of extended abstracts (4 to 10 pages in
length) or full papers (16 pages). The submission must clearly indicate
which category it belongs to: research, position, project, evaluation,
or overview paper. It should also indicate whether the main author or
authors are research students. In the case of a full student paper, the
paper will receive additional feedback by one of the PC members shortly
after the symposium has taken place.

We shall use EasyChair for the refereeing process.


Submission of draft papers: March 17, 2014
Notification: March 24, 2014
Registration: April 7, 2014
TFP Symposium: May 26-28, 2014
Student papers feedback: June 9th, 2014
Submission for formal review: July 1st, 2014
Notification of acceptance: September 8th, 2014
Camera ready paper: October 8th, 2014


Peter Achten Radboud University Nijmegen
Emil Axelsson Chalmers
Lucilia Camarao de Figueiredo Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
Laura Castro University of A Coruna
Frank Huch Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Matthew Fluet Rochester Institute of Technology
Jurriaan Hage (chair) University of Utrecht
Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba
Andrew Kennedy Microsoft Research
Tamas Kozsik Eotvos Lorand University
Ben Lippmeier University of New South Wales
Luc Maranget INRIA
Jay McCarthy Brigham Young University
Marco T. Morazan Seton Hall University
Ricardo Pena Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Alexey Rodriguez madvertise
Sven-Bodo Scholz Heriot-Watt University
Manuel Serrano INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Simon Thompson University of Kent
Tarmo Uustalu Inst of Cybernetics
David Van Horn Maryland University
Janis Voigtlaender University of Bonn

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