[erlang-questions] TFPIE: Trends in Functional Programming in Education 2012

Simon Thompson <>
Fri Feb 3 21:40:12 CET 2012

[Apologies for multiple postings, Simon.]

International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education 2012
June 11 2012
University of St Andrews, Scotland

The first International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, TFPIE 2012, will be co-located with TFP 2012 at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The goal of TFPIE 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.

The program chairs of TFPIE 2012 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 an article (up to 16 pages). The authors of all accepted presentations will have their preprints and their slides made available on the workshop's website/wiki. Any visitors to the TFPIE 2012 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, the program committee will review, using prevailing academic standards, the articles accepted for presentation to select the best for publication in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Articles rejected for presentation and all extended abstracts will not be formally reviewed by the PC.


TFPIE 2012 welcomes submissions describing practical techniques used in the classroom, tools used and/or developed, 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 in 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

If you are not sure if your work is appropriate for TFPIE 2012, please contact the PC chairs by e-mail at:  .

Program Committee

Peter Achten, Radboud University Nijmegen
Jost Berthold, University of Copenhagen
Marc Feeley, University of Montreal
Ralf Hinze, University of Oxford
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
Michel Mauny, ENSTA Paris Tech
James McKinna, UK
Marco T. Morazan, Seton Hall University
Rinus Plasmeijer, Radboud University Nijmegen
Simon Thompson, University of Kent

Important Dates

May 20        submission of abstract or article
May 25        notification of acceptance       
June 11       TFPIE                            
July 6        submission of formal paper       
September 10  notification of acceptance       
October 1     camera-ready paper


The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centers for teaching and research. St Andrews is situated on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, UK. The town is approximately 50 miles north-east of Edinburgh, 14 miles south-east of Dundee, 78 miles south of Aberdeen, and 82 miles east of Glasgow making it easily accessible by any means of transportation. Help on traveling to St Andrews can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/visiting/GettingtoStAndrews/ .


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:  .

Simon Thompson | Professor of Logic and Computation 
School of Computing | University of Kent | Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK
 | M +44 7986 085754 | W www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~sjt

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