[uk-lispers] Call for Participation: Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop 2009

Nick Levine ndl at ravenbrook.com
Wed Jul 1 06:19:55 BST 2009

The organisers of CUFP are really keen to get lispers
involved. Although they didn't get any lisp presentations this year,
they'd "sure love to have some lisp community participants" - see
below for details or visit http://cufp.galois.com/

I'm on the current Program Committee but haven't been very
effective. If anyone reading this can recommend potential PC members
for future years please get in touch with me directly. They should be
well known in the lisp community and also have a scope that
encompasses at least some of the other proposals which the workshop
might get.

- nick

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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 occurs.


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 interchange.

See http://cufp.galois.com for more information, including
presentation abstracts and the most recent schedule information.

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.

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