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 Skid-resistance Visibility
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
SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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 Recycling Energy efficient pavements Warm, half warm and cold mixtures
COST EFFICIENCY & FINANCING
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 Durability Financing PPP, DBO, etc. Functional contracting
MAINTENANCE, HANDLING & APPLICATION TECHNIQUES
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
SMART & INTELLIGENT INFRASTRUCTURE
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.
METHOD OF SUBMISSION
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO AUTHORS
June 12, 2014
Call for papers released
November 30, 2014
Deadline for submitting abstracts
September 1, 2015
Deadline for manuscripts submission
February 15, 2016
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.