The mission of the Technological University of Panama is “to contribute to the development of the country through the transfer, at the highest level, of scientific and technological knowledge.”

The International Congress of Engineering, Science and Technology (IESTEC 2019) contributes to this mission, having as its primary objective the promotion of science, research, technological development and innovation. This congress takes place in an international framework, with the collaboration of different institutions and private companies in Panama. The Congress attracts the participation of international speakers, who face, together with national scientists, the great challenges of Panama through Sciences, Research, Technological Development and Innovation.


The Technological University of Panama is pleased to invite you to the seventh edition of the International Congress of Engineering, Sciences and Technology – IESTEC VII – 2019: “To complex problems, multidisciplinary solutions”.

This is one of the scientific / technological events of great relevance in the Central American region, will take place from October 9 to 11, 2019, in Panama City, Panama. It will feature international speakers,  sessions, exhibitions and technical tours.

Universidad Tecnologica de Panama
President’s Message
Oscar Ramirez, PhD.

Scientific conferences are the heart of enhancing scientific knowledge. The transfer of knowledge is not passive but active.  A conference offers the stage for a vibrant community of researchers to get together to share ideas, network, and present the results of their research while getting instant feedback.  I am honored to be presiding over the Sixth National and First International Engineering, Science and Technology Conference at the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama.  This year, for the first time in our 36-year history this conference has open their call for papers to our international collaborators, and we were overwhelmed by the response. We are happy to welcome researches from 19 countries who submitted over 180 articles to be presented at this conference.

The Universidad Tecnologica de Panama (UTP) is striving to become a technological research and academic hub in the region, aided by its privileged geographical position.  In recent years, we have signed more than thirty memoranda of understanding with international institutions, all of them backed with research projects and, when possible, financial support. We are working to leverage the support of first class universities to offer academic programs beyond the undergraduate and therefore strengthen the research at UTP:

I would like to end with an invitation to the international research community to visit our web site, and/or our physical campus.  There you can find researchers with similar interests and contact them to start a collaboration.  UTP has 7 regional campus, locates within the country, and all the have researcher’s eager to team up with an international peer. Start planning your trip to the next International Engineering Science and Technology UTP congress in October 2019.

Registration Fees


Before July 31th of 2019 After July 31th of 2019
Authors Bachelor Students with an accepted paper


Authors Profesionnal with an accepted paper $175.00


  Registration fee covers the publication of an article. Maximum two papers by author. Second paper pays a $50.00 fee.


Before July 31th of 2019 After July 31th of 2019
UTP Undergraduate Students $50.00 $75.00
Postgraduate Students $80.00


Professionals Nationals/UTP $125.00


Internationals $200.00


Important Dates

Starting reception of full papers

November 1st 2018

Deadline for full paper submission

April 1st 2019

Notification of acceptance

July 1st 2019

Note: In order to include the accepted papers in the IESTEC 2019 program, at least one of the authors, must pay by july 31st , 2019.

Call for Papers

The conference will take place in Panama on October 9-11, 2019. The goal is to establish an international forum for engineers and scientists to present their ideas and experiences in the fields of Agroindustry, Basic Sciences, Economy and Society, Engineering Education, Energy and Environment, Infrastructure, Logistics and Transportation, Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Robotic, Automation and Artificial Intelligence.

The official language of IESTEC are SPANISH, ENGLISH and PORTUGUESE. Papers must be submitted in PDF and should be no longer than 6 pages, following the IEEE Conference format.

Papers can be submitted using the OpenConf.

Accepted Technical papers will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library:

  • All papers, regarding the language of the content, must have the Title, Abstract and Keywords in English.
  • Accepted authors must send the final version of the paper. Once accepted, further information regarding the final submission will be emailed to the authors.
  • Only the papers presented during the conference will be submitted for publication.
  • The submission of the final version of your article are mandatory to be in compliance with the IEEE requirements for submission of your paper to IEEE Xplore Digital Library (otherwise, will not be published).

Any doubts/questions about submissions should be emailed to

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Basic Sciences

Economy and Society

Engineering Education

Energy and Environment


Logistics and transportation

Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Robotic, Automation and Artificial Intelligence.

Information Technology and Communication

Emerging Technologies


Panama City, Panama


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