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TFP 2022 – Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission deadline for pre-symposium review Wednesday 1st December, 2021
Submission deadline for draft papers Wednesday 12th January, 2022
Monday 7th March, 2022
Notification for pre-symposium submissions Friday 21st January, 2022
Notification for draft submissions Friday 21st January, 2022
Friday 11th March, 2022
Symposium dates Thursday 10th - Friday 11th February, 2022
Thursday 17th - Friday 18th March, 2022
Submission deadline for post-symposium reviewing Wednesday 16th March, 2022
Wednesday 6th April, 2022
Notification for post-symposium submissions Friday 13rd May, 2022
Friday 27th May, 2022

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.

Please be aware that TFP uses two distinct rounds of submissions.

Unfortunately, TFP will not take place in Krakow as planned, but instead run virtually as a purely online event.


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 2022 program chairs, Wouter Swierstra and Nicolas Wu.

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.

Instructions to Author

Papers must be submitted at:

Authors of papers have the choice of having their contributions formally reviewed either before or after the Symposium.

Pre-symposium formal review

Papers to be formally reviewed before the symposium should be submitted before an early deadline and 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 web site.

Program Commitee

Guillaume Allais University of St Andrews
José Manuel Calderón Trilla Galois, Inc.
Stephen Chang University of Massachusetts Boston
Matthew Flatt University of Utah
Jeremy Gibbons University of Oxford
Zhenjiang Hu Peking University
Mauro Jaskelioff CIFASIS / Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Moa Johansson Chalmers University of Technology
Shin-ya Katsumata National Institute of Informatics
Oleg Kiselyov Tohoku University
Bas Lijnse Netherlands Defence Academy / Radboud University Nijmegen
Kazutaka Matsuda Tohoku University
Nico Naus Virginia Tech
Christine Rizkallah University of New South Wales
Alejandro Serrano 47 Degrees
Amir Shaikhha Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Aaron Stump University of Iowa
Wouter Swierstra (Co-chair) Utrecht University
Baltasar Trancón Y Widemann Semantics GmbH
Nicolas Wu (Co-chair) Imperial College London
Ningning Xie University of Hong Kong