Computational Typologies
Trends in Functional Programming in Education
June 14th, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with TFP

Welcome! The 2018 edition of Trends in Functional Programming in Education will be held at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, following the TFP meeting (exact dates TBA).

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 2018 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).

TFPIE workshops have previously been held in St Andrews, Scotland (2012), Provo Utah, USA (2013), Soesterberg, The Netherlands (2014), Sophia-Antipolis, France (2015), College Park, USA (2016), and Canterbury, UK (2017).

For more info, see the TFPIE wiki.

Preliminary Schedule

Functional Programming @Spotify
Julien Tournay, Spotify
When it comes to data-engineering, functional programming and Scala are natural choices at Spotify. The "flatmap" squad develops among other things Scio, an open-source functional Scala library that we use to write all of our data-pipelines. In this talk we'll give insights on the challenges of training experienced professionals with profiles ranging from data scientists to backend engineers to write production ready functional Scala code. We'll show how we support Spotifiers on a daily basis, and how we leverage power-users to build an internal community where people can share knowledge and help each other.

Investigating compilation errors of students learning Haskell
Boldizsár Németh, Eunjong Choi, Erina Makihara and Hajimu Iida


Embedded Programming adopting Functional Constructs in Rust
Per Lindgren, Marcus Lindner and Jorge Aparicio

Vector Programming Using Generative Recursion
Marco T. Morazan


FSM Error Messages
Marco T. Morazan and Josephine Des Rosiers

Induction via Recursion: A Proofs-as-Programs Approach to Math Education
Youyou Cong and Akiko Mito


Examples and Results from a BSc-level Course on Domain Specific Languages of Mathematics
Patrik Jansson, Sólrún Halla Einarsdóttir and Cezar Ionescu

Stepping OCaml
Tsukino Furukawa, Youyou Cong and Kenichi Asai

Introducing Certified Compilation in Education by a Functional Language Approach
Per Lindgren and Marcus Lindner

Inclusive Programming with Truly Visual Polymorphic Algebraic Data Structures through Maramafication
Chide Groenouwe

Practical Info

Where is it?

Chalmers University
Maskingränd 2
412 58 Göteborg, Sweden

Call for papers

TFPIE 2018 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: 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.


  • Submission deadline: May 15th, Anywhere on Earth.
  • Notification: May 21st
  • Workshop: June 14th
  • Submission for formal review: August 17th
  • Notification of full article: October 5th
  • Camera ready: November 2nd