[plt-scheme] Fwd: CFP for CUPS

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Wed May 16 09:09:10 EDT 2007

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From: Manuel Serrano <Manuel.Serrano at sophia.inria.fr>
Date: May 16, 2007 6:09 AM
Subject: CFP for CUPS
To: robby.findler at gmail.com

Hello Robby,

Could you post the following call for proposal on the DrScheme mailing list?
Thanks in advance.



For your information please find enclosed the CUFP 2007
(http://cufp.galois.com/) call for proposals.

Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End
Sponsored by SIGPLAN
Co-located with ICFP 2007
Talk proposals due June 1, 2007

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 languages very
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 languages. The workshop supports the increasing viability
of functional programming in the commercial, governmental, and
open-source space by providing a forum for FP 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 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.

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 about 30-45 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 kfisher at research.att.com or simonpj at
microsoft.com by June 1, 2007 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 roughly a page in length.  Program
plans CUFP 2007 will last a full day, with a mix of invited and
submitted presentations, as well as discussion sessions. Topics will
range over a wide area, including:

    * Case studies of successful and unsuccessful uses of functional
    * 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.

Program Committee

    * Kathleen Fisher (kfisher at research.att.com ) (Co-Chair)
    * Simon Peyton Jones (simonpj at microsoft.com ) (Co-Chair)
    * Francesco Cesarini (francesco at erlang-consulting.com)
    * Shae Erisson (shae at ScannedInAvian.com)
    * Xavier Leroy (Xavier.Leroy at inria.fr)
    * Manuel Serrano (Manuel.Serrano at sophia.inria.fr)
    * Don Syme (Don.Syme at microsoft.com)

This will be the fourth CUFP; see CUFP 2004 and CUFP 2005, and CUFP
2006 for information about the earlier meetings.

Reports of the first two CUFP workshops appeared in the Functional
Programming column of the December 2004 issue of SIGPLAN Notices. The
CUFP 2004 report is available for download. For CUFP 2005, Simon
Thompson kindly wrote up some notes about his impressions.

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