Call for Papers

Contributions are invited from all people working with roads and infrastructure, e.g. road, rail and airport administrations, transport economists, social scientists, infrastructure engineers, highway concessionaires, contractors, research institutes, consulting engineers and financial specialists, equipment manufacturers. Our target  audience is road users, road authorities, research institutes, consultancies, politicians, road financing authorities, bituminous binder producers, asphalt producers and contractors.

Keynote speakers will be invited to provide their view for each of our strategic themes. The overarching theme is "Investing in our greatest asset".


Ensuring the health & safety of the workforce and the public is a critical aspect of all activities that we undertake. Our industry has been working over many years to improve working conditions and manage the risks associated with the handling and application of our products. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas  and other related subjects;

Work zone safety
Exposure monitoring & reduction
Noise reduction
Air quality
Water quality


Many of the products and processes used in our work are subject to national and international standards or regulations. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related subjects;

Performance based contracts (Experience with these contracts)
Performance based standards/regulations
Construction Products Regulation
Test methods
Predictive performance models


Energy efficiency and carbon footprint continue to gain importance globally. Protocols for the quantification and declaration of the environmental impact of asphalt and other road materials are essential for the future success of the industry. Practical ways of
reducing the energy and carbon impact of asphalt in roads and the performance of the new low energy/carbon asphalts are the key to a sustainable transport infrastructure. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related subjects;

Life Cycle Inventory
Carbon footprinting
Rolling resistance
Efficient production techniques
Energy efficient pavements
Warm, half warm and cold mixtures


Financing road infrastructure and maintenance continues to be one of the major challenges we face at present. Funding must be found to carry out necessary and indispensable maintenance on the road network and to maintain the required properties
at the right level for the comfort and the safety of the users. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related subjects;

Long-life pavements
PPP, DBO, etc.
Functional contracting


In many countries the focus has shifted from construction of new highway infrastructure to maintaining the existing road network. Increased utilisation of the network means that opportunities exist for novel maintenance techniques and faster intervention. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related  subjects;

Surface treatments
Innovative maintenance techniques
New equipment
Fast application technology


Our world is becoming more dependent than ever on communication and this applies equally to the road network. The highway network is used not only as a route for transportation of people, but increasingly as a conduit for other technologies. Furthermore, intelligent infrastructure management enables faster communication and reduced delays. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related subjects;

IT in infrastructure
Active monitoring techniques
Dual-purpose pavements (cool pavement technology, energy generation, etc.)
The intelligent road
Sensor technology, active/passive communication
Road condition monitoring


The global financial crisis has impacted on investment and maintenance in infrastructure. Papers are invited on topics covering the following areas and other related subjects;

Life-cycle costing
Performance based maintenance
Pavement Management systems
Functional contracting
Long term contracts


The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 30, 2014.


  • All abstracts must be submitted only via the on-line form (the on-line forms can also be accessed by clicking on the button that appear in the horizontal menu bar in the top right-hand corner of your screen).
  • Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder and in case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact:
  • Authors will have access to their abstracts until the deadline and will have possibility to edit already submitted abstracts or submit another one.
  • All correspondence concerning the abstract will be sent to submitting author’s e-mail address.


  • Abstracts can be submitted on topics listed above
  • Abstracts and papers have to be written in English. Copies of the original papers in French / or German are acceptable.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
  • Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).


  • The length of the abstracts should be around 200 words, plain text.
  • Title: Make the title of the abstract brief, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation. Use a capital letter for the first letter in the title only (DO NOT capitalize each word).
  • Names of the authors: Type the family name which should be followed by a comma (“,”), one space and the given name(s). Do not include degrees or professional titles.


The abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Programme Committee and the papers will be reviewed by the Paper Review Committee.

The abstract acceptance criteria are:
  • The subject should be innovative
  • The subject should support the theme of the congress
  • The abstract / papers should not be commercial
  • The abstract should demonstrate high calibre information

The authors are encouraged to relate the technology aspects of their abstract / papers to the socio / economic benefits for society.

The acceptance criteria for the papers are:
  1. Technical content (or technical quality) of the paper
    • Clarity and rigour (the paper should be clear, easy to understand, well structured, based on well-founded arguments)
    • The scientific and technical value
    • Originality and / or innovative level
  2. The paper should conform to the Guidelines for Authors (will be published on
If the Paper Review Committees states: "The paper could be accepted after modification", the authors will have the opportunity to modify their paper. After modification the papers will be reviewed again.


June 12, 2014 Call for papers released
November 30, 2014 Deadline for submitting abstracts
February 2015 Acceptance notification
September 1, 2015 Deadline for manuscripts submission
February 15, 2016 Final acceptance

The papers will be reviewed by the Paper Review Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity of presenting their paper to the Congress participants in print (USB flash drive) or in the poster session, however we cannot guarantee to authors that their papers will be orally presented.


The poster session will again be open to all authors whose paper has been accepted. Authors will be asked to attend their poster during a certain period.