ESTEC 2017

The Universidad Tecnologica de Panama is delighted to invite you to the 6th Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (ESTEC) – Panama 2017: “Tendencies and Challenges in Engineering, Science and Technology”.

ESTEC-Panama, one of the most relevant technological event of the Centro American region will be held from October 11th to 13th, 2017 in Panama City, Panama and will feature keynote speeches, technical sessions, exhibitions and technical tours.

“The proceeding of the conference will be published after the ESTEC 2017 conference as only the papers presented during the conference will be published”
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.

Keynote Speakers

Carlos Mendez Solis

Chemical Engineer with 23 years experience at automotive industry

Title: "Robotic Solutions for Industry"

    Bill Hudson

    Dean of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania

    Title: ”Students Change So Must Educators”

      Guy Peri

      Chief Data Officer at The Procter & Gamble Company

      Title: ”Touching and Improving Lives Through Technology, Data & Analytics”

        Reginald DesRoches

        Dean of the School of Engineering at Rice University

        Title "Reducing Earthquake Risks in Central America and the Caribbean"

          Louis Santiago

          Professor of Physiological Ecology, University of California

          Title: "Engineering Tropical Forests for Resistance and Resilience to a Changing World"

            Orlando Auciello

            Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor

            Title "Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Coatings: A New Scientific/Technological Material Paradigm Impacting the Way and Quality of Life"

              Lueny Morell

              President of Lueny Morell & Associates and Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd

              Title: "What Does It Take to Develop the Next Generation of Innovators?"

                Alvaro Atilano

                Principal Executive in CAF

                Title: "Regional Technological Patent Initiative: the driving force for innovation in LatinAmerica"


                  Panama City, Panama

                  Conference promotions:

                  Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall

                  City of Knowledge, Lodging complex

                  15%  of discount to the conference´s presenters and one companion. *This discount does not apply with other promotions.

                  Registration Fees


                  Before September 15th (EXTENDED) After September 15th
                  Authors with an accepted paper


                  Authors with an accepted paper that are IEEE Members $160.00


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


                  Before September 15th (EXTENDED) After September 15th
                  UTP Undergraduate Students $50.00 $75.00
                  Professionals and General public $200.00


                  IEEE Members $180.00


                  Technical Tours



                  The tours were held on Saturday, October 14, 2017:

                  -Technical visit to ACP

                  6:30 a.m. – Bus will pick up the passengers at Hotel Wyndham de Albrook

                  7:30 a.m. – Technical visit to Panama Canal´s locks of Cocoli

                  11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. – Visit to Miraflores Visitor Center

                  Due to security reasons, all visitors must wear closed shoes (no sandals), long pants and bring water recipient. The seats are limited to 30 people and international assistants will have priority.

                  -Technical visit to Wind Power Park of Penonome

                  6:30 am – Bus will pick up the passengers at Hotel Wyndham de Albrook

                  10:00 am – Visit to the Wind Power Park of Penonome

                  12:00 md – Lunch in Penonome (each assistant must cover their expenses)

                  2:00 pm – Return to Panama City to arrive approximately at 5 pm.

                  Due to security reasons, all visitors must wear closed shoes (no sandals), long pants and bring water recipient. The seats are limited to 30 people and international assistants will have priority.


                  Those interested in signing up can apply on Octuber 11, 2017 in the Registration area.

                  LIMITED TICKETS

                  Call for Papers - Closed

                  The organizers of ESTEC 2017 are aware of the importance of enhancing visibility and discoverability of published proceedings, consequently we are working with the organization Knowledge E (KnE) to include our proceeding in the leading abstracting and indexing databases. The proceedings will be discoverable through Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Research, and Crossref database.

                  Also, we will submit the proceedings for evaluation in Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), and Scopus-Elsevier. However, please take into your consideration that the final decision is related to the databases holders. All Knowledge E titles are discoverable in the Directory of Open Access Resources (ROAD) part from the ISSN organization, and all KnE published content is permanently archived in Portico archive.

                  The papers submitted to the Conference must not have been published in the proceedings of any National o International Conference  or journal, either as a full or short paper.

                  Important Dates

                  Starting reception of full papers

                   March 1st 2017 (closed)

                  Deadline for full paper submission

                  July 1st 2017 (closed)

                  Notification of acceptance

                  August 1st 2017

                  Note: It is important to point out that in order to include your conference in the ESTEC 2017 program, at least one of the authors must be registered for the event before September 15 2017.

                  Topics of Interest

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


                  Energy and Environment


                  ICT Engineering

                  Manufacturing processes and materials science


                  Education on Engineering

                  Robotic, automation and artificial intelligence.

                  Infrastructure and Construction

                  Logistics and transportation


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