The Fun of Programming
A symposium in honour of Professor Richard Bird's 60th birthday
| Photo by Ralf Hinze
Examination Schools, Oxford
24th and 25th March, 2003
Professor Richard Bird is well known for his contributions
to functional programming: for his two textbooks, his
"Functional Pearls" column in the Journal of Functional
Programming, his work on synthesizing programs from
specifications, his influence in the design of the language
Haskell and its predecessors, and so on. This symposium is to celebrate
Richard's work on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.
The symposium will coincide with the publication by Palgrave
of an eponymous book. This book is intended as much as a
textbook for an advanced course in functional programming as
it is a festschrift; its twelve chapters cover applications
(pretty printing, musical composition, hardware description,
graphical design) and techniques (the design of efficient
data structures, interpreters for little languages, program
testing and optimization) in functional programming. The
contributors to the book will give short lectures at the
symposium, and every participant at the symposium will
receive a copy of the book.
The symposium will take place from 10.30am on Monday 24th
March 2003 to 4pm on Tuesday 25th, in Oxford's historical
Examination Schools. The registration fee includes
participation, buffet lunch on both days, a formal dinner on
the Monday night in Worcester College, and a copy of the
book. There is a lower price for early registration; the
capacity of the lecture room is limited and offered on a
first-come first-served basis, so early registration is
We are grateful for financial support from Microsoft Research.
- For registration with an early-bird discount:
- 7th February 2003
- For late registration:
- 7th March 2003
- PDF poster:
- FOP, c/o Sue Taylor, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson
Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, United Kingdom.
- +44 1865 273839; mark "fao FOP (Sue Taylor)"
Jeremy Gibbons, December 2002.