Call for Extended Abstracts – R4TLI 2024

9th International Conference – “Navigating Transport and Logistics in the Digital Era” August 5-7, 2024, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Society of Transport and Logistics (SLSTL) was set up in 2014, to build a professional environment to study the issues of the transport and logistics industry and to recommend sustainable solutions to develop the industry. In its effort to promote research and development, the society works towards its objectives of encouraging the conduct, financing, presentation, publication and other forms of dissemination of research, innovation, and development of the transport and logistics industry and accrediting professionals and institutions engaged in the teaching, research, and practice of transport and logistics in Sri Lanka, and to seek recognition of such accreditation from other international bodies.

SLSTL is also the domestic member of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies EASTS (




Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI) is an initiative that endeavours to promote research and development of the transport and logistics industry in Sri Lanka, and the region helping diagnose its current issues 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.

For the 9th consecutive year, the Society will be organizing the 9th International Research Conference, Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI) 2024 from the 5-7 of August 2024, to be held physically, at the University of Moratuwa. This year, the Conference main theme and sub themes, will focus on “Navigating Transport and Logistics in the Digital Era” and will feature local and International speakers. Around 50 research papers and an audience of 300+ participants are expected at R4TLI 2024.


The conference tentative programme,


-Opening Ceremony with a Keynote Speech
-Technical (1) Track


Day 2
-Technical (3) Tracks
-Panel Discussion
-Closing Ceremony
-Awards Ceremony


Day 3
-Technical Tour


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 (Extended Abstracts Template available online at the R4TLI-2024 conference website on your authentic research, in view of presenting them at the conference and subsequently publishing them in the R4TLI Proceedings.
(For past proceedings visit “Conference Proceedings” menu.

Call for extended Abstract – Download

Extended Abstract Template – Download
Submission portal – Link


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


  • Asian-Specific Issues in Transport & Logistics
  • Aviation Logistics / Airline Operations
  • Big Data Analysis on Transport & Logistics
  • City Logistics / Freight Transport
  • Green & Reverse Logistics
  • Global Logistics and Economics
  • Information Technology for Transport & Logistics
  • Intermodal and Rail Freight Transportation
  • International and Cross-border Freight Transportation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Urban Mobility / Public Transport / Safety in Mobility
  • Logistics System Planning and Design
  • Regional Coordination & Cooperation in T&L/ Resilient Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Routing and Scheduling for Physical Distribution/ Shipping Network & Disruption Analysis
  • Supply Chain and Global Value Chain Integration and Coordination
  • Terminal Operations and Port Logistics/ Transportation and Trade Facilitation/ Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Economics, Policy and Regulation/ Transport Planning
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Any other topics related to Transport & Logistics.

Conference Registration

Local individual registration

International individual registration

Conference Flyer – Download

Important Dates

  • May 15, 2024: Extended Abstract Submission Deadline – Extended
  • May 31, 2024: Acceptance Notification of the Extended Abstract
  • Jun 10, 2024: Deadline for the Submission of the Revised Extended Abstract
  • Jun 20, 2024: Acceptance Notification of the Revised Extended Abstract
  • Jun 30, 2024: Deadline for Conference Registration – Presenting Authors
  • Jul 05, 2024: Submission of the Camera-ready Version of the Extended Abstract
  • Aug 5-7, 2024: R4TLI- 2024 Conference

For more information

Dr. T. Sivakumar
Council Member, SLSTL and Conference Co-Chair – R4TLI 2024 | +94 77 791 1944


Ms. Maryse De Costa
Event Manger – R4TLI 2024 | +94 77 566 9579