**Scientific Programme**

D. ALVAREZ CASTILLO,

*Supporting the existence of the QCD critical point by compact star observations*
A. AYRIYAN,

*Bayesian Analysis of Hybrid EoS Models Using Mass and Radius Data from Compact Star Observations*
M. BAGCHI,

*Prospects of constraining the dense matter equation of state from observations and data analysis of radio pulsars in binaries*
G. G. BARNAFÖLDI,

*The effect of quantum fluctuations in compact star observables*
N.-U. BASTIAN,

*Towards a unified quark-hadron equation of state for neutron stars, supernovae and heavy-ion collisions*
P. BATYUK,

*Simulation of NICA/MPD with Three-fluid Hydrodynamics-based Event Simulator Extended by UrQMD final Anchor State interactions (THESEUS) as an attempt to investigate effects of a QCD phase transition in the EoS on HIC observables*
S. BENIC,

*EoS for dense matter with a QCD phase transition*
T. BHATTACHARYYA,

*Non-extensive Fokker-Planck transport coefficients of heavy quarks*
D. BLASCHKE,

*Quark exchange effects in the nuclear equation of state at high-densities*
M. CIERNIAK,

*Vector interaction enhanced bag model*
T. FISCHER,

*Explosions of massive stars triggered from the 1st-order hadron-quark phase transition at high density*
A. FRIESEN,

*Phase diagram in effective QCD models*
H. GRIGORIAN,

*Cooling of massive neutron stars*
I. IOSILEVSKIY,

*Binodal Layer and Phase Freezeout in Adiabatically Expanded Hot Dense Matter*
Yu. IVANOV,

*Directed flow in heavy-ion collisions and its implications for astrophysics*
L. JUCHNOWSKI,

*Nonequilibrium meson production in strong fields*
M. KITAZAWA,

*J-PARC heavy-ion program and search of the QCD critical point*
T. KOJO,

*QCD equations of state in hadron-quark continuity*
K. MASLOV,

*Charged ρ-meson condensate in neutron stars within RMF models*
S. MOGLIACCI,

*Finite density equation of state of the quark-gluon plasma via resummed perturbation theory*
R. NEGREIROS,

*Fully self-consistent thermal evolution studies of rotating neutron stars*
S. POPOV,

*Fast radio bursts and neutron stars*
G. ROEPKE,

*Correlations and bound states in nuclear matter*
A. SORIN,

*Baryon rich matter research at NICA*
V. STEINBERG,

*Strangeness production in nucleus-nucleus collisions at SIS energies*
L. TURKO,

*Looking for the phase transition - recent NA61/SHINE results*
D. VOSKRESENSKY,

*On manifestation of in-medium effects in NS and HIC*
H. WOLTER,

*The High-Density Symmetry Energy in Heavy Ion Collisions and Compact stars*
A. YUDIN,

*Exotic convection inside hybrid stars*
E. ZHOU,

*Numerical configurations of differentially rotating quark stars*