SLIIT organized SKIMA 2017, the 11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications held in Colombo recently. The timely and informative Conference brought together researchers and experts in Knowledge Management, Software Engineering and Information Systems who were able to share their ideas, experiences and insights. The Chief Guest at the occasion was Sanjiva Weerawarana, Founder, Chairman and Chief Architect of WSO2.
The Conference series commenced as an international collaboration between research professionals in Western and Asian countries in 2006 and was first held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Subsequent SKIMA Conferences were held in Kathmandu, Morocco, Bhutan, Italy, China and Bangladesh.
The Conference in Colombo was attended by many international scholars to exchange innovative contributions around the conference topics. The team of students from SLIIT who were guided by Anuradha Jayakody, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Computing, won the award for the best poster in research work.
Prof. Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor and CEO of SLIIT commented “SLIIT considers it a great privilege to work side by side with the SKIMA Steering Committee. We take pride in successfully organizing this important conference that received great feedback from the conference participants.”
He further added “Our participation has also enabled Sri Lankan representatives to acquire international exposure from the opportunity provided in the context of globalization that went beyond its scientific contribution of bringing together scholars, researchers and practitioners sharing three days of stimulating and extensive exchange. I am pleased express our gratitude to Dr. Gobithas Tharmarajah, Chairperson of the local organizing committee of SKIMA 2017. I also appreciate the hard work and dedication of the SLIIT team members who participated in this endeavour.”
Prof. Keshav Dahal, Chair in Intelligent Systems at University of West Scotland, who was among the guest speakers said “A special effort was made this year to bring together researchers and experts in Knowledge Management, Software Engineering and Information Systems to share their ideas, experiences and insights. The conference was attended by many international scholars to exchange innovative contributions around the conference topics. SLIIT has been instrumental for successfully organizing this conference, and I am very pleased to receive great feedbacks from the conference participants. SKIMA has also provided an opportunity for SLIIT and local participants to explore the positive side of the current globalization giving an international exposure. I would like to thank SLIIT for their great help and dedication.”
Prof. Hassan Ugail, Director of the Centre for Visual Computing University of Bradford, UK, Prof. Ruhul Sarker, Director of Faculty Postgraduate Research at University of New South Wales and Prof. Syed Akhter Hossain, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University, Bangladesh were the keynote speakers.