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TFP 2024 – Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission deadline: pre-symposium, full papers Wednesday 23rd November, 2022
Submission deadline: pre-symposium, draft papers Friday 16th December, 2022
Notification: pre-symposium submissions Friday 23rd December, 2022
Registration Friday 6th January, 2023
TFPIE Workshop Thursday 12th January, 2023
TFP Symposium Friday 13th - Sunday 15th January, 2023
Submission deadline: post-symposium review Friday 17th February, 2023
Notification: post-symposium submissions Friday 31st March, 2023

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 UMass Boston, Massachusetts 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 23, 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, December 16, 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 17.


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 2023 program chair, Stephen Chang.

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, a prize for the best student paper is awarded each year. 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.

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

Papers must be submitted at:

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.

Program Committee

Peter Achten Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nada Amin Harvard University, USA
Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant Untypable LLC, USA
Laura M. Castro University of A Coruña, Spain
Stephen Chang (Chair) University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
John Clements Cal Poly, USA
Youyou Cong Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Paul Downen University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Kathy Gray Meta Platforms, Inc., UK
Ben Greenman University of Utah, USA
Jason Hemann Seton Hall University, USA
Patricia Johann Appalachian State University, USA
Alexis King Tweag, USA
Julia Lawall Inria-Paris, France
Daniel Patterson Northeastern University, USA
Barak Pearlmutter Maynooth University, Ireland
Norman Ramsey Tufts University, USA
Ilya Sergey National University of Singapore, Singapore
Melinda Tóth Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Ningning Xie University of Toronto, Canada