[Haskell] CfP: FDPE 2008

Michael Hanus mh at informatik.uni-kiel.de
Wed May 21 11:34:15 EDT 2008


                         Call for Papers
     Functional and Declarative Programming in Education (FDPE08)                         
             Victoria, BC, Canada, 21 September, 2008
       The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICFP 2008.

Important Dates
Submission deadline:          Friday, June 20, 2008
Notification of acceptance:   Friday, July 25, 2008
Final revision due:           Monday, July 14, 2008
Workshop:                     Sunday, September 21, 2008

Goals of the Workshop
Functional and declarative programming plays an increasingly important 
role in computing education at all levels. The aim of this workshop is to 
bring together educators and others who are interested in exchanging ideas 
on how to use a functional or declarative programming style in the 
classroom or in e-learning environments. Beyond the traditional focus of 
teaching programming by means of the functional or declarative paradigm, 
we are especially interested in case studies showing how these languages 
can be elegantly applied in teaching other topics of computer science 
(such as Appel's use of ML to teach compiler construction).

Another interesting area covered by the workshop should be dedicated to 
teaching functional or declarative programming ideas in industrial 
environments.  Functional and declarative languages have become more 
influential in industry.  Thus, teaching such languages has become an 
interesting topic, as it must take into consideration long programming 
experiences in imperative languages.

The workshop will cover a wide spectrum of functional and declarative 
programming techniques:

    * programming courses using traditional functional and declarative 
      programming languages (e.g. Haskell, Mathematica, ML, Prolog, 
      Scheme, etc);
    * programming courses teaching functional programming in commercial 
      languages (e.g. C, C++, Common LISP, etc);
    * programming courses teaching functional program design in modern OO 
      languages (e.g. Java, C#, Eiffel, etc);
    * pedagogic programming environments to support functional and 
      declarative programming;
    * teaching tools implemented with functional and declarative 
      languages and/or ideas;
    * declarative programming language extensions and implementations with 
      pedagogical relevance;
    * application courses that benefit heavily from functional and 
      declarative programming (e.g. theorem proving or hardware design).

Furthermore, the workshop will also cover all levels of education:
    * secondary school;
    * college and university;
    * post-college and continuing professional education.

FDPE will be held in conjunction with the 13th ACM SIGPLAN International 
Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2008) in Victoria, British 
Columbia, Canada on Sunday, September 21, 2008.

Submitted papers should describe new ideas, experimental results, or 
education-related projects.  In order to encourage lively discussion, 
submitted papers may describe new ideas of education as well as project 
proposals about incorporating functional and declarative concepts into 
education curricula. All papers will be judged on a combination of 
correctness, significance, novelty, clarity, and interest to the 

All paper submissions must be at most 12 pages total length in the 
standard ACM SIGPLAN two-column conference format (9pt).  Accepted papers 
will be published by the ACM and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. 
Submissions will be refereed by the program commitee who will call upon 
other members involved in teaching in related areas for expert advice.

More details about the submission procedure will be announced on
the FDPE website at http://www-ps.informatik.uni-kiel.de/fdpe08/

Registration, hotels, travel, etc.
Information about registration, accommodation, and travel will eventually 
be available on the main conference web site 

Program Committee
    * John Clements, California Polytechnic State University, United 
    * Matthew Flatt, University of Utah, United States
    * Michael Hanus, University of Kiel, Germany
    * Frank Huch, University of Kiel, Germany (co-chair)
    * Adam Parkin, University of Victoria, Canada (co-chair)
    * Simon Thompson, University of Kent, UK
    * Mads Torgersen, Microsoft Redmond, United States


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