University of Calgary, June 5th - 8th, 2014
The Department of
Computer Science at the University
of Calgary is hosting the Foundational Methods in Computer
Science workshop at the Kananaskis
Field Station (now the Biogeosciences Institute) in the
Kananaskis valley, Alberta, Canada. The meeting will
run from the 5th June - 8th June 2014.
The workshop is an informal meeting which is run on a mountain
schedule which brings together researchers in Mathematics and
Computer Science with a focus on the applications of Category
Theory to Computer Science.
Tutorials: Friday (June 6th) session will be
mostly devoted to tutorials.
Extended Research Talks:
Other Research Talks:
The schedule will be available in late May.
Student participants and talks are particularly encouraged at FMCS.
There are limited funds to provide support for 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 (Thursday night though Saturday night). Transportation out to the Field Station on the Thursday afternoon 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 Thurday 5th June well before 4:00PM (MST)). There will be a last shuttle to the Kananaskis field stations leaving the University of Calgary at 6:00pm Thursday June 5th: we will leave from the bottom of the ICT building assembling 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 Thursday, 5th June.
Please register for the meeting by emailing 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 my office
(6th floor, ICT652).
Registration will cover accommodation, meals, meeting costs,
and transport: the registration fee will be $375 for
non-students and $275 for students.
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 apply for this funding you should contact 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.
- 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 Monday 26th May.
very preliminary schedule is here).