Ayubowan From Sri Lanka!

We are honoured to invite you to the 56th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN56) held from the 21st to 25th of August 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) is the host of the event APAN56 will be an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking ideal exposure to knowledge and experience in technology. APAN56 will be held physically, and it also can be easily accessed via an online platform and have many exciting items, including a wide range of workshops, training programmes, keynote speeches, and tutorials. This time, for the first time, APAN will also host a Research Conference (Known as APAN56 Conference).

Furthermore, the participants will experience the beauty of Sri Lanka and its culture. We sincerely invite all of you to register with APAN56 and feel the excitement of the program.

Relive the Apan56 Experience: Conference Recap and Recordings


The Magazine from the APAN Community | APAN56 Edition 

Keynote Speakers

Opening Plenary – Emerging NRENs

Rene Buch

Senior Enterprise Architect Research & Education –
NTT Germany and Former CEO – NORDUnet


Conference – AI and HPC: Better Together

Dr. Ryousei Takano

Senior Researcher of the Institute of
Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Prof. Simon See

Senior Director, Chief Solution Architect, and Global Head,
NVIDIA AI Technology Center, NVIDIA Corporation

Closing Plenary – Rebuilding Sri Lanka through Agriculture, Innovation and Technology

Snr. Prof. Ranjith Senaratne

Chairman, National Science Foundation Sri Lanka,
Senior Professor of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Ruhuna,
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna

Snr. Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe Mudalige

Vice Chancellor of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Senior Professor (Chair) of Agribusiness Management Department, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture


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