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.


Keynote Speakers

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:


                -Wind park of Penonome
                -The Panama Canal



                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