36th International Conference on Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics — MFPS 2020

Paris, France
June 2 — 6, 2020

To be jointly held with QPL'20


MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation in general, and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: concurrent qualitative and quantitative distributed systems; process calculi; probabilistic systems; constructive mathematics; domain theory and categorical models; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; programming-language theory; quantum computation; security; topological models; logic; type systems; type theory. We also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example.

Non-local Event

MFPS 2020 will be held online, jointly with the 17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL) 2020.

The conference will take place online. The dates (June 2-6) are maintained, and we will hold a live meeting using video and online discussion platforms.

The schedule of talks is online. The pre-recorded talks can be found on the Youtube channel of the conference!

Technical details can be found here.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please follow this link to register.

Important dates (all AoE)

Invited Speakers and Organizers of Special Sessions

As in previous years, MFPS will have several invited speakers and special session highlighting areas within programming languages semantics. We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers and organizers of special sessions:

Special session on Probabilistic programming languages

Special session on Quantum programming - joint with QPL


Submissions should be prepared using the ENTCS Macros, and should be up to 12 pages long excluding bibliography and appendices.

Submissions are done via EasyChair.


A preliminary version will be distributed at the meeting. Final proceedings will be published in ENTCS after the meeting. ENTCS is open access.

Program Committee

Local Arrangements


For further information about MFPS2020, please contact johannp_AT_appstate_DOT_edu.