Scope of the Conference

The present Conference, jointly organized by the University of Patras and the International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values, is the continuation of the First International Conference, title, “Ancient Greece and the Modern World”, which took place in Ancient Olympia, 28-31 August 2016, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic and where the influence of ancient Greek Philosophy, Science and Technology on the respective contemporary knowledge was investigated. In the same context, this Conference aims at the investigation of the dramatic changes most rapidly occurring on earth, which, according to the practically unanimous view of the scientific community, have become critical in the sense that in rather finite time they may lead life on earth to extinction. Besides overpopulation, social inequality, globalization, all kinds of wars etc., the obvious inability of Man to conceive and control the nature of his relationship with the nature and in particularly with the environment is speeding up the way towards the final destruction of all forms of life on the planet. However, a search in the ancient Greek bibliography reveals that the relation between Man and natural environment with reference to the human nature was in depth investigated and the first rules of ecological ethics were formulated. Accordingly, humanity must proceed with the necessary measures most urgently, inhibiting or even reversing environmental degradation processes and ensure survival of life.
The Conference is strongly interdisciplinary, therefore, specialists and researchers from areas of science and technology are invited to submit high quality, original and unpublished works in the following areas:
(a) Investigation and assessment of the current situation of planet’s  ecosystem, factors encumbering the environment (climatic change, land, water and air pollution, sea and oceanic pollution, effects on human health, genetic and mental problems, waste management etc.), hazards resulting and predictions for future developments.
(b) Human values, Ecological conscience and Bioethics from the Greek antiquity till present. Human nature and the position of Man in the ecosystem. Natural vs. Artificial – from completion to degradation of Nature, Man as a cell of the planet.  
(c) Pedagogics and Law for the protection of the environment through the ages.
(d) Political Freedom and Democracy as related to environmental protection.
(e) Human brain and environment - Environmental Εpigenetics.
(f) Strategies suggested along with measures of alleviating or even inverting environmental degradation processes.

Submission of papers

• Abstracts of ca. 200-300 words must be first submitted, including title, name, affiliation and email of the author(s), accompanied by the table of para. 6 with his/her particulars.

• Papers can be submitted either for oral presentation or as posters.  

• The final manuscript can be of 3,000 words at the most (4.000 for invited speakers and for one (1) manuscript only), including figures and tables (each equivalent to 200 words).

• Manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word and include the following: (a) Title of work in capital letters, (b) Title, name and affiliation of the author(s) in low-case letters (c) The abstract approved, (d) The introduction and the individual chapters in decimal numbering and (e) The references at the end of in serial numbers (in the text are given in brackets).

• For poster papers 0.75 m2 wall surface per poster will be available as well as 5 min. presentation time.

Professor Venetsana Kyriazopoulou, MD.

The Rector of the University of Patras

Mrs. Aikaterini Panagopulos, President

International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values.

Chairman of the Conference

Prof. Stephanos A. Paipetis

Professor Emeritus, University of Patras

Professor Emeritus Stephanos A. Paipetis is the founder and former director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the University of Patras. He has been working for several decades in the area of advanced composite materials, was responsible for many research and development projects and has published hundreds of scientific papers in international journals as well as books and monographs. He has been representative of Greece in numerous international organizations. His current research deals with ancient science and technology, especially of the Homeric Epics, has published many books and monographs and organized several international conferences in this area as well. (see «The Unknown Τechnology in Homer» and «Science and Technology in Homeric Epics», Springer 2008 & 2010 respectively)

CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor Emeritus Ioannis Dellis

University of Patras

Professor Stavros Papamarinopoulos

University of Patras

Professor Demosthenes Polyzos

University of Patras

Professor Vassilis Kostopoulos

University of Patras

Professor Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati

University of Athens

Professor
Dr. Eustacia Valiantza

University of Thessaly

REGISTRATION FEES

• Registration fees are 200€, if paid before 1 May 2018, and 250€, if paid later or at the Confer-ence. For accompanying persons is 75€, postgraduate students or students of private or foreign universities 100€ and undergraduate students of Greek Universities 50€. Students upon registra-tion must produce a certificate or ID.
• Registration fees must be deposited for the Centre for Sciences and Hellenic Values, Piraeus Bank (SWIFT-BIC PIRBGRAA), IBAN GR52 0171 7490 0067 4914 1868 848. N.B. Complete postal address must be given a receipt to be issued.
• Registration fees cover (a) The Conference folder with all informative material, such as the Conference program, writing material, name tag etc., (b) Participation to all sessions with right to speak, (c) Participation to the opening ceremony and reception and the conference banquet, (d) A participation certificate (upon request) and, (e) The Conference Proceedings in printed or digital form (to be sent later).

200
paid before 1 May 2018

250
paid after 1 May 2018

100
Postgraduate students or students of private or foreign universities

50
undergraduate students of Greek Universities

75
Accompanying persons

HOW TO REGISTER

All participants, including speakers and invited speakers, must complete the form below and submit it to the Organizing Committee, along with the abstract of his presentation, if any, either through the web page or directly to the Conference Chairman (paipetis@upatras.gr).

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VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE

The Conference will take place at the Conference Center of the University of Patras, University Campus, Rio, Patras, GR-265 04. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 17 June 2018, at 18.00 and the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, at about 18.00. Restaurant and parking facilities will be available. There are hotels of all classes both in the Rio area and in the city of Patras (distance 7 km, with regular bus connection). Depending on the circumstances, delegate transfer by special buses will be organized.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels of all classes in the University area and in the City of Patras are available, some of them offering reduced prices for Conference participants (to be announced through the web page.)

CULTURAL EVENTS

Participants can take part to the following social and cultural events: (a) The Opening Ceremony and reception, (b) The official Banquet, (c) A tour of the City of Patras at sites of cultural interest, (d) A concert of music of the Greek Antiquity, (e) Trips to Olympia or Delphi (if sufficient number of participants are interested).

Agencies supporting the Conference

• The Union of Greek Physicists
• The Greek Mathematical Society
• The Society of Greek Mythology
• et al.