ICTer2017

We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Conference of Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2017) will be held from 7th to 8th September 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICTer is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka section and is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference (IITC) held in Sri Lanka since 1998. The ICTer conference is a unique opportunity for researcher and practitioners alike to present research and development activities in the Computer Science and Information and Communication Technology domains. The Proceedings of the conference will be published in book form and all presented papers and abstracts will be submitted to IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issue of the ICTer Journal (journal.icter.org).

Program Committee

Conference Chair

  • Dr M. G. Noel A. S. Fernando, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Co-Chairs

  • Prof. Priyantha Hewagamage, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr.Hakim Usoof, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Programme Co-Chair

  • Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Nihal Kodikara, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka , Member IEEE Computer Society Sri Lanka Chapter
  • Dr. F H A M Premachandra, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Sanath Jayawardane, Nominee from IEEE Sri Lanka Section

Steering Committee

Advisory Board
  • Prof. Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Saman K. Halgamuge, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
Steering Committee Active Members
  • Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Damitha Karunarathne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. S T Nandasara, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Ruwan Ranweera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Immediate Past Chair, IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Dr. Sanjeewa Witharana, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Chair, IEEE Sri Lanka Section
  • Dr. Ananda Ediriweera, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. S R Liyanage, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. E Y A Charles– University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Subha Fernando- University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Dr.Thusangi Wannige- University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Publication Co-chair

  • Dr.Damith Sandaruwan, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Viraj Welgama, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Industry liaison

  • Dr. Shiromi Arunathilake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. I M Dharmadasa, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ms. K K Sumanasekara, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Publicity & Public relations co-chairs

  • Dr. Enosha Hettiarachchi, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Harsha Perera, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ms. K K Sumanasekara, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Registration co-chairs

  • Ms. Lasanthi De Silva, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Upul Anuradha, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Web Master

  • Mr. T C Galahena, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ms.Yohani Ranasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Finance chair & treasurer

  • Mr. E.M. Gunarathne, Deputy Bursar, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Conference Secretariats

  • Ms. K.W.N.S.Anuradhani, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ms .D.A.S Ruwanmini, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

 

Keynote Speakers

Papers

857: Effective Use of Test Types for Software Development, Roshali Silva, Pulasthi Perera, Indika Perera, Kithsiri Samarasinghe

893: Improve Software Quality through Practicing DevOps, Pulasthi Perera, Roshali Silva, Indika Perera

895: Continuous Scrum: A Framework to Enhance Scrum with DevOps Saliya Sajith Samarawickrama, Indika Perera

947: Automatic Detection of Multi-line Templates in Software Log Files s,  P.W.D.C. Jayathilake, N.R. Weeraddana , H.K.E.P. Hettiarachchi

809: Domain Specific Language for Specifying Operations of a Central Counterpary , Chamin Nalinda, Chamath Keppitiyagama

807: A Framework for Automated Corpus Compilation for KeyXtract: Twitter Model, Tharindu Weerasooriya,  Nandula Perera,  S.R. Liyanage

819: Large Scale Visual Classification with SVM, Create the unique article through NLP M.A.N. Madushani

909: Mobile applications for real time information delivery on Rapid Bus Transit systems in Tanzania, James E. Mmari, Sandor Markon

903: GIS Based Locational Suitability Analysis for Residential Development in Kandy MC Area W.K.N.C Withanage

911: ICT for Universal Access to Agricultural Information: The Case of Malawian

Farmers, Emily Kang’ombe Kwatani, Sandor Markon

852: Network Based Prediction of Drug-Drug Interactions S.D.L Gunawardena, A. R. Weerasinghe, M.W.A.C.R Wijesinghe

854: Comparative Study and a Proposed Methodology to Perform Subjectivity Analysis from Movie Reviews Using Machine Learning, Md. Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Md. Tanzim Islam, Muhitun Azad, Erfan Ahmed, Samiul Islam, Mohammad Haider Ali

907: Automated Audio Monitoring Approach for Radio Broadcasting Channels in Sri Lanka, E.D.N.W.Senevirathna, Dr. K.L. Jayaratne

948: Non-Visual Object Generation Model to Ease Music Notation Script Access for

Visually Impaired Kavindu C. Ranasinghe, Lakshman Jayaratne

880: Real-Time Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring Under Supply Voltage Fluctuations Yasitha S. Liyanage, Shirantha Welikala, Chinthaka Dinesh, Mervyn Parakrama B. Ekanayake, Roshan Indika Godaliyadda, Janaka Ekanayake

872: Self-Correcting Portable Projector, D.M.R Kulasekara, D Sandaruwan , C Keppitiyagama , N.D Kodikara

891: Design and Analysis of an Under Water Visible Light MIMO Communication System with a Camera Receiver Pramod D. Munaweera, Muhammed Akram, Diluka Aravinda, Roshan I. Godaliyadda, Parakrama B. Ekanayake

945: Artificial Neural Networks for Daily Electricity Demand Prediction of Sri Lanka, Shashikala L. Karunathilake, Harshani R.K. Nagahamulla

952: Cluster Based Modular Nonlinear Autoregressive Neural Network to Predict Daily Reservoir Inflow, W.M.N. Dilini Basnayake, Dilhari Attyalle, Liwan Liyanage Hansen, K.D.W. Nandalal

814: Hybrid Framework for Master Data Management, Lahiru K. W. Fernando, Prasanna S. Haddela

859: Highly Efficient and Robust Audio Identification and Analytics System to Secure Royalty Payments for Song Artists, Tharika Madurapperuma, Gothami Abayawickrama, Nesara Dissanayake, Viraj B. Wijesuriya, K.L. Jayaratne

867: Visible Light Communication based Authentication Protocol Designed for Location based Network Connectivity, Chathura P. Suduwella, Yohani S. Ranasinghe, Kasun de Zoysa

839: Detection of Change Frequency in Web Pages to Optimize Server-based Scheduling, Lakmal Meegahapola, Roshan Alwis, Eranga Nimalarathna, Vijini Mallawaarachchi, Dulani Meedeniya, Sampath Jayarathna

886: Solution for Event-Planning using Multi-Agent Technology, T.D. Samaranayake, W.P.J. Pemarathane , B. Hettige

896: People Clues: Business Intelligence Tool for Team Dynamics, Rohan Samarasinghe, Gayathma Perera, Nadeesha Perera, Pathum Senaratna, Lakshan Samarasingha

915: An Online Traffic Sign Recognition System for Intelligent Driver Assistance, Manisha U.K.D.N., Liyanage S.R

953: Offline Handwritten Signature Verification System Using Random Forest Classifier Maduhansi Thenuwara, Harshani R.K. Nagahamulla

914: Lane detection using hybrid colour segmentation and perpendicular traversal linear search algorithm, L.A.N. Yapa, A.S. Atukorale

861: Suppressing Dengue via a Drone System, Akarshani Amarasinghe, Chathura Suduwella, Lasith Niroshan, Charith Elvitigala, Kasun De Zoysa, Chamath Keppetiyagama

817: An Ontology-based and Domain Specific Clustering Methodology for Financial Documents, Chalitha Kulathunga, D.D. Karunaratne

943: Semi-Supervised Instance Population of an Ontology using Word Vector Embedding, Vindula Jayawardana, Dimuthu Lakmal, Nisansa de Silva, Amal Shehan Perera, Keet Sugathadasa, Buddhi Ayesha, Madhavi Perera

853: Constructing and Analyzing Gene Regulatory Networks in Leaf Senescence of Arabidopsis thalina, H.M.S.D Herath, A.R Weerasinghe , C.R Wijesinghe

876: Hyperspectral Imaging Based Land Cover Mapping Using Data Obtained by the Hyperion Sensor, S.S.P Vithana, A.M.R Abeysekara, T.S.J Oorloff, R.A.A Rupasinghe, H.M.V.R Herath, G.M.R.IGodaliyadda, M.P.B Ekanayake

939: The Best Preferred Product Location Recommendation According to User Context and the Preferences, E.J.C.Indunil, V.S.Gunasekara, K.A.T.S.Jayampathy, H.D.M.P.Jayasooriya,A.K.G.P.K.Wimalasooriya, T.M.A.U. Gunathilaka

863: Framework for Detection of Anomalies in Mass Moving Objects by Non-Technical Users Utilizing Contextual & Spatio-Temporal Data, Minura Jinadasa, Suranga Nisiwasala, Suthan Senthinathan, Shiromi Arunatileka, DamithaSandaruwan

923: Hybrid Model for Data Management and Acquisition in Sensor Network W.A.T.A.S. Fernando, Dr. M.D.J.S. Goonetillake

941: Improving Trusted Routing by Identifying Malicious Nodes in a MANET Using Reinforcement Learning, Hansi Mayadunna, Shanen Leen De Silva, Iesha Wedage, Sasanka Pabasara, Lakmal Rupasinghe, Chethena Liyanapathirana, Krishnadeva Kesavan, Chamira Nawarathna, Kalpa Kalhara Sampath

951: State-of-Art-in-Indoor Navigation and Positioning of Visually Impaired and Blind, Chathurika S. Silva, Prasad Wimalaratne

906: Enhanced in-Store Shopping Experience through Smart Phone based Mixed Reality Application, Lakmal Meegahapola, Indika Perera

864: Game Based Learning as a Supplementary Approach in Teaching Mathematics, H.Perera, K.P.Hewagamage, T.A. Weerasinghe 287

929: Mechanical design and flow simulation of a steam generator for parabolic trough solar thermal energy harnessing plant, P.D.C. Kumara, M. P. S. Viraj, S.K.K. Suraweera, H.H.E. Jayaweera, A.M. Muzathik, T.R. Ariyaratne

818: Texture Analysis of Ultrasound Images of Chronic Kidney Disease, Fadil Iqbal, Aruna S. Pallewatte, Janaka P. Wansapura

850: Improving Diagnostic Viewing of Coronary Cine-Angiogrphy through Frequency Filtering based Frame Enhancement Method, W.S.Wajiramali, D.W.J.Chathurika, D.A.N.Gunasekara, I.A.M.S.Ranasinghe, R.R.C.P.Rathnayake, K.A.S.H.Kulathilake

916: An Approach for Digitizing Form Based Images, Pasindu. A. De Alwis, Pumudu A. Fernando

934: Differential Diagnosis of Eczema and Psoriasis Using Categorical Data in Image Processing, Uvin Withana, Pumudu Fernando

823: A Comparison of Accuracy of Forecasting Models: A Study on Selected Foreign Exchange Rates, P. Nanthakumaran, C.D. Tilakaratne 324

877: Cloud Motion Tracking for Short-Term On-Site Cloud Coverage Prediction, D.M.L.H. Dissawa, M.P.B. Ekanayake, G.M.R.I. Godaliyadda, J.B. Ekanayake, A.P. Agalgaonkar

825: Applying Intelligent Speed Adaptation to a Road Safety Mobile Application – DriverSafeMode, Shanika C. Perera, Naomal G.J. Dias

Posters

862: A Context-Aware & Personalized Multiple Location Trip Planner Using Facebook Check-ins of a User, S.S. Wijenayake, S. Chathurika, J.C. Wijekoon, S. Ahangama

875: Industry Expectations Versus Skills of ICT Graduates of State Universities in Sri Lanka: A Case study of Uva Wellassa University ICT Graduates, C.S.D. Ellepola, S.T.C. Wimaladharma, H.M.U.M. Herath

890: Security Testing as a Service with Docker Containerization, P.P.W. Pathirathna, V.A.I. Ayesha, W.A.T. Imihira, W.M.J.C. Wasala, E. A. T. D. Edirisinghe, N. A. Gamagedara Arachchilage

897: Android Digital Forensics – Simplifying Android Forensics Using Regular Expressions, Neera Jeyamohan

920: Leech Step Path Finding Algorithm, Dawpadee B. Kiriella, Lakshman Jayaratne

927: Car Park Slot Finding Framework, Srimalee Sonnadara, Pumudu Fernando