TFPIE 2014

TFPIE 2014
3rd International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education
Soesterberg, at Kontakt der Kontinenten, Netherlands

May 25, 2014

Conference Description

The 3rd International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, TFPIE 2014, will be co-located with the Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming (TFP 2014) at Soesterberg, at the “Kontakt der Kontinenten” hotel in the Netherlands on Sunday, May 25th.  TFP will follow on May 26-28.

The goal of TFPIE is to gather researchers, teachers and professionals that use, or are interested in the use of, functional programming in education. TFPIE aims to be a venue where novel ideas, classroom-tested ideas and work-in-progress on the use of functional programming in education are discussed. The one-day workshop will foster a spirit of open discussion by having a review process for publication after the workshop. The program chair of TFPIE 2014 will screen submissions to ensure that all presentations are within scope and are of interest to participants. Potential presenters are invited to submit an extended abstract (4-6 pages) or a draft paper (up to 16 pages) in EPTCS style. The authors of accepted presentations will have their preprints and their slides made available on the workshop's website/wiki. Visitors to the TFPIE 2014 website/wiki will be able to add comments. This includes presenters who may respond to comments and questions as well as provide pointers to improvements and follow-up work.  After the workshop, presenters will be invited to submit (a revised version of) their article for review. The PC will select the best articles for publication in the journal Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Articles rejected for presentation and extended abstracts will not be formally reviewed by the PC.

TFPIE workshops have previously been held in St Andrews, Scotland (2012) and in Provo Utah, USA (2013).

Registration is OPEN

TFP & TFPIE Registration

Program Committee

James Caldwell, (Program Chair) University of Wyoming

Peter Achten, Radboud University, Nijmgen

Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews, St Andrews

Jurriaan Hage, Universiteit Utrecht

Philip Holzenspies, University of Twente

Daniel R. Licata, Wesleyan University

Marco T Morazan, Seton Hall University

Christian Skalka, University of Vermont

David Van Horn, Northeastern University

Invited Speaker

We are very pleased that Professor Johan Jeuring will give the invited talk. His talk is entitled Automatic tutoring and assessing functional programs.

Submission Guidelines

There will be two types of presentations at TFPIE 2014.  Regular papers and “best lecture” presentations.  The best lecture talks are intended to allow for presentations or short lectures of purely pedagogical material.

Papers and abstracts can be submitted via easychair at the following link:

It is expected at at least one author for each submitted paper will attend the workshop.


TFPIE 2014 welcomes submissions describing techniques used in the classroom, tools used in and/or developed for the classroom and any creative use of functional programming (FP) to aid education in or outside Computer Science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • FP and beginning CS students
  • FP and Computational Thinking
  • FP and Artificial Intelligence
  • FP in Robotics
  • FP and Music
  • Advanced FP for undergraduates
  • FP in graduate education
  • Engaging students in research using FP
  • FP in Programming Languages
  • FP in the high school curriculum
  • FP as a stepping stone to other CS topics
  • FP and Philosophy

Best Lectures

In addition to papers, this year we are requesting “best lecture” presentations.  What’s your best lecture topic in an FP related course?  Do you have a fun way to present FP concepts to novices or perhaps an especially interesting presentation of a difficult topic?  In either case, please consider sharing it.  Best lecture topics will be selected for presentation based on a short abstract describing the lecture and its interest to TFPIE attendees.

Important Dates

    Registration deadlines have been extended - they are marked in red below.

  • 1 February 2014: TFPIE submissions open on easychair.
  • 14 April 2014: Early Registration for TFP closes
  • 21 April 2014: Submission deadline for draft TFPIE papers and abstracts
  • 27 April 2014: Notification of acceptance for presentation
  • 15 May 2014: Registration for TFPIE closes - as does late registration for TFP
  • 25 May 2014: Presentations in Soesterberg, Netherlands
  • 29 June 2014: Full papers for EPTCS proceedings due.
  • 16 August 2014: Notification of acceptance for proceedings
  •  8 September 2014: Camera ready copy due for EPTCS

Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the full paper deadline will be considered as withdrawn.  At least one author from each accepted presentation must attend the workshop.