Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop Call for Participation

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Jim Grundy

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Jul 22, 2008, 3:04:37 AM7/22/08
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This workshop will be held near here - in Victoria, BC - and should be
of interest to many members of this group.

Kind regards

Jim Grundy


Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2008

Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End

Call for Participation

Sponsored by SIGPLAN
Co-located with ICFP 2008

__________________________________________________________________

26 September 2008
Victoria, Canada

Registration opens in late July through
http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2008/

__________________________________________________________________

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.

Program

CUFP 2008 will last a full day and feature a discussion session
and
thefollowing presentations:

Don Syme (Microsoft)
Invited Presentation: Why Microsoft is Investing in
Functional
Programming

David Balaban (Amgen)
Minimizing the Immune Response to Functional Programming at
Amgen

Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Training and Consulting)
The Mobile Messaging Gateway, from Idea to Prototype to
Launch
in 12 months

Jake Donham (Skydeck)
From OCaml to Javascript at Skydeck

Nick Gerakines (Yahoo)
Developing Erlang at Yahoo

Tom Hawkins (Eaton Corporation)
Controlling Hybrid Vehicles with Haskell

Bob Ippolito (Mochimedia)
Ad Serving with Erlang

Anil Madhavapeddy (Citrix)
Xen and the art of OCaml

Howard Mansell (Credit Suisse)
Quantitative Finance in F#

Jeff Polakow (Deutsche Bank)
Is Haskell ready for everyday computing?

David Pollak (Lift web framework)
Buy a Feature: an adventure in immutability and Actors

Gregory Wright (Antiope)
Functions to Junctions: Ultra Low Power Chip Design With
Some
Help From Haskell

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

See http://cufp.galois.com for more information, including
presentation abstracts and the most recent schedule information.

Program Committee

* Lennart Augustsson <lennart(dot)augustsson(at)gmail(dot)com>
* 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>
* 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)com>
* Ulf Wiger <ulf(dot)wiger(at)ericsson(dot)com>

This will be the fifth CUFP; see CUFP 2004 CUFP 2005, CUFP 2006,
and
CUFP 2007 for information about the earlier meetings, including
reports from attendees and video of the most recent talks.

Ben Munat

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Jul 22, 2008, 12:25:01 PM7/22/08
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Hi Jim,

Two questions: is this open to anyone (no membership in any group
required) and is there any charge?

Thanks,

Ben


Jim Grundy wrote:
> This workshop will be held near here - in Victoria, BC - and should be
> of interest to many members of this group.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Jim Grundy
>
>
> Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2008
>
> Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End
>
> Call for Participation
>
> Sponsored by SIGPLAN
> Co-located with ICFP 2008
>
> __________________________________________________________________
>
> 26 September 2008
> Victoria, Canada
>
> Registration opens in late July through
> http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2008/
>
> __________________________________________________________________
>
> Functional languages have been under academic development for over
> 25

> years, and remain fertile ground for programiing$language research.

Jim Grundy

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Jul 22, 2008, 2:39:09 PM7/22/08
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Hi Ben

Registration will be open to all - though I expect there may be a
discounted registration fee for members of the organization that is
making the hosting arrangements (ACM/SIGPLAN). Which leads me to the
fee, yes, there will be a fee to cover the costs of organizing the
event. The exact fee will be published when registration opens, which
should be any day now. Registration is being handled thought the
umbrella conference (ICFP 2008).

Thanks for your interest in CUFP, we hope to see you there.

Jim Grundy
> > Seehttp://cufp.galois.comfor more information, including
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