This is ATINER’s official website. ATINER was established in 1995 as an independent world member-based association of academics and researchers. Athens was chosen as the meeting place because of its long history and culture. ATINER’s mission is to act as a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world can meet to exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments in their disciplines. Homer (3000 years ago) was the first to call such meetings symposiums, a word that today is used by many languages to describe academic meetings. In Classical Athens of the 5th Century BCE, such academic meetings reached their colophon of glory, especially those with Socrates’ participation. The epic ergo of Plato’s Symposium can be considered as the archives (book proceedings) of just one of many such academic meeting.