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Submit your abstract before 30th November 2020 and contribute to PIARC next World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress!

16th July 2020

Are you a road or transport expert? Join PIARC in Calgary in February 2022 for this exciting event!

The XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress will focus on "Adapting to a Changing World" and will be structured around two Themes: Winter Service and Resilience. PIARC has launched a call for papers on 15 topics in order to contribute to the Congress.

All international road and transport experts are invited to submit abstracts.

>> Do not wait any longer and submit you abstract here before 30th November 2020! <<

The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by PIARC Technical Committees and decisions will be notified to the authors before 15th March 2021. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper before 15 July 2021. Papers that are accepted will be published in the Congress proceedings and will provide input into the Congress sessions. All authors of accepted papers will present their work and results at interactive poster sessions. Some outstanding contributions will be selected for an oral presentation during the Congress.

Key dates

  • Call for papers: From July 2020
  • Deadline for authors to submit abstracts: 30 November 2020
  • Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 15 March 2021
  • Deadline for authors to submit full text of papers: 15 July 2021
  • Notice of review of papers: 1 October 2021
  • XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress - Calgary 2022: 7-11 February 2022

PIARC Prizes 2022

Prizes will be awarded to the best papers among individual contributions as a result of the call for papers.

More information will be released on the Congress website later.

The XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress

The World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress is a world-class event that builds on decades of PIARC experience. It brings together road experts and practitioners from across the globe. This will be the 16th edition of the International Winter Road Congress, which PIARC has organised every four years since 1969.

Historically, this Congress represents a unique opportunity to discuss in depth all subjects related to roads in winter: traffic management, pavement conditions, de-icing agents, equipment, information to users, and more. These topics are and remain essential issues for many PIARC members.

The XVI Congress in 2022 will begin a new and exciting chapter for PIARC. In an effort to highlight issues of paramount importance to our members, the additional theme of resilience will be addressed during the 2022 Congress. Ensuring the resilience of roads and of transport services is indeed a priority for our members, who are confronted with deteriorating infrastructure, budget constraints, adverse climate events, and rapidly evolving user expectations. Road resilience will be addressed in the broadest sense, without seasonal constraints.

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