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.

Speakers

Invited plenary presentations by:

Invited tutorial lecture on "Graphical linear algebra" by:

Public event on "Inclusion-exclusion in mathematics and beyond" with:

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 were 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.

Audiovisual equipment will be available in the lecture theatres, but board space is very limited, so you should not plan on a blackboard talk.

Organisation


Registration and
funding support

Please use the registration form to register yourself for the conference. Registration is independent of abstract submission. The registration fee is £90 for early career participants, and £180 for established career participants, and will include tea breaks, lunches, and the conference dinner.

When you register, you may also apply for funding support. Successful applicants will receive funding for accommodation, but not for travel or the registration fee.

Registration is open until May 1 if you are applying for funding support, or June 14 if you are not. Decisions on funding support will be given in mid-May.

Registration will stay open until June 14, but spaces are becoming very limited, and registration may close before the deadline once capacity has been reached.

The registered number of participants has reached capacity, so we're forced to close registration. A waiting list will come into operation shortly. If you're interested in registering, or have already registered but would like to cancel, please let us know, by now, via email.

Programme

Here is a rough schedule for the week:

  • Sunday evening: wine reception
  • Monday-Saturday morning: plenary talks
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon: parallel talks
  • Wednesday afternoon: excursion
  • Thursday evening: conference dinner

The precise programme of talks will be announced in due time.

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.

Here is a useful list of accommodation providers with locations close to the conference venue, that you can book yourself. Note: the CT organisation or ICMS do NOT use third parties to arrange accommodation. If you are approached by a third party asking for booking details, please ignore. If you have any concerns please contact us.

Sponsors

The conference is funded by the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust, and Cambridge University Press.

  • 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.
  • The GMJT is a charity that awards grants in support of Scottish Mathematics.
  • CUP is a not-for-profit publisher that dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge.