Preface. Section 1: Lectures. Upgrading of C1 and C2 Hydrocarbons; P.L. Villa, S. Rapagna. Transformation of Alkanes on Solid Acid and Bifunctional Catalysts; A. Corma, A. Martinez. Activation of Light Alkanes: Past and Present; I.V. Kozhevnikov. Superacid Catalysed Protolytic Activation, H/D Exchange and Oxidation of Small Alkanes; J. Sommer, et al. New Processes for Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation Catalysed by Oxide Supported Surface Organometallic Complexes; G.P. Niccolai, J.-M. Basset. Selective Oxidation of Light Alkanes; G.J. Hutchings. Theoretical Basis of the Activation of C-H Bond; J. Haber. An Introduction to Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis; C.R.A. Catlow, et al. Mono- and Binuclear Iron Complexes in Zeolites and Mesoporous Oxides as Biomimetic Alkan Oxidation Catalysts; P.P. Knops-Gerrits, et al. Biocatalytic, Biomimetic and Suprabiotic Oxidation of Alkanes; R.A. Sheldon. High Yield, Low Temperature Oxidation of Methane to Methanol; R.A. Periana, et al. Functionalization of Light Alkanes Catalyzed by Heteropoly Compounds; N. Mizuno, M. Misono. Alkane Activation by Pseudo-Metals; G. Dje-Mariadassou. Molecular Chemistry of Alkane Activation: Formation and Reaction of Chx Species on Metal Surfaces; F. Solymosi. Section 2: Communications. The Effect of Acid Sites in Skeletal Isomerization of n-Butenes over Ferrierites and CoAlPO-11; J. Cejka, et al. Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane on Large-Pore Zeolites; M. Derewinski, et al. Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Sodium-Manganese Catalysts in the Presence of HCl; E.V. Shischak, et al. Mono- and Binuclear Iron Complexes in Zeolites, Clays and Mesoporous Oxides as Biomimetic Catalysts; P.P. Knops-Gerrits, P.A. Jacobs.Mixed M2O3.Zro2.SO42- (M=Ga, In, Tl) Catalysts: Preparation, Characterisation and Catalytic Behaviour in Dehydroisomerisation of n-Hexane; V. Parvulescu, et al. The Selective Oxidation of n-Butane to Maleic Anhydride; Development of Silica- and Titania Supported V-P-O Catalysts; M. Ruitenbeek, et al. The Effect of Cobalt Doping on the Structural Transformation Sequences Occurring during the Activation of Vanadium Phosphorus Oxide Catalysts; S. Sajip, et al. On the Active Sites for Selective Ammoxidation of Propane on Vanadium Containing Oxide Catalysts; H. Zanthoff. Theoretical Modelling of Propane Partial Oxidation over Titanium Silicalites; G.N. Vayssilov. Chlorinated Alumina Catalyst for Isobutane/2-Butene Alkylation: Influence of Added Noble Metals; J.M. Goupil, et al. Section 3: EC Workshop. Report of the Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Light Alkane Activation; J.A. Labinger, G.J. Hutchings. List of Participants. Subject Index. Author Index.