Trends in Functional Programming: Instructions for Authors

Scope of the Symposium

The TFP Symposium recognises that new trends may arise through various routes. As part of the Symposium's focus on trends we therefore identify the following five categories of paper. High-quality papers are solicited in any of these categories:

Papers must be original, and not submitted for simultaneous publication in any other forum. They may consider any aspect of functional programming: theoretical, implementation-oriented, or more experience-oriented. Also applications of functional programming techniques to other languages may be considered.

Papers on the following subject areas are particularly welcome:

If you are in doubt on whether your paper is within the scope of TFP, please contact the TFP 2006 programme chair, Henrik Nilsson.

Best Student Paper Award

TFP traditionally pays special attention to research students, acknowledging that students are almost by definition part of new subject trends. To acknowledge this, a prize for the best student paper is awarded each year.

Extended Abstracts and Full Papers

Acceptance to the symposium is by extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts are to be completed to full papers before the symposium for publication in the local symposium proceedings and on-line.

Abstracts and full papers must be written in English. The submission must clearly indicate to which category it belongs: research, position, project, evaluation or overview paper. Extended abstracts must be between 6 and 10 pages. Full papers must not exceed 16 pages. However, note that papers in some categories may comprise considerably fewer pages.

Use the tfp05symp.cls LaTeX class with the option tfpsymp to typeset the full paper. Authors are encouraged to use this for the extended abstracts as well. The class file is mainly a wrapper around article. Brief usage instructions are included within the class file.


Important dates:
     Deadline for abstract submission:   17 February, 2006
Notification of acceptance: 27 February, 2006
Camera-ready copy of full paper: 24 March, 2006

Please submit extended abstracts and full papers by e-mail to the programme chair (at least for now: a web-based submission site might be put in place later if that seems to be worthwhile). As the subject of your email, use one of the following, as appropriate:

In the body of the mail, please state

Enclose the abstract or paper itself as an attachment in PDF format. Ensure

Additionally for Full Papers: The full papers will be collected into a local proceedings. They will also be made available on-line subject to the following conditions, with which all authors are asked to agree:

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When submitting the full paper, include a copy of the above conditions in the body of the submisson e-mail and clearly state that you (and your co-authors) agree that your TFP 2006 contribution is made available on-line on the TFP site under those conditions.

Last updated 16 December 2005.