Following is the list of workshops, which will be organized as a part of Mercon 2020.
Registration Deadline: 20th of July
1. A hands-on workshop in WordEmbedding: From Word2Vec to StarSpace (30th July)
This workshop will introduce you to the concept of neural word embedding and state-of the-art word embedding models, provide hands-on experience with platforms, libraries and fundamental code components relevant to word embeddings and develop an understanding of how neural word embedding is used in developing state-of-the-art NLP applications.
Resource Persons: Dr.T. Uthayasanker, Dr Surangika Ranathunga, Piyumal Demotte, Lahiru Senevirathne
2. Bone fractures, deformities and Engineering (30th July 13:30 - 17:00)
Accidents and blast injuries from war are a major cause of bone fractures while deformities in the skeletal system can occur due to illness such as diabetes, genetic conditions, and incorrect postures. In this workshop, how engineering is applied in the areas of bone fracture and deformities will be discussed with a focus on the ability to transcend the developed technologies from current research to the local communities while their present constraints exist.
Resource : The Center for Biomedical Innovation of University of Moratuwa in Collaboration with Imperial College, UK
3. Sri Lankan Mining Industry and it's Future with Digitization (30th July 09:00 - 11:00)
The mining and mineral industry has traditionally been slow to adopt business process automation. To improve the efficiency in regulatory processes at the Geological Survey & Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) introduced several digitization solutions. One of them is the Mining & Mineral Production (mmPro) Monitoring Solution that operates using the web, mobile, and SMS. Furthermore, the Welithota application is a mobile-only ERP system introduced to mining license owners to handle site operations. This workshop aims to increase the awareness and acknowledge the digitization initiatives taken in the Sri Lankan mining industry by the University of Moratuwa, SLT, and Aasa IT Solutions with GSMB.
Resource Persons: Mr. Hemalal PVA (UoM), Dr. Supunmali Ahangama (UoM), Mr. Roshan Dayaratne (SLT), Mr. Sumith Gamage (Aasa IT), Ms. Tharika Weerakoon (SUSL) and Mr. Nimesh Madhushka (Aasa IT)
4. Work-Study for Productivity Improvement in Manufacturing Organisations (30th July 10:00 onward)
Most manufacturing organisations suffer from line balancing issues, manning issues and man-machine interaction issues. All these directly influence the productivity and thus the competitiveness of organisations. The work-study techniques scientifically analyses and help overcome the above issues. This workshop shares the basics of work-study techniques with experience sharing in industries such as soft drink manufacturing, Ice cream manufacturing, apparel industry and meat products manufacturing.
Resource : Industrial Engineering Academic Group (IEAG) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.