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R4TLI 2017

Our Objective

R4TLI is an initiative that endeavors to promote research and development in the transport & logistics sector in Sri Lanka and the region that would help diagnose its current issues and identify potential improvements based on scientific evidence. This annual research conference intends to build a platform where the needs of the industry can be discussed and scientific processes developed for rectification of issues can be showcases through research presentations. The inaugural conference last year was attended by nearly 200 participants from xx countries and showcased nearly 50 papers.

Our Organisation

In this respect the Society of Transport & Logistics Sri Lanka a member of the East Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS) will be organizing the conference with sponsorship of CML Walkers. It will seek endorsements from the East Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS), along with government and private sector agencies in Sri Lanka.

Date

22nd July 2017

Location

Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Research Topics

The 1 day conference will include peer reviewed presentations of research work from international and local researchers as well as research students on topics of direct local relevance under the following areas:

  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Planning and Operations
  • Consumer and Demand Studies for Mobility
  • ERP Solutions for Transport & Logistics
  • Economic Appraisal of Transport & Logistics Projects
  • Operations Management
  • Port Planning and Operations
  • Freight Transport

  • ICT Solutions for Transport & Logistics
  • Inter-modal Transport
  • Public Transport
  • Rural Transport
  • Safety in Mobility
  • Shipping Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Transport Economics, Policy and Regulation
  • Urban Transport
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management

Important Dates

February, 2017

Call for Papers

February 28, 2017

Close of Titles and Author Names

April 15, 2017

Close of Extended Abstract

April 30, 2017

Acceptance Notification of Extended Abstract

May 15, 2017

Registration of Presenters

Submission of Revised Extended Abstracts

May 31, 2017

Submission of Revised Full Papers (optional)

Submission of Camera Ready Extended Abstract

Submission of Slides for Presentation

Submission of Digital Presentation (optional)

June, 2017

Conference

June 30, 2017

Submission of Revised Full Papers

August, 2017

Journal Publication

AWARD WINNERS

  • Best Research in Transport Planning, Modelling & Policy
    Sponsored by Master Hellie’s Engineering Consultants (pvt) Ltd
    Amount: Rs 50,000
    Paper Name:A21: Assessing Spatial Accessibility to Public Health Care Services in Kurunegala District Using GIS
    Authors: Sanjeewani RMSS
  • Best Research in Urban Transport & Road Safety
    Sponsored by Micro Holdings Limited
    Amount: Rs 50,000
    Paper Name: C11:Analysis of the Settlement of Revenue Pooling in the Sahasara Bus Reforms Project
    Authors: Kumarage AS, Keerthisinghe NACM, Samasekera NA and Silva HCN
  • Best Research in Maritime & Logistics
    Sponsored by Ceylon Shipping Corporation
    Amount Rs 50,000
    Paper Name: D11:Competitive Dynamics among Cross Regional Hub Ports: Generalised Cost Approach
    Authors: Kavirathne CA, Tomoya K and Hanaoka S
  • Best Research in Air Transport & Logistics
    Sponsored by Sathsindhu Group
    Amount- Rs 50,000
    Paper Name: B21:Deterministic Parameters for the Success of Vendor-Managed Inventory in Sri Lanka
    Authors: Dayananda IDK and Jayaratne RP

  • Best Research in Supply Chain Management
    Sponsored by RMA Pvt (Ltd)
    Amount: Rs 50,000
    Paper Name: B31:Social Sustainability Reporting in the Sri Lankan Apparel Supply Chain
    Authors: Sudusinghe JI, Jayaratne RP and Kumarage AS
  • Best Undergraduate Student Research in Transport & Logistics
    Sponsored by Bridgeway Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
    Amount: Rs 50,000
    Paper Name: A31:Developing a Multimodal Transport Hub and Bus Service Improvements for Battaramulla
    Authors: Jayawardena W and Kumarage AS
  • Best Research in Transport & Logistics
    Sponsored- Walkers CML
    Amount: Rs 75,000
    Paper Name: B23: Derivation of a Decision Model on Outsourcing in Sri Lanka Using Analytic Hierarchy Process
    Authors: Perera MKH and Jayaratne RP

ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS

Industry Contributions

Industry leaders are requested to view this conference as a potential platform for collaboration with academia for developing new business areas and improving current performances. Industry leader will be requested to actively participate in the conference proceedings.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are called from researchers as per attached format. The following guidelines are provided for acceptance of papers for presentation and publication.

  • All papers should be based on industry relevance and fall within one or more of the identified conference topics given above.
  • A title and author names/affiliations page should be submitted by 28th Feb 2017.
  • An Extended Abstract of not more than 1000 words should be submitted on or before 15th April 2017.
  • Authors will be notified no later than 30th April 2017 on the acceptance of their Extended Abstracts.
  • Authors can submit Full Papers for review and publication to be submitted on or before 31st May 2017.
  • Authors could also submit a one page digital poster for display during the conference and separate publication especially for industry participants on or before 31st May.
  • The formats for above submissions are available below:

CAPTURE4TLI

Theme: Issues and Innovations in Transport and Logistics Industry
Submissions: Digital
Specifications:

  • Digital image in “jpg” format
  • Resolution (5MP to 16MP)
  • Colour or Monochrome

Guidelines:

  • A contestant is allowed to submit a maximum of 3 entries
  • The photograph must capture a story of a transport problem or an innovation
  • The photo must have been taken by the applicant

Email the entries to naleende@uom.lk on or before 1st of July 2017.

Please indicate your:

  • Full Name
  • Contact Number
  • Residential Address
  • Caption and a brief description (less than 100 words) of your entry

Publications

All papers submitted will be fully peer reviewed and accepted papers published as Proceedings of the conference in the new R4TLI journal to be launched in August 2017 either as a Special Issue of Conference Proceedings or in a regular issue.

Presentations

  • There will be 15 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for questions.
  • It is recommended for presentations to be limited to 20 slides and to use font size of at least 20.

Digital Poster

All presenters are encouraged to submit a digital poster which will be printed and displayed at the conference. Since the conference is aimed at industry implementation of research, presenters are advised to use the digital poster to communicate the outputs and outcomes of their research as relevant to industry. These digital posters will also be published as proceedings along with the Extended Abstracts as a separate volume.

Awards

Several awards representing the best papers in each category and awards for students are being planned including the R4TLI Best Researcher and R4TLI Young Researcher Award. Awards will be made only for presentation for which full papers have been submitted by the due date. The quality of the extended paper, the presentation, the full paper as well as the digital poster, research process, scientific value, and industry relevance will be considered in the selection.

Joint Organising Committee (JOC)

Dr T Sivakumar (Chair – R4TLI 2018)
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Prof Amal Kumarage (President – SLSTL)
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Dr Pradeepa Jayaratne (Secretary – SLSTL)

Eng. Nishal Samarasekera (Treasurer – SLSTL)
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Dr T L Gunaruwan (Editor)
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms Namalie Siyambalapitiya
Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka

Dr Tissa U Liyanage
Master Hellie’s Engineering Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lanka

Ms Thivya P Amalan
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Dr Ganga Samarasekera
University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka

Mr Nishantha Fernando
FedEx, Sri Lanka

Ms Kaushalya Herath
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Ms Uthpalee Hewage
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Mr Naleen De Alwis
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Ms Shirekha Layangani
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Scientific Committee  (SC)

Dr. T Lalithasiri Gunaruwan [Chairperson]
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe
CINEC Maritime Campus, Sri Lanka

Thivya P Amalan
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Chathuni Uduwela
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Uthpalee Hewage
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Asith Hettiarachchi
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Editorial Team

Dr. T Lalithasiri Gunaruwan [Chairperson]
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe
CINEC Maritime Campus, Sri Lanka

Thivya P Amalan
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Chathuni Uduwela
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Uthpalee Hewage
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Asith Hettiarachchi
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom