Are you an expert in winter service or road resilience? Deadline extended! Submit your abstract before January 31, 2021!

1st December 2020

Join PIARC in Calgary in February 2022 for the XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress, an exciting event!

Are you an expert in winter service or road resilience? Deadline extended! Submit your abstract before January 31, 2021!

The theme of the XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress will be "Adapting to a Changing World" and will focus on two themes: winter service and resilience (new in 2022!). PIARC launched in July 2020 a call for papers on 15 topics to contribute to the programme of this Congress.

The call for papers was a success with more than 170 abstracts received to date. However, at PIARC, we are aware of the exceptional situation in which we are currently living, as well as the scope and relevance of the themes that will be addressed: winter service, as in previous editions, plus the addition of road resilience. Consequently, we are pleased to announce that the deadline for submitting articles has been extended to January 31, 2021.

All international road and transport experts are invited to submit abstracts in English, French or Spanish (new in 2022!).

>> Don't wait any longer and submit your abstract here before 31 January 2021! <<

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: 31st January 2021
  • 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: 8-11 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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