The 5th International Symposium on advances in civil and environmental engineering practices for sustainable development (ACEPS-2017) is the annual international symposium organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCEE) of Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.
This year’s event was successfully held in 16th Marchat the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle. This international symposium was jointly organized by University of Ruhuna, Saitama University, Japan and Toyama Prefectural University,Japan.
ACEPS scientific committee consists with several senior professors from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia, United Kingdom and United States. Symposium Co-Chair, Dr. Sudhira De Silva said that the main objective of this international symposium was to provide a platform to present original research work in the field of civil and environmental engineering conducted in local universities
and our collaborative foreign partners.
He further added that more than 200 international and local experts in the field of civil and environmental engineering participated this International Symposium. Dr. Tushara Chaminda, Symposium Secretary said that ACEPS-2017 mainly focused on civil engineering practices for sustainable development, ecological engineering of water bodies, infrastructure planning and development, and environmental engineering and the symposium will create a venue to discuss advanced sustainable engineering practices that are adopted in developing the country.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna, Snr. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, participated as the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony of the ACEPS-2017. Prof. C. Vishvanathan from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Prof. Armi Susandi from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indoonesia, and Dr. Takeshi Maki from Saitama University, Japan delivered Keynote Speeches of the ACEPS-2017.This year, the symposium was sponsored by Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd, Ceylon Steel Cooperation Ltd, Sierra Construction Ltdand Bhoomi-Tech (Pvt) Ltd.