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The conference will cover all aspects of hydrogen bonds with particular emphasis on new developments.

To give the conference program some structure, it will proceed from weak over medium strength to strong hydrogen bonds. In each section, the order will be from molecular over mesoscopic to macroscopic aspects. Every contributor is asked to roughly allocate his/her contribution into one of these 3x3 categories. Poster presentations will be ranked highly at the conference.

There will also be a discussion event concerning the recent recommendation of the IUPAC task group 2004-026-2-100 on a DEFINITION OF THE HYDROGEN BOND, chaired by E. Arunan, Bangalore.

See also Desiraju, G. R. (2011), A Bond by Any Other Name. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50: 52–59. doi: 10.1002/anie.201002960