TFP 2019 Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for pre-symposium formal review Thursday, March 28, 2019
Submission Deadline for Draft Papers Thursday, May 9, 2019
Extended: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Notification for pre-symposium submissions Thursday, May 2, 2019
Notification for Draft Papers Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Extended: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
TFPIE Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Symposium Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Friday, June 14, 2019
Notification of Student Paper Feedback Friday June 21, 2019
Submission Deadline for revised Draft Papers (post-symposium formal review) Thursday, August 1, 2019
Notification for post-symposium submissions Thursday, October 24, 2019
Camera Ready Deadline (both pre- and post-symposium) Friday, November 29, 2019


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  • Research Articles Leading-edge, previously unpublished research work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 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:
  • 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
  • Debugging and profiling 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 2019 program chairs, William J. Bowman and Ron Garcia.

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 in this process may still be accepted for presentation at the symposium, but will not be considered for the post-symposium formal review.

Post-symposium formal review

Papers submitted for post-symposium 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 received at the symposium. A post-symposium refereeing process will then select a subset of these articles for formal publication.

Paper categories

There are two types of submission, each of which can be submitted either for pre-symposium or post-symposium review:

  • Extended abstracts. Extended abstracts are 4 to 10 pages in length.
  • Full papers. Full papers are up to 20 pages in length.

Each submission also belongs to a category:

  • research
  • position
  • project
  • evaluation
  • overview paper
Each submission should clearly indicate to which category it belongs.

Additionally, a draft paper submission—of either type (extended abstract or full paper) and any category—can be considered a student paper. A student paper is one for which primary authors are research students and the majority of the work described was carried out by the students. The submission should indicate that it is a student paper.

Student papers will receive additional feedback from the PC shortly after the symposium has taken place and before the post-symposium submission deadline. Feedback is only provided for accepted student papers, i.e., papers submitted for presentation and post-symposium formal review that are accepted for presentation. If a student paper is rejected for presentation, then it receives no further feedback and cannot be submitted for post-symposium review.


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 Committee

William J. Bowman University of British Columbia
Matteo Cimini University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ryan Culpepper Czech Technical Institute
Joshua Dunfield Queen’s University
Sam Lindley University of Edinburgh
Assia Mahboubi INRIA Nantes
Christine Rizkallah University of New South Wales
Satnam Singh Google AI
Marco T. Morazán Seton Hall University
Ronald Garcia University of British Columbia
John Hughes Chalmers University and Quviq
Nicolas Wu University of Bristol
Tom Schrijvers KU Leuven
Scott Smith Johns Hopkins University
Stephanie Balzer Carnegie Mellon University
Viktória Zsók Eötvös Loránd University