14th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions ICTer2014 in December
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00
The University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) has announced that this year’s International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2014) will be held in Colombo from 10 to 14 December 2014.
ICTer2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section and is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference (IITC) held in Sri Lanka since 1998. It provides an ideal platform to the researchers and practitioners alike to showcase research and development activities carried out in ICT and CS domains. Proceedings of ICTer2014 will be published in both book and submitted to IEEE Xplore indexing service. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issue of ICTer Journal (www.icter.org/journal).
The main conference will take place on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December at the BMICH, Colombo. In addition to the presentation of 39 refereed papers and 24 posters, several keynote addresses by leading personalities in the IT world will be made. Among them are, Professor Aditya Mathur, Professor and Head of Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design [SUTD], Singapore on Designing Safe and Secure Cyber Physical Systems: Challenges in Defence and Testing; Dr. Ajith Abraham, Director – Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Washington, USA on Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges from Data Analysis Perspective; Professor Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia on Understanding People, Culture and Context as the basis for ICT development; Dr. M. Antonia Huertas, and Dr. Enric Mor, Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Department and eLearn Center, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on Technology-Enhanced Assessment (TEA) in Online Education: Challenges and Opportunities; and Dr. Tony Sahama, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology on Health Information Exchange in the wake of big data paradigm. The theme is from ‘quality of information to quality of life’.
There will also be four invited speakers from leading personalities in Sri Lankan software industry. Among them are, Dr. Srinath Perera from WSO2 on Large Scale Data Processing in the real world: from Analytics to Predictions; Dr. Chaminda Ranasinghe from IdeaHub on Developing Secure Mobile Applications; Dr. Harsha Subasinghe from CodeGen Group, Dr. Sankalpa Gamwarige from Zone24x7 on Reference architecture for a complex system of connected smart things in the enterprise; and Dr. Sujeewa Rathnayake from Axienta on Mitigating information security risk in Financial Sector.
The conference will also include pre-conference (10) and post-conference (13) high quality tutorials/workshops in areas of orchestrating enterprise smart objects, educational and technological frameworks for e-learning, living labs and socio-cultural and technical considerations of ICT4D, enterprises virtualisation, e-health and the modern society, human-centred design in ICT for emerging regions and ‘Build First Plan Later’: The Voice of DIY Approaches in Today’s Design.
ICTer2014 conference will discuss important problems and potential solutions in all areas of ICT and especially in evolutionary computing, ICT for development, natural language processing, software development, ICT applications, social networks, networking, graphics/image processing, elearning, project management and ecommerce, neural networks, UI design, and ontologies.
UCSC endeavours to promote a research oriented teaching culture in academics and this conference acts as a cornerstone of that objective. Academics, researchers and IT professionals are expected to attend the conference and make full use of the opportunity to extend these horizons.