|Eighth ACM SIGPLAN
Edinburgh, Scotland, September 5, 2009
Satellite event of the 14th ACM SIGPLAN International
Conference on Functional Programming, August 31 - September 2 , 2009
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address
Session Chair: Clara Benac Earle
Invited Talk: Jan Lehnardt, CouchDB
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Software Engineering for Erlang
Session Chair: Kenneth Lundin, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Teaching Erlang and OO extensions
Session Chair: Zoltán Horváth
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:30 Testing and Model Checking.
Session Chair: Simon Thompson
17:30 Kenneth Lundin on Latest news from the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson
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 telephony.
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.