Functionality from Structure
The eighth workshop on Mathematically Structured Functional Programming is devoted to the derivation of functionality from structure. It is a celebration of the direct impact of Theoretical Computer Science on programs as we write them today. Modern programming languages, and in particular functional languages, support the direct expression of mathematical structures, equipping programmers with tools of remarkable power and abstraction. Where would Haskell be without monads? Functional reactive programming without arrows? Call-by-push-value without adjunctions? The list goes on. This workshop is a forum for researchers who seek to reflect mathematical phenomena in data and control.
MSFP 2020 will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020 in affiliation with ETAPS 2020 in Dublin, Ireland.
Submissions are welcomed on, but by no means restricted to, topics such as:
We accept two categories of submission: full papers of no more than 15 pages that will appear in the proceedings, and extended abstracts of no more than 2 pages which we will post on the website, but which do not constitute formal publications and will not appear in the proceedings. References and appendices are not included in page limits. Appendices may not be read by reviewers.
Full papers (not two page talk abstracts) must report previously unpublished work and not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. Accepted papers and talks must be presented at the workshop by at least one of the authors.
The inaugural MSFP Workshop was held in July 2006, in Kuressaare, Estonia, a fine curtain-raiser for MPC and AMAST. It was organized by Tarmo Uustalu and Conor McBride, and featured invited talks from John Power and Andrzej Filinski. The proceedings were published in the British Computer Society's "Electronic Workshops in Computing" Series, available here.
Revised selected papers (with a full re-refereeing process) appeared as a special issue of the Journal of Functional Programming Volume 19 Issue 3-4.
The second MSFP Workshop was held in July 2008, at Reykjavik University, Iceland as part of ICALP 2008. It was organized by Conor McBride and Venanzio Capretta, and featured invited talks from Andrej Bauer and Dan Piponi. The proceedings were published in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, v. 229, n. 5, available here.
The third MSFP Workshop was held in September 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland, before ICFP 2010. It was organized by Venanzio Capretta and James Chapman, and featured invited talks from Martín Escardó and Amy Felty. The proceedings were published by ACM Press, available here.
The fourth MSFP Workshop was held in March 2012, in Tallinn, Estonia, before ETAPS 2012. It was organized by James Chapman and Paul Levy, and featured invited talks from Danko Ilik and Neil Ghani. The proceedings were published by EPTCS, available here.
The fifth MSFP Workshop was held in April 2014, in Grenoble, France, just after ETAPS 2014. It was organised by Paul Levy and Neelakantan Krishnaswami, and featured invited talks from Robert Atkey and Shin-ya Katsumata. The proceedings were published by EPTCS, available here.
The sixth MSFP Workshop was held in April 2016, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, just after ETAPS 2016. It was organised by Neelakantan Krishnaswami and Robert Atkey, and featured an invited talk by Fredrik Nordvall Forsberg. The proceedings wer published by EPTCS available here.
The seventh MSFP Workshop was held in July 2018, in Oxford, UK, as part of FLoC. It was organised by Robert Atkey and Sam Lindley, and featured an invited talks by Tamara von Glehn and Didier Remy. The proceedings were published by EPTCS available here.