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.

Submission of papers: Prospective participants are invited to submit electronically a full paper of their work.

Keynote Speakers

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, Botany and Plant Sciences

    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

            Registration Fees


            Before September 1st After September 1st
            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 1st After September 1st
            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:


            -Wind park of Penonome
            -The Panama Canal



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


            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 1st 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