"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
  • 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


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

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
  • 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

  • Dr. Budditha Hettige – Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. HWH Premachandra – Information Communication Technology Center, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,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 Jan Treur

Social AI Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Taking Causal Modeling to a Next Level: Self-Modeling Networks Adding Adaptivity to Causality

Bio Jan Treur 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 URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Treur .


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 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

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