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CUFP Workshop Seeks OCaml Presentations

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  • Jim Grundy
    Hi Fellow OCaml Programmers OCaml presentations are welcome at CUFP - The Commercial Users of Functional Programming workshop, which this year will be held in
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2009
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      Hi Fellow OCaml Programmers

      OCaml presentations are welcome at CUFP - The Commercial Users of
      Functional Programming workshop, which this year will be held in
      Edinburgh on 4 September. Of course, so are presentations about
      real-world issues and applications with functional programming in
      other languages. If you're interested in applications of functional
      programming then this is the place to go; and if you have something to
      say on the topic it's the place to say it. If you find yourself with
      something to say then send us a proposal for a presentation by the
      deadline below.

      Kind regards

      Jim Grundy

      Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2009

      Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End

      Call for Presentations

      Sponsored by SIGPLAN
      Co-located with ICFP 2009

      Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 September 2009
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      Presentation proposals due 15 May 2009

      http://cufp.galois.com/2009/call.html
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      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.

      Speaking at CUFP

      If you use functional programming as a means, rather than as an
      end, we invite you to offer to give a talk at the workshop.
      Alternatively, if you know someone who would give a good talk,
      please nominate them!

      Talks are typically 25 minutes long, but can be shorter. They
      aim to inform participants about how functional programming
      played out in real-world applications, focusing especially on
      the re-usable lessons 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 do so, send an e-mail to francesco(at)erlang-consulting(dot)com
      or jim(dot)d(dot)grundy(at)intel(dot)com by 15 May 2009 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 2009 will last a full day and feature a keynote
      presentation from Bryan O'Sullivan, co-author of Real World
      Haskell. The program will also 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
      programming;
      * Business opportunities and risks from using functional languages;
      * Enablers for functional language use in a commercial setting;
      * Barriers to the adoption of functional languages, and
      * Mitigation strategies for overcoming limitations of functional
      programming.

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

      This will be the sixth CUFP, for more information - including
      reports from attendees of previous events and video of recent
      talks - see the workshop web site: http://cufp.galois.com/
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