|Hong-Kong airport during our transit|
Last several weeks were a very busy time due to an important event I came through in my life. After getting our RealWSN paper accepted, we had to prepare for the journey to attend to the workshop since I was assigned to present it. The great thing about this is the fact that RealWSN-2015 workshop was co-located with SenSys-2015 conference. Therefore we received the great opportunity to attend to SenSys conference this year which is one of the major academic conferences in wireless sensor networks field. It was like a dream which became true after many years working with wireless sensor networks.
|Waiting for the next hop at Hong-Kong|
As a part of the preparation for the workshop, I had to work on preparing the slides. As usual, I used Latex beamer package to prepare my slides but, this time I added various extra features to make the slides as more beautiful as possible. Even though I have presented research papers for different audiences so far in my life, I found preparing the presentation for RealWSN-2015 much more challenging. Perhaps, the reason is that the audience in the workshop consist of pioneers and major characters of wireless sensor network domain. From our research group, Dr. Kasun, Mr. Chathura Suduwella and me were the members who planned to attend the conference.
|A view near the hotel at night|
|Thiemo and Anna, RealWSN-2015 co-chairs|
|Luca on his keynote speech|
|At the lunch table with some attendees|
|Namdaemun gate on my walk way|
|KTX train at Dong-Daegu station|
|Fountain in KNU|
|Lunch with Irina, a good friend in KNU|
|Wan Du won best paper award in Sensys'15|
|A Korean meal for dinner|
|Thiemo with the interns of SCoRe lab|
The next day we returned to Sri Lanka after attending one of the most important conferences in wireless sensor network domain. When I arrive to my living place in Colombo, it was early morning. However, there was no enough time to take a break next day. I had a nap for few hours and then got dressed to visit our lab since Thiemo came to Sri Lanka on the same day on his way back to Sweden. Our interns in SCoRe lab had given him a warm welcome which made him so happy. He mentioned several times that he never expected a treatment like that from our lab.
|Thiemo delivering his talk|
Thiemo stayed here for few days and discussed about the progress of our research works, the future steps we should take in collaboration, etc. He delivered a nice guest talk for the public audience about the recent advancements in wireless sensor networks. Members of our research group and some undergraduate students were present there. We joined with him for lunches and dinners during the few days he stayed with us. While Thiemo Voigt is a big character in wireless sensor network world who have placed his name in the top, he has a very nice personality to get along with people and have a chat. It was so great to have him here in our research lab at least for few days.
Attending to SenSys conference was a kind of dream come true for me. I was lucky to be there and see how things happen in a top tier conference. However, this should be just the beginning. I'm so determined to make better research results and attend top tier destinations to present my work in the future.