TFPIE 2017


Welcome to the website for 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 2016 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).

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 delighed 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 MOOC expertise from the OCaml MOOC team, Jeremy Singer (Haskell), and Simon Thompson (Erlang).

Trends in Functional Programming in Education, 2017