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Date: 2009-06-30 (23:40)
From: Grundy, Jim D <jim.d.grundy@i...>
Subject: Call for Participation: Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop 2009
  Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2009

           Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End

                       Call for Participation

                        Sponsored by SIGPLAN
                     Co-located with ICFP 2009

                          4 September 2009
                        Edinburgh, Scotland

                      Registration is 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


   CUFP 2009 will last a full day and feature a discussion
   session and the following presentations:

   Bryan O'Sullivan
          Keynote: Real world Haskell

   Lee Momtahan (EDF Trading)
          Implementing a Domain-Specific Language for Derivative
          Pricing with Scala

   Bhasker Kode (hover.in)
          Erlang at hover.in

   Jefferson Heard, (Renaissance Computing Institute)
          Teleconferencing over High-res Maps with Haskell

   Alex Peake (TFC) and Adam Granicz (Intellifactory)
          The First Substantial Line of Business Application in F#

   Christopher Piro and Eugene Letuchy (Facebook)
          Functional Programming at Facebook

   Fermin Reig (Morgan Stanly)
          Computing with Time Series Data in Finance

   Warren Harris (Metaweb)
          Functional Programming at Freebase

   Mark Wong-VanHaren (Glyde)
          Clear & Simple: Composing a Marketplace

   Duncan Coutts (Well-Typed)
          Birth of the Industrial Haskell Group

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

   See http://cufp.galois.com for more information, including
   presentation abstracts and the most recent schedule
   This will be the sixth CUFP; see CUFP 2004 CUFP 2005, CUFP
   2006, CUFP 2007 and CUFP 2008 for information about the
   earlier meetings, including reports from attendees and video
   of the most recent talks.