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Home News Upcoming Events SCA 16th Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka May 25-27, 2016

SCA 16th Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka May 25-27, 2016

SCA 16th Conference

Colombo, Sri Lanka May 25-27, 2016




The Sixteenth Conference of the Science Council of Asia will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka during May 25-27th, 2016. The theme of the Conference is:
Science for the People: Mobilizing New Technologies for the Sustainable Development in Asia Sub-Themes: Opportunities in mobilizing Information technology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology for National Development; Social Dimensions: Challenges faced by Asia, Risks from technologies.

The Conference will focus on all areas of emerging technologies, successes in their exploitation for national development and for social welfare and the challenges faced in Asia and by developing countries in utilizing this strategy and how they have been overcome. Risks involved in the strategies, their identification and mitigation and social issues involved including social accountability in research will also form part of the theme. Papers are invited in all topics within these broad areas.

The first circular for the Conference which will have more details on the conference will be issued in September2015. Important dates provisionally are: Abstract submission before January 10, 2016, Notification of acceptance of paper/poster by February 15, 2016, submission of full paper before March 30, 2016 and presentation materials by April 30, 2016.

The Conference will be held at Hotel Galadari, Colombo and the room price (bed and breakfast) is expected to be USD 120 (single) and USD 130 (double). Early bird registration before March 25, 2016 with a Registration fee of USD 120 for Participants (conference materials, conference bag, lunches and tea during the conference days and invitation for the conference dinner) and USD 80 (accompanying person’s bag, lunches and tea during the conference days, invitation for the conference dinner and participation in accompanying person’s programme) for accompanying persons.

It is tentatively expected that the Conference will be inaugurated on the morning of May 25, 2016 with participants expected to arrive on the previous day. It is planned to hold the SCA business meetings on the afternoons of May 25th and 26th and the SCA Symposium on 27th morning. The conference will have three parallel sessions during May 25th, May 26th and the morning of May 27th and will close after lunch on the 27th.


Ms. Maki Hosoda, (SCA secretariat), e-mail:; Tel: +81-3-3403-1949
Ms. Sriyani Weerasinghe (NASSL), email:; Tel: +94-11-2678770
Prof. Vijaya Kumar (President, NASSL), email:; Tel: +94-77-3166613

Bangladesh Contact:

Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS)
National Museum of Science and Technology
Agargaon A/A, Dhaka-1207
Tel: +88 (02) 9110425; +88 (02) 9125571
Fax: +88 (02) 8117049