*From*: Bruce Roberts <biochem_net.,at,.yahoo.com>*Subject*: IEJMD: Haruo Hosoya special issue*Date*: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 12:54:29 -0700 (PDT)

Call for Papers: IEJMD special issue dedicated to Professor Haruo Hosoya on the occasion of the 65th birtday Guest Editor: Professor Jun-ichi Aihara Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design, http://www.biochempress.com Email: iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com You are cordially invited to contribute a paper to the special issue of the Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design, http://www.biochempress.com, dedicated to Professor Haruo Hosoya. The topic of the paper can be any original contribution regarding computer-assisted molecular design applications in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The main scientific achievements of Professor Haruo Hosoya are presented below. Pioneer of mathematical chemistry: Establishment of new mathematical concepts, methodologies and proof techniques for giving mathematical meaning and interpretation to many important empirical rules in chemistry. * Introduction of topological Index, Z (1971) (Godfather of topological index) characterization, classification, identification of graphs correlation of Z index with thermodynamic properties (bp, entropy, etc.) graph-theoretical molecular orbital theory, bond order, aromaticity, etc. QSPR study of thermodynamic properties of alkanes * Introduction of counting polynomials into chemical thinking Z-counting polynomial (1971), sextet polynomial (1975), king polynomial (1977), Wheland polynomial (1979), rotational polynomial (1988) operator technique for obtaining the recursion formulas (1983) * Graph-theoretical analysis of Hueckel molecular orbital theory extended Hueckel rule (1975), benzene character (1980), topological bond order (1976) * Quantum-chemical interpretation of oxidation number and its extension to organic molecules (1982) electron number analysis around the component atoms of molecules using ab initio MO wavefunction * Mathematical foundation of organic electron theory (Robinson and Ingold) (1999) proof of the diagramamatic recipe of organic electron theory discovery of abnormal tunneling electron transfer in large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (2001) * Derivation of the closed formula giving the degeneracy of the angular parts of atomic wavefunction of n-dimensional hydrogen atom (1999) * Damping factor for rapid convergence of alternating series in the calculation of Madelung constants (1982) Haruo Hosoya was born in 1936, graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1959, obtained the D.Sc. Degree (equivalent to the Ph.D. degree in the USA) from the same university in 1964. In 1969 He was appointed Associate Professor of Ochanimizu University (Tokyo) and in 1984 promoted to (Full) Professor there. During 1990-1992 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Science (to which his chemistry department belongs). In 2002 he retired > from Ochamimizu University. ************** If you decide to contribute a paper, please note these important deadlines: Title of manuscript and authors submitted by Email to iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com : June 30, 2002 Early submission: manuscript submitted by Email to iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com : July 30, 2002 Late submission: manuscript submitted by Email to iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com : August 30, 2002 If you want to contribute a paper, but need more time for the submission, send an E-mail with an estimated time of submission. If you have any questions regarding this special issue, please contact me by E-mail at: iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com Instructions for Authors To obtain a Word file with Instructions for Authors send an Email to iejmd.,at,.yahoo.com The Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design publishes original contributions regarding computer-assisted molecular design applications in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, including: - Computer-aided organic synthesis - Chemical structure and reactivity investigated with molecular mechanics, quantum chemistry, and molecular dynamics methods - Definition, calculation and evaluation of novel structural descriptors - Chemical database searching, clustering, similarity and diversity measure - Prediction of physico-chemical properties with Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships (QSPR) - Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSPR) models for biological activity, toxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity - Prediction of chromatographic retention parameters and design of stationary phases for chromatography - Modeling of bioorganic compounds, such as proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids - New algorithms for modeling chemical and biochemical phenomena, such as global optimization methods, simulated annealing, neural networks, genetic algorithms, ant colony algorithm - Design of special materials, catalysts, high energy compounds, polymers, molecular machines General Only original papers are considered for publication in the Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design. Submission of an article is understood to imply that it has not previously been published in any language, that it is not considered for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted for publication it will not be published elsewhere. Organization of Manuscript The entire manuscript, including mathematical equations, chemical structures, tables, and figures must be prepared in electronic form and submitted as Word for Windows files. Use only fonts that come with Windows software. For the text use Times New Roman size 12. For all special characters (e.g., Greek characters) use the font Symbol. Use carriage returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to break lines of text. Automatic hyphenation should be turned off. Do not insert spaces before punctuation. Verify the correct spelling for the final version with the Spelling and Grammar function of Word. Mathematical Equations All mathematical equations must be prepared with the equation editor from Word and placed in the proper place. The equations are labeled in the order in which they appear in the text with Arabic numbers in parentheses aligned to the left margin. In writing the equations use the following rules: vectors and matrices with bold, functions such as log, sin, cos normal, and all other mathematical symbols with italic. Tables Each table is numbered with Arabic numbers and must have a caption that briefly explains the contents of the table. Column headings should be brief and must indicate units. Explanations can be given in footnotes labeled with a, b, as italic superscripts. Figures Figures are numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. Each figure must be referred to in the text and must have a caption that briefly explains the contents of the figure. Chemical Structures All chemical structures should be prepared with a suitable graphics program, such as: ISIS/Draw from MDL Information Systems, http://www.mdli.com/ ACD/ChemSketch from Advanced Chemistry Development, http://www.acdlabs.com/ ChemWindow from SoftShell, http://www.softshell.com/ ChemDraw from CambridgeSoft, http://www.camsoft.com/ Use the following settings for chemical drawings: text font: Times New Roman text size: 10 pt standard bond/grid length: 16 pt line width: 0.7 pt stereo bond width: 2.0 pt double/triple bond spacing: 20% of width down bond hashes: 2.5 pt All compounds must be labeled with Arabic numbers, with font Times New Roman, size 10, bold. References In the text references must be numbered sequentially in the order of their appearance with Arabic numbers in square brackets before punctuation, e.g. [1,2]; [3-6]; [1,5]. All references must be collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading "REFERENCES". Journals. Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index. Give the list of all authors, title (with the first letter of each main word capitalized), journal (italic), year (bold), volume (italic), and pages: [1] H. Kubinyi, Variable Selection in QSAR Studies. I. An Evolutionary Algorithm, Quant. Struct.-Act. Relat. 1994, 13, 285-294. [2] J. G. Topliss and R. P. Edwards, Chance Factors in Studies of Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships, J. Med. Chem. 1979, 22, 1238-1244. [3] W. Zheng, S. J. Cho, and A. Tropsha, Rational Design of a Targeted Combinatorial Chemical Library with Opiatelike Activity, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 1998, 69, 65- 75. Books. Give the list of all authors, title (with the first letter of each main word capitalized), publisher, town, edition (if more than one has been published), date, volume, and pages (if necessary): [4] L. B. Kier and L. H. Hall, Molecular Connectivity in Structure-Activity Analysis, Research Studies Press, Letchworth, 1986, pp. 20-25. Chapters from multi-author books. [5] H. Kubinyi, Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA); in: The Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry, Eds. P. v. R. Schleyer, N. L. Allinger, T. Clark, J. Gasteiger, P. A. Kollman, H. F. Schaefer III, and P. R. Schreiner, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1998, pp. 448- 460. ************** __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com