The CUFP workshop, co-located with ICFP 2010 in Baltimore, MD, is seeking F# submissions. Please have a look at the CfP below and let me know if you are interested in submitting. The date for the workshop is October 1-2, 2010.
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Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP) 2010 Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End Call for Presentations Sponsored by SIGPLAN Co-located with ICFP 2010 Baltimore (MD), USA, October 1-2, 2010 _________________________________________________________ Presentation proposals due 23 May 2009 http://www.cufp.org/ _________________________________________________________ Functional programming languages have been a hot topic of academic research for over 35 years, and are rapidly being adopted in diverse real-world settings ranging from from tech startups to financial and biomedical firms. A vigorous community of practically-minding functional programmers has come into existence, using them as tools to build reliable and fast systems. CUFP is designed to serve this community. The aim is for CUFP to be 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. You do not need to submit a paper! _Technical talks_ are expected to be 30-45 minutes long, and should focus on teaching the audience something about a technical 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 functional programmers. If you are interested in offering a talk, or nominating someone to do so, send an e-mail to francesco(at)erlang-consulting(dot)com or yminsky(at)janestreet(dot)com by 23 May 2010 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 and include a short biography of the speaker. The outcome of your proposal will be sent to you no later than the 15th of June. Note that presenters, like other attendees, need to register for the event. Presentations will be video taped and those presenters who want their video released will be expected to sign an ACM copyright release form. ## Program Plans ## CUFP 2010 will last for two days, and will consist of three components: CUFP Talks, CUFP Tutorials and CUFP BOFs. CUFP Talks will consist of a series of talks given by practitioners in the field. The talks will be split between shorter experience reports, describing ways in which functional programming has been used, either successfully or unsuccessfully, in the real world; and longer technical talks, which will detail techniques and approaches for applying functional programming in practical settings. CUFP Tutorials will be made up of in-depth, hands-on sessions for learning particular technologies and techniques in functional programming. These will range from language introductions for beginners to more advanced and focused sessions on particular language features, techniques or toolkits. CUFP BOFs will consist of so-called "birds-of-a-feather" sessions, which will create spaces for informal conversations on a variety of topics. Among other things, this will be a good venue for language designers and practitioners to exchange ideas about the future of functional programming. As is typical with BOFs, topics will be chosen beforehand based on a public process for gathering proposals, organized via our website and a mailing list. There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is intended to be more a discussion forum than a technical interchange.