[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
Presentation proposals due 15 May 2009
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.
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
* 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:
If you have any questions, let me know.
Francesco & Jim
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