The three-day ISME 2020 is being held online due to coronavirus disease.
Nearly 10% of the papers received at the confab belong to different countries including Britain and Turkey, secretary of the ISME 2020 Salman Nourazar said at the opening ceremony of the international event.
Some 560 out of 1,100 papers have been accepted, Nourazar said expressing satisfaction with the quality of papers.
President of Amir Kabir University Ahmad Mo'tamedi said that the main aim of holding the ISME conference is to exchange views with various researchers and bolster scientific basis.
Mo'tamedi said that 230 knowledge-based companies affiliated to Amir Kabir University are currently active; and that will improve innovation and develop skill and entrepreneurship.
Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari had said that Iran should not rely on oil but on knowledge and human resources.