[Haskell-cafe] Commerical Users of Functional Programming Workshop 2005

Andy Moran moran at galois.com
Wed Jun 29 11:27:26 EDT 2005

[ Apologies for multiple postings; please forward to potentially 
interested parties ]

                             CUFP 2005

                           Talinn, Estonia
                         September 24th 2005
                         Co-located with ICFP

Functional languages have been under academic development for over 25 
years, and are still proving to be very fertile ground for programming 
language research. Consequently, most of the development focus of these 
languages is driven by academic and theoretical questions. More 
recently, however, functional languages have been very successfully used 
in commercial, industrial, and government settings, where their 
advantages have been able to be leveraged dramatically.

The goal of CUFP is to act as a voice for commercial users of functional 
programming languages and technology. It aims to help functional 
programming become increasingly viable as a technology for use in the 
commercial, industrial, and government space, by providing a forum for 
FP professionals to share their experiences and ideas, whether business, 
management or engineering. It also aims to enable the formation and 
cementing of relationships and alliances that further the commercial use 
of functional languages. 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 plans

The meeting will last a full day, with a mix of invited and submitted 
presentations, plus discussion sessions.

Topics will range over a wide area, including:

     * Case studies both 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 FP.

There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is intended to be 
more a discussion forum than a technical interchange. A full report of 
last year's workshop will appear in the Functional Programming column of 
SIGPLAN Notices.

See http://www.galois.com/cufp/ for more information, including last 
year's schedule and a report describing last year's workshop. This 
year's schedule will also be available there soon.


Submissions by prospective speakers or suggestions for speakers are 
welcome! Just send an e-mail to cufp at galois.com with an outline of 
what you'd like to talk about or what you think your suggestee should 
give a talk about.

Program Committee

Mike Ashley: Mike.Ashley at sagian.com
Jim Grundy: Jim_Grundy at ichips.intel.com
Xavier Leroy: Xavier.Leroy at inria.fr
Simon Peyton Jones: simonpj at microsoft.com
Ulf Wiger: ulf.wiger at ericsson.com
Andy Moran: moran at galois.com
John Launchbury: john at galois.com (Chair)

Andy Moran                                   Phone: 503.626.6616, x113
Galois Connections Inc.                              Fax: 503.350.0833
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite #290                http://www.galois.com
Beaverton, OR 97005                                   moran at galois.com

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