University of Calgary
May 28th - June 2nd, 2019
The departments of Computer
Science and Mathematics
at the University of Calgary,
from PIMS, are hosting
the Foundational Methods in Computer Science workshop 2019 at
the Kananaskis Field Station
(now the Biogeosciences Institute) in the Kananaskis valley,
Foundational Methods in Computer Science is an annual workshop
that brings together researchers in theoretical computer science
and category theory. Past workshops have enjoyed talks in
areas such as categorical quantum mechanics, restriction
categories, database design, and the differential and resource
logics. This year's scientific program, while continuing to
welcome talks from all areas of theoretical computer science and
category theory, is happy to host tutorials and talks on
abstract differential geometry, differential categories,
differential programming, and homotopy theory.
The meeting will have an informal reception at the field station at 7:00pm on Tuesday evening 28th May. The workshop will end at midday on 2nd June 2019.
The meeting will be run on a mountain schedule (this means afternoons are available for hiking -- bring hiking equipment!).
Wednesday and Thursday (May 29th/30th) session will be largely devoted to tutorials. Speakers include:
- Dominic Verity
- Christine Tasson*
- Matthew Burke
- Jonathan Gallagher
- Rick Blute
- Geoff Cruttwell
- Jean-Simon Lemay
- Michael Ching
- Gordon Plotkin
- Ernie Manes
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning (May 31st, June 1st/2nd) will be largely devoted to contributed research talks.
A detailed schedule will be made available on the 21st May 2019.
Important: If you want to give a talk please email the local organizers (see below: cc to both!) with an abstract no later than May 21st: we will endeavour to fit you into the schedule on a first come first served basis.
Graduate student talks:
Graduate student participants and talks are particularly encouraged at FMCS.
There are limited funds to provide support for graduate students who wish to attend the workshop (see below).
Travel and accommodation:The meeting is at a Field Station situated in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains some 100K from the city of Calgary. Registration includes food and accommodation (Wednesday night though Saturday night). Transportation out to the Field Station on the Tuesday evening from Calgary will be available.
If you are planning to attend FMCS please try to arrive at the University of Calgary before 5:00pm (if you are flying in that day plan to arrive at the airport on Tuesday 28th May before 4:00PM (MST)). There will be a last shuttle to the Kananaskis field stations leaving the University of Calgary at 6:00pm Tuesday May 28th: we will leave from the bottom of the ICT building: we will assemble there at about 5:30PM (if you arrive before just come up to Robin Cockett's office ICT 652).
There will be an informal reception for participants at the
field stations starting at 7:00PM Tuesday, 28th May.
Please register for the meeting by emailing Kristine Bauer
(bauerk at ucalgary dot ca) or Robin Cockett (robin at ucalgary
dot ca). The registration fee will be collected on-arrival in
cash or by a check (only Canadian banks because of bank charges)
-- we have rather limited Visa facilities so other methods are
preferable. There are no bank machines at the field
station so please sort this out while at the university before
you leave for the field station!
If you are arriving by plane we will try to meet you ... so
look out for people you know or just look like FMCS sorts!
If all else fails take a taxi/bus to the University, go to the
Computer Science Department (ICT building) and find Robin
Cockett's office (6th floor, ICT652).
Registration will cover accommodation, meals, meeting costs,
and transport: the registration fee will be $300 for
non-students and $150 for students (who should register as
Support for graduate students:
We particularly encourage graduate students to attend FMCS and to present their work. Some limited funding is available to support graduate students who wish to attend FMCS. To obtain the discounted registration and to apply for this funding you should contact Kristine Bauer or Robin Cockett (email) and include the following information:
- A one-page email letter stating your background as well as why you are interested in attending.
- You will be expected to contribute a short talk: so you need
to submit an abstract.
- The letter should also state whether you have access to any other funding to attend.
- An email letter of reference from your supervisor or an appropriate other person.
All applications must be received by Tuesday 21th May.