Uva Wellassa University
Badulla, Sri Lanka
February 7-8, 2019

Welcome to International Research Conference - IRCUWU2019

about IRCUWU2019

Being Entrepreneurial as well as Techno-preneurial University in Sri Lanka, UWU has generated an exemplary studious milieu for the nation inspired by unique theme, “Value addition to the national resources base” UWU continues to produce well rounded graduates capable of contributing to the national development with innovative solutions. Technological innovation contributes to higher levels of economic output and can deliver new goods and services that change human lives and capabilities.

With the prime objective of expanding knowledge horizons while paving the way towards sustainable development, UWU takes pride in opening its International Research Conference (IRCUWU 2019) under the theme of “Sustainable Business Transition through Technology and Innovations” which is scheduled to be held from February 7th to 9th 2019 at the Uva Wellassa University premises. IRCUWU2019 encourages researchers to discuss, share and disseminate research findings at this dignified forum of intellectualities actively engaged in keeping footprints in the journey of Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development and Enhancing Technology and Innovation. This enormous event provides a prospect for the scientists, the industry personal and international delegates to unite and present their scientific innovations and global trends in different fields.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission (submit now)
   - Phase 01: November 16, 2018
   - Phase 02: November 17 to December 07, 2018
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract
   - December 13, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline (see more)
   - January 10, 2019
International Conference Dates
   - February 07 to 08, 2019

Programme Information

Proceedings of IRCUWU2019

Chief Guest

Chief Guest
Chief Guest

Noel Scott is Professor and Deputy Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. He has four higher education degrees and completed his doctorate at the University of Queensland in 2004. His research interests include the study of tourism experiences, destination management and marketing, and stakeholder organization. He is a frequent speaker at international academic and industry conferences. He has over 210 academic articles published including 13 books. He has supervised 19 doctoral students to successful completion of their theses. He is on the Editorial Board of 10 journals and a member of the International Association of China Tourism Scholars. Prior to starting his academic career in 2001, Noel worked as a senior manager in a variety of leading businesses including as Manager Research and Strategic Services at Tourism and Events Queensland. He has extensive international tourism experience as a trainer, consultant, guest speaker, advisor and mentor.

Guest of Honour

Guest of Honour
Guest of Honour

Prof. Dr. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha is the Senior Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management (HRM), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), Sri Lanka. He is a Litterarum Doctor and has held many academic positions and performed several managerial positions. He holds BSc Bus Adm (Special) (USJ), MSc Bus Adm (HRM) (USJ), MBA (Birmingham), Dip PM&IR (CTC), Dip Eng (CPM), PhD (HRM) (UUM), Doc HRM (IIU), and D.Litt (SUSL). He is the first Professor of HRM (on Merit) in Sri Lanka. He is indeed an erudite scholar, a distinguished author, and an exponent of HRM who received many recognitions and awards locally and internationally. As a matter of fact he is regarded as the Sri Lankan Guru of HRM.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Karen Muller

Department of Sustainable Production,
Auckland University,
New Zealand

Prof. Shuichi Asakawa

Department of Aquatic Bioscience
University of Tokyo


Minister of Science, Technology and Research of Sri Lanka