General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka is proud to announce that its annual international research conference will be held for the 9th consecutive year on 8th and 9th September 2016 under the theme of “Professional Integration for a Secure Nation”.

This year’s conference includes research sessions of nine disciplines, providing local and international researchers and practitioners a platform to disseminate their valuable findings, to exchange contemporary knowledge and to build partnerships and collaborations for further advancement of research and innovations.


The scientific sessions of the conference include

  • Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Law
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Management, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Built Environment and Spatial Sciences
  • Computing


This multi-disciplinary conference atmosphere would enable researchers and practitioners across the globe with an opportunity to further advance their research in a meaningful manner to better serve the living and nonliving communities sharing the earth.

Plenary Sessions

The conference would also be enriched with the plenary sessions of the nine disciplines consisting of presentations of locally and internationally renowned academics, researchers and professionals having an international experience across several disciplines.
We entertain dynamic researchers and scientists, academia and other intellectuals, professionals and practitioners, and undergraduate and postgraduate students to take part in this golden opportunity and to be stakeholder of this grand event offered by the one and only Defence University in Sri Lanka.

Conference Presentations: The 9th International Research Conference of KDU accepts presentations of research findings as either oral or poster presentations. Abstracts of all accepted presentations will be published in an abstract book for distribution on the day of the conference.


Best paper awards: Papers presented at the conference under each technical session will be eligible for the Best Oral Presentation Award or the Best Poster Award. These awards are presented as a token of recognition of the scholarly work of the researchers contributing to the 9th International Research Conference of KDU.

Conference Proceedings: The 9th International Research Conference of KDU further gives an opportunity for paper presenters to publish their research work as full papers in the post Conference Proceedings in accordance with international standards for conference proceedings.


For International Participants

Assistance for presenting authors from foreign countries:
A selected number of presenters from foreign countries could be provided with food and accommodation. The participants requiring this facility must submit a request to the conference chair at the time of registration.


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