2015 Call for Presentations

Workshop for
Commercial Users of Functional Programming 2015
Sponsored by SIGPLAN
CUFP 2015
Co-located with ICFP 2015
Vancouver, Canada
September 3-5
Talk Proposal Submission Deadline: 14 June 2015
CUFP 2015 Presentation Submission Form

The annual CUFP event 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 event. 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 learnt 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.

We strongly encourage submissions from people in communities that are underrepresented in functional programming, including but not limited to women; people of color; people in gender, sexual and romantic minorities; people with disabilities; people residing in Asia, Africa, or Latin America; and people who have never presented at a conference before. We recognize that inclusion is an important part of our mission to promote functional programming. So that CUFP can be a safe environment in which participants openly exchange ideas, we abide by the SIGPLAN Conference Code of Conduct Policy.

If you are interested in offering a talk, or nominating someone to do so, please submit your presentation before 14 June 2015 via the

CUFP 2015 Presentation Submission Form

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

Nevertheless, presentations will be recorded and presenters will be expected to sign an ACM copyright release form.

Note that we will need all presenters to register for the CUFP workshop and travel to Vancouver at their own expense.

Program Committee

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. Note that presenters, like other attendees, will need to register for the event. Acceptance and rejection letters will be sent out by July 1st.

Guidance on giving a great CUFP talk

Focus on the interesting bits: Think about what will distinguish your talk, and what will engage the audience, and focus there. There are a number of places to look for those interesting bits.