The conference will be focused on recent development in nuclear theory. This includes ab initio no-core calculations, effective QCD field theories, clustering, radioactive decays and large scale configuration approaches. Recent experiments have revealed a variety of new properties in nuclei. In relation to those, we are interested in 1) the isoscalar spin aligned neutron-proton coupling scheme, instead of the standard isovector pairing coupling mode, 2) the construction of effective, low-energy approximations to QCD by finding methods to treat its non-perturbative domain, 3) the status and challenges of large-scale configuration interaction and energy density functional calculations. To relate the stability of atomic nucleus from quantities which span many energy and length scales to the underlying fundamental forces, poses a severe challenge to first principle descriptions of nuclear systems. The theoretical modeling of nuclear matter requires thus a multiscale approach, where different degrees of freedom have to be included at the relevant length and energy scales. An exchange of ideas in these very actual issues is therefore urgent. In addition, recent experimental progress will be reviewed.