Abstracts are Invited for The Conference
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Abstracts are invited covering any aspect of work related to achieving the Conference aim of helping to deliver safer roads.
However, abstracts are particularly encouraged that describe innovative solutions and address the current issues of restricted funding, climate change and evidence of the consequences of improvement programmes.
Improving efficiency to achieve safer roads is expected to be a significant aspect of the conference so papers describing collaborative management, continuing to achieve casualty reduction with constrained budgets, plus the impact of localism and the withdrawal of speed cameras and other safety related activities, will be relevant. The greater use of recycling and waste materials will also be relevant.
Achieving better performance by increasing the life of materials, use of new synthetic materials, safety policies and shared resources will also be central to the conference themes.
Innovation in management, techniques and use of technology will be important elements that will support efficiency gains and improve performance.
Timeline for Call for Abstracts & Papers
|2 April 2012||First call for Abstracts|
|1 September 2012||2nd call for Abstracts|
|31 March 2013||Deadline for submission of Abstracts|
|30 June 2013||Author notification|
|21 January 2014||Full papers due|
|28 February 2014||Author notification|
|21 March 2014||Revised papers|
|30 April 2014||Submission of Presentations|
The organisers do not wish to constrain subject areas and all papers will be considered on their merit and assessed by a team of specialists. The only abstracts the conference will not accept are those of a distinctly commercial nature publicising equipment, materials or techniques.
Abstracts should be submitted using the on-line process on the website.
Topics of interest include:
Duty of care, road death manual, what is safe, what should be provided, what can be achieved, what efficiencies can consultants, contractors and utility companies offer effectiveness of driver improvement schemes.
Working together, using local materials, using technology effectively, Highway efficiency programmes, local decision making (hard choices), safety management, alternative funding methods.
Network and asset management
Why manage skid resistance, skid policies and their implementation, measurement frequency, use of crash and other barriers, speed control, driver perception management and policing the network (with the help of engineers?) integrating safety schemes with other maintenance strategies.
Crash studies and investigations
Driver behaviour, safety audits, IRAP and EURORAP, new forensic methods, crash site reporting techniques, crash reduction policies, health care and education, consequences of cut backs in safety strategies, route strategies versus cluster analysis, speed calming.
Materials and skid measurement
Achieving expected life cycles for special surfaces, new deterioration resistance materials, survey methods, seasonal variation in skid resistance, validating standards against accident reduction, immediate post-lay standards, recycling and waste materials.
Holistic and innovative approaches
Intelligent road surfaces, limitations placed on vehicle and tyre developments by the road surface, interactive vehicle handling, designing for pedestrian safety, vulnerable users, combining maintenance and road safety teams.