### Applied Category Theory at UCR (Part 1)

#### Posted by John Baez

The American Mathematical Society is having a meeting here at U. C. Riverside during the weekend of November 4th and 5th, 2017. I’m organizing a session on Applied Category Theory, and I’m looking for people to give talks.

The goal is to start a conversation about applications of category theory, not within pure math or fundamental physics, but to other branches of science and engineering — especially those where the use of category theory is not already well-established! For example, my students and I have been applying category theory to chemistry, electrical engineering, control theory and Markov processes.

Alas, we have no funds for travel and lodging. If you’re interested in giving a talk, please submit an abstract here:

- General information about abstracts, American Mathematical Society.

More precisely, please read the information there and then click on the link in blue to submit an abstract. It should then magically fly through cyberspace to me! Abstracts are due September 12th, but the sooner you submit one, the greater the chance that we’ll have space.

For the program of the whole conference, go here:

- Fall Western Sectional Meeting, U. C. Riverside, Riverside, California, 4–5 November 2017.

We’ll be having some interesting plenary talks:

Paul Balmer, UCLA, An invitation to tensor-triangular geometry.

Pavel Etingof, MIT, Double affine Hecke algebras and their applications.

Monica Vazirani, U.C. Davis, Combinatorics, categorification, and crystals.