Welcome to the web site of ESPA 2008, the 6th Congress on Electronic Structure: Principles and Applications (ESPA) that will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands – Spain) from September 2 to 5, 2008.
The first meeting of this series was held in Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid) in 1998, under the name "Workshop on Computational Chemistry", and subsequently in San Sebastian ("Electronic Structure: Prediction and Applications", 2000). The success of these workshops has encouraged the Spanish community of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry to consolidate these activities as periodic events, organized every two years. The present name "Electronic Structure: Principles and Applications (ESPA)" was first given to the congress held in Sevilla (2002). Last editions were organized by the University of Valladolid (2004) and the University of Santiago de Compostela (2006).
The conference covers all topics in the field of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. Contributions on the theory, methodology and applications of all aspects of Computational Chemistry are invited, including, but no limited to electronic and molecular structure, condensed phase, bio- and chemoinformatics and reaction mechanisms.
We hope that besides the interesting scientific contacts you will find some time before, during or after the Congress to enjoy the hospitality, cultural richness and beauty of Mallorca, and of the capital, Palma de Mallorca. We hope to see you in Palma on September 2, 2008.
THEMES OF THE CONGRESS
1) Theoretical Chemistry: Methodology. ab initio and correlated methods.
Theoretical thermochemistry. Spectroscopy.
2) Structure and Reactivity: Structure. Chemical Reactivity. Catalysis. Nanoparticles. Surfaces. Condensed phases.
3) Biological Systems: Methodology. Drug Design. Enzymes. Catalysis. QSAR. Bioinformatics.