[erlang-questions] CUFP Call for Presentations (September 4th, Edinburgh Scotland)

Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Training and Consulting) <>
Wed Feb 25 12:53:11 CET 2009


 Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2009

              Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End

                          Call for Presentations

                         Sponsored by SIGPLAN
                       Co-located with ICFP 2008
	         Edinburgh,Scotland, 4 September 2009
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                Presentation proposals due 15 May 2009

                http://cufp.galois.com/2009/call.html <http://cufp.functionalprogramming.com>
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  Functional languages have been under academic development for over 25
  years, and remain fertile ground for programming language research.
  Recently, however, developers in industrial, governmental, and open
  source projects have begun to use functional programming successfully
  in practical applications. In these settings, functional programming
  has often provided dramatic leverage, including whole new ways of
  thinking about the original problem.

  The goal of the CUFP workshop is to act as a voice for these users of
  functional programming. The workshop supports the increasing viability
  of functional programming in the commercial, governmental, and
  open-source space by providing a forum for professionals to share
  their experiences and ideas, whether those ideas are related to
  business, management, or engineering. The workshop is also designed to
  enable the formation and reinforcement of relationships that further
  the commercial use of functional programming. Providing user feedback
  to language designers and implementors is not a primary goal of the
  workshop, though it will be welcome if it occurs.

Speaking at CUFP

  If you use functional programming as a means, rather than as an end,
  we invite you to offer to give a talk at the workshop. Alternatively,
  if you know someone who would give a good talk, please nominate them!

  Talks are typically 30-45 minutes long, but can be shorter. They aim
  to inform participants about how functional programming played out in
  real-world applications, focusing especially on the re-usable lessons
  learned, or insights gained. Your talk does not need to be highly
  technical; for this audience, reflections on the commercial,
  management, or software engineering aspects are, if anything, more
  important. You do not need to submit a paper!

  If you are interested in offering a talk, or nominating someone to do
  so, send an e-mail to jim (dot) d (dot) grundy (at) intel (dot) com or
  francesco(at) erlang-consulting (dot) com by 2 June 2008 with a short
  description of what you'd like to talk about or what you think your
  nominee should give a talk about. Such descriptions should be about
  one page long.

Program Plans

  CUFP 2008 will last a full day and feature an invited presentation
  from Bryan O'Sullivan, co-author of Real World Haskell. The program will
  also include a mix of presentations and discussion sessions. Topics
  will range over a wide area, including:
    * Case studies of successful and unsuccessful uses of functional
      programming;
    * Business opportunities and risks from using functional languages;
    * Enablers for functional language use in a commercial setting;
    * Barriers to the adoption of functional languages, and
    * Mitigation strategies for overcoming limitations of functional programming.

  There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is intended to
  be more a discussion forum than a technical interchange.

  This will be the sixth CUFP, for more information - including reports
  from attendees of previous events - see the workshop web site:
  http://cufp.galois.com/ <http://cufp.functionalprogramming.com>


If you have any questions, let me know.

Best regards,
Francesco & Jim
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http://www.erlang-consulting.com




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