The Workshop will cover the following subjects:
1) Phenomenology of soft and hard diffractive processes in hadron-, photon-induced and nuclear collisions:
1.a) elastic scattering;
1.b) single and double diffraction; double Pomeron exchange;
1.c) analysis of cosmic ray data;
1.d) color evaporation mechanisms and models;
1.e) color transparency;
1.f) inelastic diffraction in gamma-gamma interactions.
2) Diffraction in Deep inelastic scattering (DIS):
2.a) survival of large rapidity gaps;
2.b) small-x structure functions;
2.c) DGLAP and BFKL evolution equations in DIS;
2.d) fracture functions;
2.e) skewed parton distributions;
2.f) final state interactions: jets; can diffraction shed light on the production of new particles?
2.g) deeply virtual Compton scattering;
2.h) leading baryon production.
3) Diffraction in QCD:
3.a) perturbative QCD in the next-to-leading order and the Pomeron intercept;
3.b) Pomeron from non-perturbative QCD;
3.c) QCD-based models for the Pomeron;
3.d) Pomeron trajectory and glueball spectroscopy.
4) Experimental results and predictions for future experiments:
4.a) HERA: H1 and Zeus results;
4.b) Photo- and electro-production of vector mesons;
4.c) Tevatron: CDF and D0 results;
4.d) future programs at HERA, LHC, RHIC and Tevatron.
The Workshop will be organized in sessions containing introductory
or review talks on
general topics and short talks on specific subjects. Contributions can be presented also
in the form of posters during all the duration of the Workshop. This latter possibility will be
suggested, in particular, to those applicants whose request to give a talk will not be satisfied
for lack of time.
The proceedings of the Workshop will be published and will include all the contributions,
both talks and posters. A copy of them will be sent to all the participants.
The fee is fixed in 500,000 It. Lire (258 Euro) for the participants to the Workshop and in
150,000 It. Lire (77 Euro) for their companions. The fee can be paid
Some financial support for travelling and/or living expenses will be available. Those participants
who wish to apply for it should send their request by e-mail.
The proceedings of the Workshop will be published and a copy of them will be sent to all the participants.
The social program will include the
welcome drink, a folklore show in the historical centre of the town
of Cetraro, a folklore show and a classic music concert in the hotel, an
excursion in the southern part of Calabria with the visit to the Bronzi
di Riace at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and
the social dinner.