Fifth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

Phil Trinder trinder@REDACTED
Mon Aug 7 15:23:21 CEST 2006

It is our pleasure to announce the program for the Fifth ACM SIGPLAN
Erlang Workshop which will be held in Portland, Oregon on September 16, 2006.

This year the workshop will start with a 90 minute tutorial on "Large
Scale Software Engineering with Erlang: Using Advanced Erlang/OTP" by
Francesco  Cesarini of Erlang Training and Consulting.  We believe this
will be a good opportunity for people new to Erlang to be introduced to
advanced programming techniques and to better appreciate the other
presentations.  In addition to the tutorial, there are sessions on
testing, the Erlang language and applications.

You can view the workshop program and register for the workshop by

Marc Feeley
General Chair

Phil Trinder
Program Chair

                    Fifth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

                        Portland, Oregon, September 16, 2006

                Satellite event of ACM SIGPLAN International Conference
                    on Functional Programming, September 18-20, 2006


Erlang is a concurrent, distributed functional programming
language aimed at systems with requirements on massive concurrency, soft
real time response, fault tolerance, and high availability. It has been
available as open source for several years creating a community that
actively contributes to its already existing rich set of libraries and
applications. Originally created for telecom applications, its usage has
spread to other domains including e-commerce, banking, and computer

Erlang programs are today among the largest applications written in any
functional programming language. These applications offer new
opportunities to evaluate functional programming and functional
programming methods on a very large scale and suggest new problems for the
research community to solve.

This workshop will bring together the open source, academic, and
industrial programming communities of Erlang. It will enable participants to
familiarize themselves with recent developments on new techniques and tools
tailored to Erlang, novel applications, draw lessons from users'
experiences and identify research problems and common areas relevant to
the practice of Erlang and functional programming.

Workshop Program

08.30 Registration
08.50 Welcome by the Workshop Chairman

Session I: Tutorial

09.00 Large Scale Software Engineering with Erlang: Using Advanced
       Francesco Cesarini
10.30 Break

Session II: Testing

11.00 EUnit - a Lightweight Unit Testing Framework for Erlang
       Richard Carlsson
11.30 Testing Telecoms Software with Quviq QuickCheck
       Thomas Arts, John Hughes et al
12.00 Model Checking Erlang Programs: The Functional Approach
       Lars-Åke Fredlund and Clara Benac Earle
12.30 Lunch break

Session III: Language

14.30 Concurrency Oriented Programming in Termite Scheme
       Guillaume Germain
15.00 Dryverl: a Flexible Erlang/C Binding Compiler
       Romain Lenglet and Shigeru Chiba
15.30 Concurrent Caching
       Jay Nelson
15.45 Modeling Erlang in the PI-Calculus
       Chanchal Roy et al
16.30 Break

Session IV: Applications

16.30 The Ericsson Integrated Site Framework
       Joakim Johansson
17.00 Comparing C++ and Erlang for Motorola Telecoms Software
       Phil Trinder
17.30 From HTTP to HTML - Erlang/OTP Experiences in Web Based Service
       Lukas Larsson and Michal Slaski
17.45 Evaluation of DBMS for Erlang
       Emil Hellman
18.00 Final comments from the Program Committee

Workshop Chair

Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal, Canada

Program Chair

Phil Trinder, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Program Committee

Richard Carlsson, Virtutech, Stockholm, Sweden
Francesco Cesarini, Erlang Training & Consulting, London, UK
Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews, Scotland
John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Håkan Millroth, tail-f, Stockholm, Sweden
Rex Page, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Simon Thompson, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Ulf Wiger, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Local Information and Accommodation

Please see the ICFP web site

Registration Details

Registration on or before August 18
   ACM member $75, Non-member $85, Student $75
Registration after August 18 or on-site
   ACM member $100, Non-member $110, Student $100
To register, please visit the registration site

Related Links

ICFP web site
Past ACM SIGPLAN Erlang workshops
Open Source Erlang

Phil Trinder
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

E-mail: trinder@REDACTED
Teleph: +44 (0)131 451 3435
Depart: +44 (0)131 451 3328
Fasmly: +44 (0)131 451 3327

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