International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions on 10 Dec.

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By Inshira Shainaz The University of Colombo’s School of Computing announced this year’s International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer2014 - cosponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section - will be held at the BMICH from 10 to 14 December. It will provide an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners alike to showcase research and development activities carried out in the ICT and CS domains. The proceedings of ICTer2014 will be published in a book and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issue of ICTer Journal. From 2012 ICTer has been indexed by Thomson Reuters, the only Sri Lankan academic conference to have been so. This year there will be five keynotes speakers from Singapore, USA, Australia and Spain, and five invited speakers from well-known companies from the local industry. In addition to the main conference there will be pre- and post-conference workshops conducted by experts in the relevant domain. The main conference will take place on 11 and 12 December at the BMICH. The workshops will be held on 10 and 13 December, and are entitled 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 centered design in ICT for Emerging Regions and Build First Plan Later: The Voice of DIY Approaches in Today’s Design. The University of Colombo, School of Computing Senior Lecturer Chairperson Dr. D.N. Ranasinghe stated: “This international conference has been going on for almost 14 years and initially started in 1998. There are four major conferences and three are done by universities. The University of Peredniya focuses on communication and the University of Moratuwa focuses on robotics. Our university focuses on computer science and information technology.” He added: “We have a quality conference and we are proud of that. There are many different conferences held just to earn money. A conference should be academically stimulating and be of a good standard. Academics are not only teachers, they should be researchers.” The ICTer2014 conference will focus on important problems and potential solutions in ICT such as Wearable Computing and Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Smart Environments, Machine Learning for Big Data Analytics IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and XaaS, ICT Applications in Bio Science, Transportation and the Public Sector Cyber Security, Nature Inspired Computing, Multi-agent and Intelligent Systems, Web Ontologism and Semantics 3D Modeling and Simulation, Graphics and Augmented Reality, Natural Language Technology, Agile and Collaborative Software Development, ICT Enabled Education and E-Governance and ICT for Society. The University of Colombo School of Computing endeavours to promote a research-oriented teaching culture in academia and this conference acts as a cornerstone for that objective. It is believed all academics, researchers and IT professionals will attend the conference and make full use of the opportunity to expand these horizons.