Applied Category Theory 2022

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland • 18–22 July 2022

The 5th 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 (2021), MIT (2020), Oxford (2019) and Leiden (2018).

Applied category theory is a topic of interest for a growing community of researchers, interested in studying many different kinds of systems using category-theoretic tools. These systems are found across computer science, mathematics, and physics, as well as in social science, linguistics, cognition, and neuroscience. The background and experience of our members is as varied as the systems being studied. The goal of Applied Category Theory is to bring researchers in the field together, disseminate the latest results, and facilitate further development of the field.

Important dates

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Conference photo

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The conference will be fully hybrid, that is, it will be possible for both the audience and presenters to participate remotely over Zoom, if preferred. Remote participation will be free.

Registration has now closed. If you still would like to register for online attendance, please contact one of the organisers.

Registration fees

Financial support

Financial support applications have now closed.

Thanks to the kind support of our sponsors, we have a budget for financial assistance for participants, for which priority will be given to accepted speakers, PhD students and early career researchers. Please contact the organisers if this would be useful to you, including information about your status, and your estimated costs.


A programme can be found here. A zoom link for online participation has been sent out to all registered participants. If you cannot find it, please contact one of the organisers.

Accepted presentations

A list of accepted presentations is now available.

Here is the original Call For Papers.

Practical information

We have collected some practical information regarding the venue, travel and accommodation.

Live streaming

Registered online participants can attend the conference via Zoom (please contact one of the organisers if you have misplaced the Zoom link which has been sent to you). It is also possible to follow the conference via the following live streams:

The official place for conference related chat (both scientific and social) is the stream #conference: ACT22 on the CT Zulip.


Huawei  (Gold sponsor)
Protocol Labs  (Gold sponsor)
Cambridge Quantum  (Gold sponsor)
Topos Institute

Program Committee

Local organisers

Steering committee