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TFP 2024 – Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission deadline: pre-symposium, full papers Saturday 4 November, 2023
Submission deadline: pre-symposium, draft papers Thursday 30 November, 2023
Friday 8 December, 2023
Notification: pre-symposium full papers Friday 8 December, 2023
Notification: pre-symposium draft papers Friday 8 December, 2023
Thursday 14 December, 2023
Registration Friday 5 January, 2024
TFPiE Workshop Tuesday 9 January 2024
TFP Symposium Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 January, 2024
Submission deadline: post-symposium review Friday 23 February, 2024
Notification: post-symposium submissions Friday 5 April, 2024

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.

This year, TFP will take place in-person at Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ in the United States. It is co-located with the Trends in Functional Programming in Education (TFPIE) workshop, which will take on the day before the main symposium.

Please be aware that TFP has several submission deadlines. The first, November 4, is for authors that wish to have their full paper reviewed prior to the symposium. Papers that are accepted in this way must also be presented at the symposium. The second, November 30, is for authors that wish to present their work or work-in progress at the symposium first without submitting to the full review process for publication. These authors can then take into account feedback received at the symposium and submit a full article for review by the third deadline, February 23.


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:

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:

If you are in doubt on whether your article is within the scope of TFP, please contact the TFP 2024 program chair, Jason Hemann.

Best Paper Awards

TFP awards two prizes for the best papers each year.

First, to reward excellent contributions, TFP awards a prize for the best overall paper accepted for the post-conference formal proceedings.

Second, each year TFP also awards a prize for the best student paper. 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 the paper’s first authors, and a student would present the paper.

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

Instructions to Authors

Authors must submit papers to:

Authors of papers have the choice of having their contributions formally reviewed either before or after the Symposium. Further, pre-symposium submissions may either be full (earlier deadline) or draft papers (later deadline).

Pre-symposium formal review

Papers to be formally reviewed before the symposium should be submitted before the early deadline and will receive their reviews and notification of acceptance for both presentation and publication before the symposium. A paper that has been rejected for publication but accepted for presentation may be resubmitted for the post-symposium formal review.

Post-symposium formal review

Draft papers will receive minimal reviews and notification of acceptance for presentation at the symposium. Authors of draft papers will be invited to submit revised papers based on the feedback receive at the symposium. A post-symposium refereeing process will then select a subset of these articles for formal publication.

Paper categories

Draft papers and papers submitted for formal review are submitted as extended abstracts (4 to 10 pages in length) or full papers (20 pages). The submission must clearly indicate which category it belongs to: research, position, project, evaluation, or overview paper. It should also indicate which authors are research students, and whether the main author(s) are students. A draft paper for which all authors are students will receive additional feedback by one of the PC members shortly after the symposium has taken place.


Papers must be written in English, and written using the LNCS style. For more information about formatting please consult the Springer LNCS Guidelines web site.

Organizing Committee

Jason Hemann PC Chair Seton Hall University, USA
Stephen Chang Symposium Chair University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Shajina Anand Local Arrangements Seton Hall University, South Orange, USA
Peter Achten Publicity Chair Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands