7th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

28th August, 2020, co-located with ICFP 2020 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


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.

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 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. The language used need not be purely functional (“mostly functional” is fine), and may be manifested as a domain specific language or tool. Moreover, submissions focusing on questions or issues about the use of functional programming are within the scope.

Key Dates

Submission Deadline   May 15
Author Notification   June 19
Camera Ready   July 3
Workshop   August 28

Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances


If you have any questions about what type of contributions that might be suitable, or anything else regarding submission or the workshop itself, please contact the organizers at: farm-2020@functional-art.org

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: Daniel Winograd-Cort (Target)

Program Chair: Jean-Louis Giavitto (IRCAM Paris)

Performance Chair: Donya Quick (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Program Committee:


Code of Conduct

FARM adheres to ICFP 2020’s Code of Conduct.