The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) will be hosting its first-ever International Symposium on Industrial Systems (InSys) on December 18, at the SLTC in Padukka.
Organised by the Office of Research and Innovation (ORIS) of the SLTC, this one-day symposium will bring together industrial experts, innovative academics and researchers from local and overseas universities to a common platform to disseminate their latest research findings and exchange views and ideas under the theme of ‘Innovations for a Sustainable Future’.
“By 2050, this planet will have more than nine billion people living in it. If we don’t change anything in the way we live, manufacture goods and innovate, then we will need the resources of almost three of our planets to meet the demands of the people. This symposium will be an opportunity to learn and study the possibilities of how we can make decisive contributions to innovative and sustainable solutions to meet these global challenges,” said SLTC President Ranjith Rubasinghe.
The reputed panel of keynote speakers comprises of three IEEE fellows including King’s College London Informatics Department Prof. Fellow IEEE Prof. Arumugam Nallanathan, Australian National University Research School of Engineering Director/Head Fellow IEEE Prof. Saman Halgamuge and Texas Tech University, USA Mathematics Prof. Bejoy Ghosh.
Also on the panel will be Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Ministry Secretary Wasantha Deshapriya, who will speak on a sustainable future for technology innovations. Deshapriya has been a prominent figure in Sri Lanka’s endeavour towards becoming an e-Government through the ‘Re-Engineering Government’ programme.
The symposium will be conducted through two technical sessions: for researchers to present their latest research findings in the areas of communication engineering, dynamical systems, robotics and controls and a workshop on emerging technologies in mobile communications for local engineers. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Himal A. Suraweera from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Peradeniya. An exhibition of innovative product development by engineering undergraduates will be organised as integral activities of the symposium.
Over one hundred local and international researches, academics and industrialists are expected to participate in the symposium.
Some of the ongoing research that will be discussed at this symposium will include a variable selection method for increasing the classification accuracy, the survey on nonlinear phase noise compensation techniques in optical fibre communication, time-dependent diffusion coefficient of zoo-plankton in an interactive environment and a survey on digital non-linearity compensation techniques for optical fibre communication systems.