[racket] CFP: Commercial Users of Functional Programming 2011

From: Anil Madhavapeddy (anil at recoil.org)
Date: Wed Apr 13 11:09:56 EDT 2011

Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2011
Call for Presentations: http://cufp.org/2011-call-presentations

Sponsored by SIGPLAN
Co-located with ICFP 2011

Tokyo, Japan
Sep 22-24

Proposal Submission Deadline 15 June 2011

Functional programming languages have been a hot topic of academic
research for over 35 years, and they have seen an ever larger
practical impact in settings ranging from tech startups to financial
firms to biomedical research labs. At the same time, a vigorous
community of programmers employing functional languages has come
into existence.

CUFP is designed to serve this community. The annual CUFP workshop
is a place where people can see how others are using functional
programming to solve real world problems; where practitioners meet
and collaborate; where language designers and users can share ideas
about the future of their favorite language; and where one can learn
practical techniques and approaches for putting functional programming
to work.

# Giving a CUFP Talk

If you have experience using functional languages in a practical
setting, we invite you to submit a proposal to give a talk at the
workshop. We're looking for two kinds of talks:

*Experience reports* are typically 25 minutes long, and aim to
inform participants about how functional programming plays out in
real-world applications, focusing especially on lessons learned and
insights gained. Experience reports don't need to be highly technical;
reflections on the commercial, management, or software engineering
aspects are, if anything, more important.

*Technical talks* are also 25 minutes long, and should focus on
teaching the audience something about a particular technique or
methodology, from the point of view of someone who has seen it play
out in practice. These talks could cover anything from techniques
for building functional concurrent applications, to managing dynamic
reconfigurations, to design recipes for using types effectively in
large-scale applications. While these talks will often be based on
a particular language, they should be accessible to a broad range
of programmers.

If you are interested in offering a talk, or nominating someone to
do so, send an e-mail to avsm2(at)cl(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk or
yminsky(at)janestreet(dot)com by 15 June 2011 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 about one
page long.

There will be a short scribes report of the presentations and
discussions but not of the details of individual talks, as the
meeting is intended to be more a discussion forum than a technical
interchange. You do not need to submit a paper, just a proposal for
your talk!

# Program Committee

* Anil Madhavapeddy (University of Cambridge)
* Yaron Minsky (Jane Street)
* Jun Furuse (Standard Chartered)
* Marius Eriksen (Twitter Inc.)
* Michael Williams (Ericsson)
* Mike McClurg (Citrix Systems R&D)
* R. Kent Dybvig (Indiana University)
* Richard Minerich (Bayard Rock)
* Sally Browning (Galois)
* Shankar Natarajan (SRI Inc.)

# Tutorials and BOFs

* Michael Sperber (DeinProgramm)
* Duncan Coutts (Well Typed Inc.)
* Ashish Agarwal (NYU)

More information

For more information on CUFP, including videos of presentations
from previous years, take a look at the CUFP website at http://cufp.org
and this call for papers at http://cufp.org/2011-call-presentations

Note that presenters, like other attendees, will need to register
for the event. Presentations will be video taped and presenters
will be expected to sign an ACM copyright release form. Acceptance
and rejection letters will be sent out by July 15th.

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