The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) organizes a Mini-Workshop on "Lattice and Functional Techniques for Exploration of Phase Structure and Transport Properties in Quantum Chromodynamics", in Dubna, July 10 - 14, 2017.

Inspired by the activities going on in Dubna for the construction of NICA and the preparations of experimentalists for the BM@N and MPD experiments, the Bogolubov Laboratory for Theoretical Physics of JINR is launching a Thematical Topic "Theory of Hadronic Matter under Extremal Conditions" as part of the future planning and structuring the Laboratory.

In view of the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, ranging from lattice QCD to hydrodynamical/kinetic simulations close to a particular experiment, various specialized mini-workshops will be organized 2017/2018 to bring into contact local/Russian theorists with colleagues from abroad.

This mini-workshop is the second in this series. It aims at bringing together practioners of QCD lattice thermodynamics with specialists developing functional continuum approaches and to chart promising areas of collaboration or to continue already ongoing collaboration, mainly with the aim to extend the abilities of lattice QCD simulations :

--- from zero to finite baryonic density,

--- from Euclidean to Minkowski time,

--- from zero to nonvanishing external fields,

--- temperature depencence of topology and topological susceptibility,

--- modelling phase transitions in finite, strongly interacting systems.

We hope also to discuss:

--- constraints for phenomenology from the lattice EoS,

--- formulation of a liquid-gas cluster approach incorporating lattice QCD,

--- irregularities and signals of the mixed phase formation in heavy ion collisions.

Local organizers:

E.-M. Ilgenfritz (BLTP)- Chairman,

V. Braguta (ITEP),

K. Bugaev (BITP Kiev),

M. Deka (BLTP),

S.N. Nedelko (BLTP),

A.V. Friesen — scientific secretary,

O.N. Belova — secretary,

D.S. Korobov — scientific secretary assistant & web support.