Academics, practitioners, researchers and government and private sector implementation agencies dealing with cities and from the fields related to the conference theme are invited to propose papers for presentation. The authors of the papers will be notified of acceptance of the abstracts within three weeks of abstract submission.

The abstract and full papers (refer to the submission format under additional information below) are to be forwarded to;

Dr. Janaka Wijesundara
Conference Chair-IC2P2-2020,
Centre for Cities,
University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka
Emailed to with a copy to


  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 15th August, 2020
  • Confirmation of acceptance of Abstracts: within two weeks of receiving the abstract or latest 30th August, 2020
  • Full Paper submission: 20th September 2020
  • Review Comments: 10th October, 2020
  • Final Paper submission (Camera Ready): 30th October, 2020
  • Early bird registration for conference participants: 05th November 2020
  • Final date of Registration of paper presenters to be included in the Proceedings: 05th November 2020
  • Final registration deadline for other conference participants: 10th November 2020
  • Conference dates: 23rd – 30th November, 2020


A. Paper Presenters
  • Entitled to the ‘Digital Proceedings’ via drop box.
  • Entitled to a ‘Certificate of presentation and attendance’
  • Entitled to publish revised papers in ‘Cities People Places e journal’
US$ 120Rs.4000
B Participants & Non-paper presenters
(for the entire Conference)
US$ 60Rs.2000
Each session registered separately. Minimum participation: Two sessions (One day)
• Entitled to receive a certificate of participation, provided the participation is registered.
US$ 30Rs.1000

Registration after 15th October 2020 will require an additional payment of 50 US$ to the above fees.


Pay orders, Bank Drafts in favor of Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa. Please provide your information as per the given format for payment procedures and forward the payment proof to the Conference Chair to the address below.


Full papers will be peer reviewed by two reviewers of the international scientific committee and will be printed as e- proceedings with an ISSN number and also published in digital format prior to the conference (with NO ADDITIONAL FEE), provided the authors register before 15th October 2020.


‘Cities People Places’ Journal is the official journal associated with the ‘Cities People & Places’ (ICCPP) Annual Conference being organized by the Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

This will be an ISSN numbered bi-annual web based journal published in the months of April and October. The selected papers on the theme of this conference will be accepted for this journal. The finally selected and presented papers will be published in the below web based journal.

Web link to Journal Website:


For information on A & B

A. Author Instructions on Abstract preparation.
B. Author Instructions on Full Paper preparation.

Please refer to the conference website

  • Instructions for speakers: Duration of presentation will be maximum 15 minutes;
  • Mode of presentation: Digital – Data show using zoom or other online conferencing program
  • Language: Conference is conducted in English language only.


Conference will be based in the city of Colombo – the capital of Sri Lanka which is undergoing rapid transformations and recently planned to turn into a mega city.


Day 1Nov 23Coming together and 2 Key note speakers
Day 2Nov 24Two sessions15-min presentation per paper5 papers per session:
15 min discussion
Day 3Nov 25Two sessions15-min presentation per paper5 papers per session:
15 min discussion
Day 4Nov 26Two sessions15-min presentation per paper5 papers per session:
15 min discussion
Day 5Nov 27Two sessions15-min presentation per paper5 papers per session:
15 min discussion
Day 6Nov 28Two sessions15-min presentation per paper5 papers per session:
15 min discussion
Day 7Nov 30Key Note Speaker,Summing up, Discussion and feedback


Neither the University of Moratuwa nor any other sponsoring agency will assume responsibility for the following expenditure in connection with the participants’ attendance at the e-conference:


‘UoM Urban Lab’-‘Centre for Cities’ of the University of Mortuwa, Sri Lanka
Jointly with
Department of Architecture & Interior Design of University of Bahrain


  • Archt. Plnr. Dr. Janaka Wijesundara, (Conference Chair), Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Archt. Dr. D.P. Chandrasekara, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Archt. Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Dr. M.F.M Firdhous, Department of Information Technilogy, University of Moratuwa
  • Dr. Nayanthara De Silva, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuw



Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Conference Chair)
Centre for Cities, University of Moratuwa
Email: (Conference Secretariat)