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                        ======== TFP 2015 ===========

              16th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming
                               June 3-5, 2015
                       Inria Sophia Antipolis, France

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 (see
below). 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.

The selected revised papers will be published as a Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (www.springer.com/lncs) volume.

TFP 2015 will be the main event of a pair of functional programming
events. TFP 2015 will be accompanied by the International Workshop on
Trends in Functional Programming in Education (TFPIE), which will take
place on June 2nd.

The TFP symposium is the heir of the successful series of Scottish
Functional Programming Workshops. Previous TFP symposia were held in
  * Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2003;
  * Munich (Germany) in 2004;
  * Tallinn (Estonia) in 2005;
  * Nottingham (UK) in 2006;
  * New York (USA) in 2007;
  * Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2008;
  * Komarno (Slovakia) in 2009;
  * Oklahoma (USA) in 2010;
  * Madrid (Spain) in 2011;
  * St. Andrews (UK) in 2012;
  * Provo (Utah, USA) in 2013;
  * and in Soesterberg (The Netherlands) in 2014.
For further general information about TFP please see the TFP homepage.


TFP is pleased to announce talks by the following two invited speakers:

  * Laurence Rideau is a researcher at INRIA and is interested in the
    semantics of programming languages , the formal methods, and the
    verification tools for programs and mathematical proofs.  She
    participated in the beginnings of the Compcert project (certified
    compiler), and is part of the Component Mathematical team in the
    MSR-INRIA joint laboratory, who performed the formalization of the
    Feit-Thompson theorem successfully.

    Thirty years ago, computers barged in mathematics with the famous
    proof of the Four Color Theorem.  Initially limited to simple
    calculation, their role is now expanding to the reasoning whose
    complexity is beyond the capabilities of most humans, as the proof of
    the classification of finite simple groups.  We present our large
    collaborative adventure around the formalization of the Feit-Thompson
    theorem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feit%E2%80%93Thompson_theorem)
    that is a first step to the classification of finite groups
    and that uses a palette of methods and techniques that range from
    formal logic to software (and mathematics) engineering.

  * Anil Madhavapeddy

== SCOPE ==

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

Topics suitable for the symposium include:

    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 2015 program chair, Manuel Serrano.


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.


TFP is financially supported by Erlang Solutions.


Acceptance of articles for presentation at the symposium is based on a
lightweight peer review process of 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.

We use EasyChair for the refereeing process. Papers must be submitted at:


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



Submission of draft papers:     March 31, 2015
Notification:                   April 7, 2015
Registration:                   May 4, 2015
TFP Symposium:                  June 3-5, 2015
Student papers feedback:        June 9, 2015
Submission for formal review:   July 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance:     September 8, 2015
Camera ready paper:             October 8, 2015


Janis Voigtländer               University of Bonn, DE
Scott Owens                     University of Kent, UK
Neil Sculthorpe                 Swansea University, UK
Colin Runciman                  University of York, UK
Manuel Serrano                  Inria (PC chair), FR
Rinus Plasmeijer                University of Nijmegen, NL
Tomas Petricek                  University of Cambridge, UK
Marco T. Morazan                Seton Hall University, USA
Wolfgang De Meuter              Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE
Michel Mauny                    Ensta ParisTech, FR
Sam Lindley                     The University of Edinburgh, UK
Daan Leijen                     Microsoft, USA
Jurriaan Hage                   Utrecht University, NL
Andy Gill                       University of Kansas, USA
Thomas Gazagnaire               University of Cambrige, UK
Lars-Ake Fredlund               Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
Jean-Christophe Filliatre       Université Paris Sud Orsay, FR
Marc Feeley                     Université de Montréal, CA
Olaf Chitil                     University of Kent, UK
Edwin Brady                     University of St Andrews, UK

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