The Symposium has been postponed due to the corona virus threat

and it will take place 2-6 November 2020.


The venue and the prices remain the same. The room reservations at Titania Hotel that have been made through the hotel's website provided for the symposium with the code ciec2020, have been transferred accordingly.


For cancellations of the aforementioned room reservations, or if you have booked to the hotel without using the symposium website, please contact the hotel directly before Friday 13/3/2020.


We are still looking forward to receiving your short papers up to four pages (conference papers). So far, six short papers have been submitted. If you do not intend to submit short paper please let us know.


As regards the Special Issue, the Plants Editorial Office has provided the following directions:


"Expanded and high quality conference papers can be considered as articles if they fulfil the following requirements:

(1) the paper should be expanded to the size of a research article;

(2) the conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper;

(3) if the authors do not hold the copyright of the published conference paper, authors should seek the appropriate permission from the copyright holder;

(4) authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper.

If the authors meet these requirements, they can publish their paper in Plants or any other journal."


The requested new invitation letters will be addressed as soon as possible.

If updated invitation letters are needed, please let us know.



On behalf of the organizing committee

Dimitris Bouranis



August 28, 2020

Extended deadline for short paper submission

November 2-6, 2020




The 28th CIEC symposium is thematically dedicated to issues of plant nutrition, soil science, fertilizers, and fertilization with special view to Mediterranean environments.

The event is hosted by the PLANTERRA Institute for Plant Nutrition and Soil Quality of the Agricultural University of Athens and the Hellenic Fertilizers Association.

Contributions in the following general research areas are welcome:

*                       Fertilizers and fertilization

*                       Plant nutrition and nutrient use efficiency

*                       Soil fertility

*                       Environmental issues in fertilization

with special focus on the subsequent thematic clusters:

*                       Stabilized fertilizers

*                       Slow release fertilizers

*                       Nutritive biostimulants

*                       Fertilization for stress alleviation

*                       New technologies for diagnosis and fertilization

*                    Sulfur, silicon and beneficial elements