IAMC 2005 meeting
Thursday June 16, 2005

09:00-09:30 Informal gathering before the opening of the Meeting

09:30-10:00 Welcome and Greetings by Representative of Croatian Institutions

10:00-10:30 Coffee Pause

10:30-11:00 M. Randić – On the Initiative for Founding of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry

11:00-11:30 A. T. Balaban - Introduction of the Honorary Members of the Academy

11:30-12:00 Reserved for Presentation of a Honorary Member

Lunch Break

16:30-17:00 P. Hansen - Computers and Discovery

17:00-17.30 K. Balasubramanian - Cross Fertilization of Mathematical and Computational Chemistry

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

18:00-18.30 L. Xu - Title to be announced

18:30-19:00 A. T. Balaban - On Partitioning of π-electrons in Polycyclic Conjugated Compounds

19:00-19:30 H. Hosoya - How Can We Explain the Mystic Behavior of π-electron in Conjugated Hydrocarbons by Graph-Theoretical Molecular Orbital Theory?

Friday June 17, 2005

09:00-09:30 N. Zefirov - Mathematical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

09:30-10:00 P. G. Mezey - Topology as an Ideal Tool of Mathematical Chemistry. New Results in Molecular Topology and Reaction Topology

10:00-10:30 N. Trinajstić - Drug Design and Mathematical Chemistry

10:30-11:00 Coffee Pause

11:00-11:30 R. Todeschini - Chemometrics for Molecule Descriptors

11:30-12:00 S. Basak - Title to be announced

Lunch Break

16:30-16.45 S. Fujita -

16:45-17:00 R. Todeschini - AIMC Bullettin

17:00-17.30 I. Gutman - History of MATCH

17:30-18:00 P. G. Mezey - History of J. Math. Chem.

18:00-18.30 Coffee Break

18:30-19:00 Discussion on Proceedings of the Academy

19:00-19:30 M. Randić - New Directions in Chemical Graph Theory

Saturday June 18, 2005

09:00-09:30 J. E. Graver - Kekul Structures and the Face Independence Number of a Fullerene

09:30-10:00 T. Pisanski - Counting. A Bond between Mind and Matter

10:00-10:30 E. Estrada - Topological characterization of complex networks

10:30-11:00 Coffee Pause

11:00-11:30 Panel Discussion

11:30-12:30 Election of Officers of the Academy / Call for the next meetings

12:30 Closing of the Meeting


One of the important businesses of the first Meeting of the Academy, after electing officers of the Academy, is to consider election of new members. There is no doubt that many qualifying and deserving the privilege of Academy membership may have been overlooked at this first roll. So persons on first list of members are invited to consider candidaters and nominate new members. It is felt that initially somewhat arbitrary 50 is a fair number for founding members of the Academy, but over the next five years the Academy may double its membership in view of unstoppable infiltration of Chemistry with Mathematics. The well-known statement of Lord Kelvin There is Mathematics and there is Physics, and everything else is stamp collecting is already outdated and should be replaced at least with: There is Mathematics, there is Physics, there is Chemistry, and everything else is stamp collecting, which hopefully will be sooner or later further modified by inclusion of Biology and Medicine as mathematically based disciplines. Be as it may, research excellence ought to be the prime factor for membership and the age should not hinder considerations of younger scientist showing promise.

The Meeting in Dubrovnik is co-organized by the NMR Center of the Institute Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia. The sponsors of the Academy includes the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia, the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Milan Randić