The 4th International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, TFPIE 2015, will be held on June 2, 2015 in Sophia-Antipolis in France. It is co-located with the Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming (TFP 2015) which takes place from June 3 - 5.
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 2015 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 2015 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), Provo Utah, USA (2013), and Soesterberg, The Netherlands (2014).
Johan Jeuring, Utrecht University and Open University, The Netherlands (Chair)
Peter Achten, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Marco Morazan, Seton Hall University, US
Rita Loogen, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Norman Ramsey, Tufts University, US
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, US
Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews, UK
Preliminary program. We might still partly change the program.
9:00 - 10:00 Invited talk: Christian Queinnec - Teaching recursion: a repeated MOOC experiment.
Abstract: I have been running a MOOC on recursive programming in Spring 2014 and 2015. One prominent feature was that students were required to program and have their programs automatically graded. In this talk, I will present the goals and the challenges, the successes and the failures I encountered and some new ideas I am eager to experiment in a new edition.
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee/tea
10:30 - 11:10 Baltasar Trancón Y Widemann - Beta hero
11:10 - 11:50 Chihiro Uehara and Kenichi Asai - Cross validation of the universe teachpack of Racket in OCaml
11:50 - 12:30 Cezar Ionescu and Patrik Jansson - Domain-Specific Languages of Mathematics: Presenting Mathematical Analysis using Functional Programming
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 Fernando Alegre and Juana Moreno - Haskell in Middle and High School Mathematics
14:40 - 15:30 Workshop/discussion
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee/tea
16:00 - 16:40 Francisco Saiz - Teaching Experiences in a Functional-first Multi-paradigm Programming Course
16:40 - 17:30 Jaap Boender, Ed Currie, Martin Loomes, Franco Raimondi and Giuseppe Primiero - Teaching Functional Patterns through Robotic Applications
TFPIE 2015 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.
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.
April 27, 2015: Submission deadline for draft TFPIE papers and abstracts
May 3 2015: Notification of acceptance for presentation
May 4, 2015: Registration for TFP closes
June 2, 2015: Presentations in Sophia-Antipolis, France
July 7, 2015: Full papers for EPTCS proceedings due.
September 1, 2015: Notification of acceptance for proceedings
September 22, 2015: 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.