ITUM International Research Conference 2022

October 28, 9:00 am

The Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa


The Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa

The Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa International Research Conference 2022 (IRCITUM 2022) took place on 28th October 2022 in virtual mode.

The conference was preceded by the pre-conference which was held on 27th October 2022 and the participants got the rare opportunity to listen to speeches from four eminent scholars of international repute:  Professor S. P. Kumarawadu from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Professor Gehan Amaratunga from the Division of Electrical Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, Professor R. G. Ragel, from the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and Dr. Guna Hewa from the University of South Australia. The pre-conference sessions enlightened the participants on emerging topics from varied research areas.

The International research conference 2022 was organized by the Research Unit of the Institute, under the theme “Fostering Research through Collaboration & Innovation”.

The inaugural session was attended by a large gathering of staff, students, researchers, and participants from the general public. The session opened with the virtual lighting of the oil lamp followed by speeches from the chairperson of the research conference Dr. (Ms.) Nadeeka Tissera and the Director of the Institute Major General (retired) S. K. Thirunavukarasu. The keynote address was delivered by Professor A. P. de Silva, Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast.  Professor de Silva spoke on the topic, FROM CHEMISTRY TO MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING which enthralled the audience. An enchanting dance performance by Mrs. Lakni Kumarasiri and Mr. Thilina Dayananda attached to the Division of Interdisciplinary studies of the Institute displayed a splendid integration of technology and dance adding color to the occasion.

19 research papers were presented at three parallel technical sessions chaired by Dr. (Mrs.) Kaushika Premarathne, Dr. (Mrs.) Premila Semananda and Dr. Sudarshana Perera.

The conference concluded on an optimistic note with participants exchanging ideas and expectations for undertaking collaborative research with potential researchers from Sri Lanka as well as overseas.