"AI for unexplored Intelligence"

SLAAI-International Conference on Artificial Intelligence – 2019 (SLAAI-ICAI -2019), the main international gathering of researchers in AI, is proudly presented by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence. SLAAI-ICAI-2019 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, 2019 at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Full Paper: September 15, 2019
  • Submission of Full Paper date extended September 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 2, 2019
  • Camera ready Submission: November 15, 2019
  • Conference registration: Early bird registration: November 15, 2019
  • Conference registration: December 02, 2019
  • Conference registration (Participant) : December 10 , 2019
  • Conference Date: December 12, 2019

Download 3rd SLAAI International Conference Agenda

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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. R. M. Kapila Tharanga Rathnayaka, Department of Physical Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  • Dr. S Vasanthapriyan, Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  • Dr. Sagara Sumathipala, 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.Susara Thenuwara - La France à Sri Lanka & Kawdoco

Publicity and logistics Co-chairs

  • Mr. Budditha Hettige – Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Tharidu Buddika Adikari - Commercial Bank
  • 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. Tharidu Buddika Adikari - Commercial Bank
  • Mr. Susara Thenuwara - La France à Sri Lanka & Kawdoco
  • Dr. Kalana Mendis - Advanced Technological Institute

Keynote Speakers

Professor Lipo Wang
Nanyang University

Wang Lipo received the BS degree from National University of Defense Technology, China, and the PhD degree from Louisiana State University, USA. In 1989, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, USA. In 1990, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University College, ADFA, University of New South Wales, Australia. From 1991 to 1993 he was on the staff of the Laboratory of Adaptive Systems, National Institutes of Health, USA. From 1994 to 1997 he was a tenured faculty member at Deakin University, Australia. Since 1998, he has been Associate Professor at the School of EEE, NTU. He has published 200 papers in journals and conferences. He holds a U.S. patent in neural networks. He has authored 2 monographs and edited 20 books. His work has been cited 400 times in the ISI Web of Science by other researchers. He was keynote/plenary speaker for several international conferences. He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (since 2002), IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (since 2003), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (since 2005). He is Area Editor of the Soft Computing journal (since 2002). He serves on the Editorial Board of 8 additional international journals. He was Vice President for Technical Activities (2006-2007) and Chair of the Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (2004-2005), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has been on the Governing Board of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) since 1999 and served as APNNA President in 2002/2003. He won the 2007 APNNA Excellent Service Award. He was Founding Chair of both the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter Singapore and IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter Singapore. He serves/served as General/Program/Steering Committee Chair for 15 international conferences and as Member of steering/advisory/organizing/program committees of over 150 international conferences.

Dr Dongming Xu
The University of Queensland

Dongming Xu is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the UQ Business School. She holds a PhD from the City University of Hong Kong in Information systems.Dr Xu's research focuses on the confluence of information technology use and information technology innovation to reach a deep understanding of how information systems are used and how information systems influence the society. In recent years, she primarily works on IT entrepreneurship that focuses on the understanding of hi-tech start-ups development and the relationship between IT innovation and business performance. In the meantime, she has been working in the area of social media use in business, such as, disaster management, information piracy. Thus research interests lay in the areas of message transmission, information quality control, and decision making infrastructure etc.The other research interests include decision making and business intelligence on a variety of contexts, such as theoretical foundations, applications, and technologies, such as intelligent agents, data mining, etc. In particular, she is working on eFianance applications, web-server-agent-based family wealth management systems, decision support systems for securities exception management, knowledge management systems and disaster management systems. Her research usually combines theoretical model building, laboratory and field experiments and the development of prototype systems.Dongming's previous research outputs have been published in more than 70 top tier journals and conference proceedings, such as IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information and Management, Decision Support Systems, and the Expert Systems with Applications and many others. Currently, she is an Associate Editor with Information & Management, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, among others.

Professor Jude Hemanth D
Karunya University, India

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.

He has authored more than 100 research papers in reputed International Journals such as Neurocomputing, Neural Computing and Applications, Neural Network World, etc. He has authored 1 book with (VDM-Verlag, Germany) and many edited books with reputed publishers such as Springer and Inderscience. He is the guest editor of the book series “Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics” with Springer and “Advances in Parallel Computing” with IOS Press. He has been serving as Associate editor of various International Journals with Publishers such as IEEE (IEEE Access Journal), Springer (Sensing and Imaging), Inderscience (IJAIP, IJICT, IJCVR, IJBET), IOS Press (Intelligent Decision Technologies), etc. He has been also the organizing committee member of several international conferences across the globe. He holds professional membership with IEEE Technical Committee on Neural Networks (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society) and IEEE Technical Committee on Soft Computing (IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernatics Society). He has completed 1 funded research project from CSIR, Govt. of India. He also serves as the “Research Scientist” of Computational Intelligence and Information Systems (CI2S) Lab, Argentina and RIADI Lab, Tunisia. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Department of ECE, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India


3rd SLAAI-ICAI -2019 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 based 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
  • Internet of things
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Evolutionary computing

We encourage all types of contributions including theoretical, engineering and applied in the area of AI and related areas. 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 Template


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). authors guidelines

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.


10% Discount will be given on early bird registrations.

Registration is open to all persons interested in attending SLAAI-ICAI-2019

The goal of SLAAI-ICAI-2019 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. All persons intending to attend the Conference must complete the Registration Form. Please read the below registration information before you complete the Registration Form. Should you experience any difficulties, please contact the Conference chairs at the email address given on the homepage.

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

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Event Schedule

Submission of Full Paper


Notification of Acceptance


Conference Date

Technical Sessions

Event Partners



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

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka