DAMB - Diagrammatic and Algebraic Methods for Business


Lately there has been a renewed interest in adopting compositional techniques in business enterprises, especially in the software/tech sector. A primary reason is that compositionality naturally enhances scalability, and thus provides a fundamental link between theory and practice of software. In the last few years, Applied Category Theory (ACT) has emerged as a multi-disciplinary approach promoting compositionality in various domains via string diagrams, the graphical syntax of monoidal categories. The visual aspect of these formalisms is particularly appealing for business enterprises as it makes sophisticated software architectures and techniques more accessible to both users and developers. In this workshop we will host invided talks by leading scientists from the ACT community who have successfully applied such abstract techniques in an industrial context.