[erlang-questions] Call for Papers - CUFP 2008

Ulf Wiger ulf@REDACTED
Mon Mar 31 22:27:38 CEST 2008

   Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2008

              Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End

                          Call for Presentations

                         Sponsored by SIGPLAN
                       Co-located with ICFP 2008

                Presentation proposals due 2 June 2008


  Functional languages have been under academic development for over
  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
  in practical applications. In these settings, functional
  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
  functional programming. The workshop supports the increasing
  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
  enable the formation and reinforcement of relationships that
  the commercial use of functional programming. Providing user
  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
  we invite you to offer to give a talk at the workshop.
  if you know someone who would give a good talk, please nominate

  Talks are typically 30-45 minutes long, but can be shorter. They
  to inform participants about how functional programming played out
  real-world applications, focusing especially on the re-usable
  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
  so, send an e-mail to jim (dot) d (dot) grundy (at) intel (dot) com
  simonpj (at) microsoft (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 Michael Hopcroft, the product unit manager for the forthcoming
  release of Microsoft Visual Studio F#. Additionally, the program
  will 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
    * Enablers for functional language use in a commercial setting;
    * Barriers to the adoption of functional languages, and
    * Mitigation strategies for overcoming limitations of functional

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

Program Committee

    * Lennart Augustsson <lennart (dot) augustsson (at) gmail (dot)
    * Matthias Blume <blume (at) tti-c (dot) org>
    * Adam Granicz <granicz (dot) adam (at) intellifactory (dot) com>
    * Jim Grundy (co-chair) <jim (dot) d (dot) grundy (at) intel
(dot) com>
    * John Lalonde <lalonde (at) abstrax (dot) com>
    * Andy Martin <akmartin (at) us (dot) ibm (dot) com>
    * Yaron Minsky <yminsky (at) janestcapital (dot) com>
    * Simon Peyton Jones (co-chair) <simonpj (at) microsoft (dot)
    * Ulf Wiger <ulf (dot) wiger (at) ericsson (dot) com>

  This will be the fifth CUFP, for more information - including
  from attendees of previous events - see the workshop web site:

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