<html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><div><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: -webkit-monospace; font-size: 10px; ">Hi all,<br><br>This year CUFP will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 4 September.<br>Bryan O'Sullivan, co-author of Real World Haskell, will deliver the<br>keynote presentation, but we're now seeking proposals for regular<br>presentations to complete the program. &nbsp;As you know, CUFP is the place<br>to go to discuss real-world applications of functional programming and<br>to meet the people involved. &nbsp;If you've got something interesting to<br>say, please consider proposing a presentation. &nbsp;The complete call for<br>presentations is below.<br><br>Kind regards<br>Kathleen Fisher<br>(CUFP 2009 program committee member)<br><br><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2009<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Call for Presentations<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sponsored by SIGPLAN<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Co-located with ICFP 2009<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 September 2009<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;__________________________________________________________<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentation proposals due 15 May 2009<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://cufp.galois.com/2009/call.html">http://cufp.galois.com/2009/call.html</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;__________________________________________________________<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;Functional languages have been under academic development for<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;over 25 years, and remain fertile ground for programming<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;language research. Recently, however, developers in industrial,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;governmental, and open-source projects have begun to use<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;functional programming successfully in practical applications.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;In these settings, functional programming has often provided<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;dramatic leverage, including whole new ways of thinking about<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;the original problem.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;The goal of the CUFP workshop is to act as a voice for these<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;users of functional programming. The workshop supports the<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;increasing viability of functional programming in the<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;commercial, governmental, and open-source space by providing a<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;forum for professionals to share their experiences and ideas,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;whether those ideas are related to business, management, or<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;engineering. The workshop is also designed to enable the<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;formation and reinforcement of relationships that further the<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;commercial use of functional programming. Providing user<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;feedback to language designers and implementors is not a<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;primary goal of the workshop, though it will be welcome if it<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;occurs.<br><br>Speaking at CUFP<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you use functional programming as a means, rather than as an<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;end, we invite you to offer to give a talk at the workshop.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;Alternatively, if you know someone who would give a good talk,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;please nominate them!<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;Talks are typically 25 minutes long, but can be shorter. They<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;aim to inform participants about how functional programming<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;played out in real-world applications, focusing especially on<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;the re-usable lessons learned, or insights gained. Your talk<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;does not need to be highly technical; for this audience,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;reflections on the commercial, management, or software<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;engineering aspects are, if anything, more important. You do<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;not need to submit a paper!<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are interested in offering a talk, or nominating someone<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;to do so, send an e-mail to francesco(at)erlang-consulting(dot)com<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;or jim(dot)d(dot)grundy(at)intel(dot)com by 15 May 2009 with a<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;short description of what you'd like to talk about or what you<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;think your nominee should give a talk about. Such descriptions<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;should be about one page long.<br><br>Program Plans<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;CUFP 2009 will last a full day and feature a keynote<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;presentation from Bryan O'Sullivan, co-author of Real World<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;Haskell. The program will also include a mix of presentations<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;and discussion sessions. Topics will range over a wide area,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;including:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* Case studies of successful and unsuccessful uses of functional<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;programming;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* Business opportunities and risks from using functional<br>languages;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* Enablers for functional language use in a commercial setting;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* Barriers to the adoption of functional languages, and<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* Mitigation strategies for overcoming limitations of functional<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;programming.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;intended to be more a discussion forum than a technical<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;interchange.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;This will be the sixth CUFP, for more information - including<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;reports from attendees of previous events and video of recent<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;talks - see the workshop web site:&nbsp;<a href="http://cufp.galois.com/">http://cufp.galois.com/</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;__________________________________________________</span></div></div><br><br></div><br></body></html>