[Haskell-cafe] Call for Demo Proposals: Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Jul 4 04:21:28 CEST 2013

Hi all,

Below is the call for demonstration proposals for FARM 2013.  Please
forward to anyone who might be interested -- apologies if you receive
multiple copies!

Brent Yorgey
publicity chair for FARM 2013

		  FARM 2013: Call for Demo Proposals

  ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design
                      Boston, Massachusetts, USA
              28th September, 2013 (directly after ICFP)


Do you enjoy writing beautiful code to produce beautiful artifacts? Have
something cool to show off at the intersection of functional programming
and visual art, music, sound, modeling, visualization, or design?

FARM 2013 is seeking proposals for 10-20 minute demonstrations to be
given during the workshop. For example, a demonstration could consist of
a short tutorial, an exhibition of some work, or even a livecoding
performance. Slots for demonstrations will be shorter than slots for
accepted papers, and will not be published as part of the formal
proceedings, but can be a great way to show off interesting work and get
feedback from other workshop participants. A demonstration slot could be
a particularly good way to get feedback on work-in-progress.


The functional programming community is largely interested in writing
beautiful programs. This workshop is intended to gather researchers and
practitioners interested in writing beautiful programs that generate
beautiful artifacts. Such artifacts may include visual art, music, 3D
sculptures, animations, GUIs, video games, physical models,
architectural models, choreographies for dance, poetry, and even
physical objects such as VLSI layouts, GPU configurations, or mechanical
engineering designs. The framework used need not be purely functional
(“mostly functional” is fine); may be based on abstractions such as
higher-order functions, monads, arrows, or streams; and may be
manifested as a domain specific language or tool. Theoretical
foundations, language design, implementation issues, and applications
are all within the scope of the workshop.

Important dates

-   Demonstration proposals due: Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 18:00 EDT

-   Author notification: Monday, 5 August 2013

-   Workshop: Saturday, 28 September 2013 (the day after ICFP)

A demo proposal should consist of a 1 page abstract, in PDF format,
explaining the proposed content of the demonstration and why it would be
of interest to the attendees of FARM. Proposals will be judged on
interest and relevance to the stated goals and themes of the workshop.

Submissions can be made via EasyChair at


Workshop Chair: Paul Hudak
Program Chair: Conal Elliott
Publicity Chair: Brent Yorgey

Program Committee

Daniel Cukier (University of São Paulo)
Conal Elliott (Tabula) (chair)
Kathleen Fisher (Tufts University)
Richard Gabriel (IBM Research)
George Giorgidze (University of Tübingen)
Paul Hudak (Yale University)
José Pedro Magalhães (University of Oxford)
Alex McLean (University of Leeds)
John Peterson (Western State Colorado University)
Michael Sperber (Active Group)
Henning Thielemann
Brent Yorgey (University of Pennsylvania)

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