FARM 2023 Call for Papers, Demos, and Performances

8th September, 2023, colocated with ICFP 2023, held in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Key Dates

Submission deadline   June 8
Author notification   July 1
Camera-ready deadline   July 15
Workshop   September 8

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Call for Papers

The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (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.


Paper submissions are invited in three categories:

Papers must be submitted via HotCRP, and meet the following requirements:

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the FARM 2023 proceedings.

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 submissions should describe a demonstration and its context, connecting it with the themes of FARM. A demo could be in the form of a short (10 to 20 minute) tutorial, a presentation of work in progress, an exhibition of some work, or even a performance.

Demos must be submitted via HotCRP, and meet the following requirements:

Accepted demos will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the FARM 2023 proceedings.


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 risk-taking proposals that push forward the state of the art as well as 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.

Performance proposals should be emailed to, and must include:

Accepted performances will be presented at the performance evening.

Notes on funding

Paid registration to the FARM workshop is usually required for paper and demo submitters, but will be waived for performers.

If you have financial difficulty attending, you can apply for the PAC funds. Please get in touch for more information.


For any questions, issues or comments, email

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: Mae Milano (University of California, Berkeley)

Program Chair: John Leo (Halfaya Research)

Performance Chair: Kaley Eaton (Cornish College of the Arts)

Publicity Chair: Michael Sperber (Active Group GmbH)


For any questions, issues or comments, email,