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ICFP 2019
Sun 18 - Fri 23 August 2019 Berlin, Germany

The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM) gathers together people who harness functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression, or seek such techniques.

Functional Programming has emerged as a mainstream software development paradigm, and its artistic and creative use is booming. A growing number of software toolkits, frameworks and environments for art, music and design now employ functional programming languages and techniques. FARM is a forum for exploration and critical evaluation of these developments, for example to consider potential benefits of greater consistency, tersity, and closer mapping to a problem domain.

FARM 2019 Call for Papers

Paper submission deadline May 15th
Performance submission deadline May 15th
Author Notification June 17th
Camera Ready June 30th
Workshop August 23rd

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=farm2019

About FARM

The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM) gathers together people who are harnessing functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression. FARM encourages submissions from across art, craft, and design, including textiles, visual art, music, 3D sculpture, animation, GUIs, video games, 3D printing and architectural models, choreography, poetry, and even VLSI layouts, GPU configurations, or mechanical engineering designs. Theoretical foundations, language design, implementation issues, and applications in industry or the arts are all within the scope of the workshop.

Papers

We welcome submissions from academic, professional, and independent programmers and artists. Paper submissions are invited in three categories:

  1. Original research
  2. Overview / state of the art
  3. Technology tutorial

All submissions must propose an original contribution to the FARM theme. FARM is an interdisciplinary conference, so a wide range of approaches are encouraged. An original paper should have 5 to 12 pages, be in portable document format (PDF), and use the ACM SIGPLAN style guides and template (using the SIGPLAN sub-format). Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the FARM 2019 proceedings. See here for information on the options available to authors. Authors are encouraged to submit auxiliary material for publication along with their paper (source code, data, videos, images, etc.); authors retain all rights to the auxiliary material.

Demo proposals

Demo proposals should describe a demonstration to be given at the FARM workshop and its context, connecting it with the themes of FARM. A demo could be in the form of a short (10-20 minute) tutorial, presentation of work-in-progress, an exhibition of some work, or even a combination or a short talk and performance. Demo proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (500 to 2000 words). A demo proposal should be clearly marked as such, by prepending “Demo:” to the title. Extended abstracts will be published in the ACM proceedings. Please use the ACM SIGPLAN style guides and template (using the SIGPLAN sub-format). Authors are encouraged to submit auxiliary material for publication along with their paper (source code, data, videos, images, etc.); authors retain all rights to the auxiliary material.

Performances

FARM also hosts a traditional evening of performances. FARM seeks proposals for live performances which employ functional programming techniques, in whole or in part. We would like to support a diverse range of performing arts, including music, dance, video animation, and performance art. We encourage both risk-taking proposals which push forward the state of the art and refined presentations of highly-developed practice. In either case, please support your submission with a clear description of your performance including how your performance employs functional programming and a discussion of influences and prior art as appropriate.