[erlang-questions] TFPIE - Trends in Functional Programming in Education 2017 - Deadline extended to 17 May

Simon Thompson S.J.Thompson@REDACTED
Tue May 9 20:54:40 CEST 2017

After a number of requests, we have extended the deadline for TFPIE 2017 to 17 May. Please consider submitting if you’re interested in hearing about how to get the functional message shared more widely.

A particular topic of this year's TFPIE will be MOOCs and other online learning and, as well as a session on this, we're delighted to announce that Heather Miller of EFPL and Northeastern University will be giving a keynote on this topic. Heather works on and around the Scala programming language and is Executive Director of the Scala Center. We'll also have Yann Regis-Gianas and Benjamin Canou from the OCaml MOOC team, Jeremy Singer (Haskell), and Simon Thompson (Erlang).


Trends in Functional Programming in Education, 2017


The sixth workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, 2017, which is to be held on the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent on Thursday, 22 June, following the 2017 TFP meeting on 19–21 June. TFPIE workshops have previously been held in St Andrews, Scotland (2012), Provo Utah, USA (2013), Soesterberg, The Netherlands (2014), and Sophia-Antipolis, France (2015), College Park, USA (2016).

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 2017 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). 

Final call for papers

TFPIE 2017 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.


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.  

Papers and abstracts can be submitted via easychair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tfpie2017

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.

Programme committee

Dr Laura Castro, University of A Coruña
Prof Ralf Lämmel, University of Koblenz-Landau
Dr Elena Machkasova, University of Minnesota, Morris
Prof Michel Mauny, Inria, Paris
Dr Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow
Prof Simon Thompson, University of Kent (chair)

Important dates

Submissions of draft papers: 17 May, 2017
Notification: 22 May, 2017
Registration: 11 June, 2017
Workshop: 22 June 2017
Submission for formal review: 18 August, 2017
Notification of acceptance: 6 October, 2017
Camera ready paper: 3 November, 2017

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

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