SEZIONE DI CATANIA
The 8th edition of the CRIS Series of conferences will be held in Cefal¨ (Palermo-Sicily) from September 20, 2010 to September 24, 2010. CRIS is a well-established series of conferences organized by researchers of the Catania University and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. Formerly "Catania Relativistic Ion Studies" and since 2004 edition "Cosmic Ray International Studies". At the onset of LHC physics, and with great cosmic ray experiments such as Auger in full run and Telescope Array, in progress, by bringing together experts and active researchers from different fields as Cosmic Ray research and Cosmology of the early Universe communities and high energy astrophysics in general (and nuclear and particle physics as well), CRIS 2010 aims to establish a synergic cross-disciplinary flow of information and feedback between the different communities, to the benefit of each and all of them. The intimate ambiance and calm and lovely setting of the conference Venue (Cefal¨) and the nearby accommodations will favor an informal yet productive exchange of information beyond the traditional boundaries of each one's field of expertise. Enthusiastic comments on past editions of CRIS have convinced us that this kind of cross-disciplinary thrust is much needed, most welcomed and well appreciated.