Fostering Multidisciplinary Research and Innovations Towards Excellence

In 2022, the Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka organizes the International Conference on Applied and Pure Sciences (ICAPS) for the eighth consecutive year opening an extensive discussion platform for both the academia and industry worldwide researchers to present their findings in the domains of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Computing.

In this Holocene era, it has become quite obvious to see different human impacts on the earth and its animals. Although this is the shortest epoch in history, a lot of extinctions have been reported. Further, with the dominant circumstances in the world, it is emphasized that humans must think and work in a rather different way for the existence and the betterment of our planet. In this context, we as a Science Faculty believe that fostering multidisciplinary research and innovations can lead the world towards excellence and beyond to acquire better living conditions for every habitant on the planet. Setting this as the theme, the ICAPS 2022 invites all the inspired researchers and innovators to send research abstracts/extended abstracts and full papers to make this conference a grand success. Due to the prevailing situation, ICAPS 2022 will be conducted as a hybrid conference where the participants will be able to physically or virtually present their findings.


21 July 2022

Abstract/ Full Paper Submission - Deadline Closed

21 July 2022

30 August 2022

Notification of Acceptance

15 September 2022

Camera - Ready Submission

15 September 2022

05 October 2022


Local Participants     : Rs. 1,500
Foreign Participants : US$ 50

14 Oct 2022

ICAPS 2022

14 Oct 2022

Opened for
Camera Ready Submission!


Prof. Asoka S. Karunananda
Prof. Asoka S. KarunanandaSenior Professor
Department of Computational Mathematics
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka
Dr. Menake Piyasena
Dr. Menake PiyasenaAssociate Professor/
Associate Department Chair
Department of Chemistry
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
New Mexico.


Biological Sciences
Professor Maria Bondesson
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Intelligent Systems Engineering
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Physical Sciences
Professor Ranga Dias
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Rochester
New York, USA
Multidisciplinary Research
Professor Meththika Vithanage
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Software Intensive Systems
Mr. Lakmal Meegahapola
Doctoral Researcher, School of Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
Visiting Researcher, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK


Abstracts or full papers can be submitted to the conference under the following four tracks. The deadline for submission is 14th June 2022.


  • Ecosystem approach to natural resource management
  • Microbiology for economic enhancement
  • Safe foods for 21st century
  • Novel trends in post harvest application
  • Recent advances in horticulture
  • Trends in Plant Science
  • Biological research for improved health-related quality of life
  • Biotechnology, genetic engineering and applications
  • Pest management
  • Vector and disease management
  • Recent advances in non-communicable disease management
  • Animal conservation and wildlife
  • Animal behavior and ethology
  • Biochemistry
  • Natural products
  • Eco-tourism
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Biological Sciences for economic recovery


  • Material Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Applied Physics
  • Electronics
  • Emerging topics in Physics
  • Mathematical and Computational Physics
  • Energy harnessing and management
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Environmental & Chemical Analysis
  • Mathematical, Statistical, and computational modelling
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Operations research
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Algebraic combinatorics and optimization
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Quality and process controlling 
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences for economic recovery


  • Internet, computer communications and networking security
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Computational intelligence and systems engineering
  • Data mining and Big data analytics
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • E-Learning systems
  • Distributed and cloud-based systems
  • Smart systems applications for social & economic recovery
  • IoT
  • Blockchains


  • Harnessing natural resources for health and wealth
  • Renewable energy development concepts
  • Geo-informatics for scientific research
  • Waste management
  • Mathematical statistical and computational modelling in multidisciplinary areas
  • Innovation and novel technologies for smart city and industry
  • Applying indigenous knowledge in scientific research
  • Statistical applications in multidisciplinary research
  • Optimization and related applications
  • Applications in survival analysis and reliability
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Computational Biology
  • Industrial ecology
  • Empowering women in sustainable development
  • Water Quality Assessment
  • Environmental pollution and human health
  • Application of science, technology and innovations to improve lives, systems and reconstruction of the economy
  • Materials developments and characterization
  • Supply chain management and networks
  • Disaster management
  • Economic development