5th Annual International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT2022)
July 18--22, 2022
The Fifth International Conference on Applied Category Theory will take
place at the University of Strathclyde from 18 to 22 July 2022, preceded
by the Adjoint School 2022 from 11 to 15 July. This conference follows
previous events at Cambridge (UK), Cambridge (MA), Oxford and Leiden.
Applied category theory is important to a growing community of
researchers who study computer science, logic, type theory, engineering,
physics, biology, chemistry, social science, linguistics and other
subjects using category-theoretic tools. The background and experience
of our members is as varied as the systems being studied. The goal of
the Applied Category Theory conference series is to bring researchers
together, strengthen the applied category theory community, disseminate
the latest results, and facilitate further development of the field.
We accept submissions in English of original research papers, talks
about work accepted/submitted/published elsewhere, and demonstrations of
relevant software. Accepted original research papers will be published
in a proceedings volume. The keynote addresses will be chosen from the
accepted papers. The conference will include an industry showcase event
and community meeting. We particularly encourage people from
underrepresented groups to submit their work and the organizers are
committed to non-discrimination, equity, and inclusion.
1. Extended Abstracts should be submitted describing the
contribution and providing a basis for determining the topics and
quality of the anticipated presentation (1-2 pages). These
submissions will be adjudicated for inclusion as a talk at the
conference. Such work should include references to any longer
papers, preprints, or manuscripts providing additional details.
2. Conference Papers should present original, high-quality work in
the style of a computer science conference paper (up to 14 pages,
not counting the bibliography; detailed proofs may be included in an
appendix for the convenience of the reviewers). Such submissions
should not be an abridged version of an existing journal article
(see item 1) although pre-submission Arxiv preprints are permitted.
These submissions will be adjudicated for both a talk and
publication in the conference proceedings.
3. Software Demonstrations should be submitted in the format of an
Extended Abstract (1-2 pages) giving the program committee enough
information to assess the content of the demonstration. We are
particularly interested in software that makes category theory
research easier, or uses category theoretic ideas to improve
software in other domains.
Extended abstracts and conference papers should be prepared with LaTeX.
For conference papers please use the EPTCS style files available at
The submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=act2022
The following dates are all in 2022, and Anywhere On Earth.
- Submission Deadline: Monday 9 May
- Author Notification: Tuesday 7 June
- Camera-ready version due: Tuesday 28 June
- Adjoint School: Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
- Main Conference: Monday 18 to Friday 22 July
We hope to run the conference as a hybrid event with talks recorded or
streamed for remote participation. However, due to the state of the
pandemic, the possibility of in-person attendance is not yet confirmed.
Please be mindful of changing conditions when booking travel or hotel
Limited financial support will be available. Please contact the
organisers for more information.
Jade Master, University of Strathclyde (Co-Chair)
Martha Lewis, University of Bristol (Co-Chair)
The full program committee will be announced soon.
Jules Hedges, University of Strathclyde
Jade Master, University of Strathclyde
Fredrik Nordvall Forsberg, University of Strathclyde
James Fairbanks, University of Florida
John Baez, University of California, Riverside
Bob Coecke, Cambridge Quantum
Dorette Pronk, Dalhousie University
David Spivak, Topos Institute