Important Dates

Workshop Date: 31 May 2024

Join us for an engaging and informative workshop that brings together leading AI profiles, practitioners, and researchers in the field of LLM technology. The workshop will feature:

  • Keynote and Invited Talks
  • Presentations
  • Tutorials

Keynote Speakers

SPEECH TITLE: Generative AI: The Next Frontier in Creativity and Innovation

Group Chief Analytics & AI Officer, Dialog

Dr. Romesh Ranawana is a seasoned professional in the field of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, known for my expertise and leadership. With his diverse background spanning various industries, he has consistently showcased my knowledge and experience in AI. Currently, he holds the position of Group Chief Analytics and AI Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC, where he provides strategic guidance and leadership for all Analytics and AI initiatives.

His career journey began with my role as a Co-founder, CTO, and Managing Director of SimCentric Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, a company that emerged as a prominent player in the industry under my guidance. He then served as the CTO of Tengri UAV, driving significant advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle technology. Recognizing the growing importance of AI, he founded Enterprise Machine Learning (Pvt) Ltd, a consultancy firm that offers strategic guidance on AI transformation to multinational organizations.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, he plays an active role in shaping the AI landscape at a national level. He serves as the Chairman of the National Committee to Formulate an AI Policy and Strategy for Sri Lanka, established by the President in 2023. He held the position of Chairman at the SLASSCOM AI Center of Excellence, where he contributes to the development and adoption of AI in Sri Lanka. His expertise has led to his involvement in various boards and committees, including the University of Colombo School of Computing and the Open University of Sri Lanka.

He holds a DPhil in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Oxford, where he was a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship and Unilever Scholarship. Additionally, he earned a 1st Class Honors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Peradeniya.

SPEECH TITLE: Enhancing Generative AI with Contextual Intelligence: The Role of Case-Based Reasoning in LLMs

Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning Group, Robert Gordon University

Nirmalie Wiratunga is a Professor in Intelligent Systems at RGU’s School of Computing, and the Associate Dean for Research in the school, with over two decades of experience in computer science and AI research. She has held positions such as post-doctoral researcher on EPSRC-funded projects and was appointed Readership in 2009, and Professorship in 2016. Nirmalie is also an adjunct IDUN professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Nirmalie leads the Artificial Intelligence & Reasoning Research Group (AIR) in the School of Computing. She has been involved in numerous funded AIR projects, including the development of human-centered AI platforms for explanation strategy recommendation; and the use of Case-Based Reasoning for Retrieval Augmented Q&A systems using LLMs. Additionally, she co-founded the, a spinout for mobile attendance tracking of students at the university and attendees at conferences.

Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning Group, Robert Gordon University

Stewart received his PhD (2006) on Knowledge Management for Case-Based Reasoning Systems from RGU, where he continues to work as a Reader with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Reasoning research group. He has more than 15 years of research experience in AI developing improved machine learning, information retrieval, recommendation, and data mining technologies.

His research applies these technologies to the development of applied solutions for text and multi-media applications, as well as more recently for sensor networks. Stewart has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and conferences including Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI and AAAI; and serves as PC member for several international conferences including KSEM, ICCBR, ECIR, EANN and IJCAI.


You are invited to share your latest research findings, innovative approaches, and real-world applications of LLM technology including work-in-progress research with the LLM community.

You will be opened up to presentations by researchers and practitioners in the sub-topic areas under the general area of Large Language Models and Generative AI. 

Please visit Call for Abstracts to submit your paper

Panel Discussion

Participate in a dynamic panel discussion where experts will delve into pressing issues, emerging trends, and practical challenges in the field of LLM technology. Engage with panelists as they explore potential solutions and opportunities for collaboration.

Industry Experts:
  • NIRMALIE WIRATUNGA, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning Group, Robert Gordon University
  • SRINATH PERERA, Chief Architect, WSO2 Inc.
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