General Information

Date: 1-5 June, 2008
Location: The conference will take place at the NH Leeuwenhorst Conference Hotel, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
Scientific Program:

The conference will open with a keynote address from the 2008 CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award winner on Sunday afternoon at 18:00, 1 June, and will continue until lunchtime on Thursday, 5 June. The main scientific program will be divided into five plenary sessions:

  • Cheminformatics
  • Structure-Activity and Structure-Property Prediction
  • Structure-Based Drug Design and Virtual Screening
  • Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • Informatics for Bridging Between Chemistry and Biology
  • Virtual Chemistry

An extended poster session will be part of the scientific program. The maximum area for mounting your poster is 1.25 m x 1.50 m (50 inches x 60 inches). Typical posters occupy 84 cm x 118.8 cm (33 inches x 47 inches), although you may use as little or as much of the maximum allowed. Posters are in landscape mode (Height x Width).

Conference presentations will be published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (JCIM).


The recipient of the CSA Trust Michael Lynch award will be deliver the keynote address (recipient and topic to be announced)

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts will be accepted until 15 February, 2008. At that time the Scientific Advisory Board will review all proposals and select those relevant for oral submission, with the remainder being presented as posters.

All presenters (oral and poster) will be notified by 15 March, 2008 regarding the status of their proposal.


An exhibition featuring both commercially available software and also software from research projects and Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions will form an integral part of the conference.

Conference Fees:

Conference fees are:

  • single room is € 1,150
  • double room is € 975 (each)

This fee includes transportation to/from Schiphol airport, attendance during the 4-day conference, conference proceedings, full board and four nights lodging, all conference receptions, a group excursion and conference dinner.

Significant others are invited to accompany the conference attendee for an additional fee of € 425. This fee includes transportation to/from Schiphol airport, full room and board for four nights (assuming the conference attendee registers at the single room rate), all conference receptions, the group excursion, and the conference dinner.


A discount of € 200 is available for those meeting the early registration deadline of 25 March 2008.

Students receive an additional € 175 discount on registration fees. Rates for students who share a room and register early are as low as € 600 (or lower with receipt of student bursary).

Financial awards may also be available to those students participating in oral or poster presentations, depending on corporate sponsorship levels. See the Student Bursaries section for more details.


Registration for the conference is not yet available.

Important Dates:
  • 19 November 2007 first call for papers
  • 07 January 2008 second call for papers
  • 29 January 2008 third call for papers
  • 15 February 2008 deadline for abstract submission
  • 15 March 2008 notification on status of abstracts submitted
  • 25 March 2008 deadline for early registration
  • 15 May 2008 registration closes
  • 1-5 June 2008 8th ICCS
JCIM Publications:

To all those authors who gave a paper or presented a poster at 8th ICCS in Noordwijkerhout this year.

You are encouraged to submit your work for publication in a special ICCS issue of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (formerly the Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (JCICS)) in early 2009. You should submit your manuscript via the electronic system, Paragon, at It is very important that you mention the Noordwijkerhout issue in your cover letter and ask that Wendy Warr be the corresponding editor. Please submit your manuscript by September 1, 2008.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed in the usual way. If you have already published your work elsewhere, alas, JCIM cannot accept your manuscript.

Please contact Wendy directly ([email protected]) if you have any queries.

Society Sponsors:

The conference is jointly organized by the:

  • Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society (CINF)
  • Chemical Structure Association Trust (CSA Trust)
  • Division of Chemical Information and Computer Science of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
  • Chemistry-Information-Computer Division of the Society of German Chemists (GDCh)
  • Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)
  • Chemical Information Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)

The official conference language is English.