Opening Minds: Research for Sustainable Development
Deadline of Extended Abstracts Submission : 30th June 2017
Research presentations will be held under seven broad themes
- Open & Distance Learning
- Health Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Life Sciences (Biology, Agriculture Earth and Environmental Science)
- Management, Law and Social Sciences
The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the only national university which offers a wide range of academic programmes of study through the Open and Distance Learning mode. The flexibility and ease of access of this system enables the university to cater to the needs of prospective students at all levels of study. It offers certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines via four faculties, i.e. Education, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. The Open University takes special interest in fostering research and scholarship, and is a pioneer in research in open and distance learning.
The OUSL has been conducting its Research Sessions since 2003. A significant number of papers that contribute to high quality research and national development in a wide variety of fields have been presented and discussed. The peer reviewed extended abstracts will be published as proceedings of 15th Annual Sessions of OURS 2017.
About the Event
Open University Research Sessions 2017 will be held on 16th and 17th November 2017. These Sessions are intended to be a forum for academics and researchers both within and outside the Open University to present and discuss their research work in progress in a range of disciplines.
The Research Sessions Committee is pleased to invite academics and researchers to submit their research findings to be presented at the sessions.
Finding of the Novel research may be submitted for oral presentation at the OURS 2017. Submissions should include the extended abstract (for reviewing and publishing).
- Guideline for Abstracts Preparation - OURS 2017
- Template for Extended Abstracts
- EasyChair Conference Management System - Guideline for Authors
Completed submissions can be made through the Easychair website
The Author declaration form and Checklist for Authors should be filled after the initial submission of the Extended abstract, through the online system. The completed Author Declaration Form should be either scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Director Research, Research Unit, The Open University of Sri Lanka, PO Box 21, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
Deadline for receiving Final Revised extended Abstracts will be on or before 15th October 2017. No revised extended abstracts will be accepted after the deadline.
All accepted extended abstracts are will be notified to the corresponding authors by 25th October 2017. These extended abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.
Up on registration for the OURS2017, you will receive the Conference toolkit, including conference bag, conference proceedings, schedule of the technical programme, lunch and refreshments on both days. Please make sure to come to the Conference Table before the inauguration session on 16th November 2017.
- Mphil & PhD Students : Free of Charge
- OUSL Academic/Academic Support Staff : Free of Charge
- Authors- Co-Authors from other Institutes : LKR 1250
You can register by sending a completed registration form to:
Director, Research Unit, The Open University of Sri Lanka, P.O. Box 21, Nawala,
Nugegoda 10250, Sri Lanka
Download Registration Form
15th Annual academic sessions of OURS 2017 will be commenced at 8.30 am on 16th November 2017.
Contact the Organizers
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with any questions, or suggestions
Prof. G.W.A.R. Fernando +94 (11) 288 1451
Ms. Disna Eheliyagoda firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.
The OURS 2017 will be held in Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3,
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka.
The university is readily accessible through motor vehicle or train.