Call for Papers, Demos, Performances : International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM)

The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM'17) gathers together people who are harnessing functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression.

It will take place this year on September, 9th, in Oxford, UK — co-located with ICFP 2017, the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming.

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.

Papers and Demos

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.

Call for Papers and Demos :

Submission deadline is June 1st, 2017.

Performance evening

FARM also hosts a traditional evening of performances. For this year’s event, FARM 2017 is seeking proposals for live performances which employ functional programming techniques, in whole or in part. We would like to support a diverse range of performing arts, including music, dance, video animation, and performance art. We encourage both risk-taking proposals which push forward the state of the art and 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.

Call for Performances :

Submission deadline is June 18th, 2017.