CUFP 2017 Call for Tutorials
Notice: The submission deadline has been extended to Jun 18th, 2017
The Commercial Users of Functional Programming (CUFP) is an annual meeting co-located with the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) which this year will take place in Oxford, U.K. from the 7th to 9th of September 2017.
CUFP aims to bridge the gap between academia and users applying functional programming in practice. CUFP provides high-quality practical tutorials covering state-of-the-art techniques and tools for functional programming. There will be a mix of tutorials on introduction and advanced level, such that anyone that wants to learn something new has an opportunity to do so.
We are seeking proposals for half-day tutorials to be presented during the first two days of the meeting, 7th to 9th of September. Submission deadline is May 25, but the earlier you submit, the better!
Please read these guidelines before submitting:
- You should have significant speaking experience, preferably with long form workshops similar to the one you're proposing.
- You should be an expert user or advocate for this technology (creator, implementor, standards committee expert, author, known speaker, etc).
- Your title should be simple and direct and clearly mention the primary technology you wish to cover.
- Your title or abstract should clearly indicate whether the workshop is an intro level, intermediate, or advanced topic.
Among the suggested topics for tutorials are:
- Introductions to functional programming languages. In the past we have had introductions to Clojure, Erlang, F#, F*, Haskell, ML, OCaml, Scala, Scheme and others.
- Advanced programming languages, concepts and applications (e.g. Lens, Liquid-Haskell, Agda, Idris, etc.)
- Applying functional programming in particular areas, including Web, high-performance computing, finance.
- Tools and techniques supporting state of the art functional programming. In the past we have had tutorials on QuickCheck, Elm and others.
- Theory. Type theory, category theory, abstract algebra, ongoing or new research, and anything useful or interesting to functional programmers.
Tutorial proposals should address the following points:
- Abstract (about 200 words)
- Tutorial Objectives: by the end of this tutorial you will be able to …
- Speaker Bio: Joe Bloggs is ...
- Infrastructure required: For example, will participants need access to a particular system? Do they need to download anything prior to the tutorial? Can they be expected to have this on a laptop, or does it need to be provided by the meeting?
- Other minor information which will help us market your tutorial.
Tutorials should be submitted using the following talk submission form.
Deadline for submission is Jun 18th, 2017. Notification of acceptance is two weeks later.
While CUFP does not pay tutors, they will be compensated with admission credits to CUFP and ICFP, as outlined below.
- If a tutorial has 5 or more registrants, the tutor will receive free admission to CUFP, including the two days of tutorials and the day of the CUFP workshop.
- If a tutorial has 10 or more registrants, the tutor will additionally receive a $250 voucher that can be used to register for any of the other ICFP events, including ICFP itself.
Note that we reserve the right to cancel tutorials with fewer than 5 registrants, but we will try hard to avoid having to do so. No compensation will be awarded for cancelled tutorials.
If you have any questions, email to
- Takayuki Muranushi: muranushi at gmail dot com
- Runhang Li: obj dot runhang at gmail dot com
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