Extreme QCD (XQCD) is a series of international workshop-style conferences
which aims to cover recent advances in the theory and phenomenology of
QCD under extreme conditions of temperature and/or baryon density, together with
related topics. The meeting is held annually, usually scheduled in an adjacent week,
and located in close geographical
proximity, to the annual Lattice conference, in the anticipation that many
people will wish to attend both.
XQCD is organised by a Local Organising Committee (LOC) overseen by an
Advisory Committee (IAC).
XQCD meetings are organised according to the following guidelines:
The IAC is normally composed of at least eight members, 5 of whom have played a
significant role in organising previous XQCD meetings, and at least a further 3 chosen
by the current LOC. Previous organisers stand down from the IAC after 5 years' service.
The principal task of the IAC is to solicit and select the venue for the next XQCD
meeting. This selection will normally take place at a meeting convened during the
current XQCD meeting. In the case of two or more competing proposals, the issue will be
settled in favour of the proposal with the most votes.
The LOC will make every effort to secure financial support for the running of the workshop,
which may include the partial support of some or all of the participants, from third party
agencies. The IAC will assist with this process if requested.
Attendance at XQCD meetings should be open, and
the LOC should make every effort to draw participation from a wider community than simply
that attending Lattice.
While the IAC may make recommendations for particular topics to be included or speakers to be invited, the ultimate
responsibility for drawing up the programme lies with the LOC.
Current Membership of the IAC
International Advisory Committee