Sep 3 – 8, 2023
Leros island, Greece
Europe/Rome timezone

The purpose of the Low-x 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 at the Crithoni's paradise hotel, Leros Island, Greece, from September 4 in the morning to September 8 in the evening Please register as soon as possible since this is still a highly touristic hotel and region. The reservation will be fully inclusive with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel. It is also advised to buy the flight tickets as soon as possible to secure availability and avoid high prices.

Please note that you might receive a mail from about the hotel reservation, THIS IS A SPAM AND DO NOT ANSWER THEM!!!!!

The registration fee will be 250 Euros for participants of the workshop, and 120 Euros for companions. The fees cover the conference room, all coffee breaks, the workshop dinner, the transfer from the harbour/airport and back, the welcome drinks as well as a one-day tour.

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), Crete (July 2008), Ischia (September 2009), Kavala (June 2010), Santiago de Compostela (June 2011), Cyprus (June 2012), Eilat (June 2013), Kyoto (June 2014), Sandomierz (September 2015), Gyongyos (June 2016), Bisceglie (June 2017), Reggio Calabria (August 2018), Nicosia (August 2019), and Elba (September 2021) 


The Workshop is organized and sponsored by the University of Kansas, the University of Cyprus, ExtreMe Matter Institute at GSI (EMMI) and CERN


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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

Diffraction and photon-exchange in hadron-hadron, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions
Soft and hard diffraction at the hadron colliders
Total and inelastic cross section measurements
Odderon physics
Central exclusive production
Forward physics at the LHC
Forward detectors
Gamma-p and gamma-gamma collisions at hadron colliders
Low-x physics at LHC
Beyond standard model and photon exchange processes
Phenomenology of gap survival probability
Monte Carlo for soft and hard processes
Heavy ion collisions at RHIC and EIC
Phenomenology of diffraction off nuclei
Ultraperipheral collisions

Spin Physics 
New results on spin physics
Spin and polarization physics
Prospects in spin physics
Generalized parton distributions
Transverse momentum dependent PDFs

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 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 Crithoni's Paradise Hotel in Leros isldand, Greece.

Local Organizing Committee
Christophe Royon (Lawrence)
Fotis Ptochos (Cyprus)
Georgios K Krintiras (Lawrence)

International Advisory Committee
Fernando Barreiro (Madrid)
Jochen Bartels (Hamburg)
Andrzej Bialas (Cracow)
Irinel Caprini (Bucharest)
Janusz Chwastowski (Cracow) 
Jiri Chyla (Prague)

Amanda Cooper Sarkar (Oxford)
Tamas Csorgo (Budapest/Gyongyos)
Roberto Fiore (Cosenza)
Konstantin Goulianos (New-York)
Yoshitaka Hatta (Brookhaven National Lab) 
Edmond Iancu (Saclay) 
Valery Khoze (Durham)
Michael Lublinsky (Israel) 
Cyrille Marquet (Palaiseau)
Alan Martin (Durham)
Pierre Van Mechelen (Antwerpen)
Carlos Merino (Compostela) 
Sasha Milov (Rehovot) 
Nicola Minafra (Lawrence) 
Al Mueller (New-York)
Risto Orava (Helsinki)
Alessandro Papa (Cosenza)
Robi Peschanski (Saclay)
Michal Praszalowicz (Cracow) 
Fotis Ptochos (Cyprus) 
Albert de Roeck (CERN)
Christophe Royon (Lawrence)
Gregory Soyez (Saclay)
Eddi de Wolf (Antwerpen)

The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Application for this event is currently open.