Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry

ECCC - The Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bachrach, who first conceived of the ECCC and organized the first five conferences, gave a description of ECCC-1 here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ci00025a011 . As his article explains, ECCC-1 was the first online chemistry conference to take place entirely through the use of web browsers and hypertext. It was preceded by ChemConf '93, which was the first online chemistry conference, but CC93 did not use the Web. Rather, it relied on email discussion groups and an ftp server to share files. See also: http://www.harald-schweim.de/lustry/ca25/NIU.htm . Every ECCC was announced on the Computational Chemistry List (http://www.ccl.net), which was critically important in pulling the community together.

ECCC-1  The ECCC was first organized by Steve Bachrach in November 1994. The Proceedings of the First Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference were published on CDROM by ARInternet, but are apparently no longer available. See here.

ECCC-2  Organized by Steve Bachrach in November 1995. The Proceedings of the Second Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference have been published in the Journal of Molecular Structure (THEOCHEM), 1996, volume 368. Link. Also See here.

ECCC-3  Organized by Steve Bachrach in November 1996. The Proceedings of the Third Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference have been published in the Journal of Molecular Structure (THEOCHEM), 1997, volume 419. SOC Members: Stephen Gray, Henry Rzepa, Harold Schranz, Herbert Homeier. Link ; also See here.

ECCC-4  Organized by Steve Bachrach in November 1997. The Proceedings of the Fourth Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference were published as individual articles in the Internet Journal of Chemistry. This journal is now defunct.

ECCC-5  Organized by Steve Bachrach in November 1998. The proceedings of this conference were published as individual articles in the Internet Journal of Chemistry. This journal is now defunct.

ECCC-6  Organized by Herbert Homeier in November 1999, with assistance from Steven Bachrach. No proceedings were published. See here.

The 7th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC7) was organized by Robert Q. Topper in 2001.  The proceedings were subsequently published in the Internet Journal of Chemistry. Unfortunately, this journal is now defunct. SOC Members: David Ferguson, Yi-Ping Liu, Jan M.L. (Gershom) Martin, Francis Muguet, Mark Tuckerman. WOC Members: Bob Hopkins, Dominic Coluccio, Heather Hauck, Christopher Lent, Renee Miszputen, Sung-Hyun Son. 

Proceedings of the 8th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC8) organized by Robert Q. 
Topper and  Walter M.F. Fabian in 2002. Topper, R., Fabian, W.M.F. Introduction to the ECCC8 Proceedings Issue of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts . Theor Chem Acc 109, 169 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00214-002-0399-x David Chatfield, Tom Cundari, Walter Fabian, J.M.L. Martin, Francis Muguet, Mark Tuckerman.

Proceedings of the 9th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC9) organized by Robert Q. Topper and Olga Dmytrenko in 2003. Topper, R.Q.; Dmytrenko, O. Proceedings of the 9th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2004, 5, 35-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/i5020035 . SOC Members: David Chatfield, Thomas Cundari, Olga Dmitrenko, Walter Fabian, Francis Muguet. See here.

Proceedings of the 10th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC10) organized by Robert Q. Topper and Guangyu Sun in 2005. Topper, R.Q., Sun, G. Proceedings of the 10th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference. Theor Chem Acc 117, 183 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00214-006-0187-0 . This conference included a keynote address by Donald Truhlar. Members: Frederick R. Bennett, David Chatfield, Olga Dmytrenko, Guangyu Sun, Mark Tuckerman, Amir Weitz. See here and also see here.

Abstracts of the 11th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference (ECCC11), organized by Robert Q. Topper and Olga Dmytrenko in 2007. Topper, R.Q.; Dmytrenko, O.  Abstracts of the 11th Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference. Published online June 13, 2008 at http://www.lulu.com.  SOC Members: Noah W. Allen, Thomas R. Cundari, Walter M.F. Fabian, John McKelvey, Sudhakar V. Pamidighantam, Jens Spanget-Larsen. Wards sponsored by Scientific Modeling and Computing NV (ADF), SimBioSys, and Synergix. The beautiful cover pictured above features an original painting by artist and theoretical chemist Olga Dmytrenko. See here. and also see here.