Workshop on Scholarly Publications

Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the scientific research process.  Hence, it is of utmost importance for a researcher who is writing a full paper with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding.  Furthermore, getting a paper published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or proceeding is an important milestone for researchers.

Through the publication workshop we intend to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications to assist future researchers.  All conference participants are welcome to participate in this workshop.

Date: 13th December 2019
Time: 4.00p.m – 5.30p.m

Audience: All conference participants

Resource Person

Dr. Neranga Ishan Abeyasinghe
Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Conference Chair’s Workshop

A workshop will be arranged by the Conference Chair to discuss the outcomes and get feedback of the Conference. Participants can share their experience of attending the conference and express their ideas on areas to be improved in future.

Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for ICNSNT  2020  will be discussed during the workshop providing an opportunity for participants to share their views and voice their suggestions in terms of the conference theme, conference tracks, venue, dates, keynote speakers, partners featured events and any other applicable areas.

The workshop will provide an insight to deliver the future conferences in a fruitful way with the outputs received by the Conference Chair, Keynote Speakers, Participants and Organizers.

Resource Person – Conference Chair


Nano Science and Nanotechnology
Prof. K.M. Nalin de Silva
Senior Professor of Chemistry and Consultant of Nanotechnology
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka.

On 13th December 2019
From 5.10p.m. – 5.40p.m

Workshop for Technical Textiles and Smart Textiles

Inversing from the traditional quality and cost conscious textiles, many strategies and innovations have created opportunities for the new products and functionalities on textiles. The consolidation of two areas “Technical Textiles” and “Smart Textiles” has allowed a textile to be described as a ‘materials that think for themselves’. According to the definition a smart textile is a  ‘ textiles that can sense and react to environmental conditions or stimuli from mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical or magnetic sources’.

The ample wealth of opportunities that resides in the technical and smart textile area allowed researchers in Sri Lanka to realize their capabilities and cater to the textile industry. Due to the engagement of nanotechnology based research for textiles, day-to-day lives of many will be significantly uplifted by highly influential intelligent devices embedded in textile and clothing. Research work carried out at various institutions in the area of smart textiles will allow the Sri Lankan textile and apparel industry to the next generation of clothing and textile.

This workshop will concentrate on an introduction to smart textiles and their application. The workshop will be conducted by Prof. Gamini Rajapaksa (University of Peradeniya) and Prof. K.M. Nalin de Silva (University of Colombo).

Target Audience

  • Apparel/Textile Industry experts
  • Textile Designers
  • Nano Textile Researches
  • Textile Practitioners
  • Apparel/ Textile Personals
  • Students in Apparel/Textile field

Date: 12th December 2019

Time: 4.30 PM – 6.00 PM


LKR 2000

Resource Persons

Nano Science and Nanotechnology
Prof. K.M. Nalin de Silva
Senior Professor of Chemistry and Consultant of Nanotechnology
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka.

Nano Science and Nanotechnology
Prof. R.M. Gamini Rajapakse
Senior Professor in Chemistry
at University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka