Media release

Computer Society of Sri Lanka Announces Call for Papers for SEARCC 2017 and NITC 2017

Combined Local and International Event Offers Unique Opportunity for ICT Professionals and Researchers Alike

Monday 13 February 2017 – The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has issued a Call for Papers for SEARCC Conference 2017 and the National IT Conference of Sri Lanka 2017, which will be jointly held and hosted by CSSL in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 14-15 September this year.

Supported by the global ICT professional body, IFIP, the joint conference event also coincides with IFIP’s annual General Assembly, which will bring thought leaders and representatives from most of IFIP’s 38 member nations for two days of meetings and decision-making from 12-13 September 2017.

With the theme “Towards Digital Prosperity”, the combined SEARCC Conference and NITC 2017 event is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates from around Sri Lanka and across the South East Asian Region which SEARCC represents.

CSSL President, Yasas Abeywickrama, said the combination of the two events will afford a valuable opportunity to attract international delegates and speakers to share their knowledge and insights with the Sri Lankan ICT community.

“This is the most important forum happening in Sri Lanka this year to help industry practitioners and academics stay current with the latest developments and emerging technologies in the fast-moving world of ICT,” he said.

“We are speaking to key players within IFIP about how they might participate in the Conference. And, to further support our goal of making this the most relevant and up-to-date conference happening this year, we invite submissions from leading practitioners, researchers and academics who feel they have a valuable contribution to make.”

For more information, including guidelines for paper submissions, visit

– ENDS –

About IFIP

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.





Caroline New: caroline (at)
Shuba Paheerathan: shuba (at)


About CSSL