10th International Research Conference of KDU- Computing Sessions

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University has been in the fore front of higher education in Sri Lanka for the last 30 years, and it proudly conducts its 10th international research conference, at the University premises on 3rd and 4th August, 2017.

The theme of this year’s computing sessions was “Resolution for challenges & opportunities of global dynamics through digital innovations”, and a large number of scholars, both military and civil, are attend this conference.

Each year, the university attracts more than 2000 researchers from all over the world and it receives more than 500 submissions of research papers. Out of a similar number of submissions, 320 papers have been selected to be presented at this year’s conference. In the computing sessions out of large no of papers 20 was selected as oral and 19 selected for poster sessions.

This year, the organizers have invited two academics to conduct pre conference workshop such as Prof  Jay R Rajasekara - Vice President of International University of Japan under the topic of Core competencies and survival in internet Age: Another idea for creating  new business and Dr Ajith Madurapperuma, Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Open University of Sri Lanka under the topic of Artificial intelligence opportunities and threats. This was organized by Dr Pradeep Kalansooriya and faculty members.

In the second day Plenary Session was chaired by Prof. Dileeka Dias – Dean – Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa. Four main speakers  involved including Prof. Jay Rajasekera, Vice President International University of Japan under the Topic of “ICT to IOT How to Keep Up With Fast Moving Information Technologies”, Dr. Lalith Liyanage, CEO, Lanka Logistics & Technologies, Ministry of Defence under the topic of “Online Learning: Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration”, Dr. Chamath Keppatiyagama, Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo School of Computing under the topic of “Bitcoins are here to stay: Are we ready” and finally Dr. Srinath Perera, Vice President of Research, WSO2 under the topic of “Analytics and AI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

In the third day, first session theme was “Artificial Intelligence for Digital Innovations” and Chaired by Dr. Ananda Edirisuriya; Head – Department of CS, University of Sri Jayawardanapura. The second session theme was “Machine Learning towards Intelligent Behavior“ and chaired by Prof. JR Rajasekera, Vice President, International University of Japan. The third one was “Digital Solutions for Global Challenges“, Chaired by Dr. Damith Karunarathne, Head – Department of Communication & Media Technologies, UCSC. Finally fourth session was chaired by Dr. Ruwan Wickramarachchi, Head - Department of Industrial Management - University of Kelaniya.                                                                               

Computing sessions were conducted under the guidance of the Rector, Southen Campus Brigadier Aruna Ariyasinghe and The dean Faculty of computing Capt Janaka Gunaseela and two HOD’s Mr Asela Gunasekara and Mr Nandana Pathirage. Maj RMM Pradeep, Ms Nirosha Wedasinghe, Mr Budditha Hettige, Ms Anuradha Ariyarathna and Mr Ranga Kulasekara work as coordinators of this sessions and with the excellent support of all the staff members 10th International Conference 2017, computing sessions were completed successfully conducted. 

 

Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University has organized their first code competition for the year 2017. This time we were lucky enough to get student participation from both departments IT and CS, from Sooriyawewa and Ratmalana. This is an individual competition, Students are given a single problem to be solved and the programming language is independent. Allocated time is maximum 2 hours. Testing criteria were coding speed, efficiency of the algorithm and the coding standards. With this kind of programs faculty expects to improve students programming skills and knowledge on different algorithms and the applications.

Evaluations were done by Mr. Budditha Hettige and Ms. Kalani Ilmini.




Year

Number of students and Department

1

10 Students from CS/SE/CE (Ratmalana)

2

08 Students from IT/IS (Southern) and 10 Students from CS/SE/CE(Ratmalana)

3

09 Students from IT/IS (Southern)

Winners

Year

Winners

1

1st Place : SE/17/001: AMKL Atapattu from Ratmalana

2

1st Pace  : SE/16/003: RGCUpeksha from Ratmalana

3

1st Place : 4787 - M Majudhee from Southern Campus

3rd Place (1): IT/15/002: MPL Perera from Southern Campus

3rd Place (2): IT/15/014 : CMMSD Silva from Southern Campus

 

SS12 Asia- Sri Lanka Section Competition 2017

From the 42 teams who has initially registered for the competition, Team Infinity from General Sir John Kotelewala Defence University has become 4th place at SS12 Asia-Sri Lanka Section Competition which was held at University of Moratuwa premises on 5th of August 2017.

Out of 42 teams 7 teams were qualified for Semi-Finals round and out of those 7 teams, Team Infinity was qualified for the Final round and then became 4th place.

IT Day – Mentoring Session


The Department of Information Technology of Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University organized a forum on “The Digitalization vs. Education and ICT Trends” along with a mentoring session on 3rd March 2017. The main intention was to enhance the students’ knowledge on the career paths available on the IT and IS streams. The resource personal for the event were Mrs. Kalhari Kaluarachchi, the Program Manager of Cisco Systems, Mrs. Maithree Malwattegoda, the Deputy General Manager of Fusion Sarvodaya and Mr. Ashoke Beddage, the Regional Manager of Palo Alto Networks. The resource personnel shared their past experiences and knowledge on the career paths in the IT industry.

Students got to talk to the specialists personally and clear their issues and doubts on the industry and the job opportunities. It was a rare and precious opportunity for the students. At the end of the session, the resource personal were given a token of appreciation from the of the Faculty of Computing , Department of Information Technology, KDU, Southern Campus.