Call for organizers:
The Advanced Functional Programming School, 2006
We solicit plans for organizing the next Advanced Functional
Programming School. Since 1995 there have been five Schools on Advanced
Functional Programming in
- 2004, Tartu, Estonia
- 2002, LNCS 2638, Oxford, UK
- 1998, LNCS 1608, Braga, Portugal
- 1996, LNCS 1129, Olympia, WA, USA
- 1995, LNCS 925, Båstad, Sweden
The goals of this series of schools are
- Bring computer scientists, in particular young researchers and
programmers, up to date with the latest afp techniques.
- Use afp techniques in "programming in the real world".
- Bridge the gap between results presented at programming
conferences and material from introductory textbooks on functional
The approach we take to achieve these goals in the schools is
- In depth lectures about afp techniques, taught by experts in the
- Lectures are accompanied by practical problems to be solved by
the students at the school. The problems guide the students' learning
to a great extent. This implies that there has to be a lab at the
- Group work is stimulated, especially because the practical
problems will typically be too large for a single person.
By functional programming we mean programming in a style that
emphasizes the evaluation of expressions rather than the execution of
The lecture notes of the Advanced Functional Programming schools are
published after the school, see LNCS 925, 1129, 1608, and 2638. The
organizers are responsible for publishing the lecture notes.
submit a proposal for organizing the next advanced functional
Your proposal should include
- the name of the organizers (preferably more than one)
- a programme: lecturers (a mix of young and bright, and old and
wise lecturers is preferred) and topics (keep in mind that lectures
have to be about "programming in the real world". Applications of
functional programming are vey important for the school)
- the approximate dates (preferably in the third quarter of 2006)
- a location (remember you need around 25 computers)
- a budget, including an estimation of the registration and hotel
costs per participant.
The programme, dates, location and budget don't have to be completely fixed
when you submit your proposal, but there should be sufficient
information to review your proposal. Your proposal will be reviewed by
the steering committee of the Advanced Functional Programming Schools,
Simon Peyton Jones
Submit your proposal to email@example.com
before February 1, 2005.
Notification March 1, 2005.
Last update 20 October 2004