Call For Papers

Important Dates

Draft Paper Submission Deadline 31st July, 2023 7th August, 2023   NEW
Notification of Acceptance for Presentation 1st August, 2023 9th August, 2023   NEW
Early Registration Deadline 11th August, 2023
Late Registration Deadline 23rd August, 2023
IFL Symposium 29th - 31st August, 2023
Submission of Papers for Peer-Reviewed Proceedings 24th November, 2023 1st December, 2023   NEW
Notification of Acceptance 2nd February, 2024
Camera-ready Version 8th March, 2024


The goal of the IFL symposia is to bring together researchers actively engaged in the implementation and application of functional and function-based programming languages. You can find more information about the symposium on its oficial website. IFL 2023 will be a venue for researchers to present and discuss new ideas and concepts, work in progress, and publication-ripe results related to the implementation and application of functional languages and function-based programming. See the call for papers in text format.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • language concepts
  • type systems, type checking, type inferencing
  • compilation techniques
  • staged compilation
  • run-time function specialization
  • run-time code generation
  • partial evaluation
  • abstract interpretation
  • metaprogramming
  • generic programming
  • automatic program generation
  • array processing
  • concurrent/parallel programming
  • concurrent/parallel program execution
  • embedded systems
  • web applications
  • embedded domain specific languages
  • security
  • novel memory management techniques
  • run-time profiling performance measurements
  • debugging and tracing
  • virtual/abstract machine architectures
  • validation, verification of functional programs
  • tools and programming techniques
  • industrial applications

    Following IFL tradition, IFL 2023 will use a post-symposium review process to produce the formal proceedings.
    Before the symposium, authors submit draft papers. These draft papers will be screened by the program chair to make sure that they are within the scope of IFL. The draft papers will be made available to all participants at the symposium. Each draft paper is presented by one of the authors at the symposium. Notice that it is a requirement that accepted draft papers are presented physically at the symposium.
    After the symposium every presenter is invited to submit a full paper, incorporating feedback from discussions at the symposium. Work submitted to IFL may not be simultaneously submitted to other venues; submissions must adhere to ACM SIGPLAN's republication policy. The program committee will evaluate these submissions according to their correctness, novelty, originality, relevance, significance, and clarity, and will thereby determine whether the paper is accepted or rejected for the formal proceedings. As in previous years, we will try to have the papers that are accepted for the formal proceedings published in the International Conference Proceedings Series of the ACM Digital Library. This possibility will be confirmed as soon as possible.
    Reviewing is single blind. There will be at least 3 reviews per paper. For the camera-ready version the authors can make minor revisions which are accepted without further reviewing.
    Papers must use the ACM two columns conference format, which can be found here. (For LaTeX users, start your document with \documentclass[sigconf,screen,review]{acmart}.) All contributions must be written in English. Note that this format has a rather long but limited list of packages that can be used. Please make sure that your document adheres to this list.
    The page limit for papers is twelve pages (excluding references). Only papers that were presented at the IFL 2023 Symposium will be considered for publication.

    The submission webpage is available here.


    IFL 2023 will be held physically in Braga, Portugal. For more information, click here.


    This call-for-papers is an adaptation and evolution of content from previous instances of IFL. We are grateful to prior organisers for their work, which is reused here.