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Call For Papers TFPIE 2021

TFPIE 2021 (February 16 2021, Krakow, Poland co-organized with TFP 2021 and Lambda Days 2021)

The goal of the International Workshops on Trends in Functional Programming in Education is to gather researchers, professors, teachers, and all 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.

TFPIE 2021 welcomes submissions in the above mentioned areas. This year many teaching programmes have had to make a rapid transition to online teaching, and we explicitly solicit papers that explore this area of teaching functional programming.

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. The length of the presentation should be comparable to that of a paper. On top of the lecture itself, the presentation can also provide commentary on the lecture.


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 at the following link:

EasyChair TFPIE 2021

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


  • Submission deadline: January 11 2021, Anywhere on Earth.
  • Notification: January 15 2021
  • Workshop: February 16 2021
  • Submission for formal review: April 20 2021, Anywhere on Earth.
  • Notification of full article: June 7 2021
  • Camera ready: July 1st 2021

Program Committee (under construction)

  • Peter Achten, Radboud University, Netherlands (chair)
  • Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Laura Castro, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
  • Stephen Chang, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • Youyou Cong, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Matthew Flatt, University of Utah, USA
  • Alex Gerdes, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Prabhakar Ragde, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Melinda Tóth, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


TFPIE is part of Lambda Days 2021. Please visit the Lambda Days 2021 pages when registration information becomes available.

Registration is 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.