The workshop will debate the recommendation of the European Strategy Particle Physics committee, expected in early 2020, on future accelerators, investigating the role played by strong interactions.
It will review the status of calculations and measurements in perturbative and non-perturbative QCD and whether their accuracy is sufficient to meet the goals of LHC and other accelerators. It will feature sessions on parton distributions, fragmentation functions and jet substructue.
Special attention will be paid to the phenomenology of top quarks, which play a role in all searches for new physics, either as background or as proxy to new particle signals.
From a BSM perspective, we will explore strongly-interacting scenarios which are capable of solving the current open problems of the Standard Model, such as composite-Higgs and other strong-dynamics models. The effect of strong interactions in flavour physics and cosmology observations, and the connection with collider physics will be debated too.