F I N A L   C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                    ======== TFP 2017 ===========
          18th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming
                           19-21 June, 2017
                     University of Kent, Canterbury

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.

TFP 2017 will be the main event of a pair of functional programming
events. TFP 2017 will be accompanied by the International Workshop on
Trends in Functional Programming in Education (TFPIE), which will take
place on 22 June.

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;
   * Soesterberg (The Netherlands) in 2014;
   * Inria Sophia-Antipolis (France) in 2015;
   * and Maryland (USA) in 2016.
For further general information about TFP please see the TFP homepage.

== 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Research Articles: leading-edge, previously unpublished research work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, 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 2017 program chairs, Scott Owens and Meng Wang.


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.


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:


Conor McBride           University of Strathclyde (UK)
Cătălin Hriţcu          INRIA Paris (FR)


Submission of draft papers:     5 May, 2017
Notification:                   12 May, 2017
Registration:                   11 June, 2017
TFP Symposium:                  19-21 June, 2017
Student papers feedback:        29 June, 2017
Submission for formal review:   2 August, 2017
Notification of acceptance:     3 November, 2017
Camera ready paper:             2 December, 2017


Meng Wang               University of Kent (UK)
Scott Owens             University of Kent (UK)

Jeremy Yallop           University of Cambridge (UK)
Nicolas Wu              University of Bristol (UK)
Laura Castro            University of A Coruña (ES)
Gabriel Scherer         Northeastern University (US)
Edwin Brady             University of St Andrews (UK)
Janis Voigtländer       Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)
Peter Achten            Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)
Tom Schrijvers          KU Leuven (BE)
Matthew Fluet           Rochester Institute of Technology (US)
Mauro Jaskelioff        CIFASIS/Universidad Nacional de Rosario (AG)
Patricia Johann         Appalachian State University (US)
Bruno Oliveira          The University of Hong Kong (HK)
Rita Loogen             Philipps-Universität Marburg (GE)
David Van Horn          University of Marylan (US)
Soichiro Hidaka         Hosei University (JP)
Michał Pałka            Chalmers University of Technology (SE)
Sandrine Blazy          University of Rennes 1 - IRISA (FR)

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