Applied Category Theory 2022: Call for papers

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, 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.

Submission formats:

  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

Important dates

The following dates are all in 2022, and deadlines are in the Anywhere on Earth timezone.

Conference format

Assuming additional Covid restrictions will not be introduced in the UK, the conference will run as a hybrid event, with talks recorded or streamed for remote participation. Please be mindful of changing conditions when booking travel or hotel accommodations.

Financial support

Limited financial support will be available for travel and accommodation. Priority will be given to people with financial need and those giving presentations. Please contact the organisers for more information.

Program Committee

Organising Committee

Steering Committee