ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 7, 2002

Satellite event of Principles, Logics, and Implementations of High-Level Programming Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, October 3-8, 2002



Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language aimed at large applications, especially for distributed, highly available systems and Erlang applications are among the largest applications of functional programming in the world.

This experience offers new opportunities to evaluate functional programming, and functional programming methods, on a very large scale, and suggests new problems for the research community to solve.

Erlang with implementations and libraries (including the distributed realtime database etc.) have been available as open source for some years facilitating spreading the language and cooperation with academic research.

This workshop will bring together the academic and industrial functional programming communities, draw lessons from the experience so far, and identify research problems relevant to the practice of functional programming.

Workshop Chairman
    Rex Page University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Program Chairman
    John Hughes Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Workshop and Program Committee
    Marc Feeley Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Garry Hodgson AT&T Labs, Florham Park, New Jersey, USA
John Launchbury Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA
David Paul Dallas, Texas, USA
Francesco Cesarini    Cesarini Consulting Ltd, London, UK
Bjarne Däcker Ericsson AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Workshop Program
08.30  Registration     (pdf)
Workshop I
09.00Welcome / Introduction
09.10 The Great Type Hope, Invited Lecture     (pdf)
Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs
10.00Coffee break
Workshop II
10.30 Hierarchical Module Namespaces in Erlang     (pdf)
Richard Carlsson, Uppsala university
11.00 Native Code Compilation of Erlang's Bit Syntax     (pdf)
Per Gustafsson and Konstantinos Sagonas, Uppsala university
11.30 Trace Analysis of Erlang Programs     (pdf)
Thomas Arts, Göteborg IT university, and Lars-Åke Fredlund, SICS
12.00 World Class Product Certification Using Erlang     (pdf)
Gösta Ask, Kent Boortz, and Ulf Wiger, Ericsson
Workshop III
14.00 The Evolution of Erlang Drivers and the Driver Writer's Toolkit     (pdf)
Scott Lystig Fritchie, Snookles Music
14.30 OTP in Server Farms     (pdf)
Michael Bruening, Martin Logan and Hal Snyder, Vail Systems
15.00 Global Scheduler Properties derived from Local Restrictions     (pdf)
Thomas Arts, Göteborg IT university, and Juan José Sánches Penas, LFCIA
15.30Tea break
Workshop IV
16.00 On Reducing Interprocess Communication Overhead in Concurrent Programs     (pdf)
Erik Stenman and Konstantinos Sagonas, Uppsala university
16.30 Getting Erlang to talk to the Outside World     (pdf)
Joe Armstrong, SICS
17.00Discussion / Report from the Program Committee / Closing comments

    Sheraton Station Square Hotel
7 Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 261-2000

Registration Details
    ACM/SIGPLAN members - $65
Non ACM/SIGPLAN members - $75
For registration, please see the PLI2002 web site.

    PLI2002 web site
Erlang workshop at PLI 2001, September 2, 2001
Erlang User Conferences
Open Source Erlang
Licensed Erlang
Photographs from the workshop