DEFUN 2008 (Developer Tracks on Functional Programming): Call for participation

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Matthew Fluet (ICFP Publicity Chair)

Aug 6, 2008, 9:37:23 PM8/6/08
ACM SIGPLAN 2008 Developer Tracks on Functional Programming
Victoria, BC, Canada, 25, 27 September, 2008
Held in conjunction with ICFP 2008:

DEFUN 2008 is the event for developers using functional languages:
Recognized experts on functional programming technologies share their
knowledge and professional skills in talks and tutorials in 10 exciting
tracks. Find out how to best make functional programming work in your
development project! Acquire new development skills! Learn about other
functional languages!

The DEFUN program (attached) has tracks with the following types of

- Half-day general language tutorials for specific functional languages,
given by recognized experts for the respective languages.

- Half-day tutorials on specific techniques or the use of specific
technologies in functional programming.

- 45-minute "how-to" talks that provide specific information on how to
solve specific problems using functional programming. These talks
focus on concrete examples, but provide useful information for
developers working on different projects or in different contexts.

The developer tracks are complementary to ICFP itself (which is for
researchers). They are anchored by CUFP, the Haskell Symposium, and the
Erlang workshop.

Kathleen Fisher AT&T Labs
Simon Peyton Jones Microsoft Research
Mike Sperber (co-chair) DeinProgramm
Don Stewart (co-chair) Galois


Note: The sessions of a given morning or afternoon are concurrent. The
markers (M1, M2, A1, A2, etc.) mark a particular session, and correspond
to the designations on the registration forms. Note that the talks M5
together constitute a session.

DAY 1 - 25 SEPTEMBER, 2008


M1 (Tutorial): Practical Erlang Programming
Francesco Cesarini
Erlang Training and Consulting

M2 (Tutorial): A Gentle Introduction to Functional Information Visualization
Jefferson Heard
Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina

M3 (Tutorial): JavaScript: from basics to building custom frameworks
Sameer Sundresh and Erik Hinterbichler
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Pattern Insight, Inc.


A1 (Tutorial): Erlang DBG and the Trace Biff
Tamas Nagy
Erlang Training and Consulting

A2 (Tutorial): Erlang QuickCheck Tutorial
Thomas Arts
IT University of Gothenburg and Quviq

A3 (Tutorial): Practical and Portable Programming in Scheme
Donovan Kolbly
TippingPoint Technologies

DAY 2 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2008


M4 (Tutorial): Real World Haskell
Bryan O'Sullivan

M5 (Talks):
Ten one-liners: handling power series in Haskell
Doug McIlroy

Incremental multi-level input processing with left-fold enumerator
Oleg Kiselyov

How we locate wild animals with a functional program
Ryan Newton


A4 (Tutorial): Using QuickCheck and HPC - Obtaining Quality Assurance
for Haskell Code
Andy Gill
Kansas University
Koen Claessen

A5 (Tutorial): Introduction to F#
Don Syme and Chris Smith
Microsoft Research

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