Welcome to Búzios, Brazil, from August 5th to 10th 2012.
We are delighted to invite you to take part in an event that that is unique in every way: the association of ICCT 2012 and the 67th Calorimetry Conference, being held together, both for the first time in Latin America.
On behalf of the Scientific and of the Local Organizing Committees I would like to inform that we are planning a conference focused on the latest achievements in Chemical Thermodynamics and Calorimetry, and also aiming at embracing their enlarging frontiers with other disciplines. The list of topics for the Conference Program reflects this aspiration.
In a north coast peninsula of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city of Búzios seduces many Brazilians and foreign visitors with its natural beauty and unique climate, harmonizing simplicity and sophistication. We hope that this cozy and relaxed atmosphere helps in fostering contacts among the participants, assisting the success of the Conference.
Please, save this date, spread the news and pre-register to keep receiving the latest information about this Conference. We look forward to seeing you all in Búzios for a wonderful time.
With warmest regards,
Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
The International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT) is held every two years, organized by the International Association for Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT – link – iactweb.org) under the auspices of IUPAC. It has been organized for many decades now, in countries on different continents (the last one was held in Tsukuba, Japan – www.icct2010.org), and is the most important international conference in the field of Chemical Thermodynamics.
The North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON) has served as the premier collegial forum for the dissemination of current research and state-of-the-art technological developments in calorimetry and thermodynamics since its inception in 1946.
CALCON convenes annually at selected sites in the United States or Canada, and jointly with the IUPAC sponsored International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics whenever ICCT meets in North America. CALCON participants represent a broad cross-section of scientists in academia, government, and industry whose research interests primarily focus on the development and application of calorimetric methods and/or thermochemical techniques. Papers presented at CALCON span a diverse range of disciplines within the fields of biology, chemistry, and physics as well as emerging areas of research at the interface of core disciplines. Specific areas of interest include fundamental advances and applications in biology and medicine, biothermodynamics, biomaterials, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical products, food technology, solutions and fluid mixtures, condensed matter, nanoparticles, polymer science, solid-state materials, computer simulations, and thermodynamic databases. CALCON welcomes original research contributions describing novel and innovative thermodynamic approaches at the interface of core technologies.
A series of international conferences related to the themes of this joint Conference have been successfully organized in Brazil in recent years, among which we may cite : 1st and 2nd International Symposium on Calorimetry and Chemical Thermodynamics, respectively held in Campinas in 1998 and in São Pedro, in 2006; VI EQUIFASE – Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria, held in Foz do Iguaçu, in 2002 and the Workshop on Biocalorimetry and Biological Thermodynamics, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2006.
The growing participation of the scientific communities of Latin America, and particularly of Brazil in international events led to an invitation from the International Association for Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT) to put forward a proposal to organize ICCT 2012 in Brazil, which was approved in 2008. Seeking to enlarge the conference topics, to ensure the participation of more colleagues and based on the success of Conferences when the ICCT was jointly held with the Calorimetry Conference, the organizers of ICCT 2012 contacted the Calorimetry Conference Board, whose members agreed to accept the invitation for a joint ICCT/ Calorimetry Conference. Hence, for the first time, both conferences are being held in Latin America, and we hope this meeting will assist in enlarging contacts of the local community active in these areas with their international colleagues, as well as divulging the research that has been conducted by these Latin American groups.