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TFPIE 2021

Because of the covid pandemic, the event is online this year.

TFPIE 2021 is the 10th edition of the International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education. After having been successfully co-located with Lambda Days in 2020, it is now joining forces with Lambda Days 2021 and TFP 2021. In the current schedule, TFPIE 2021 will be held on February 16 2021.

Call For Papers

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 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.


  • 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


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

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

Proceedings via EPTCS

The final proceedings will be published as an EPTCS volume. Previous proceedings have appeared as volume 106, 136, 170, 230, 270, 295, 321.

Programme committee

The programme committee members are:

  • 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
  • Seth Fogarty, Trinity University, San Antonio, USA
  • Alex Gerdes, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Gabriele Keller, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Prabhakar Ragde, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Melinda Tóth, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary


Below you can find the program of TFPIE 2021. Note that all times are in Central European time zone.

Please attach a pdf of your pre-submission for the other participants to look at. Also, you can upload and link to your slides here (or send them to

12:00 - 12:10 Welcome

Keynote I (chair: Peter Achten)

12:10 - 13:10 Industry versus academia? Learning and teaching programming [Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson]

13:10 - 13:40 Hello tables (time for mingling)

Session I (chair: Marc Feeley)

13:40 - 14:05 Toward Automated Feedback in HtDP-based Programming: A DSL-based Approach [Junya Nose, Youyou Cong, Hidehiko Masuhara - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan]

14:05 - 14:30 Reimplementing the Wheel: Teaching Compilers with a Small Self-Contained One [Daniil Berezun, Dmitry Boulytchev - St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia]

14:30 - 14:40 Coffee break

Session II: (chair: Dmitry Boulytchev)

14:40 - 15:05 Teaching Automated Reasoning and Formally Verified Functional Programming in Agda and Isabelle/HOL [Asta Halkjær From, Jørgen Villadsen - DTU Compute, Denmark] Paper Slides

15:05 - 15:30 Teaching Programming to Novices Using the codeBoot Online Environment [Marc Feeley, Olivier Melançon - Université de Montréal, Canada] Slides

15:30 - 15:40 Coffee break

Session III: (chair: Matthew Flatt)

15:40 - 16:05 Design of Classes I [Marco T. Morazán - Seton Hall University, New York, USA]Slides

16:05 - 16:30 A Bricklayer-Tech Report [Victor Winter, Hubert Hickman, Isabella Winter - Omaha Nebraska, USA]

16:30 - 16:40 Coffee break

Keynote II (chair: Marco T. Morazán)

16:40 - 17:40 Functorio - having fun with functional programming [Bartosz Milewski]

Ask the experts

17:40 - 18:10 Ask the experts