Following is the list of workshops, which will be organized as a part of ICIET 2021.

Priority will be given for Conference Registrants.

24th November 2021

09.00 am – 11.00 am

Prof. Chalinda K. Beneragama

Professor in Horticulture, University of Peradeniya

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Practical Aspects of Vertical Gardening in Urban Agriculture

Vertical gardening has gained a significant attention in the recent past due to ever increasing population in cities and rapid urbanization. As the horizontal space for gardening in cities is a limiting factor, it is always good to seek the possibilities of using the vertical space for gardening. Vertical gardening can be as simple as hanging pots to commercial vertical farms. In this workshop, the practical vertical gardening possibilities will be discussed.

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10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Dr Shirantha Welikala

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA

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Control and Optimization of Autonomous Systems

A complex autonomous system (CAS) is a collection of interacting subsystems (agents) where each agent controls its local state to cooperatively optimize a common global objective. Depending on the application, these “agents” may simply be mobile robots, sensors, vehicles, service providers, or even processors. While optimization problems associated with such CASs aim to determine the fixed set of globally optimal agent states, control problems aim to determine the set of globally optimal agent controls (or equivalently, agent state trajectories). This webinar will explore a class of optimization problems known as “optimal coverage problems” and a class of control problems known as “optimal persistent monitoring problems,” arising in various crucial CASs applications such as in mobile sensor networks, surveillance, reconnaissance, patrolling, data collecting, distributed estimation, etc. Recent solutions developed for such classes of problems using cutting-edge techniques like boosting functions, control barrier functions, parametric control and event-driven receding horizon control will be presented along with their fundamentals and observed interesting experimental results.

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Dr. Chamila Walgampaya

Senior Lecturer, Director of the Computing Center, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Dr. Damayanthi Herath

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Eng. Sampath Deegalla

Senior Lecturer, Director/Engineering Education Unit Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

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Effective Feature Selection Techniques for Machine Learning

Feature selection is the process of selecting a subset of relevant variables from the total features available in the data set for building simpler, faster and more reliable machine

learning algorithms. There is no centralized source of knowledge for feature selection and a variety of techniques can be applied to select the most predictive features within the data set. 

 In this workshop, the participants will learn multiple procedures to select features, what their advantages and disadvantages are and when and why to use them. After participating to this workshop, the participants will be able;

  • To enhance the knowledge of feature selection 
  • To implement the different techniques in the most suitable scenario
  • To build simpler, faster and more reliable machine learning models

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11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Mr. Roger Senarath Ratnayake

Senior Manufacturing Manager- GSK

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Industry 4.0

The term Industry 4.0 encompasses a promise of a new industrial revolution, one that marries advanced manufacturing techniques with the Internet of Things to create manufacturing systems that are not only interconnected but communicate, analyze, and use information to drive further intelligent action back in the physical world. Following topics will be covered by the workshop.

  • Introduction and information. What does Industry 4.0 means?
    • Smart Product, Smart Production and Smart Services. Trends and applications.
    • Smart devices in manufacturing. 
    • Platforms and data analytics, AI methods and analytics. How digitalized are you, analytics as enablers in manufacturing, challenges and current technologies

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2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Dr. Kaushalya Abeysekera

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biosystems Technology, USJP

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Overview of Antioxidant Bioassays 

Antioxidant activity is one of the excellent bio active properties exerted by bioactive foods, plants and other natural products. Thus evaluation of antioxidants and antioxidant activity and their implications in various fields such as foods, herbal, medicine and pharmacy, is of prime interest to the scientific community. The workshop is designed to cover the basics on following topics.

  • Introduction to natural and synthetic antioxidants
    • Overview of antioxidant bioassay methods
    • Mechanisms and applications of antioxidant bioassays
    • Antioxidant bioassay establishment for research & development

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2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Eng. Lalith Wijeratne

Former Deputy Project Director in Port City Development Project-under Ministries of Megapolis & Urban Development and Housing

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Planning and Implementation of Mega Constructions: The Colombo Port City Development Project

The Colombo Port City Development Project is the largest construction project in Sri Lanka and one of a mega construction project in South Asia. It originated from the ocean reclamation and developed new land of 269Ha adjoining Colombo city. The workshop is conducting to share the knowledge on following key topics related to the Colombo Port City Construction.

  • Architectural and Economic model of Port City Development
  • Modern Technologies used for reclaimed land and Breakwater construction 
  • International Technological Standards followed in construction works
  • Utility Services and Future Maintenance and Management of Port City
  • Environment issues and Mitigation measures on Environmental Impacts
  • Guidelines for proposed Building

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3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Arch. Suresh Edirisooriya A. T.

Principal Architect, earchitectstudio

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Smart Building Practices Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Smart building designs, demands the construction industry today and it is the concept of designing energy efficient buildings which uses technology to enable efficient and economical use of resources, while creating a safe and comfortable environment for occupants. Smart buildings may use a wide range of existing technologies and are designed or retrofitted in a way that allows for the integration of future technological developments. This workshop aims to provide knowledge on following topics.

  • Why smart building designs?
  • Design features of smart buildings.
  • Save energy by automating controls and optimizing systems in smart buildings.
  • Sustainability through smart buildings.

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04.00 pm – 05.00 pm

Eng. Arosha Hemali

Chartered environmentalist, Chemical and process engineering

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Emerging Technologies of Waste to Valuable Products through Pyrolysis

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11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Prof. Chinthaka Premachandra

Ass. Professor and Manager of Image Processing and Robotic Lab, Department of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan.

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Flying Robotics: Autonomous Drone Landing with On-board Vision Systems

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