[erlang-questions] Call for Papers: 15th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming, May 2014, Utrecht

Simon Thompson s.j.thompson@REDACTED
Mon Dec 2 16:25:50 CET 2013

                        C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                        ======== TFP 2014 ===========
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 J.Hage@REDACTED 


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

Simon Thompson | Professor of Logic and Computation 
School of Computing | University of Kent | Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK
s.j.thompson@REDACTED | M +44 7986 085754 | W www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~sjt

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