Call for Papers – R4TLI 2023

8th International Conference on Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI 2023) – Call for Papers

The Sri Lanka Society of Transport and Logistics (SLSTL) is organizing the 8th International Conference on Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI) 2023, which is scheduled to be held on the 26th of August 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka both onsite and virtually.

R4TLI is an initiative that endeavors to promote Research and Development in the Transport and Logistics Industry in Sri Lanka, and in the Asian region helping diagnose its current issues, experienced by the industry and identify potential improvements and sustainable solutions, based on scientific evidence. This annual research conference intends to build a platform for effective dialogue among academics and professionals in the fields, and for showcasing of research outputs and dissemination of new knowledge developed in this regard.

The conference will have an opening session with a keynote speech, technical sessions, where research findings are presented, and a closing session with a panel discussion, followed by an award ceremony. Organizing Committee is also offering Online participation to the event with Virtual Video Presentation option.

We encourage all of you, academics and professionals interested in the research and development of the transport and logistics industry to join us by submitting Extended Abstracts (the extended abstracts template is attached herewith) on your authentic research, in view of presenting them at the conference and subsequently publishing them in the R4TLI Proceedings. (For past proceedings visit “PUBLICATIONS” menu at

The selected Extended Abstracts will be invited to submit the full paper for the Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport (JSALT) which is a peer-reviewed fully open-access Journal of the Sri Lanka Society of Transport and Logistics, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and published by SLJOL (


The conference will showcase peer-reviewed presentations of research work, from international and local researchers as well as from research students, on topics of relevance under the following themes:

  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Planning and Operations
  • Consumer and Demand Studies for Mobility
  • ERP Solutions for Transport and Logistics
  • Economic Appraisal of Transport and Logistics Projects
  • Freight Transport
  • ICT Solutions for Transport and Logistics
  • Inter-modal Transport
  • Operations Management
  • Port Planning and Operations
  • Public Transport
  • Rural Transport
  • Safety in Mobility
  • Shipping Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Economics, Policy and Regulation
  • Transport for Post COVID-19 Society
  • Transport Planning
  • Urban Transport
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management

Important Dates

  • Call for Extended Abstract – 15th February 2023
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline – 30th April 2023
  • Extended deadline for Abstract Submission – 15th May 2023
  • Acceptance Notification of the Extended Abstract – 30th June 2023
  • Deadline for the Submission of the Revised Extended Abstract (Only for abstracts required major revision) – 15th July 2023
  • Submission of the Camera-ready Version of the Extended Abstract -31st July 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenting Authors and Submission of the Presentations / Recorded versions – 31st July 2023
  • Conference – 26th August 2023

R4TLI – 2023 Conference

Instructions for Authors

  • Please do not include author names, affiliation and contact details in the initial paper (*.docx) submission since the review process is double-blind.
  • Manuscripts that do not conform to the given formatting guidelines will not be considered. Authors are also notified that quality of language and conformity to stipulated formatting will be considered in evaluating the submission.
  • Based on recommendations of independent Reviewers, all the selected abstracts will be published as proceedings of R4TLI and selected full papers of acceptable quality will be published in the Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport (JSALT), SLSTL’s double-blind peer-reviewed Journal.

Extended Abstract Template – Download

Abstract Submission Link Here

Conference Registration

Local individual registration

International individual registration