Sep 24 – 30, 2022
Corigliano Calabro, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

"Diffraction and Low-x 2022" is a joint effort between the Diffraction and Low-x meeting workshop series. The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate discussions between experimentalists and theorists in diffractive hadronic physics, QCD dynamics at low-x, parton saturation and exciting problems in QCD at HERA, Tevatron, LHC, RHIC and the future EIC.

The conference venue will be the Hotel BV Airone (Corigliano Calabro, Italy), from September 24 to 30. It is planned to be in person, respecting the measures and the safety rules required by the pandemic situation.

It is possible to follow presentations remotely, via Zoom, following the instructions given at this link.

Diffraction is a biennial workshop dedicated to theoretical and experimental progress in diffractive processes at high energies. The previous events took place in Cetraro (2000), Alushta (2002), Cala Gonone (2004), Milos (2006), La Londe-les-Maures (2008), Otranto (2010), Lanzarote (2012), Primošten (2014), Acireale (2016).

Low-x is an annual workshop whose spirit is to favour fruitful and informal discussions between experimentalists and theorists in low-x, diffractive hadronic physics and exciting problems in QCD at HERA, Tevatron and LHC. Low-x has been held since DESY (1993), then Saclay (May 1994), Cambridge (July 1995), Durham (June 1996), Madrid (June 1997), Berlin (June 1998), Tel Aviv (June 1999), Oxford (July 2000), Cracow (June 2001), Antwerpen (September 2002), Nafplio (June 2003), Prague (September 2004), Sinaia (June 2005), Lisbon (June 2006), Helsinki (September 2007), Kolimpari (Crete, July 2008), Ischia (September 2009), Kavala (June 2010), Santiago de Compostela (June 2011), Paphos (Cyprus, June 2012), Eilat (June 2013), Kyoto (June 2014), Sandomierz (September 2015), Gyöngyös (June 2016), Bisceglie (June 2017), Nicosia (August 2019), Elba (September 2021).

The previous joint workshop "Diffraction and Low-x" was held in Reggio Calabria (2018).

The registration deadline will be August 26 and the abstract submission deadline is August 12 (extended to August 26).

Following the determinations of many international scientific institutions and conference boards, the Organizing Committee has decided that abstracts proposed by scientists from institutions located in the Russian Federation and in the Republic of Belarus will be considered only if they do not contain the affiliation.

This workshop aims to be a place free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation, where all attendees are treated with respect and dignity. In order to create an environment which favours scientific exchanges of ideas and knowledge, inappropriate and discriminatory language or image must not be used both in presentations and in informal discussions.

In the same spirit, the organisers want to stress that they strongly condemn any form of military aggression and in general any form of resolution of controversies based on violence.

As organisers, we ask all the participants to share a peaceful and inclusive approach to discussions, thinking of Science as a guide and an example in the realization of a more free and welcoming future for all people of the World.



The Workshop is organized and sponsored by             



It will take place under the moral patronage and sponsorship of Regional Council of Calabria

Further sponsor acknowledgment



We acknoledge the participation in the event of the 

Liceo "A. Volta"
Reggio Calabria
Polo liceale
Corigliano Rossano
Corigliano Calabro, Italy
BV Airone Resort
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  • Diffraction in e-p and e-ion collisions
    Inclusive DIS: total cross sections, structure functions, heavy flavors
    Inclusive diffraction and dijets in DIS
    Hard diffractive photoproduction
    Exclusive final states in diffractive DIS (vector mesons, DVCS, etc.)
    Analyticity/duality models of inclusive/diffractive reactions; Pomeron trajectory
    Diffraction at the EIC
    Forward detectors and Roman pots
  • Soft and low-mass diffraction
    Soft  diffraction at the hadron colliders
    Total and inelastic cross section measurements
    Odderon physics
    Central exclusive production of low-mass particles
    Glueball production
    Forward physics at the LHC
    Forward detectors
    Phenomenology of gap survival probability
    Monte Carlo for soft processes
    Heavy ion collisions at RHIC and EIC
    Phenomenology of diffraction off nuclei
  • Photon-photon physics and hard diffraction
    Hard diffraction at the hadron colliders
    Gamma-p and gamma-gamma collisions at hadron colliders
    Beyond standard model and photon exchange processes
    Monte Carlo for hard processes
    Ultraperipheral collisions
  • Spin Physics
    New results on spin physics
    Spin and polarization physics
    Prospects in spin physics
    Generalized parton distributions
    Transverse momentum dependent PDFs

  • Recent theoretical results on QCD and saturation
    Perturbative QCD and factorization issues
    Leading-twist diffraction and the breakdown of pQCD factorization theorems
    Leading-twist diffractive DIS and nuclear shadowing
    Non-universal antishadowing
    Progress in AdS/QCD, integrability and related topics
    Diffractive dijet, hadrons light-front wavefunction from AdS/QCD, and color transparency
    New results in the BFKL physics
    New results in the color dipole/kt-factorization approach
    New results within the Color Glass Condensate model
    Saturation and evolution
    Diffraction from non-perturbative QCD

  • Low x, PDFs and hadronic final states
    PDFs at low and high x
    Jet cross sections
    Fat jets
    Vector meson, pion, etc. productions

The workshop will take place at the BV Airone Resort in Corigliano Calabro (Cosenza), Italy.

Organizing Committee
Marcella Capua (Cosenza)
Luigi Delle Rose (Cosenza)
Salvatore Fazio (Cosenza)
Evelin Meoni (Cosenza)
Andrea Nava (Cosenza)
Alessandro Papa (Cosenza, co-chair)
Christophe Royon (Lawrence, co-chair)
Marco Rossi (Cosenza)
Enrico Tassi (Cosenza)

International Advisory Committee
M. Albrow (Fermilab)
M. Anselmino (Torino)
F. Barreiro (Madrid)
J. Bartels (Hamburg)            
A. Bialas (Cracow)
S. Brodsky (SLAC)
I. Caprini (Bucharest)   
M. Capua (Cosenza)
J. Chwastowski (Cracow)
J. Chyla (Prague)
T. Csorgo (Budapest/Gyongyos)    
A. de Roeck (CERN)    
E. de Wolf (Antwerpen)    
R. Devenish (Oxford)
V.S. Fadin (Novosibirsk)
R. Fiore (Cosenza)            
M.B. Gay Ducati (Porto Alegre)
K. Goulianos (New York)
W. Guryn (Brookhaven National Laboratory)        
Y. Hatta (Kyoto)        
E. Iancu (Saclay)      
L.L. Jenkovszky (Kiev)
V. Khoze (Durham)
B. Kopeliovich (Valparaiso)
K. Kumerički (Zagreb)
E. Levin (Tel Aviv)
A. Levy (Tel Aviv)
M. Lublinsky (Beer-Sheva)
C. Marquet (Palaiseau)        
A. Martin (Durham)
L. McLerran (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
C. Merino (Compostela)
Z.-E. Meziani (Philadelphia)
A. Milov (Rehovot)      
A. Mueller (New York)        
P. Newman (Birmingham)
N.N. Nikolaev (Jülich)
R. Orava (Helsinki)
A. Papa (Cosenza)
K. Passek-Kumerički (Zagreb)
R. Peschanski (Saclay)        
M. Praszalowicz (Cracow)
E. Predazzi (Torino)
F. Ptochos (Nicosia)       
C. Royon (Lawrence)
A. Sabio Vera (Madrid)
A. Santoro (Rio de Janeiro)
R. Schicker (Heidelberg)
G. Soyez (Saclay)        
A. Szczurek (Cracow)
E. Tassi (Cosenza)

Workshop secretary
Rita Bertelli (INFN, Frascati)

There is an open survey.