Third Symposium on Compositional Structures (SYCO 3)
University of Oxford, UK
The Symposium on Compositional Structures is a new interdisciplinary series of meetings aiming to support the growing community of researchers interested in the phenomenon of compositionality, from both applied and abstract perspectives, and in particular where category theory serves as a unifying common language. We welcome submissions from researchers across computer science, mathematics, physics, philosophy, and beyond, with the aim of fostering friendly discussion, disseminating new ideas, and spreading knowledge between fields. Submission is encouraged for both mature research and work in progress, and by both established academics and junior researchers, including students.
Submission is easy, with no format requirements or page restrictions. The meeting does not have proceedings, so work can be submitted even if it has been submitted or published elsewhere. You could submit work-in-progress, or a recently completed paper, or even a PhD or Masters thesis.
While no list of topics could be exhaustive, SYCO welcomes submissions with a compositional focus related to any of the following areas, in particular from the perspective of category theory:
This new series aims to bring together the communities behind many previous successful events which have taken place over the last decade, including Categories, Logic and Physics, Categories, Logic and Physics (Scotland), Higher-Dimensional Rewriting and Applications, String Diagrams in Computational, Logic and Physics, Applied Category Theory, Simons Workshop on Compositionality, the Yorkshire and Midlands Category Theory Seminar, and the Peripatetic Seminar in Sheaves and Logic.
|Marie Kerjean||Alessandra Palmigiano|
|INRIA Bretagne Atlantique,
|Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management,
Delft University of Technology
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics,
University of Johannesburg
|Differentiating proofs and programs||From parametricity to modularity and back in correspondence theory: preliminary considerations|
|University of Oxford|
|Don’t try this at home: No-Go Theorems for Distributive Laws
(joint work with Dan Marsden)
All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere-on-earth on the given dates.
|Time||Tuesday 26 March|
|19:30||Pre-meeting drinks, The Royal Oak, 42-44 Woodstock Rd|
|Time||Wednesday 27 March||Thursday 28 March|
|9:30–10:00||Marie Kerjean, "Differentiating proofs and programs" (invited talk) (slides)|
|10:30–11:00||REGISTRATION||Mario Alvarez-Picallo and C.-H. Luke Ong, "Change Actions: Models of Generalised Differentiation" (slides)|
|11:30–12:00||Alessandra Palmigiano, "From parametricity to modularity and back in correspondence theory: preliminary considerations" (invited talk) (slides)||Chad Nester, "Constructing Cryptocurrency Ledgers with Monoidal Categories" (slides)|
|12:00–12:30||Antonin Delpeuch, "Autonomization of monoidal categories" (slides)|
|12:30–13:00||Chase Bednarz, "Occlusion Operads for Image Segmentation" (slides)||Thorsten Altenkirch, "Naturality for free – the category interpretation of directed type theory" (slides)|
|14:00–14:30||Maaike Zwart and Dan Marsden, "Don't Try This at Home: No-Go Theorems for Distributive Laws" (slides)||Sharwin Rezagholi, Tobias Fritz and Paolo Perrone, "The support is a morphism of monads" (slides)|
|14:30–15:00||Lukas Heidemann, Nick Hu and Jamie Vicary, "Introducing homotopy.io" (slides)||Neil Ghani, Clemens Kupke, Alasdair Lambert and Fredrik Nordvall Forsberg, "Compositional Game Theory with Mixed Strategies: Probabilistic Open Games" (slides)|
|15:00–15:30||Martha Lewis, "Compositionality for Recursive Neural Networks" (slides)||Stefano Gogioso, "Categorical Quantum Dynamics" (slides)|
|16:00–16:30||Tai-Danae Bradley, Martha Lewis, Jade Master and Bradley Theilman, "Translating and Evolving: Towards a Model of Language Change in DisCoCat" (slides)|
|16:30–17:00||Fosco Loregian and Ivan Di Liberti, "On the unicity of formal category theories"|
|17:00–17:30||Samson Abramsky, Rui Soares Barbosa, Martti Karvonen and Shane Mansfield, "A comonadic view of simulation and quantum resources" (slides)|
Registrations are still accepted but the amount of food and refreshments we can provide may be limited.
Please register by filling in the registration form. There is no registration fee, but please register so that we can order the right amount of catering, and give you a badge.
Venue. The meeting will take place at the University of Oxford in Lecture Theatre B of the Department of Computer Science which can be accessed from Keble Road.
A number of colleges offer spare rooms which are very well located and quite affordable.
It is also worth considering AirBNB.
The Cotswold Lodge Hotel is within walking distance.
The Old Parsonage Hotel is more luxurious and also very close to the venue.
Planes Oxford is well connected to both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. The Airline bus service from Heathrow to Oxford takes approximately 90 minutes. The Airline bus service from Gatwick to Oxford takes about 2½ hours. National Rail also connects all these airports to Oxford.
Coaches Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station is 15 minutes walk from the venue. National Express services connect Oxford to many other locations. The Oxford Tube and X90 services both connect Oxford to central London including London Victoria and take about 90 minutes. They take slightly different routes. See Oxford Tube route information and X90 Route Information.
Local Buses Information on local buses can be found at the Oxford Bus Company. Buses now accept contactless payment (using, for example, contactless credit card or ApplePay) and no preliminary setup is required.
Taxis There are taxi ranks at Gloucester Green Bus Station and Oxford Station. A1 Taxis can be booked by phone at 01865 248 000 or booked online.
Internet access. The best way to access the internet is by using the Eduroam service; you can download a configuration tool for your device here. If you do not have access to Eduroam, please ask for login details at the registration desk.
We are pleased to acknowledge financial support from EPSRC.
The intention is for SYCO to be a community meeting, where people have enough time to explain their ideas, and with a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. To encourage this, in the event that more submissions are received of an acceptable standard than can be accommodated in the timetable, the programme committee may choose to defer some submissions to a future meeting, rather than reject them. This would be done based largely on submission order, giving an incentive for early submission, but would also take into account other requirements, such as ensuring a broad and inclusive scientific programme. Deferred submissions can then be re-submitted to any future SYCO meeting, where they will be prioritised for inclusion in the programme, and where they will not need to be re-reviewed. Meetings are held sufficiently frequently to avoid a backlog of deferred papers.
Submission is now closed.
Submissions should present research results in sufficient detail to allow them to be properly considered by members of the programme committee, who will assess their interest to the SYCO community. We encourage the submission of work in progress, as well as mature results. There are no proceedings, so work can be submitted even if it has been previously published, or has been submitted for consideration elsewhere. There is no specific formatting requirement, and no page limit, although for long submissions authors should be aware that reviewers will not be able to read the entire document in detail. Think creatively—you could submit a recent paper, or a draft notes of a project in progress, or even a recent Masters or PhD thesis.
If you have a submission which was deferred from a previous SYCO meeting, it will not automatically be considered for SYCO 3; you still need to submit it again through EasyChair. Such a submission will be prioritised for inclusion in the SYCO 3 programme. When submitting, enter the author and title information as usual into the EasyChair submission form, but in the "abstract" field, just state that it is a deferred submission, and give the meeting and submission number where it was originally reviewed. There is no need to attach any documents, but you can if you like, for example if the work has developed since the previous submission; in this case, please give a one-sentence summary in the "Abstract" field of the EasyChair submission form of the way it has changed.
Some funding is available to cover travel and subsistence costs, with a priority for PhD students and junior researchers. To apply for this funding, please contact the local organizer Antonin Delpeuch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with subject line "SYCO 3 funding request" by 13 March, with a short statement of your current status, travel costs and funding required
In total 73 participants (66 listed below)