Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry (TACC) is a conference that has traditionally been highly interdisciplinary and sought to provide an overview of the broad scope of theoretical and computational chemistry with presentations from a diverse representation of the research community. The conference is intended to convene leading researchers in computational chemistry and allied disciplines to present and discuss forefront research in the development and applications of chemical theory and computation. A broad range of fundamental and applied topics in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science will be covered, including the development of new theories and methods as well as applications to the characterization of structures, properties, spectra, reactivity, and transport in complex chemical and materials environments and the tailored assembly of these environments. A special focus will be on approaches that bridge the gap between atomistic simulations and mesoscale phenomena and that exploit extreme-scale computing to advance the frontiers of computational chemistry.

Previous conferences were held in 2004 in Gyeongju, Korea, in 2008 in Shanghai, China (http://tacc2008.sjtu.edu.cn), and in 2012 in Pavia, Italy (http://www.tacc2012.org). As a quadrennial series, TACC 2016 will be held on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA, from August 28, 2016 to September 2, 2016. The conference will run from mid-afternoon on Sunday to mid-afternoon on Friday, with plenary sessions and parallel sessions. The program will have keynote lectures, plenary lectures, and parallel invited lectures as well as parallel contributed lectures and poster sessions.

The 2016 conference is co-sponsored by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle WA, the Northwest Institute for Advance Computing (NIAC) also in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, Washington State University in Pullman, WA, and the University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY in Buffalo, NY, with the Organizing Committee consisting of Dr. Michel Dupuis (UB, mdupuis2@buffalo.edu), Prof. Xiaosong Li (UW, xsli@uw.edu), Dr. Thom H. Dunning Jr. (UW, NIAC & PNNL, thdjr@uw.edu), Prof. Aurora E. Clark (WSU, auclark@wsu.edu), Dr. Karol Kowalski (PNNL, karol.kowalski@pnnl.gov), Prof. Anne B. McCoy (UW, abmccoy@uw.edu), and Dr. Niri Govind (PNNL, niri.govind@pnnl.gov).

Important Dates
Abstract submission begins Feb 17, 2016
Registration open Before March 1, 2016
Abstract deadline June 14, 2016
Registration deadline August 28, 2016