9th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference - ECCC9 (ECCC9)

Venue: World-Wide-Web

Location: n/a, n/a, -

Event Date/Time: Mar 01, 2003 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2003
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 13, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Feb 14, 2003
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ECCC9 MARCH 2003 - Announcement and Call for Papers

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to notify you that the Ninth Electronic
Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC9) will be held
March 1 - March 31, 2003, entirely on the Internet,
at http://eccc9.cooper.edu . ECCC9 is sponsored by the
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's
Albert Nerken School of Engineering ( http://www.cooper.edu ).

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 eight ECCCs, ECCC9 has NO registration fee
and is a completely virtual, online conference.
There were 230 registered participants in ECCC8, who perused and
discussed 36 presentations by scientists from all
around the world (19 nations and 5 continents were represented
by the presenting authors alone).
The ECCC was originally developed by Steven Bachrach, who
also organized the first five meetings.

Abstracts for all contributions to ECCC9 will be reviewed by the
Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) to insure novelty, scientific
value, and appropriateness for inclusion in the conference. The
members of the SOC will be announced shortly. All abstracts will
be submitted electronically to the ECCC9 web site.

All presentations must be made in HTML format (no PDB or DOC files)
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 ECCC9 presentation. Authors may choose to either serve their
contributions from their own local web site, or may request
us to serve them from our own server.
Uploaded contributions will be removed from our server
at the end of ECCC9.

As in ECCC8, a single week-long "interactive" session
will be part of the conference.
This session will be held via asynchronous posting 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 coauthor available
to answer questions (i.e. by checking the discussion board at
least once 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 ECCC9 are:

November 11, 2002 - Registration opens; abstracts of papers accepted
December 13, 2002 - Abstracts of presentations due

February 24, 2003 - Final presentations due online

March 1, 2003 - Conference begins
March 17, 2003 - Interactive Session begins
March 24, 2003 - Interactive Session ends
April 1, 2003 - ECCC9 ends

Please note that the deadline for receipt of an abstract
for the conference is December 13, 2003. Please
also note that "posters" which are not completely
ready by the beginning of the conference may be
considered to be withdrawn.

We invite all interested parties to contribute to ECCC9
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. Also,
please feel free to email us with your questions or comments.

Robert Topper
Cooper Union Department of Chemistry
ECCC9 Principal Organizer

Christopher Lent and Robert Hopkins
Cooper Union Computer Center
and the Brooks Engineering Design Center

School of Engineering
The Cooper Union
for the Advancement of Science and Art
51 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003



Additional Information

Registration and participation are completely free. The conference is completely online and held on the Internet once each year.