The main topics covered by the conference are:

  • Dust properties: mid-infrared to millimeter SEDs of galaxies, enrichment of the ISM across cosmic time
  • Gas content and ISM conditions: estimation of the gas mass, CO SLEDs, FIR line emission from PDRs
  • Star-formation laws: transforming gas into stars, efficiency, dynamical time-scales
  • Measurements of the star-formation rates: consistency of IR, UV, Halpha, and radio SFR estimates, accuracy of these tracers
  • Connection between star formation and AGN activity: gas and dust diagnostics, impact on the ISM