We are pleased to announce a two-day NIC XII- satellite workshop about "hot" topics in r-process nucleosynthesis (new observations, new calculations, new experiments). It will take place before the NIC XII conference in Cairns in the Hotel Sebel. There is no registration fee, however we kindly ask all interested people to register and submit short abstracts for oral contributions. Please book your hotel via the NIC XII conference main page (http://www.nic2012.org). The conference rates are also available during the time of the workshop.