6-10 July 2018
Altai State University
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone
26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium and 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference

First Circular


About the Symposium

The 26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium (E+CRS 2018) in conjunction with 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference (RCRC 2018) will be held at the Altai State University (Barnaul – Belokurikha – Altai Mountains) on July 6-10, 2018.

Conference web-site: ecrs18.asu.ru

European Cosmic Ray Symposium is an important and large conference in the field of Astroparticle Physics, covering the following main topics: Cosmic Ray Physics, Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Neutrino Astronomy, Dark Matter Physics, Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Astroparticle Physics Theory and Models and Experimental Methods, Techniques and Instrumentation.

In accordance with the decision of the International Advising Committee (IAC), adopted during the 25th ECRS (Turin, 2016), the format of the next extended "E+CRS" event is changed accepting the model of the COSPAR International Scientific Assembly with the aim of expanding the geography of participants, as well as ensuring the participation of key scientific organizations and key world experts in the symposium areas with invited reviews, plenary, oral and poster presentations.

The organizers of the joint conference are Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia), Max Planck Institute for Physics (Munich, Germany), Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia).

Scientific Program / Heads of the Sections

Solar and heliospheric cosmic rays (SH) / Struminsky A., Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Cosmic rays at Earth and Planets. Applied aspects of cosmic rays (GEO) / Yashin I., National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Direct cosmic-ray observation (CRD) / Torii S., Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Сosmic rays below the knee. New phenomena and their interpretation (CR I) / Moskalenko I., Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford, USA

Cosmic Rays above the knee (E<10¹⁷) (CR II) / Hörandel J., Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands; Petrukhin A., National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

CR interactions with the interstellar medium and enigmatic phenomena observed in X-ray and gamma-ray ranges (ISM) / Dogiel V., Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

UHE cosmic rays (E>10¹⁷) (CR III) / Karl-Heinz Kampert, Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany; Yushkov A., Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

HE/UHE muons and neutrinos (MN) / Kokoulin R., National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

HE/UHE gamma rays (GR) / Teshima M., Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich, Germany; University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Kuzmichev L., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Cosmic rays anisotropy (ANI) / Pino Di Sciascio, INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Acceleration of cosmic rays (ACR) / Zirakashvili V., Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation Russian Academy of Sciences, IZMIRAN, Troitsk, Russia

Future measurements of cosmic rays: new instrumentations and methods (FUT) / Panov A., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Workshops section (WSS)

  • LPM effect and its applications for extremely high energy cosmic ray research / Misaki A., Saitama University, Saitama, Japan.

  • Hadron Interactions at superhigh energies (colliders and cosmic rays) / Mukhamedshin R., Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Organizing Committees

International Advisory Committee

  • M. Panasyuk (RUS) – Chair

  • G. Bazilevskaya (RUS)

  • A. Chillingaryan (ARM)

  • E. Flückiger (SUI)

  • P. Gorodetzky (SUI)

  • B. Heber (GER)

  • K. Kecskemety (HUN)

  • K. Kudela (SVK)

  • P. Picozza (ITA)

  • M. Pimenta (POR)

  • V. Ptuskin (RUS)

  • O. Ryazhskaya (RUS)

  • O. Saavedra (ITA)

  • P. Spillantini (ITA)

  • J. Szabelski (POL)

  • I. Usoskin (FIN)

Program Committee

  • M. Panasyuk (RUS) – Chair

  • M. Teshima (GER, JPN) – Chair

  • V. Dogiel (RUS)

  • J. Hörandel (NLD)

  • R. Kokoulin (RUS)

  • G. Kulikov (RUS)

  • L. Kuzmichev (RUS)

  • K.-H. Kampert (GER)

  • A. Lagutin (RUS)

  • I. Moskalenko (USA)

  • R. Mukhamedshin (RUS)

  • A. Panov (RUS)

  • A. Petrukhin (RUS)

  • R. Raikin (RUS)

  • P. D. Sciascio (ITA)

  • A. Struminsky (RUS)

  • S. Torii (JPN)

  • N. Volkov (RUS)

  • I. Yashin (RUS)

  • A. Yushkov (CZE)

  • V. Zirakashvili (RUS)

Local Organizing Committee

  • S. Zemlyukov – Chair

  • A. Lagutin – Chair

  • R. Raikin

  • E. Popov

  • N. Volkov

  • A. Tyumentsev

  • T. Serebryakova

  • E. Mordvin


The heads of the sections will develop an extended program of the symposium, including plenary, oral and poster presentations.

There will be a very limited number of 40-min plenary talks for general audience in astroparticle physics. The estimated time of oral talk will be 20 minutes.

We also plan to publish abstracts of the talks as a booklet before the conference and make it available to the participants. The size of an abstract should be 5-15 lines (in no case exceeding 25 lines). Because preparation of the booklet will take some time, please submit your abstract no later than Feb 20, 2018.

Important Dates

20th Dec 2017. Opening of registration.

20th Feb 2018. Deadline for Abstract Submission.

10th Mar 2018. Deadline for Early Registration Payment.

10th Apr 2018. Abstract acceptance. Notification to authors for presentations and Announcement of Preliminary program.

6th Jul 2018. Start of the conference. On-site Registration Payment.

10th Jul 2018. End of the conference.

03rd Sep 2018. Deadline for Proceedings Submission.

Registration Fee

The reduced conference fee is EUR 400 for a participant and EUR 200 for each accompanying person if paid no later than March 10, 2018. If paid after March 10 but before June 10, the fee is EUR 450 for a participant and EUR 225 for an accompanying person. The on-site registration payment is EUR 500/EUR 250 correspondingly.

The fee covers conference materials, welcome party, coffee breaks, and other organizational costs. The conference dinner will be charged separately (estimated to be about EUR 70).

For participants with a Russian affiliation, the participation fee is 6,000 Russian Rubles (due to an additional financial support) if paid no later than March 10, 2018 and RUB 8,000 if paid later than March 10 but before June 10, 2018. The on-site registration payment is RUB 10,000. The Organizers got special grant to support the participation of scientists working in Russia.

Financial Support

A limited amount of funds will be available for financial support to participants who make a request. This support will consist in a partial or a total waving of the registration fee. Priority will be given to PhD students and postdocs. If you wish to apply for financial support, please send motivated request before Feb 20, 2018.

Conference venue

Altai is located in the geographical center of the Eurasia, in the southeast of Western Siberia and it is a famous natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the worlds most valuable areas of biological diversity, historical and cultural heritage and ecological tourism.

Belokurikha – the main spa resort of the Altai – is successfully operating Siberian center of congress tourism. Dozens of conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, meetings, seminars, etc. are annually held here. In the active use are here the techniques of treatment based on local natural material: honey, herbs, therapeutic muds, livestock products. Much attention is paid to short-term treatment programs that are in demand among socially active business people. All conditions are created here for treatment, health improving and recreation activities.


If you need a VISA to enter Russia you may apply to the Local Organizing Committee for the Invitation letter (e-mail: ecrs18@asu.ru).

Travel and Accommodation

Getting there #1

The International Airport of Barnaul.

Four direct 4-hour flights from/to Moscow are available every day.

Getting there #2

The nearest large international hub Novosibirsk (270 km).

Direct flights from/to Dubai, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Prague, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul once, twice times a week.

Transfer from/to airports will be provided by Organizers.

Accommodation is available at a number of hotels located near the Conference Center, with a wide range of prices (starting from approximately EUR70 per night for single standard with breakfast). Details will be given at the conference web site.


The weather at this part of the year varies from hot to rather cool, requiring at most a light jacket. Temperatures during the day range between 15C to 30C. Rain is not frequent at this time of the year. Average temperatures and rainfall can be found in: https://www.worldweatheronline.com/lang/ru/barnaul-weather-averages/altaisky-krai/ru.aspx

Social Program

The Organizers plan to arrange sightseeing tours and a cultural program.

Addresses for correspondence

E+CRS 2018 Organizing Committee,

Altai State University,

61 Lenin Prospect, Barnaul, 656049 Russia

E-mail: ecrs18@asu.ru

Web site: ecrs18.asu.ru

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