Expanding its academic exposure to another level, SLTC successfully hosted the first ever international research symposium of its history, ‘International Symposium on Industrial Systems and Communication Engineering 2017’ (ISCE 2017) on the 18 th of December 2017 at Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Padukka.
The one day symposium, focused on the technological Innovation for a Sustainable Future assembled a set of outstanding academic and research personalities representing both local and overseas universities and a few local industry experts who contributed to inspire the discussions in a mutual platform.
Addressing the gathering Prof. Saman Halgamuge, FIEEE, Director/Head, Research School of Engineering, Australian University, Australia made his remarks on, “A Data Engineering Framework for Big Data Application” and Mr. Waruna Sri Dhanapala, Senior Assistant Secretary (ICT for Development) of Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure stressed on the importance of “The role of ICT for a sustainable Future – Sri lanka’s readiness for the 2030 global agenda”
Prof. Arumugam Nallanathan, FIEEE, Professor of Wireless Communications, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London made his remarks on “Molecular Communications; unleashing the internet of nano-Things” and Prof. Bijoy Ghosh, FIEEE, Regent Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA specified the importance of “Staying in Focus with Humans and Machines.
Two technical sessions on “Robotics and System Modelling” and “Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering” were conducted where two renowned academics, Dr. D.H.S. Maithripala, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering of University of Peradeniya and Dr. Lilantha Samaranayake, Senior Member, IEEE, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of University of Peraeniya shared their valuable knowledge with the upcoming academics from different local universities. A set of young academics presented their research papers on different areas which made the sessions more interactive.
In line with the two technical sessions, a conference workshop on “5G Communication; Fundamentals and Technology” was conducted by another outstanding academic personality, Dr. Himal A. Suraweera, a senior lecturer of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya to emphasize the importance of communication advancement and its practical approach.
Opening a path for the emerging young innovators, an Exhibition plus a competition was held in which a lot of innovative undergraduates representing different local universities participated and showcased their talents in many aspects. The Project Exhibition is planned be an annual event of the SLTC academic calendar.