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July 30, 2023

ACT 2023 — Network Theory Talks

Posted by John Baez

It’s not too late to register to join talks on Zoom at Applied Category Theory 2023. It starts on Monday July 31, 2023! But if you miss out, you should be able to watch everything later on YouTube.

Here’s where you can register:

and here’s the program of talks:

Besides talks there will also be tutorials:

Monday (simultaneously):

  • David Jaz Myers, Lenses

  • Paolo Perrone, Markov categories

Tuesday (simultaneously):

  • Dorette Pronk, Double categories

  • Evan Patterson and Owen Lynch, AlgebraicJulia

The conference is big, so let me just point out a few talks connected to network theory.

I’ll talk about “Software for compositional modeling in epidemiology”. This project uses software based on category theory to make it easier to assemble big models of infectious disease—but our techniques work for other applications too. We’re using AlgebraicJulia, a computing framework based explicitly on categories—so check out Evan Patterson’s tutorial on that.

Some talks are based on work at last summer’s American Mathematical Society research program. For example James Fairbanks is talking about “A compositional account of motifs, mechanisms, and dynamics in biochemical regulatory networks” and Sophie Libkind is speaking on “Additive invariants of open Petri nets”, both based on projects I suggested there.

Also, Evan Patterson is giving a talk on “Structured and decorated cospans from the viewpoint of double category theory”, which may give new ideas for how AlgebraicJulia should handle networks. And if you don’t already know about double categories, Dorette Pronk’s tutorial should help.

A lot of good stuff!

Posted at July 30, 2023 12:04 PM UTC

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Re: ACT 2023 — Network Theory Talks

Will the tutorials also be posted on YouTube?

Posted by: Mark Meckes on July 30, 2023 7:09 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: ACT 2023 — Network Theory Talks

So they say. They’re planning to edit all the talk and tutorial videos and put them on YouTube. That could take a while.

Posted by: John Baez on July 31, 2023 11:40 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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