“Redesigning Transport & Logistics for the Rise of Asia”
Founded in Japan in the year 1994 and currently enriched with representation from 19 countries, the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) works with the objectives to foster and support excellence in transportation research and practice and to stimulate professional interchange in all aspects and modes of transportation. In view of achieving its objectives, the society organizes a biennial international conference, which is held at a different location each year to create a platform for stakeholders to contribute to the development of the transport, logistics and supply chain industry.
The 13th international conference of the society will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, jointly organized with the Sri Lanka Society of Transport and Logistics (SLSTL). Founded in 2014, the SLSTL aims to create a professional environment to discuss issues in transport and logistics and recommend sustainable solutions for improvement through research and development in collaboration with the transport and logistics industry. The conference is scheduled to take place from 9th to 12th September 2019 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla.
Blue (strength and dependability) is represented in both EASTS and SLSTL
logos. Orange (energy and motivation) is the complementary color of blue.
Orange also represents optimism, clarity and warmth, the nature of Sri
Lankans and SLSTL warmly welcomes the world to EASTS 2019. The Globe
represents international gathering and feathers of the peacock on the Globe
represents the logo of SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka’s national carrier. The one,
“1” in "2019" represents the Colombo Lotus Tower of 350 m (1,150 ft.) height, the tallest
self-supported structure in South Asia.
Dear Honorable Members of the EASTS and Participants,
On behalf of the International Scientific Committee for 2019 EASTS Conference, I would like to warmly welcome all of the participants to the 13th EASTS Conference to be held in Sri Lanka on September 9 to 12. Since the 1st Conference in Manila in 1995, the conferences of the EASTS have been getting stronger and stronger, as more participants are attending and more papers are presented. The EASTS is now firmly established as the unique academic society of transport research and practice in Asia.
The 13th EASTS Conference in Sri Lanka is well prepared and to be organized by the devoted efforts of the Sri Lanka Society of Transport & Logistics and believed to be another successful conference in the history of the EASTS. In the Conference, about 454 reviewed and non-reviewed papers are to be presented and EASTS Best Paper Awards will be given to a maximum 10 papers. Papers reviewed, selected and presented in the Conference are to be published in the form of ATS, Journal of EASTS and Selected Proceedings after the Conference.
I strongly trust that this upcoming conference will provide various ideas and insights for better transport service and development in Asia. I, as the Chairperson of ISC, would like to say that all the sessions programmed in this conference would be very beneficial and useful for your research information and innovative ideas for better transport infrastructure and system. I look forward to seeing all of you soon in Sri Lanka.
It is with great pleasure I welcome all participants, from around 30 countries who will gather for the 13th International Conference of EASTS. The Sri Lanka Society of Transport & Logistics (SLSTL) is honoured to host this important event in the Asian calendar of transport academia and research events. I trust that the efforts of our Conference Committee will bear fruit to ensure a successful conference and a pleasant and memorable time in Sri Lanka, during which we hope you will take time to visit the many places of interest in the country.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 13th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies held at Waters Edge in Colombo, Sri Lanka between 9th and 12th of September, 2019. Two years has passed since our last conference in Ho Chi Minh City. Thank you for returning to most valuable and informative opportunities of EASTS.
EASTS was founded in November 1994 with 13 countries/regions (domestic societies) in Eastern Asia. Now, we have 19 domestic societies including SLSTL (the Sri Lanka Society of Transport and Logistics). The primary objective of EASTS is to foster and support excellence in transportation research and practice.
Under the objectives, EASTS is organizing biennial International Conferences. Since the 1st Conference held in Manila, Philippines in 1995, 12 conferences have been held in EASTS area and provided great opportunities to enrich participants' professional knowledge.
Please enjoy a variety of discussions on the future of transport and a memorable pleasant stay with EASTS.
I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest thanks and warmest congratulations to SLSTL for their magnificent efforts to hold our 13th conference in Colombo this year.
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