FARM 2020 Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, August 28, 2020

Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances

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.

In addition to the main workshop, FARM hosts a traditional evening of performances. Thus, this call encompasses both papers/demos for the workshop (and its published proceedings) as well as performance proposals for the evening’s event. Authors are invited to make a single submission for each. Authors may submit both a paper/demo and performance proposal, but the submissions will be considered independently.

Original papers

We solicit original papers in the following categories:

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), using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines and the ACM SIGPLAN template (use the ‘sigplan’ sub-format).

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the FARM 2020 proceedings. See the 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 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 Proposal:” to the title. Demo proposals will be published on the FARM website.

Performance proposals

FARM seeks proposals for performances which employ functional programming techniques, in whole or in part. We invite a diverse range of functionally-themed submissions including music, video, dance, and performance art. Both live performances and fixed-media submissions are welcome. We encourage both risk-taking proposals that push forward the state of the art and refined presentations of highly developed practice. Please support your submission with a clear description of your intended performance including how it employs functional programming techniques and a description of the technical/equipment requirements for your performance.

Key Dates

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


Submissions for papers, demos, and performances are accepted via the Submission page on Easychair. (Please do NOT send submissions by email.)

Authors take note

For original papers and demos, the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

All presentations at FARM 2020 will be recorded. Permission to publish the resulting video (in all probability on YouTube, along with the videos of ICFP itself and the other ICFP-colocated events) will be requested on-site.


If you would have financial difficulty attending, you can apply for conference “PAC” funds.

Please get in touch for more information.


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:

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: Daniel Winograd-Cort (Target)

Program Chair: Jean-Louis Giavitto (IRCAM Paris)

Performance Chair: Donya Quick (Stevens Institute of Technology)