The International Research Conference on Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE) was held on the 24th of September 2020, for the third consecutive year at the Department of Industrial Management of the University of Kelaniya. It marks a new milestone in the contemporary digitized world as it was the first-ever virtual conference in the history of the University of Kelaniya. Moreover, it was the first virtual conference organized by a university in Sri Lankan University history. The conference brought together learned delegates from corporates and academia including leading academics, research scholars, and industry experts, and created a forum to discuss recent innovations and trends as well as practical challenges encountered in the industrial and service sectors in the areas of Smart Computing and Systems Engineering. The conference was technically sponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section, SLASSCOM, and Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT).
Senior Professor Nilanthi de Silva, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest and remarked on the appropriateness of the conference, given the changed landscape in the world due to the ongoing pandemic. The keynote speeches were delivered by Professor Darshana Sedera, Deputy Dean, School of Business and Tourism and Director of Digital Enterprise Lab, Southern Cross University, Australia, and Professor Janaka Wijayanayake, Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya.