The goals of the Workshop are to expose the modern topics relating to the deposition of high energy density nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond laser pulses into the target surface with subsequent effects of ablation, plasma formation and fluid dynamics. The Workshop will bring together workers in the fields of laser-matter interactions, plasma science and technology, laser material processing, and control systems. The Workshop will focus to the presentation of recent advances in ultra-fast laser-matter interactions, time-resolved plasma diagnostics, control methods and techniques, and their use in various laser applications and equipment configurations to further advances in the control of laser-matter interactions and technological laser-driven processes.

The Workshop will be directed to show that the process control basically depends on the understanding of complex fluidic phenomena resulting from the Rayleigh-Taylor or the Richtmyer-Meskhov interaction environment, which includes nonlinear waves, solitary and breaking waves, as well as random wavy structures; and further, transformation of waves into coherent structures like vortex filaments and their organization into more complex formations. Consequently, the Workshop will cover nonlinear physical models and numerical simulation of the above structures generated in the plasma or the surface melted layer, as well as their dependence on the experimental conditions, basic materials and the laser parameters.

Many techniques have been developed over the years for the control of laser-driven processes and for the fast plasma diagnostics at various time scales for both purely scientific and technical reasons. This Workshop will concentrate on the recent advances and attempt to bring together research expertise in fluid and plasma dynamics of inhomogeneous systems at various time scales with the technological production community.