About Us

“Artificial Intelligence for Innovative smarter”

SLAAI-International Conference on Artificial Intelligence – 2018 (SLAAI-ICAI -2018), the main international gathering of researchers in AI, is proudly presented by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence. SLAAI-ICAI-2018 provides a forum to interconnect world class researchers in AI and to share smart innovations which addresses the greatest challenges faced by the businesses and society at large. The conference will be held in December 20, 2018 at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Important Dates
  • Submission of Full Paper: August 01, 2018August 30, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 20, 2018
  • Camera ready Submission: October 30, 2018
  • Conference Date: December 20, 2018
  • Committee

    Conference Chair

    Prof. Asoka S Karunananda
    Department of Computational Mathematics
    Faculty of Information Technology
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    Email: asoka@itfac.mrt.ac.lk, chair@slaai.lk

    General Chair

    Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas
    Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Arad, Romania


    Prof. Victor Hugo Costa de Albuquerque
    Department of Computer Science University of Fortaleza


    Prof. Aboul Ella Hassanien
    Faculty of Computers and Information
    Cairo University

    Technical Program Chair

    Professor Jude Hemanth D
    Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Karunya University India.
    Dr. (Mrs.) A.T.P. Silva
    Department of Computational Mathematics
    Faculty of Information Technology
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    Email: thusharip@uom.lk

    Conference Executive Secretary

    Dr (Mrs.) D.D.M. Ranasinghe
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    The Open University of Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
    Email: ddran@ou.ac.lk


    Conference Treasurer

    Ms. N.M.Wagarachchi
    Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
    Faculty of Engineering,
    University of Ruhuna.
    Sri Lanka.
    Email: mihirini@is.ruh.ac.lk
    • Prof. Nalin Wickramaarachchi,University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    • Dr. A. R. Weerasinghe, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Prof. Rangaraj M Rangayyan, University of Calgary, Canada.
    • Prof. Ramona Lile, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
    • Prof. Daniela Elena Popescu, University of Oradea, Romania
    • Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas, ‘Aurel Vlaicu’ University of Arad, Romania
    • Prof. Aboul Ella Hassanien, Cairo University, Egypt
    • Dr. Daniela Lopez De Luise, Computational Intelligence and Information Systems Lab, Argentina
    • Dr. Mohammed Majid Al-Riafe, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
    • Dr. A. P. Madurapperuma, The Open University of Sri Lanka
    • Dr.(Mrs.) KGHUW Ratnayake, The Open University of Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    • Dr. Ali Ismail Aawad, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
    • Dr. Janos Botzheim, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.
    • Dr. Fuqian Shi, Wenzhou Medical University, China.
    • Dr. Vania Vieira Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
    • Dr. Yunhong Kelly Xu, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

      Organizing Co-Chairs

    • Dr. Sagara Sumathipala – Department of Computational Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    • Dr (Mrs.) K.S.D. Fernando – Department of Computational Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Ruwan D. Nawarathna   –Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science,  University of Peradeniya
    • Dr. Sidath Liyanage – Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya
    • Mr. Budditha Hettige – Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

    Publicity and logistics Co-chairs

    • Mr. HWH Premachandra – Information Communication Technology Center,
      Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,Sri Lanka
    • Mrs. W A C Weerakoon – Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Univeristy of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

      Sponsorship Co-chairs

    • Mr. Harsha Yapa –  Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Platned Consulting Services, Sri Lanka
    • Mr. Dilan Buddika – Nations Trust Bank PLC.
    • Mr. Dinesh Asanka

    Keynote Speakers

    Professor Vilas Wuwongse

    University Advisor for Research and Information Technology, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat Univeristy, Thailand. Professor Vilas Wuwongse obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1977, 1979 and 1982, respectively. He joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as a faculty member from 1982 and retired in 2012.

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    Professor Jude Hemanth D

    Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Karunya University, India. Professor D. Jude Hemanth received his B.E degree in ECE from Bharathiar University in 2002, M.E degree in communication systems from Anna University in 2006 and Ph.D. from Karunya University in 2013. His research areas include Computational Intelligence and Image processing.

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    SLAAI-ICAI -2018 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI. The conference scope covers all subareas of AI, including (but not limited to) following topics.

    • Machine Learning
    • Agent based and Multi-agent systems
    • Ontological Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and logic
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Robotics and Vision
    • Optimization and scheduling
    • Uncertainty in AI
    • Neural networks and Deep learning
    • Data-mining and Big Data

    We encourage all types of contributions in the area of AI including surveys, theoretical, engineering and applied. We also encourage innovations with AI techniques in the context of application domains, such as security, education, health care, transportation and commerce.


    Call for Papers

    All papers submitted to this conference will go through a double blind peer review process handled by the programme committee. Acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference programme committee makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of a paper. View more details here .

    MS Word Paper Templete

    Submit Papers Register


    Paper Submission

    SLAAI-ICAI is now accepting manuscript submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit their full papers with 15 pages maximum. Please note that NO short papers or extended abstracts will be accepted. All peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in prestigious Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series of Springer (Scopus Indexed).

    The authors are advised to submit their manuscripts for reviewing once their drafts are ready, instead of waiting till the submission deadline. It is our target that the reviewing process for each submitted manuscript can be completed within four weeks from its submission. Then, the participants will have more time to prepare for their conference registration and other related activities.

    Paper preparation

    All papers should be written in English. Proof reading and grammar checking is strongly encourage before submitting the papers. Download the paper template and follow when preparing manuscripts.

    Paper submission

    All submission should be online. Follow to the submission link to submit your papers.


    All paper presenters must register and pay for the conference on or before November 01, 2018. For each paper at least one author should register.
    Together with registration, students must submit a signed and endorsed letter of confirmation of their studentships from the respective institutions to qualify for the rates applicable for students.
    Early bird registration and payment deadline is November 01, 2018, which gives 10% discount to the total of the applicable registration fee.

    Registration fees for Sri Lankan Participants
    (in Sri Lankan Rupees)
    Research & Faculty Cooperate Student
    Conference (Presenter) Rs. 30000 Rs. 35000 Rs. 15000
    Conference (Participant Only) Rs. 10000
    Registration fees for SAARC Region Participants
    (in United States Dollars - USD)
    Research & Faculty Cooperate Student
    Conference (Presenter) 260 275 250
    Conference (Participant Only) 200
    Registration fees for other foreign Participants
    (in United States Dollars - USD)
    Research & Faculty Cooperate Student
    Conference (Presenter) 350 325 300
    Conference (Participant Only) 300
    Payment methods:
  • Bank deposit slips
  • Credit cards
  • Bank drafts payable in Sri Lanka
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  • Event Schedule

    Submission of Full Paper


    Notification of Acceptance

    Camera ready Submission

    Conference Date

    Event Partners



    Email: chair@slaai.lk, or info@slaai.lk

    Faculty of Information Technology
    University of Moratuwa