ICFP 2020
Sun 23 - Fri 28 August 2020

Virtual ICFP will have a variety of tutorials and social events throughout the week-long program.

Call for Tutorials and Social events

Tutorials: Proposals are invited for tutorials, lasting approximately 3 hours each, to be presented during ICFP and its co-located workshops and other events. These tutorials are the successor to the CUFP tutorials from previous years, but we also welcome tutorials whose primary audience is researchers rather than practitioners. Tutorials may focus either on a concrete technology or on a theoretical or mathematical tool. Ideally, tutorials will have a concrete result, such as “Learn to do X with Y” rather than “Learn language Y”.

Social Events: To increase social interaction on the first ICFP virtual conference, this year we invite proposals for social events on topics of broader interest to the PL community. Such events can be panels and discussions (in the lines of the successful #ShutDownPL event), focused discussions (e.g., problem identifications, retrospective analysis, technical demos), social activities (e.g., treasure hunt, bingo, problem solving, artistic challenges). The typical duration of such events ranges from 30 minutes to one hour, but can be of any length.

Tutorials may occur before or after ICFP, co-located with the associated workshops, on August 23 or August 27-28. Social events may be scheduled throughout the week.

Prospective organizers of tutorials are invited to submit a completed proposal form in plain text format to the ICFP 2020 workshop co-chairs (Jennifer Hackett and Leonidas Lampropoulos), via email to


by July 17th, 2020. Please note that this is a firm deadline.

Organizers will be notified if their event proposal is accepted by July 22nd, 2020.

The proposal forms are available at:

Tutorials: http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2020-files/icfp20-tutorials-form.txt

Social events: http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2020-files/icfp20-panel-form.txt

Further information

Any queries should be addressed to the tutorial co-chairs ( Jennifer Hackett and Leonidas Lampropoulos), via email to icfp-workshops-2020@googlegroups.com

The W@ICFP session aims to connect women researchers, students and developers working in Functional Programming. We hope to celebrate achievements, big and small, and to provide a low-pressure atmosphere to foster building one’s support group.

In particular, we aim to:

Increase feelings of community and belonging, especially among those starting in the field, through positive interactions with more established researchers and practitioners.

Establish new connections and collaborations

Create a culture of support, growth, and welcoming in the Functional Programming research community.

This will be the first W@ICFP networking event, and it is currently planned to take place online for an hour at lunch time on the first day of ICFP (9AM LA/noon NYC/6PM Paris).

We are delighted to announce that Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, has agreed to give a short talk, followed by a Q&A session, about her work on gender equality at Harvey Mudd. You can sign up for the event when registering for ICFP, and it is free of charge. So do come!