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Trends in Functional Programming in Education (TFPIE)

Welcome! The 2024 edition of Trends in Functional Programming in Education will be held on January 9th in South Orange, New Jersey at Seton Hall University in the United States, together with TFP which will be held on January 10-12.

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 2024 will screen submissions to ensure that all presentations are within scope and are of interest to participants. After the workshop, presenters will be invited to submit revised versions of their articles for publication in the journal Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS).

TFPIE workshops have previously been held in St Andrews, Scotland (2012), Provo Utah, USA (2013), Soesterberg, The Netherlands (2014), Sophia-Antipolis, France (2015), College Park, USA (2016), Canterbury, UK (2017), Gothenburg (2018) Vancouver (2019), Krakow, Poland (2020), online due to COVID-19 (2021, 2022, with some talks from TFPIE 2022 also presented in person at the Lambda Days in Krakow, Poland), and Boston, MA, USA (2023) (back in-person).


TFPIE 2024 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
  • The pedagogy of teaching FP
  • FP and e-learning: MOOCs, automated assessment etc.
  • Best Lectures more details below

In addition to papers, 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

  • Submission deadline: December 26th 2023, Anywhere on Earth
  • Notification: by December 30th 2023 (Note: submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so earlier submissions will receive an earlier response)
  • TFPIE Registration Deadline: TBA
  • Workshop: January 9th 2024
  • Submission for formal review: April 19th 2024, Anywhere on Earth.
  • Notification of full article: May 24th 2024
  • Camera ready: June 28th 2024

The Programme Committee

How To Submit

Potential presenters are invited to submit an extended abstract (4-6 pages) or a draft paper (up to 20 pages) in EPTCS style. The authors of accepted presentations will have their preprints and their slides made available on the workshop's website. Papers and abstracts can be submitted via easychair:

After the workshop, presenters are invited to submit (a revised version of) their article for review. The PC will select the best articles for publication in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Articles rejected for presentation and extended abstracts will not be formally reviewed by the PC.

Invited Speaker


How To Register

Registration includes attending both TFP and TFPIE and is done via TFP web page:

Registration and attendance are mandatory for at least one author of every paper that is presented at the workshop.

Only papers that have been presented at TFPIE may be submitted to the post-reviewing process.


Please attach your slides and a pdf of your pre-submission for the other participants to look at (or send them to: stephen.chang at umb dot edu).

The conference will take place at Seton Hall University.

09:30 - 9:55 Breakfast

9:55 - 10:00 Welcome (Stephen Chang)

Presentation session 1 (chair:)

10:00-10:30 Title TBD Author TBD - Affiliation

Presentation slides

Draft paper

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Keynote (chair: )

11:30 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Presentation session 2 (chair: )

14:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

Presentation session 3 (chair: )

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:30

All participants are welcome to attend all TFP events, including the excursion and the dinner on Sat Jan 11th.