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Welcome to the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Science 2021 (Virtual Conference – ICMAS 2021)

The International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Science is organized by the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo to celebrate 100 years of excellence in Science. The main objective of the conference is to update the recent developments of knowledge and practices in basic sciences and to enhance and promote multidisciplinary research as a tool to overcome challenges in the coming decade and beyond. The conference will be held on a virtual platform and will consist of forums, workshops, mini-conferences and keynote speeches. The conference will be held in late November and authors are welcome to submit research articles.

ICMAS 2021 - Conference Registration


Keynote Speaker


Dr. Harsha Aturupane

Lead Economist

Education Global Practice,
The World Bank


Conference dates

Event Date
Call for papers 25 February 2021
Submission Deadline 15 May 2021
Submission Deadline for FoS Postgraduate Students 31 May 2021
Submission Deadline for AUA Member Universities 31 May 2021
Review process completion 31 August 2021
Author Notification 30 September 2021
Revised paper deadline 15 October 2021
Final notification to authors 30 October 2021
Registration 20 November 2021
Conference 24-26 November 2021

Conference Tracks and Focus Areas

A. Modeling and Simulation in Sciences

Co-Chairs: Prof. Samantha Weerasinghe  Dr. Jagath Wijerathna
Coordinator: Ms. Mahesha Jayakody
Members: Dr. Pasan Fernando Prof. Inoka C Perera Dr. Jeyasingam Jeyasugiththan Dr. Dilina Perera

  • Mathematical Modeling & Simulation: International Symposium
  • Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics
  • Computational Chemistry and Cheminformatics
  • Ecological / Biological Modeling
  • Bioinformatics
  • Infectious Disease Transmission Models: Symposium

C. Advances in Basic Sciences towards Technological Development

Co-Chairs: Prof. Chandana Jayaratne  Prof. Dhammike P Dissanayake
Coordinator: Dr. Neranga Abeyasinghe
Members: Dr. Dilushan Jayasundara Dr. Hasini Perera Dr. Hiran Jayaweera Dr. Anuradha Mahasinghe Dr. Manuja Lamabadusuriya Dr. Sashiprabha Vithanarachchi Dr. Thilini A Perera

  • Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications
  • Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Instrumentation and Automation
  • Sensing, Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry
  • Materials science and technology
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Quantum Computing – Mini Symposium

D. Science & Mathematics Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Co-Chairs: Dr. Chanakya J Wijeratne  Dr. Aashani Tillakaratne  Dr. Iroja Caldera Dr. Siyath Gunawardene
Coordinator: Dr. Monika Madhavi

  • Conducting science labs under the new normal
  • Active learning in online classes
  • Teaching as Research
  • Student engagement strategies
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Student centred learning
  • Blended learning
  • Qualitative classroom research
  • Teaching large classes (higher education)

F. Decision Science

Co-Chairs: Prof. Chandima Tillakaratne  Dr. Rushan Abeygunawardena
Coordinator: Dr. Gayan Dharmarathne
Members: Dr. Sameera Viswakula Dr. G P Lakraj Dr. H A S G Dharmarathne

  • Surveys, sampling and estimation
  • Statistical methods for decision making
  • Mathematical Tools for Decision making

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