Scope of the Conference

The present Conference, jointly organized by the University of Patras and the International Center for Science and Hellenic Values, is the continuation of the First International Conference, title, “Ancient Greece and the Modern World”, Ancient Olympia, 28-31 August 2016, where the influence of ancient Greek Philosophy, Science and Technology on the respective modern disciplines was investigated. In the same context, the Conference aims at the investigation of the dramatic changes most rapidly occurring on the face of our planet, which, according to the practically unanimous opinion of the scientific community, have become critical in the sense that they possibly may lead life on earth to total extinction in finite time. Besides overpopulation, social inequality, the effects of globalization, all kinds of wars etc., the obvious inability of Man to conceive his direct relationship with the environment which has enabled this uncontrollable way to final destruction. 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 searched at the time and the first rules of ecological ethics were formulated. Accordingly, humanity must take the necessary measures in order to inhibit, or even reverse, the process of environmental degradation and ensure survival of life on earth.
The Conference is strongly interdisciplinary, therefore, specialists and researchers from every field of knowledge are invited to submit high quality original and unpublished works in the following areas: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 encum-bering the environment (climatic change, land, water and air pollution, sea and oceanic pollu-tion, effects on human health, genetic and mental problems, waste management etc.), hazards resulting and predictions for future developments. Specific problems of Greece.
(b) Human values, Ecological conscience and Bioethics from the Greek antiquity till nowadays. Human nature and the position of Man in the ecosystem. Man as a cell of the planet.
(c) Pedagogics and Law for the protection of the environment from antiquity till present.
(d) Freedom and Democracy as related with environmental protection
(e) Human brain and environment- Environmental Εpigenetics.
(f) Strategies suggested along with measures of alleviating or even inverting the adverse effects of environmental degradation.

Instructions for the submission of papers

• Abstracts of ca. 200-400 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 ate the most (4.000 for invited speakers and for one (1) manuscript only), including figures and tables (every one of which is equivalent to 200 words).
• Manuscripts must be typed in the latest Microsoft Word version 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 number-ing and (e) The references at the end of in serial numbers (in the text are given in brackets).

Posters:
For poster papers 0.75 m2 wall surface per poster will be available.

Honorary Chairperson

Professor Venetsana Kyriazopoulou, MD.

The Rector of the University of Patras

Conference Chair

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)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Christos Zerefos

Academy of Athens

Prof. George Paxinos

Univ. of Sydney (AU)

Dr. Christos Lolas,MD

Prof. Emmanuel Mikroyannakis

Professor Emeritus, University of Athens

Prof. Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati

Univ. of Athens

Prof. Spyros Pandis

Univ. of Patras

Professor
John Dellis

Professor Emeritus, University of Patras.

Prof. Elias Mariolakos

Professor Emeritus, University of Athens

Visiting Prof. Efstathia Valiantza

Univ. of Thessaly

Prof. Charalampos Spyridis

Dept. of Musical Studies, University of Athens

Prof. Stavros Papamarinopoulos

University of Patras

Asst. Prof. P. Preka

Greece

Prof. Petros Themelis

University of Athens

Prof. Stratos Theodossiou

University of Athens

Prof. Lilian Karali

Greece

Prof. A. S. Paipetis

University of Ioannina

Prof. V. Kostopoulos

University of Patras, Greece

Prof. Demosthenes Polyzon

Univ. of Patras

Dr. of Philosophy Const. Kalachanis

Univ. of Athens

Prof. Pavlos Kontos

Univ. of Patras

Prof. Xenophon Verykios

Univ. of Patras

Assoc. Prof. Nicholas Tsiros

Panteion Univ., GR

Prof. Emeritus Const. Niarchos

Univ. of Athens

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Mrs. Teta Giannarou

Communications manager - journalist

Mr. Tassos Kafantaris

Science writer - Journalist

Mr. G. Panayotopoulos

Management and Finance Advisor

Dr. Alexis Carabelas

Univ. of Patras

REGISTRATION FEES

• Registration fees are 200€, if paid beforeς 31.5.2017, and 250€, if paid later or at the Confer-enceο. For accompanying persons is 75€, postgraduate students or students of private or foreign universities 100€ and undergraduate students of Greek Universities 50€. All students must pro-duce a certificate etc. upon registration.
• Registration fees must be deposited at to A/C No. (to be announced). N.B. The complete postal address must be given to the Bank, in order to receive a receipt issued.
• Registration fees cover (a) The Conference folder with all informative material, such us the Conference program etc., writing material, name tag, (b) Participation to all sessions with a right of speech, (c) Participation to the opening reception and the conference banquet, (d) A participa-tion certificate (upon request) and, (e) The Conference Proceedings in digital form (to be sent later).

200
paid before 31.5.2017

250
paid after 31.5.2017

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, 295 00. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 10 September 2017, at 18.00 and the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 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 cir-cumstances, delegate transfer by especial buses will be organized.

ACCOMMODATION

There are hotels of all classes in the University area and in the City of Patras, some of which will offer reduced prices for Conference participants, which will 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 particularly at sites of cul-tural interest, (d) A concert of music of the Greek Antiquity, (e) Trips to Olympia or Delphi (if suf-ficient number of participants are interested).