1. Simulated annealing and generalizations (I.O. Bohachevsky et al.). 2. Comparison of algorithms for wavelength selection (U. Hörchner, J.H. Kalivas). 3. Robust principal component analysis and constrained background bilinearization for quantitative analysis (R. Yu et al.). 4. Kalman filter quantitative resolution of overlapped shifted peaks after optimal alignment by simulated annealing (T. Rotunno). 5. Selection of molecular descriptors for quantitative structure-activity relationships (J.M. Sutter, P.C. Jurs). 6. Fundamentals of cluster analysis using simulated annealing (D.E. Brown, C.L. Huntley). 7. Classification of materials (R. Yu et al.). 8. Chemical batch process scheduling (I.A. Karimi, S. Hasebe). 9. Nuclear fuel management (G.T. Parks, D.J. Kropaczek). 10. Design of cost-effective emission control strategies (R.G. Derwent). 11. Determination of biexponential fluorescence lifetimes by using simulated annealing and simplex searching (S.L. Shew, C.L. Carter). 12. Simulated annealing applied to crystallographic structure refinement (A.T. Brünger, L.M. Rice). 13. Multi-dimensional searches in macromolecular X-ray crystallography (S. Subbiah). 14. Simulated annealing in the calculation of NMR structures (D. Zhao, O. Jardetzky). 15. Structural models of tetrahedrally bonded amorphous materials (F. Wooten, D. Weaire). 16. Conformational analysis of flexible molecules (S.R. Wilson et al.). 17. Simulated annealing-optimal histogram applications to the protein folding problem (D.M. Ferguson, D.G. Garrett). 18. Optimization of linear and non-linear parameters in a trial wavefunction by the method of simulated annealing (P. Dutta, S.P. Bhattacharyya). 19. Annealing to a moving target: first principles molecular dynamics (S.J. Singer). 20. A MATLAB algorithm for optimization of an arbitrary multivariate function (M.A. Curtis). Epilogue. Index.