FUNARCH 2024 - Call for Papers

The Second ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional Software Architecture - FP in the Large

FUNARCH 2024, 6th September 2024, Milan, Italy.

Co-located with ICFP 2024


Paper submission 12th June 2024 (extended from 3rd June)
Author notification 30th June 2024
Camera ready copy 18th July 2024
Workshop 6th Sept 2024


“Functional Software Architecture” refers to methods of construction and structure of large and long-lived software projects that are implemented in functional languages and released to real users, typically in industry.

The goals for the workshop are:

  • To assemble a community interested in software architecture techniques and technologies specific to functional programming;

  • To identify, categorize, and document topics relevant to the field of functional software architecture;

  • To connect the functional programming community to the software architecture community to cross-pollinate between the two.


The workshop seeks submissions in a range of categories:

  • You’re a member of the FP community and have thought about how to support programming in the large, for example by framing functional ideas in architectural terms or vice verse, comparing different languages in terms of their architectural capabilities, clarifying architectural roles played by formal methods, proof assistants and DSLs, or observing how functional concepts are used in other language and architecture communities.

    Great, submit a research paper!

  • You’re a member of the architecture community, and have thought about how your discipline might help functional programmers, for example by applying domain-driven design, implementing hexagonal architecture, or designing self-contained systems.

    Excellent, submit a research paper!

  • You’ve worked on a large project using functional programming, and it’s worked out well, or terribly, or a mix of both; bonus points for deriving architectural principles from your experience.

    Wonderful, submit an experience report!

  • You know a neat architectural idiom or pattern that may be useful to others developing large functional software systems.

    Fabulous, submit an architectural pearl!

  • You have something that doesn’t fit the above categories, but that still relates to functional software architecture, such as something that can be written up, or that could be part of the workshop format like a panel debate or a fishbowl.

    Superb, submit to the open category!

Research papers should explain their research contributions in both general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and relating it to previous work, and to other languages where appropriate.

Experience reports and architectural pearls need not necessarily report original research results. The key criterion for such papers is that they make a contribution from which others can benefit. It is not enough simply to describe a large software system, or to present ideas that are specific to a particular system.

Open category submissions that are not intended for publication are not required to follow the formatting guidelines, and can submit in PDF, word or plain text format as preferred. Not knowing what kinds of submissions we will receive, we cannot be specific as to how they will be evaluated. However, submissions that seem likely to stimulate discussion around practices in functional architecture are encouraged.

If you are unsure whether your contribution is suitable, or if you need any kind of help with your submission, please email the program chairs at


Papers must be submitted by 3rd June 2024 using the EasyChair submission page.

Formatting: submissions intended for publication must be in PDF format and follow the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines, using the acmart format and the sigplan sub-format. Please use the review option when submitting, as this enables line numbers for easy reference in reviews. For further details, see SIGPLAN’s author information.

If your submission is not a research paper, please mark this using a subtitle (Experience Report, Architectural Pearl, Open Category).

Length: submissions must adhere to the limits specified below. However, there is no requirement or expectation that all pages are used, and authors are encouraged to strive for brevity.

Research papers    5 to 12+ pages
Architectural pearls   5 to 12 pages
Experience reports   3 to 6 pages
Open category   1 to 6 pages

Publication: The proceedings of FUNARCH 2024 will be published in the ACM Digital Library, and authors of accepted papers are required to agree to one of the standard ACM licensing options. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors, but in special cases we may consider remote presentation.

The official publication date is the date the papers are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Program Chairs

Program Committee

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be co-located with the ICFP 2024 conference at the Fiera Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy.