Judging from the fact that Odersky's new company, Typesafe, is including Akka in their Typesafe Stack means that there must be a growing interest in concurrency, actors, and Software Transactional Memory (STM) among Scala developers. Personally, (and I regret to say it) the only area in which I'm really familiar with Transactional Memory is with regards to database systems. Anyway, after reading up on STM, I think I'm going to try and apply it my next couple of Scala projects.
Does anyone have any novel ideas in this area? Any papers I need to read? Etc?