"AI for Global Sustainable Development"

Fourth SLAAI-International Conference on Artificial Intelligence – 2020 (SLAAI-ICAI -2020), a major international gathering of researchers in AI, is proudly announced by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence. SLAAI-ICAI-2020 provides a forum to interact with world-class researchers in Symbolic-AI and Non-symbolic - AI to share their experience and thoughts of future directions of AI to device smart solutions for problems with greater challenges. The conference will be held on 1st December, 2020 at The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Sri Lanka

Important Dates
  • Submission of Full Paper: October 15, 2020 November 02, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2020
  • Camera ready Submission: November 20, 2020
  • Conference registration:
    • Early bird registration: November 15, 2020
    • Conference registration: November 20, 2020
  • Conference registration (Participant) : November 20, 2020
  • Conference Date: December 01, 2020

SLAAI-ICAI-2020 will be held as an online conference

Main Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Prof. Asoka S Karunananda
Department of Computational Mathematics
Faculty of Information Technology
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: asokakaru@uom.lk, chair@slaai.lk

Technical Program Chair

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 Secretary

Dr. (Mrs.) N.M. Wagarachchi
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Ruhuna.
Sri Lanka.
Email: mihirini@is.ruh.ac.lk

Conference Treasurer

Dr. (Mrs.) W A C Weerakoon
Department of Statistics and Computer Science,
Faculty of Science,
Univeristy of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Email: chinthanie@kln.ac.lk

Organizing Co-Chairs

Advisory Board Members

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jan Treur

Social AI Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Jan Treur works as a full professor in Artificial Intelligence. He is an internationally well-recognized expert in human-directed AI and cognitive and social modelling. The research of Jan Treur during the past 10 years concerns both fundamental and application-directed aspects of human-directed AI. This covers methods and techniques for modelling and analysis of human-directed AI approaches in a number of application areas, including Cognitive and Social modelling and simulation. He has been and still is active both by author and PC member roles in practically all relevant conferences and journals in these AI and application areas. Currently his research has mostly a multidisciplinary focus and addresses Network-Oriented Modeling approaches based on adaptive temporal-causal networks to model cognitive, affective and social interactions, with two books about this published in 2016 and 2020. Applications cover multi-order adaptive network models for mental and social simulation and human-aware or socially aware AI systems and virtual agents.
More details can be found at URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Treur
[Abstract of the keynote speech] .

Dr. Varuna De Silva

Loughborough University London, United Kingdom

Dr. Varuna De Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Machine Intelligence at Loughborough University. He obtained his Ph.D. in video coding and communications from Center for Vision Speech and Signal Processing at University of Surrey in 2011. He has worked in 3 major European Union Funded Projects during 2010-2013. Between 2013 and 2016, Varuna worked as a senior research engineer in computer vision at Apical Ltd (Now part of ARM UK). He was appointed lecturer at Loughborough University in 2016. He currently supervises 7 Ph.D.s and 2 Post doctoral research fellows in the area of Artificial Intelligence (Multimodal machine learning and multi-agent reinforcement learning) with a strong focus on engineering applications in driverless vehicle technology and team sport analytics. [Abstract of the keynote speech]


4th SLAAI-ICAI -2020 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI. The conference scope covers all subareas of AI, including (but not limited to) following topics.

  • Artificial Cognitive Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Agent-based Systems
  • Ontological Engineering
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • Machine Vision
  • Optimization and Scheduling
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep learning
  • Data-mining and Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Social and Legal aspects of AI

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, commerce etc.

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.

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.


Registration is open to all persons interested in attending SLAAI-ICAI-2020

The goal of SLAAI-ICAI-2020 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. 15000 Rs. 17500 Rs. 7500
Conference (Participant Only) Rs. 1000

Registration fees for

SAARC Region Participants

(in United States Dollars - USD)

Research & Faculty Cooperate Student
Conference (Presenter) 130 135 125
Conference (Participant Only) 75

Registration fees for

Other Foreign Participants

(in United States Dollars - USD)

Research & Faculty Cooperate Student
Conference (Presenter) 175 165 150
Conference (Participant Only) 100

To view the current foreign exchange rates, please visit www.x-rates.com

Event Schedule

Submission of Full Paper


Notification of Acceptance



Conference Date

Technical Sessions



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

The Open University of Sri Lanka
Nawala, Sri Lanaka