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ICTer 2012

Colombo, Sri Lanka
12th - 15th December 2012

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International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference held in Sri Lanka since 1998, the IITC. It provides a platform where research done in ICT is presented by both local and foreign Computer Scientists and IT Professionals. In order to get wider international participation and to promote computing research in the fast emerging regions of the world especially in Asia-Pacific, it was decided to broadbase the conference and links it with the related International Journal ICTer (www.icter.org). The proceedings of ICTer2012 is published in both book and online versions with an ISBN number (978-1-4673-5527-8) and also in IEEE ExplorerCrossRef; Google Scholar. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the ICTer Journal. 

This year the conference will take place at BMICH, Committee Rooms, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2012. In addition to the presentation of selected papers, several Keynote Addresses and Invited Speaches by leading personalities in the IT world will be made. The conference will also include pre-conference (12th) and post-conference (15th) high quality tutorials/workshops in areas of current interest in Information and Communication Technology. A student symposium will be held at the UCSC, 35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka on 13th December 2012.

We invite conference papers and tutorial proposals in the following five broad categories, but not limited to: Technology, Applications, Human Computer Interaction, Development Processes and Social, Legal and Ethical Issues.

Technology

• Virtualization and Cloud Computing
• Mobile Computing
• Language Processing and Localization
• Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Semantic Web and beyond
• Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks

Applications

• Innovative Applications and Research Challenges
• Enterprise Systems
• Applications in eGovernment and eHealth
• Building Online Learning Communities
• Augmented Reality and Virtual Worlds
• Emergent Intelligence and Computational Learning
• Knowledgebase Systems
• Context aware Applications
• Social Networks and Applications

Human Computer Interaction

• HCI and Affective Computing
• Advanced Visual Interfaces

Development Processes

• Agile and Collaborative Software Development
• Mobile Application Development

Social, Legal and Ethical Issues

• Information System Security, Privacy and Legal Issue
• Software Licensing and Creative Commons

 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Conference and Workshops

• Submission of Papers and Tutorials: 30th June 2012 (Closed)
• Notification of Acceptance: 13th August 2012
• Camera Ready Papers: 15th October 2012

Student Symposium

• Submission of Extended Abstracts: 17th September 2012
• Notification of Acceptance: 15th October 2012
• Camera Ready Extended Abstract: 12 November 2012

 

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News Paper Articles

02nd Dec 2012 - The Sunday Times: Language, VR, machine learning at 3rd ICTer conference in SL

02nd Dec 2012 - The Island: Global ICT Conference in Sri Lanka on Dec. 13 and 14 ICTer2012 at the BMICH

29th Nov 2012 - Daily News: International Conference on Advances in ICT in Dec

26th Nov 2012 - Ceylon Today: Advances in ICT to come under discussion

25th Nov 2012 - The Sunday Times: UCSC to host the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2012) fom December 12-15

25th Nov 2012 - The Island: ICTer 2012 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions On December 13 and 14 in Colombo

20th Nov 2012 - ITPro: ICTer 2012


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12th December 2012

-- Pre-conference at the UCSC - 35 Reid Avenue, Colombo 07
2 (1 Full Day & 1 Half Day) Workshops and 17 Undergraduate/Postgraduate Symposium

Full Day Workshop

(09.00-16.00)

Embedded Systems Design with Applications in Mobile Robotics W.M. Roshan Weerasuriya, J.G. Varuna Priyanka, University of Colombo School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, SRI LANKA.

Half Day Workshop

(09.00-13.00)

Doing things with words Dr George R S Weir, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
13th December 2012

 

-- Conference Day 1 at BMICH

There will be two parallel session for author presentations.

09.00-09.40

Inauguration

09.40-10.20

Keynote Speech: Professor R.K. Shyamasunder, Senior Professor & JC Bose National Fellow, Faculty of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, INDIA. Multicore and Extreme Scale Computing: Programming and Software Challenges (40 mts)

Parallel Session A: Language Processing

11.00-11.30

Invited Speaker: Dr Sohan Dharmaraja, Independent Consultant, SRI LANKA.Novel Accessible Technology for the Visually Impared (30 mts)

11.35-11.55

Thilini Amarasingha, D.D.A. Gamini, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, SRI LANKA Speaker Independent Sinhala Speech Recognition for Voice Dialling (20 mts)

11.55-12.15

Eranga Jayalatharachchi, Asanka Wasala, Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. Data-Driven Spell Checking: The Synergy of Two Algorithms for Spelling Error Detection and Correction (20 mts)

12.15-12.25

L. Wijerathna, W.L.S.L. Somaweera, S.L. Kaduruwana, Y.V. Wijesinghe, D.I. De Silva, K. Pulasinghe, S. Thellijjagoda, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, SRI LANKA. A Translator from Sinhala to English and English to Sinhala (SEES) (10 mts)

Parallel Session B: Image Processing and Virtual Reality 1

11.00-11.30

Invited Speaker: Prof. Koichi Harada, Hiroshima University, JAPAN.Information Theory as a tool for Machine Learning (30 mts)

11.35-11.55

Anusha Jayasiri, Katsuhito Akahane, Makoto Sato, Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN. Feeling the Motion of Objects in a Dynamic Image Sequence through Haptic Interface (20 mts)

11.55-12.15

Roshan N. Rajapakse, Anuradha K. Madugalla , Ishari U. Amarasinghe, Vinavi H. Padmathilake, Anuja T. Dharmaratne, Damitha Sandaruwan, Muditha Vidanapathirana, University of Colombo School of Computing & Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, SRI LANKA. Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka (20 mts)

12.15-12.25

Ramesh Maddegoda, Asoka S. Karunananda, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. Multi Agent Based Approach to Assist the Design Process of 3D Game Environments (10 mts)

Parallel Session A: Systems and Performance Evaluation

13.45-14.15

Invited Speaker: Professor Sudhir Dixit, Director, HP Labs India, Bangalore, INDIA. Technologies for the Wireless Future: A View from the WWRF (30 mts)

14.20-14.30

Roshan Weerasuriya, Nalin Ranasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Different Application Domains on Server Processor Architectures (10 mts)

14.30-14.40

Lakmal Weerawarne, Asanka Sayakkara, Dinuni Fernando, Chathura Suduwella, Kasun De Zoysa, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA.TikiriPower – An Open Programming Platform for Smart Home using TikiriDB Abstraction (10 mts)

14.40-14.50

D.I. De Silva, N. Kodagoda, Department of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, SRI LANKA. A study on the practicality of three complexity metrics (10 mts)

14.50-15.00

Dilhan J. Thilakarathne, Asoka S. Karunananda, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. Analogue Driven Handling of Emergent Complexity (10 mts)

15.05-15.10

Poster Paper: Shourya Roy, Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, Bala Sankar Pazhani, Meera Sampath, Xerox Research Centre India, Bangalore, & Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI), IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, INDIA.Enabling Rural BPOs Move Up the Value Chain: Secure Distribution of Office Documents (5 mts)

15.10-15.15

Poster Paper: Aliff M.M and Shahani Weerawarana, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. A Study of Factors Affecting the Usage of the Government Information Centre in Sri Lanka (5 mts)

Parallel Session B: Image Processing and Virtual Reality 2

13.45-14.05

Bhagya Niroshan Wickramasinghe, Nihal D. Kodikara, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. Single Camera Based Free Viewpoint Video Recording Mechanism for Premeditated Scenarios (20 mts)

14.05-14.25

Chethaka Uduwarage, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Rexy Rosa, Nihal Kodikara, Chathura Gunasekara, Damitha Sandaruwan, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. Simulating Narrow Channel Effect on Surge Motion of a Ship in a Virtual Environment (20 mts)

14.25-14.45

Shazan Jabbar, Ruwan Wickramarachchi, Warunika Ranaweera, Anuradhi Weerasinghe, Naduni Gunathilake, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Damitha Sandaruwan, Prabath Samarasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. Virtual Eye: A Sensor Based Mobile Viewer to Aid Collaborative Decision Making in Virtual Environments (20 mts)

14.45-15.05

Chathura Jayath Gunasekara, Chamath Keppetiyagama, Nihal Kodikara, Chethaka Uduwarage, Damitha Sandaruwan, K.R. Senadheera, J.U. Gunaseela, University of Colombo School of Computing, & Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters, SRI LANKA. Sensor Information Fusion Architecture for Virtual Maritime Environment (20 mts)

15.10-15.15

Poster Paper: Tharindu Darshana Gamage, Jayathu Samarawickrama, Ajith Pasqual, Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. GPU-Based Detection of Stopping Vehicles (5 mts)

Web and Software Technology

15.50-16.10

Amila Indika Liyanaarachchi, Shahani Markus Weerawarana, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. An End-to-End Caching Protocol for Web Services (20 mts)

16.10-16.30

Helani Wanniarachchi, Dileepa Jayathilake, 99X Technology, SRI LANKA. A framework for building web sites that are friendly to visually impaired (20 mts)

16.40-17.00

Panel Discussion

17.00-17.30

Entertainment

14th December 2012

 

-- Conference Day 2 at BMICH

There will be two parallel session for author presentations.

09.00-09.40

Keynote Speech: Dr. George Weir, Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM.Strategies for Neutralising Sexually Explicit Language in Cyberspace (40 mts)

09.45-10.25

Keynote Speech: Professor Love Ekenberg, Head of Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, SWEDEN. Decision Analysis in Societal Planning (40 mts)

Parallel Session A: e-Learning 1

11.00-11.30

Invited Speaker: Henrik Hansson, Jan Moberg, Ranil Peiris - Professor Henrik Hansson, Associate Professor and Head of Research, IT and Learning, Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, SWEDEN. SciPro Idea Bank: Matchmaking ideas, people and organizations to facilitate innovative theses (30 mts)

11.35-11.55

H.K. Salinda Premadasa, R.G.N. Meegama, Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, SRI LANKA. Concealed Data in Two Way Text Messaging: A Framework for Interactive Mobile Learning Environment (20 mts)

11.55-12.15

G. Hunter, D. Attanayake, J. Denholm-Price, E. Pfluegel, School of Computing & Information Systems/ School of Mathematics, Kingston University, UK. A Novel Web-Based Tool to Enhance Learning of Mathematical Concepts (20 mts)

12.15-12.35

Asoka S Karunananda, Gihan M. Rajakaruna, Shantha Jayalal, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa and Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, SRI LANKA. OntoCD - Ontological solution for Curriculum Development (20 mts)

Parallel Session B: Knowledge Based Systems and M/C Learning 1

11.00-11.30

Invited Speaker Dr Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing More Data is Better Data - Is it Really?

11.35-11.55

Harshani R.K. Nagahamulla, Uditha R. Ratnayake, Asanga Ratnaweera, Dept of Computing & Information Systems, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, & Dept of Civil Engineering - Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Peradeniya, SRI LANKA. An Ensemble of Artificial Neural Networks in Rainfall Forecasting (20 mts)

11.55-12.15

Balakrishnan Gokulakrishnan, Pavalanathan Priyanthan, Thiruchittampalam Ragavan, Nadarajah Prasath, A Shehan Perera, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis on a Twitter Data Stream (20 mts)

11.55-12.15

Gihan Manjula Rajakaruna, Asoka Karunananda, Shantha Jayalal, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. Aligning Ontologies using Multi Agent Technology (20 mts)

12.45-13.40

LUNCH

Parallel Session A: e-Learning 2

13.45-14.15

Invited Speaker: Charlotte Nirmalani Gunawardena, Buddhini Gayathri Jayatilleke, Shantha Fernando, Chulantha Kulasekere, Mark D. Lamontagne, Madduma B. Ekanayake, Thanaraj Thaiyamuthu - Professor C.N. (Lani) Gunawardena, Regents' Professor, Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology Program, College of Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. Developing Online Tutors and Mentors in Sri Lanka through a Community Building Model: Predictors of Satisfaction (30 mts)

14.20-14.40

Nadira T. Perera, Induni S.D. Wijerathne, Manori M. Wijesooriya, A.T. Dharmarathne, A.R. Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. ICT Based Education for Students with Special Educational Needs in Sri Lanka (20 mts)

14.40-14.50

W.H. Rankothge, S.V. Sendanayake, R.G.P. Sudarshana, B.G.G.H. Balasooriya, D.R. Alahapperuma and Y. Mallawarachchi, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, SRI LANKA. Technology Assisted Tool for Learning Skills Development in Early Childhood (10 mts)

14.50-15.00

Heinrich C. Mayr, Judith Michael, Alpen-Adria-Universität, AUSTRIA. Control Pattern Based Analysis of HCM-L, a Language for Cognitive Modeling  (10 mts)

15.05-15.10

Poster Paper: Mohanadarshan Vivekanandalingam, Ivan Praveen Segar, Shareek Ahamed Mohamed Miftha, Zayan Safwan Thameem, Prasanna Sumathipala Haddela, Pumudu Fernando, Faculty of Computing,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, SRI LANKA. Bloom's Taxonomy Based Attitude Development - Version2 (5 mts)

15.10-15.15

Poster Paper: Samitha Udalagama, Lumini Sahabandu, Lasantha Samarkoon, Dinuni Fernando, Pankajan Chanthirasegaran, Sahan Udana, Dilini Asanga, Chandima Fernando, Chamath Keppetiyagama, Chaminda Ranasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. A sustainable mechanism for gathering road traffic data using smart-phones (5 mts)

15.15-15.20

Poster Paper: Subhash Niroshan Ariyadasa, Lasanthika Kumari Munasinghe, Sanjeewanie Hemamali Senanayake, Noel A. S. Fernando, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. Data Mining Approach to Minimize Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries (5 mts)

Parallel Session B: Knowledge Based Systems and M/C Learning 2

13.45-13.55

K.G. Manosha Chathuramali, Ranga Rodrigo, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. Faster Human Activity Recognition with SVM(10 mts)

13.55-14.05

Rivindu Perera, Udayangi Perera, Informatics Institute of Technology, SRI LANKA. Question answering through unsupervised knowledge acquisition (10 mts)

14.05-14.15

Buddhika Hasantha Kasthuriarachchy, Kasun de Zoysa, Lalith Premaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. A Review of Domain Adaptation for Opinion Detection and Sentiment Classification Framework (10 mts)

Parallel Session B: Social Applications

14.20-14.50

Invited Speaker: Prof. Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, AUSTRALIA. Social Life Network for Framers in Sri Lanka (30 mts)

14.55-15.15

Praneesha N. Chandrasiri, Yamaya Ekanayaka, University of Colombo School of Computing, SRI LANKA. "e-PaddySurv" – A Sustainable Crop Surveillance System for Sri Lankan Paddy Cultivation (20 mts)

15.20-15.45

TEA

15.45-16.15 Invited Speaker: Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, CodeGen International. Beyond the Universities: Real-world applications of AI and Machine Learning in Sri Lankan industry (30 mts)
16.15-16.35

Pannel discussion

16.35-16.40

Closing Remarks

Award

Best Paper
Roshan N. Rajapakse et al - Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka

15th December 2012 

 

-- Post-conference 1 Full Day Workshop, 1 Full Day Tutorial, 1 Half Day Tutorial at the UCSC - 35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07.

Post-Conference Workshops/Tutorials

Full Day Workshop

(09.00-16.00)

Henrik Hansson (Associate Professor), Jan Moberg (Head of IT unit), Colombo Ranil Peiris (PhD Student), Khalid Bencherifa (System Developer), Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, SWEDEN. How to use SciPro

Full Day Tutorial

(09.00-16.00)

Prof. Heinrich C. Mayr and Dr. Judith Michael, Institute for Applied Computer Science, Alpen-Adria-Universität, AUSTRIA. IT-Based Ambient Assistance

Half Day Tutorial

(09.00-13.00)

Prof. R.K. Shyamsunder, Senior Professor & JC Bose National Fellow, Faculty of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, INDIA. Hybrid Scheduling Strategies for Data Intensive Computations

 

Chair, Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Nihal Kodiraka, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe, Chair - IEEE Sri Lanka CS Chapter
  • Dr. Priyantha Hewagamage, Former Chair - IEEE Sri Lanka CS Chapter
  • Dr. Lakshman Jayarathne, President - IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Dr. Mahen Jayawardena, Vice President - IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Dr. Anuja Dharmaratne, Committee Member - IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Mr. Gihan P Seneviratne, Former President - IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Dr. Prasad Wimalaratne, Former Vic President - IEEE Sri Lanka Section

Co-Chairs Program Committee

  • Prof. Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Nihal Kodiraka, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Program Committee

  • Prof. Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Nihal Kodiraka, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe , University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Priyantha Hewagamage, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Reviewers

  • Prof. Heinrich C Mayr, Rektor der Alpen-Adria-Universitat, Austria
  • Prof. Saman Halgamuge, Melbourne School of Engineering, Australia
  • Prof. Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Ana HoI, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Nor Hapiza Mohd Ariffin, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Dr. Russel Pears, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Dr. Amith Caldera, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Kapila Dias, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Anuja Dharmaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Yamaya Ekanayaka, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Priyantha Hewagamage, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Mahen Jayawardena, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Damitha Karunarathne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Chamath Keppetiyagama, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Nihal Kodiraka , University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Lalith Premaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe , University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Gihan P Seneviratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Gihan Wikramanayake , University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. EYA Charles, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. S Mahesan, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. A Ramanan, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Prasad Jayaweera, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. R.G.N. Meegama, University of Sri Jayawaradanapura, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Chandana Gamage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Shahani Markus Weerawarana, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Deepani Guruge, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Maria R. Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Ewert Bengtsson, Uppsala University, Sweden

Logistics Committee

  • Mr. Kapila Dias, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Damitha Karunaratna, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Shiromi Arunathilaka, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Amith Caldera, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Keerthi Goonatillake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Chaminda Priyashantha, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Renuka Matiwalakumbura, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Taridu D. Rajakaruna, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

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