TOOLS 2008, Tools for the New Physics and its Background, will take place from June 30th to July 4th at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich, Germany. The aim of the Workshop is to review the main calculational tools, such as generators and Monte Carlos, for searches of the New Physics at present and future colliders as well as in non-collider physics experiments such as dark-matter searches. Issues and codes pertaining to the background will also be covered. The workshop is structured around (i) a series of talks (with and without software demo), (ii) tutorials, and (iii) round-table discussions. The talks give an overview of available tools, the tutorials convey hands-on information of the main packages, and in the round-table discussions we hope to discuss how the existing programs could be improved, how to incorporate different existing constraints, how to best present future data, and how modules from different codes could be sewn together and interchanged.