10th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

15th September, 2022, co-virtual with ICFP 2022, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


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.


This year, we’ll do the keynote, demos and the performance evening all on the evening of Thursday, September 15. The program is preliminary and incomplete; we’ll add sessions as they’re confirmed.

The schedule can also be found on the ICFP conference website.

Code of Conduct

FARM adheres to the ICFP 2022 Code of Conduct.

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: John Leo (Halfaya Research)

Program Chair: Youyou Cong (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Performance Chair: Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art & Science Laboratory)

Publicity Chair: Michael Sperber (Active Group GmbH)

Program Comittee