Category Theory 2019

7-13 July 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland

The International Category Theory Conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, from Sunday 7 July until Saturday 13 July 2019. You may also be interested in the Applied Category Theory conference in Oxford in the weeks directly after.


Invited plenary speakers:

Further invited plenary speakers to be confirmed.

Submit a contribution

We are offering an early round of submissions and decisions to allow for those who need an early decision or want preliminary feedback for a possible resubmission.

  • Early submission opens: January 1
  • Early submission deadline: March 1
  • Early decision notifications: April 1
  • Submission opens: March 1
  • Submission deadline: May 1
  • Notifications: June 1

All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth.

Please submit your contribution through EasyChair. You will need to create an account, which is a simple process. Submissions should be in the form of a brief (1 page) abstract.



Registration is independent of paper submission and will be opened at a later date.

Local information

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city, renowned for its heritage, culture, and festivals. Next to the World Heritage Site that is its historic centre, it is the home of many mathematical achievements, world-class universities, and the backdrop to several famous movies. Easy access to beautiful Scotland makes Edinburgh the second most popular tourist destination in the UK.

Getting to Edinburgh is easy, through its international airport and two major railway stations. Most of the centre is easy to navigate on foot, and for longer distances you can get around by bus, tram, taxi, or uber.


The conference is funded by the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

  • ICMS was created in 1989 by Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities, and has an international reputation for running high quality meetings that bring many of the best mathematicians in the world to Edinburgh.
  • EMS was founded in 1883 and has since become firmly established as the principal mathematical society for the university community in Scotland.