TFP 2018 Call for Papers

Important dates

Submission for formal review (pre-symposium review): March 26, 2018
Submission of draft papers (post-symposium review): April 26, 2018
Notification (both pre- and post-symposium review): May 3, 2018
Registration: June 3, 2018
TFP Symposium: June 11-13, 2018
TFPIE Workshop: June 14, 2018
Student papers feedback: June 21, 2018
Submission for formal review (post-symposium review): August 14, 2018
Notification of acceptance (post-symposium review): September 20, 2018
Camera-ready submission (both pre- and post-symposium review):November 30, 2018


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Leading-edge, previously unpublished research work;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:

If you are in doubt on whether your article is within the scope of TFP, please contact the TFP 2018 program chairs, Michał Pałka and Magnus Myreen.

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.

Paper Submissions

We use EasyChair for the refereeing process. 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

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 Committee

Program Co-chairs

Michał Pałka,Chalmers University of Technology (SE)
Magnus Myreen,Chalmers University of Technology (SE)

Program Committee

Soichiro Hidaka, Hosei University (JP)
Meng Wang, University of Bristol (UK)
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University Bloomington (US)
Tiark Rompf, Purdue University (US)
Patricia Johann, Appalachian State University (US)
Neil Sculthorpe, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Andres Löh, Well-Typed LLP (UK)
Tarmo Uustalu, Tallinn University of Technology (EE)
Cosmin E. Oancea, University of Copenhagen (DK)
Mauro Jaskelioff, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (AR)
Peter Achten, Radboud University (NL)
Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Microsoft Research (UK)
Alberto Pardo, Universidad de la República (UY)
Natalia Chechina, University of Glasgow (UK)
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen (DK)
Scott Owens, University of Kent (UK)