Preface. Synthesis, properties and applications of perconjugated systems; H. Naarmann. Functionalizations of conducting polymers by mesoscopically structural control and by molecular combination of reactive moiety; T. Shimidzu, T. Iyoda, H. Segawa, M. Fujitsuka. Characterization and application of polypyrrole-coated textiles; H.H. Kuhn. Potential applications of conducting polymer colloids; S.P. Armes. Processing of polyanilines; V.G. Kulkarni. Inclusion of conducting polymers in inorganic hosts: towards conducting nanostructures; T. Bein, P. Enzel. The separation of gases using conducting polymer films; B.R. Mattes, M.R. Anderson, H. Reiss, R.B. Kaner. Intrinsically conducting polymers: from fundamental to applied research; E. Genies. Conjugated polymer light-emitting diodes; A.R. Brown, N.C. Greenham, R.W. Gymer, K. Pichler, D.D.C. Bradley, R.H. Friend, P.L. Burn, A. Kraft, A.B. Holmes. Molecular engineering of organic semiconductors; F. Garnier, F. Deloffre, A. Yassar, G. Horowitz, R. Hajlaoui. Blue electroluminescence with polyconjugated materials; G. Leising. Organic multilayer-dye electroluminescent diodes: is there any difference with polymer LED? T. Tsutsui, S. Saito. The chemical and electronic structure of metal/conjugated polymer interfaces: a joint theoretical and experimental study; R. Lazzaroni, C. Fredriksson, A. Calderone, J.L. Bredas, P. Dannetun, M. Boman, S. Stafstrom, W.R. Salaneck. Application of conducting polyanilines in computer manufacturing; M. Angelopoulos. Conducting polymers for molecular electronics; S. Roth, J. Anders, H.J. Byrne. Polyanilines: recent advances in processing and applications to welding of plastics; A.J. Epstein, J.Joo, C.-Y. Wu, A. Benatar, C.F. Faisst Jr.,j. Zegarski, A.G. MacDiarmid. Electrochemomechanical and electrochemopositioning devices: artificial muscles; T.F. Otero, J. Rodriguez. A highly thermostable aluminum solid electrolytic capacitor with an electroconducting-polymer electrolyte; Y. Kudoh, M. Fukuyama, T. Kojima, N. Nanai, S. Yoshimura. Polymer based xerographic photoreceptors; M.A. Abkowitz. Subject index.