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Compositional Structures for Systems Engineering and Design

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The focus of this workshop is to foster the development of applications of category theory to systems engineering and design. We are interested in bringing together experts from engineering and applied category theory, and those involved in software tools development.  There will be several talks/demos showcasing existing approaches as well as ample time for discussion.


steering committee 

  • Michael Watson (NASA)
  • Bryan Mesmer (University of Alabama)
  • Javier Calvo-Amodio (Oregon State University)
  • Brendan Fong (Topos Institute)  
  • James Fairbanks (University of Florida) 
  • Esteban Montero (Chevron)
  • Spencer Breiner (NIST)
  • Eswaran Subramanian (Carnegie Mellon University / NIST)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Georgios Bakirtzis (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Fabrizio Genovese
  • Alan Hylton (NASA)
  • David Spivak (Topos Institute)
  • Pawel Sobocinski (Tallinn University of Technology)

More speakers to be announced

Agenda coming soon!

Sheraton Rockville Hotel
920 King Farm Boulevard Rockville, Maryland 20850

Dates Available: November 01-06, 2022
Rates: $188/night* (before taxes & fees)

*Includes complimentary shuttle to/from NCCoE

Last Day to Book: October 06, 2022

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For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2023.

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Created August 10, 2022, Updated September 23, 2022