International Research Conference on

Smart Computing and Systems Engineering

Department of Industrial Management | Faculty of Science | University of Kelaniya

Welcome to the first International Research Conference in Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE) organized by the Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, which will be held on the 29th of March 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The primary objective of the SCSE conference is to create a platform for research scholars, academia, researchers and industry experts to present their research in the areas of Smart Computing and Systems Engineering. The conference encourages submissions covering both theoretical and application aspects in these areas and in interdisciplinary areas. The colloquium will provide the delegates with a forum to discuss the most recent innovations and trends, as well as practical challenges encountered in industrial and services sectors, solutions adopted, and network and build collaborations with fellow researchers from across the world.

Selected abstracts will be considered for publishing in the forthcoming Journal of Systems & Software Engineering.


"Smart Computing in Action" by Prof. Athula Ginige
Entrance Free. Limited number of seats.

28th MARCH 2018
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Entrance: Local LKR 1500 | SAARC US$ 85 | Other Countries US$ 125

29th March 2018
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A Shape of Agent-Based Modeling to Come

Prof. Takao Terano
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Recent rapid progress of computer and network technologies makes us possible to easily implement Agent-Based Simulation models. Such models help us to carry out experimental studies for social complex systems with both machine agents and human subjects. Also, using such models, we are able to operationalize the concepts and ways of thinking of traditional management sciences. By the word operationalize, we mean that 1) social and organizational systems are observed by human experiments and computer simulations, 2) with both machine- and human- readable documentations, they are comprehensively and consistently understood for human experts and students related to management sciences. The talk will explore different perspectives of agent-based modeling in this endeavor.

Human Motion Capture for Disability Management, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

Prof. Pubudu Pathirana
Deakin University, Australia

Approximately 15% of the world population lives with some form of disability and 4% experience significant functional difficulties. While the numbers are significantly higher, the support and services available for disabled living in economically challenged countries are much to be desired as opposed to their affluent counterparts.

With the rapid progression in consumer electronic devices and associated software development environments, the ability to provide services and advent of assistive devices for disability management has become realistic more than ever before. Treatments in a number of movement disorders can significantly be enhanced by regular and objective assessment of the movement disability in a more cost effective and robust form. Despite the existence of affordable and effective sensing mechanisms for speech and subtle finer finger movements, extracting vital features of significance to the manifestation of the condition in a signal processing or information science context still remains a challenge. This indeed is essential in reaching objective measures that accurately represent diagnostically significant features as well as those that are inherently linked to severity of the condition.

Any development of clinically relevant technology demands establishing confidence in clinical usage to promote the uptake. When deriving subjective measures, careful attention is required to ensure a crucial balance between the correlation with the current practice as well as the enhanced likelihood of uncovering new and vital information. In a signal or information processing context this indeed eventuates to capturing features that replicate the manual clinical observations as well as emphasizing other features that are significant yet unlikely to be captured manually. The fundamental issues that underpin this somewhat contrasting objective is based on the fact that expert clinical assessments are inherently subjective while on the other hand it remains as the ground truth that other objective measures are destined to be compared with.

Non-contact measurement of respiratory patterns for monitoring sleep apnea, Asthma and fine finger movements necessary for rehabilitation can be captured using a number of readily available devices. In this talk, wearable and non-wearable sensor use in the capture and quantification of movement disabilities will also be discussed with particular reference to applications in neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and Cerebellar ataxia.


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28th March 2018 at Hotel Clarion

"Smart Computing in Action" by Prof. Athula Ginige

This workshop is organized by the Department of Industrial Management, as an independent event along with the International Conference on Smart Computing and Systems Engineering, and will be held on the 28th March, 2018 from 1.30 p.m. onwards, at the Department Premises.

The advances in computer hardware, software, social media and communication networks together with digital sensors, smart devices, internet technologies, big data analytics, computational intelligence and intelligent systems have given rise to a new computing paradigm: Smart Computing. This paradigm can be broadly classified into two major areas:

- How to design and build smart computing systems
- How to use computing technology to design smart systems to make human life better.

Aim of this workshop is to explore how to use Smart Computing to design smart systems to make human life better. Systems thinking will be used to guide this exploration.

The workshop will consist of two parts.

a) In the first part, few applications from health and agriculture domain developed using Smart Computing will be presented and discussed. In the process participants will be shown the need to identify the root cause for the problem and how an innovative solution has been developed using Smart Computing to address the root cause.
b) In the second part, participants will be encouraged to put what they have learned in the first part into practice. Participants will be asked to identify a human problem that they are familiar with to which an innovative solution can be found using the fact that we are now a digitally connected society. Once a suitable problem is identified they will be guided to identify the root cause and develop a conceptual solution.

On Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 from 1.30PM onwards at the Hotel Clarion


Participants should register prior to the workshop as limited seats are available

About the Presenter

Athula Ginige is a Professor of Information Technology at Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia and he leads the Social Computing and Knowledge Ecosystems Research Program at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. This program focuses on developing knowledge driven Social Computing solutions, delivered via mobile based systems to a range of applied problems including "Grand Challenges" in diverse areas such as agriculture, healthcare, business and education. His current research areas include both autonomous and participatory sensor networks, knowledge aggregation and event detection, large scale knowledge organisation based on ontologies and semantic web technologies, context modelling, designing mobile based systems for user empowerment and Social Computing. Digital Knowledge Ecosystems integrate all these technologies and methodologies to provide innovative and sometimes disruptive solutions to real world challenges.

Prof. Ginige has previously done some pioneering work to establish the discipline area of Web Engineering, which he is now extending to mobile based applications. He has also done extensive research in the areas of e-Business and e-Transformation. In 2016 he won the Australian Computer Society Digital Disrupter Gold award for developing the Digital Knowledge Ecosystem for Agribusiness. He has over 250 Journal and Conference publications and given many keynotes at conferences. He has successfully supervised 15 PhD students. He graduated with B.Sc. Engineering first class honours from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England in 1987.



Prof. Takao Terano Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Prof. Richard Lai La Trobe University, Australia


Prof. Bin Jiang Hunan University, China


Prof. Chao Yang Hunan University, China


Prof. Pubudu Pathirana Deakin University, Australia


Prof. Koliya Pulasinghe Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka


Dr. Don Galagedara Monash University, Australia


Prof. Athula Ginige Western Sydney University


Prof. Terrence Perera Sheffield Hallam University, UK


Dr. Lalith Goonatilake Former Director - Trade Capacity Building, UNIDO


Dr. Lochandaka Ranatunge University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Dr. Asela Kulatunga University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Julian Nanayakkara University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Janaka Wijayanayake University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Jeewanie Jayasinghe University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


Dr. Niroshinie Fernando Deakin University, Australia


Dr. Sachintha Pitigala University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Annista Wijayanayake University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Ruwan Wickramarachchi University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Shantha Jayalal University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Keerthi Wijayasiriwardhane University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Thashika Rupasinghe University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Chathura Rajapakshe University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Dilani Wickramarachchi University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


The conference will be operated with two tracks; the Smart Computing track and the Industrial and Systems Engineering track. The conference solicits papers addressing original research from the following areas.

Smart Systems and Technologies

Software and Systems Engineering

Intelligent Systems and Applications

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

Distributed and Cloud-based Systems

Big Data Analytics

Cognitive Computing

Web Technologies

Natural Language Processing

Swarm Intelligence

Multi Agent Systems

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Embedded Systems

Internet of Things

Information Systems

Business Intelligence

Systems and Networks Security

Industry 4.0

Transportation and Logistics Systems


Industrial Engineering

Industrial Automation

Systems Modeling and Simulation

Planning and Scheduling


Systems Quality, Reliability and Sustainability


SCSE 2018 offers highly competitive rates at official hotels. Please contact Conference Secretary to make necessary arrangements.

Hotel Clarion

Hotel Clarion Kelaniya
Tourist Hotels(Pvt) Ltd.
103, Kandy Road
Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka

+9411 2916191-2
+9411 2911579
+9411 4821505-6

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Pegasus Reef Hotel
P.O. Box 2, Hendala
Wattala, Sri Lanka

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+94 112930209

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Contact & Assistance:

Ms. Samanthi Weerabahu
Conference Secretary
International Research Conference on Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE)
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Dr. Suren


Dr. Chathura


Dr. Dilani


Ms Samanthi

Ms. Samya

Ms H.A.R

Mr. Buddhika

Mr. Nirmala

Ms. Kasuni

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Department of Industrial Management
Faculty of Science
Universiry of Kelaniya
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