International Symposium on Applied Analytics for a Smart Society


The Symposium will highlight the application of analytics to different aspects that make a society smart. This cuts across areas such as banking, transportation, insurance, telecoms,  medicine, retail/consumer insights, and social media, to name a few.  It is also a topic which has been recognized the world over, as one having enormous potential for research, innovation, and decision/policy making.

The objectives of this Symposium are:

  • To bring together researchers from SMU's School of Information Systems and those from local academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences.
  • To learn from  SMU's R&D efforts towards Singapore's "Smart Nation" vision.
  • To  demonstrate to relevant government authorities and industries the potential and the applicability of data analytics in their own domains.
  • To strengthen research activities and university/industry collaboration in applied analytics.

A team Resource persons are drawn from SMU, UoM and other local universities/research institutes/industry engaged in related activities.

Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Information Systems (SIS) has strong multidisciplinary teaching/research programs in Applied Analytics.  Exciting research is carried out in their Living Analytics Research Center and the LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform

Dates:   31st August and 1st September 2016

Time:    8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: OZO, Colombo

Registration Information

Invitees: Please register online at by 25th August 2016.


Please register online at  by 26th August 2016.

Registration fee: Rs. 6500.

Payment method:by cheque drawn in favour of University of Moratuwa.

Cheque to be delivered to: Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa.

Preliminary Program

  31 August   1 September
8.30 - 9.00 Registration, Refreshments 8.30
Registration, Refreshments
9.00 - 9.15 

Welcome:Prof. Dileeka Dias, Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa

Opening Remarks:Prof. Ananda Jayawardena, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa

Setting the tone:Prof. Archan Misra, Associate Dean - Research, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University

- 10.00
Transportation and Logistics for Future Cities- Prof. Cheng Shih-Fen, SMU
9.15 -
9. 45
Keynote address: Mr. Muhunthan Canagey, CEO, ICTA


Vehicular Data Analytics for Smart Driving - Dr. Dilum BandaraUoM
9.45 - 10.45 Singapore's Smart Nation Initiatives and the role
of Analytics - Prof. Steven Miller, Vice-Provost of Research, SMU
10.30 - 11.00 Tea Break
10.45 - 11.15 Tea Break 11.00 - 12.00 Mobile Network Big Data for Urban Planning in Sri Lanka - Dr. Rohan SamarajivaLIRNEasia
11.15 - 12.15 Social Media Sensing & Urban Analytics - Prof. Lim Ee-Peng, SMU 12.00
Video Content Analytics - Dr. Ranga RodrigoUoM
12.15 -  1.00 Smart Retail Platform -  Mr. Rashan Anushka, Zone 24x7  12.30
Keynote Address:  Digital Health - Healthcare of the future, Prof. Vajira Dissanayake, Director, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
1.00 - 2.15 Lunch 1.00 - 2.15 Lunch
2.15 - 3.15 Mobile & Urban Sensing and Analytics - Prof. Archan Misra, Associate Dean - Research, SIS, SMU  2.15 - 3.15 Business Analytics for Telecom and Financial Sectors- Prof. Robert Kauffman, Associate Dean-Faculty, SIS, SMU
- 3.45
Big Data Analytics for Forecasting Dengue Propagation -  Dr. Shehan Perera, UoM 3.15 - 4.30 Panel discussion on Collaborative (industry/university) Research in Applied Analytics
3.45 - 4.30 Analytics in the Real World - Dr. Srinath PereraWSO2    
4.30 Tea 4.30 Tea

Download Preliminary Program



University of Moratuwa, a leading technological university in the region welcomes you to witness a truly unique experience!

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