Declarative Amsterdam

Declarative Amsterdam 2022

On 7 and 8 November 2022, the fourth Declarative Amsterdam conference will take place at CWI, Science Park, Amsterdam.

Like previous years, the conference will be both on-site (depending on the covid situation) and on-line (via Zoom).

The conference focuses on the technologies and methods used for declarative programming and declarative data.

Declarative programming is a style of programming that expresses the logic of computation without describing its control flow. It allows you to focus on the ‘what’ of a program, rather than the ‘how’. Declarative programs can be constructed in a fraction of the time, using much less code than a traditional computer program. Declarative methods for programming and data modelling can help avoid making the mistakes that have lead to failing software projects for several decades.

Call for Presentations

Declarative Amsterdam 2022 seeks presentations on past experiences, current trends and future perspectives in fields such as functional programming, declarative data modelling, databases, XML and related technologies, JSON, CSS, data visualization, grammars, parsing, and domain-specific languages.

The first day will feature tutorials, combining presentations and hands-on sessions to give an introduction to a specific topic. The second day is a symposium, and will consist of traditional presentations. Speakers will discuss new ideas, frameworks, applications of declarative methods, and best practices.

For submission details and deadlines, see

A declarative challenge

This year, we also feature a declarative challenge! see Challenge for full details.