ICTer 2012

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 ExplorerCrossRefGoogle 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

Papers

Committee

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