We are pleased to announce and to invite you to attend the 11th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry (CCTCC). Please join us in a celebration of the second decade of the CCTCC meetings. This symposium, organized by Jackson State University covers all areas of computational chemistry as well as quantum chemistry. This year the 11th CCTCC will be held at the Jackson Hilton Hotel, Jackson, Mississippi on November 1-2, 2002. A banquet is scheduled for the Saturday evening and a dinner and reception for Friday.

The format consists of a series of (invited) plenary lectures and poster presentations on Friday and Saturday covering applications as well as theory. As suggested by Professor Pople

we inaugurate a new tradition for the second decade of our conferences. Starting from the CCTCC-11 each meeting will feature a talk named after eminent computational chemists. The first presentation in this series will be given by David Buckingham from the University of Cambridge. The 11th Conference will also feature another talk given in the ancillary Noble Lecture Series. The lectures in this series are presented in a relaxed, after-dinner atmosphere by the noble speakers and are devoted to noble scientific events and people. As such, it is an exceptional lecture to the conference and, contrary to the regular talks, might not necessarily report any Current findings. This year the talk will be delivered by Magdolna Hargittai from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Eotvos University, Hungary.

We are planning to publish extended abstracts (up to four pages each) of all invited talks and poster presentations. Original scientific contributions will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. Manuscripts for inclusion in the special issue should be submitted in triplicate upon arrival at the registration desk. Submitted papers will be subject to the journal's standard referee procedures.

                                                                   Jerzy Leszczynski
                                                                   Chairman of the Organizing Committee