The Research & Development Centre for Mathematical Modeling, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo is organizing a special session on Modeling and Simulation in Health Sciences in collaboration with Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and Centre for Dengue Research, Faculty of Medicine, University Sri Jayewardenepura. We are expecting resource persons from the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health and the Urban Health and Well-being Programme of ICSU.

The session will enable researchers from diverse fields and policymakers to share and learn about three key challenges facing Sri Lanka, the developing countries and also have an impact globally

  1. Dengue: This session is to share research on the disease and its spread using modeling and simulation studies.
  2. Urbanization: The session on urbanization will explore the role of the built environment and other determinants of health in rapidly evolving urban environments.
  3. Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology (CKDu) and other non-communicable diseases: This session will explore the potential role of modeling and simulation to understand these epidemics at local, national and global levels.
Global urbanization map showing the percentage of urbanization per country in 2015 - Source Wikipedia

We invite researchers to submit research papers describing significant and innovative research contributions in any of the above areas where mathematical / computational modeling and simulation have been used. Submissions on a wide range of research topics will be encouraged.Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical Modeling in Dengue and other Infectious Diseases
  • Statistical Modeling in Dengue and other Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Experimental Models
  • Early Warning System
  • Urban Health Models
  • Models on Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Urban Environment Models
  • Built Environment Models
  • Modeling of environmentally induced chronic diseases


Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka