ECCC8 January 18 deadline: Call for Papers



 ECCC8 Reminder of January 18 Deadline for Abstracts
 Dear colleagues,
 This is to remind you that abstracts for ECCC8,
 the Eighth Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference,
 are due by January 18, 2002 at http://eccc8.cooper.edu .
 Free online registration is now open
 and abstracts may be submitted online after registration.
 As in previous years, the conference is multidisciplinary and
 covers all aspects of computational and theoretical chemistry,
 as well as computational molecular biology, computational
 and theoretical molecular and atomic physics, visualization,
 cheminformatics and the history of computational chemistry.
 Participants will be able to view the presentations and discuss them
 entirely through a web browser. As with the previous seven ECCCs,
 ECCC8 has NO registration fee and is a completely virtual, online
 conference.
 Abstracts for all contributions to ECCC8 will be reviewed by the
 Scientific Organizing Committee to insure novelty, scientific
 value, and appopriateness for inclusion in the conference.
 Presentations must be made in HTML format, and ideally
 will take full advantage of the interactive nature of the
 World-Wide Web to present their findings and conclusions.
 In addition to completed work, work in progress is also acceptable for
 an ECCC8 presentation. Authors may choose to either serve their
 contributions from their own local web site, or may request us to upload
 them to the ECCC8 server. Uploaded contributions will be removed from the
 ECCC8 server at the end of ECCC8.
 All authors are additionally encouraged to submit their work
 for peer review and subsequent publication in the ECCC8
 Proceedings. Current plans call for the Proceedings to be
 published in Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, with the
 accompanying presentations permanently archived on
 TCA's web site. This peer review will be separate from, and in addition
 to, the review of abstracts for the presentations. Detailed general
 information on Theoretical Chemistry Accounts can be
 found at the TCA web site:
 http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00214/index.htm
 As in ECCC7, a single weeklong "interactive" session will be part of
 the
 conference. This session will be held via asynchronous postings of
 questions to the conference site, which authors can choose to receive
 either at the site, at their personal email account, or both. All authors
 must commit to having at least one co-author available
 (i.e. checking the discussion board at least daily) during the
 "interactive" session to provide timely responses (within
 approximately
 24 hours) to any questions that conferees may have about their online
 presentation. Failure to participate fully in the interactive session may
 result in a presentation being withdrawn from the conference.
 Important dates for ECCC8 are:
          November  9, 2001 - Registration opens; call for papers
          January  18, 2002 - Abstracts due
          February 27, 2002 - Final online presentations due
          March     4, 2002 - Conference begins
          March    18, 2002 - Interactive Session begins
          March    24, 2002 - Interactive Session ends
          April     1, 2002 - ECCC8 ends
          April    30, 2002 - Contributions to proceedings due from authors
 Please note that presentations which are not completely
 ready by the beginning of the conference may be considered
 to be withdrawn.
 Complete details on how the conference will operate, abstract submission,
 and conference registration will be found at
 http://eccc8.cooper.edu
 We invite all interested parties to contribute to ECCC8
 and participate. Please share this announcement with
 your colleagues and post it wherever appropriate so that
 ECCC can continue to thrive and be a vital meeting for
 the international computational chemistry community.
 ECCC cannot, and will not, continue without your active participation.
 Please feel free to email me at topper : at : cooper.edu
 with your questions or comments.
 Robert Q. Topper
 Department of Chemistry
 School of Engineering
 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
 51 Astor Place
 New York, NY 10003