It has long been clear that (the action functional of) [Chern-Simons theory]( has various higher analogs and variations of interest. This includes of course traditional [higher dimensional Chern-Simons theory]( (abelian and non-abelian) as well as the algebroid-version: the [Courant-sigma model](, but also seemingly more remote systems such as [string field theory]( (and hence essentialy also its [effective truncations](, a fact that is already somewhat remarkable. 

In a recent [article]( we claimed that there is a systematic sense in which also all [AKSZ sigma-models]( are special cases of a general abstract notion of "[infinity-Chern-Simons theory](". These AKSZ models include, in turn, also the [Poisson sigma-model]( (hence also the [A-model]( and the [B-model]( Also [BF-theory]( coupled to [topological Yang-Mills theory]( fits in.

Therefore in a precise sense all these systems are examples of a single underlying basic mechanism. My **question** is: can you point out other models of interest in the literature (or in your drawer) that look like they might be "of generalized Chern-Simons type", along these lines? (I am not just looking, say, for "Chern-Simons term"-summands in higher [supergravity]( actions, even though these are related, but for example new variants of full higher dimensional [Chern-Simons (super)gravity](

For instance: has there been a proposal for a nonabelian 7-dimensional Chern-Simons-type model that might be the holographic partner to the [self-dual]( nonabelian [6d (2,0)-superconformal QFT](,0%29-supersymmetric+QFT) (so that the state spaces of the former are the conformal blocks of the latter)? While we did come across a natural non-abelian 7-dimensional Chern-Simons type TQFT whose fields are string-2-connections ([here](, I am not sure how to see if this might be the relevant one. Do you?