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Fun the Sixth

Sven-Bodo Scholz and Frank Penczek have kindly volunteered to organise Fun the sixth at the University of Hertfordshire.

We can confirm that the date of the meeting is Thursday 15th May 2008. Fun starts with lunch at noon, which is also when the afternoon starts, and the talks themselves will begin at 2pm.

Frank says

How to get here

The university maintains a web site containing all kind of information on how to get to UH.

Once you're here

For all of you arriving early enough for a joint lunch at UH refectory, the best meeting place will be the area around the main reception (inside building 1). Talks will be in room A154, Mercer building, which is the left building opposite of the main reception. We will signpost a route to the room to make it easy to find. A campus map can be found here.

Pub & Curry

For pub and curry we will relocate to Old Hatfield (5-10 minutes by car/bus). Please let us know if you intend to join for dinner as we'll have to book a place in advance.


I hope that provides all necessary information. For any more information/questions, simply write an email to Bodo (s DOT scholz AT herts DOT ac DOT uk) or Frank (f DOT penczek AT herts DOT ac DOT uk).

Bodo adds

Hi all,

eventually, we have finalised the schedule for the next Fun in the Afternoon seminar here in Hertfordshire. We are pleased to have received offers not only from the UK but also from the continent. I hope it will be a series of inspiring talks that offer enough potential for exciting discussions:

[see below]

PLEASE let us know whether

  • you intend to come to the Curry
  • you intend to come by car
so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

We will post some more travel details shortly.

Looking forward to meeting you all next Thursday here in Herts,


12.00 - 14.00 Lunch: bring your own, or use our refectory
14.00 - 14.45 TBA
Don Syme, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
14.45 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 15.30 Heap Recycling for Lazy Languages
Jurriaan Hage, Utrecht University
15.30 - 16.00 Declarative Concurrency Engineering with S-Net
Clemens Grelck, University of Luebeck
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee
16.30 - 17.00 The Type is the Value—Or a Part of it
Stephan Herhut, University of Hertfordshire
17.00 - 17.30 Container
Thorsten Altenkirch, University of Nottingham
17.30 - 19.00 Pub
19.00 - Curry