The 2 nd FOC Student Symposium (FOCSS), 2021 of the Faculty of Computing, of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, will be held on the 17th of December, 2021 on an online platform, starting 7.30 a.m. in Sri Lankan time. The symposium will be an excellent open forum, for students and enthusiasts alike to learn and share their knowledge in various aspects in the field of Computing. The goal and focus of the symposium being to provide a premier venue for fresh researchers and students from both academia as well as industry to meet and share their new ideas and experiences, in their preferred fields, philosophies or research area. The symposium will feature a number of chosen poster presentations on multidisciplinary research activities in the computing domain as well as educative speeches addressed by leading personalities in the domains of Computer Science and research.
University of Kelaniya
Prof. N. G. J. Dias is working as an Faculty of Computing & Technology in the Department of Computer Systems Engineering in University of Kelaniya. His Teaching Subjects are in the Field of Data Structures and Algorithms Computer Graphics, Data Communication and Networks, Computer Architecture and Organization, Multimedia Systems Development, Cyber Security, Formal Methods and Software Verification, Deductive Reasoning and Logic Programming, Theory of Automata, Theory of Computability and Complexity, Wireless Communication, and Visual Programming.
Senior Lecturer Gr.I
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Dr. (Eng.) Thushara Lanka Weerawardane was graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in 1998 and consequently he received MSc Degree “Communication and Information Technology” in 2004 and received Ph.D. from the University of Bremen, Germany in 2010. Before his academic and industrial career in Sri Lanka, He worked overseas in two main Universities of Germany: the University of Bremen and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg from 2004 to 2012. Dr. (Eng.) Thushara Lanka Weerawardane worked in Kotelawala Defence University as senior lecturer Gr.1 from 2012 to 2016 during this period he held several academic and administrative positions such as Head of the Department and Dean, Faculty of Engineering. . Further, he worked in the industry, as CEO/Director of ACE Healthcare Pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical Manufacturing Plant and Alaris Group of companies from 2016 to 2020. Currently, he is working in Kotelawala Defence University as senior lecturer Gr.1.
Dr.G.R Damodaran College of Science
Dr.N.Sudha Bhuvaneswari is currently working as an Associate Professor at Dr.G.R Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore, where she delivers knowledge to the next generation Internet enthusiasts in the field of Computer Science and Applications. She has more than 21 experience of teaching. Apart from that, Dr. Sudha is amazingly doing her research activity, parental responsibility, social works, empowering women and most importantly multi-stake holder activity. For the past 20 years, she is involved in research activities in the field of Internet Networking. Dr. Sudha has authored books entitled “Integrating SOA and Web Services” and “Combating Cyber Threat through Cyber Security Intelligence”. She has also authored many chapters in premier publications and is an active reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals. Dr.N.Sudha Bhuvaneswari is an active contributor to policy and technical discussions in the Asia Pacific Region. She is a member of the Internet Society since 2007 and actively participated at APNIC, APRICOT, IGF, APrIGF, and inSIG. Besides, she is a member of the APrIGF Multistakeholder Group and served on the Program as well as Fellowship Committees of APNIC, APrIGF, and inSIG. She also actively participates at Women in ICT forums and Cyber Security and contributes towards BPF on Cyber Security at IGF since 2017. Dr. Sudha is intimately familiar with the RIR system, as well as the ICANN organization and eager to contribute her time to community-driven, consensus-based decision-making process. “Women are not problem. They're the solution and the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Women are the real architects of society If you want something said, ask a man, If you want something done, ask a woman” - Dr.N.Sudha Bhuvaneswari
Being of general use in commercial and enterprise applications rather than personal usage, Information Technology as a field that includes computing, data storage, and networking as well as the processing and securing data and maintaining data infrastructure. Including disciplines such as operating systems, server management, and virtualization, etc. , researchers and scholars with IT knowledge have been looking for newer and better ways to develop its applications in the industry. Technologies such as cloud computing or IoT being integrated within the aspects of the IT domain has given rise to many innovative developments in the field. The Symposium this year will hold a session especially for the young researchers, experienced scholars, and professionals alike to have their chance to bring forth their contributions to the never-receding development in the field of IT.
Businesses, supply chain management organizations, electronic markets, telecommunication applications, and a vast number of other hardware and software integrations use Information Systems(IS) for their daily functioning. Systems with databases that require human interaction such as customer services, warehouse management as well as data transferring applications such as communication infrastructure companies use Information Systems for their tasks. In a rapidly developing world with an increasing population of technologically knowledgeable people, the demand for improved Information Systems has skyrocketed. In time with the need for better and efficient systems, it is up to the educated researchers, scholars, and experienced professionals to develop and explore new ways to integrate various disciplines within their domain to serve this purpose. It is to provide a platform for such innovators and researchers, that we have decided to hold a session in the stream of IS, at the Student Symposium of the Faculty of Computing at General Sir John Kotelawla Defense University, 2021.
The Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Computing of General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, having been established in the year 2015, with the objective of enhancing the IT industry and academic fields of Computing by producing knowledgeable scholars and professionals of international standards, proudly offers more than 5 streams including Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering. Computer Science is a discipline that covers the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of a large span of topics related to computers, computing with both hardware and software, draws its origin from many engineering and mathematical applications. Computer Science having a greater inclination towards the theoretical and scientific aspect of computing focuses more on algorithms, architectures, designs, and conceptualizations, hence enabling the possibility and enhancing the scope for many more developments and newer research. It is with great expectations in contributing to the field through academia that we have arranged this session to solely focus on the research and findings that will relate and incorporate to the field of Computer Science.
Being a discipline where both electronic engineering and computing are integrated along with various other fields in developing computer hardware and software, Computer Engineering remains a discipline that constantly keeps developing, hence providing a vast area for research and innovations for young researchers as well as the experienced. Also having its branches spread in the fields of robotics as well as AI with the usage of electronic engineering along with microcontrollers and circuits as well as the usage of different software to integrate with these systems, the knowledge in Computer Engineering has given the scope and capability for innovators to bring forward many new creations and innovations into the world. The field of computer engineering being integrated with many other disciplines such as Networking and cyber Security opens doors to many other fresh ideas and research. The intention of this symposium being to allow provide new innovators and researchers to exhibit and bring forward their works, the Computer Engineering session of the Student Symposium will be a great stage for the innovative researchers out there.
Along with an approach from engineering theories to build systematic applications, Software Engineering is the discipline of designing, developing, and maintaining software of all kinds. May it be for security, data transfer, calculations, or any other usage, a software being engineered in a systematic manner will forever keep evolving. As the requirements for software keep increasing industrially as well as in our day to day lives, the number of applications in a plethora of aspects too will increase, hence demanding their novelty, efficiency, and ease to use. These demands and the variety of the requirements posed by the world gives the scholars as well as professionals in the field of Software Engineering a lot of space and scope for research and development. It due to this reason that we at the Student Symposium of the Faculty of Computing at General Sir John Kotelawla Defense University this year have decided to organize a session at our event solely for scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field of software engineering to bring forward their developments, research, and novel works
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Registration: 7.30 - 8.00 AM
Key-Note Speeches: 8.00 - 10.00 AM
Technical Session I: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Project Exhibition: 12.00 - 2.00 PM
Technical Session I: 2.00 - 4.00 PM