17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

CEST2021, 1-4 September 2021, Athens, Greece 


Established in 1989, the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) is a leading environmental conference where top experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, representatives of public administration and social initiatives present state-of-the-art research on current and emerging environmental issues. CEST is thus a platform where academia and business converge; where academic research, innovative ideas and solutions serve as the basis for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable environment. 

The conference is organized by the Global Network of Environmental Science and Technology jointly with the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). CEST2021 is academically supported by the University of Salerno (Italy), the University of Cincinnati (USA) and the Imperial College London (UK) as well as a group of distinguished scientists – the members of the Conference Scientific Committee.  

CEST2021 is under the patronage of UNESCO’s Water Assessment Programme, International Water Association (IWA), A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Attica Region and the Municipality of Athens. The non-governmental organization Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), is collaborating with CEST and offers travel grants to students and researchers from low-income countries.  

The last (2019) event was successful, counting 420 participants from 81 countries originating from 6 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia). The programme included over 550 presentations (oral and poster) covering 28 unique research areas. Participants also benefited from the interaction with 25 distinguished invited speakers that delivered keynote and plenary talks. 

Our conference is peer-reviewed. All the papers that are selected for either oral or poster presentation undergo a review process. CEST series proceedings have been included in databases, such as Science Citation Index (ISI) and since 2015, most of the presented papers are also published in cooperating journals - in special issues. The papers from CEST2019 have been accepted from Springer for publication in SPRINGER Proceedings. 

Hybrid event

CEST2021 will run from 1 to 4 September 2021 as a hybrid event from Athens, combining physical and virtual sessions.

There are advantages that an in-person conference offers, with the most important being the common experience shared while attending sessions and social events all together. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Athens and spend the conference days together. However, it is still uncertain if travelling restrictions will be removed for all countries, thus we have decided to offer the opportunity to researchers from all over the world to participate in our conference.

Travelling to Athens

Participants who will travel to Athens can have confidence that the event is being planned based on the latest EU guidelines and the instructions provided by the National Public Health Organization. We will ensure a healthy and safe environment for all attendees including the required use of masks, sanitizers, social distancing, smaller capacity meeting rooms, and additional spacing throughout the Congress Venue.

More info can be found here https://travel.gov.gr/#/

Number of papers presented since 19894992
Number of times CEST papers published in special issues from 2005 were cited5991*
h-index (Source: web of science, September 2020)42

*Refers to CEST papers published in special issues of the collaborating journals after 2007. Data were retrieved in August 2021.