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Date: 2008-07-22 (06:42)
From: Jim Grundy <jim.grundy@a...>
Subject: Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop Call for Participation
        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

    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.


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

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

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

    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.