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.”

VII International Engineering Science and Technology Conference (IESTEC 2019) contributes to this mission, having as its primary objective the promotion of science, research, technological development and innovation. This conference takes place in an international framework, with the collaboration of different institutions and private companies in Panama. The Conference 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 Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá is pleased to invite you to VII International Engineering Science and Technology Conference – 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.

Call for Poster

The papers presented as a poster in the IESTEC 2019, will be integrated into the Institutional Repository of open access digital documents of the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Technological University of Panama). (, through the Poster’s Memory of the Conference. This will include the abstract of the work and the presented poster; in addition, an E-ISSN of the memory will be included.

The Repository will index this document in Google Scholar, BASE Platform of Bielefeld University Library, the Central American Repository and OpenAire.

Call for Forums

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.


  1. All documents, regardless of the language of the content, must include the respective English translation of the Title, Summary and Keywords.
  2. To apply, the proponent must submit the final version of his article. Once accepted, the proponent will receive via email, the indications for the delivery of the final version of his article.
  3. Only the papers presented during the conference, will be submitted for publication.
  4. The submission of the final version of your article must be in compliance with the IEEE requirements in order to be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, otherwise, will not be published.

Any doubts/questions about submissions should be emailed to

IEEE Electronic Form

Every author with an article approved by the congress committee must complete the following form.

Keynote Speakers

Eric Forcael, PhD

General Director of Institutional Relations and International Affairs and Associate Professor at the Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile

    Rosibel Ochoa, PhD

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Partnerships at the University of California, Riverside

      Christopher Nugent, PhD

      Director of the Computer Science Research Institute and Head of School of Computing at Ulster University

        Manuel Quevedo, PhD

        Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics

          Douglas D. Gransberg, PhD, PE

          President of Gransberg & Associates, Inc. a construction management/project delivery consulting firm

            ALEX ALVAREZ, PhD

            Senior Vice President Chief Production Officer Brown-Forman Corporation

              Kheir Al-Kodmany, PhD

              Professor of Spatial Planning and Urban Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC)

                M.S.E.E. Frank C. Lambert, P.E.

                Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech’s Center for Distributed Energy (CDE) and National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC)

                  Louis A. Martin Vega,PhD

                  Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina

                    Cristhian Manuel Durán Acevedo, PhD

                    Professor and researcher of the Electronic Engineering program of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pamplona

                      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

                      Thematic Areas

                      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 $125.00


                      International Students (Undergraduate and Graduate) $125.00


                      Other Internationals $225.00


                      Notes: Prices don’t reflect 5% of processing.           

                                    IEEE members will receive a 15% discount in the registration fees.

                                    International participants traveling by Copa Airlines will get a 10% discount on their air ticket.

                      Important Dates

                      Starting reception of full papers

                      November 1st 2018

                      Deadline for full paper submission(EXTENDED)

                      June 1st 2019

                      Notification of acceptance

                      July 1st 2019

                      Deadline for Poster submission

                      July 15, 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.

                      Technical Tours

                      TOURS AVAILABLE

                      The Scientific – Technical tours will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019:

                      -Electric Power Company based on natural gas – AES – Colón:

                      7:00 am – The bus will pick up the passengers at the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel

                      9:00 am to 11:00 am – Technical Tour AES Colón

                      11:30 am – The bus will return to the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel

                      -Locks of Cocolí, Panama Canal:

                      6:30 – The bus will pick up the passengers at the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel

                      8:00 am to 10:00 am – Technical Tour Cocolí Locks, Panama Canal.

                      10:30 am – The bus will return to the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel.

                       WYNDHAM PANAMA ALBROOK MALL

                      Corregimiento of Ancon
                      Panama City, Panama

                      Conference Promotions:

                       Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall

                       Hotel Doublee Tree

                       Hotel Ejecutivo

                       Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

                       Hotel Holiday Inn

                      International participants traveling by Copa Airlines will get a 10% discount on their air ticket.


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