[Haskell] Call for organizers: The 6th Advanced Functional Programming School, 2006

Varmo Vene varmo at cs.ut.ee
Tue Oct 26 14:37:05 EDT 2004

Call for organizers:

The Advanced Functional Programming School, 2006


We solicit plans for organizing the next Advanced Functional Programming
School. Since 1995 there have been five Schools on Advanced Functional
Programming in

*	2004,            Tartu,       Estonia
*	2002, LNCS 2638, Oxford,      UK
*	1998, LNCS 1608, Braga,       Portugal
*	1996, LNCS 1129, Olympia, WA, USA
*	1995, LNCS 925,  Baastad,     Sweden


The goals of this series of schools are:

*	Bring computer scientists, in particular young researchers and programmers,
up to date with the latest afp techniques.
*	Use afp techniques in "programming in the real world".
Bridge the gap between results presented at programming conferences and
material from introductory textbooks on functional programming.

The approach we take to achieve these goals in the schools is

*	In depth lectures about afp techniques, taught by experts in the field.
*	Lectures are accompanied by practical problems to be solved by the
students at the school. The problems guide the students' learning to a great
extent. This implies that there has to be a lab at the school site.
*	Group work is stimulated, especially because the practical problems
will typically be too large for a single person.

By functional programming we mean programming in a style that emphasizes
 the evaluation of expressions rather than the execution of commands.


The lecture notes of the Advanced Functional Programming schools are
published after the school, see LNCS 925, 1129, 1608, and 2638. The
organizers are responsible for publishing the lecture notes.

Please submit a proposal for organizing the next advanced
functional programming school. Your proposal should include:

- the name of the organizers (preferably more than one)
- a programme: lecturers (a mix of young and bright, and old 
and wise lecturers is preferred) and topics (keep in mind that
lectures have to be about "programming in the real world". 
Applications of functional programming are vey important 
for the school)
- a location (remember you need around 25 computers)
- a budget, including an estimation of the registration and hotel costs
  per participant.

The programme, location and budget don't have to be completely
fixed when you submit your proposal, but there should be
sufficient information to review your proposal. Your proposal will
be reviewed by the steering committee of the Advanced Functional
Programming Schools, consisting of

Pedro Henriques
Johan Jeuring
Erik Meijer
Greg Morrisett
Chris Okasaki
Jose Oliveira
Simon Peyton Jones
Tim Sheard
Doaitse Swierstra
Tarmo Uustalu
Varmo Vene
Phil Wadler

Submit your proposal to varmo at cs.ut.ee on or before

  February 1, 2005


  March 1, 2005

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