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Suggest a presentation for the renewed Road Congress, which includes two international seminars: the Winter Road Congress and the Road Maintenance & Asset Management Congress

Share a study, a case study, an observation, a vision, a discovery, a project or pilot, which you want to bring to the attention of road and transport professionals. Suggest a presentation for the renewed Road Congress, which includes two international seminars: the Winter Road Congress and the Road Maintenance & Asset Management Congress!

Suggest a presentation from the following topics:

Innovations and developments in road and maintenance sector

Road maintenance and contracting

Road management or maintenance methods

Infrastructures adaptation to climate change

Road/Street infrastructure asset management

Automation in maintenance and transport

Contracts and contract models

Controlling emissions from work machines and maintenance

Mobility and transport in different and challenging circumstances

Some other topic

Download Call for Papers from here (Pdf)

Send the proposal no later than 10th of August 2021 as a Word or Pdf file to the email address: [email protected]. Notification of acceptance / rejection of the presentation will be received by the beginning of September. The presenter must notify immediately if he / she does not accept the invitation to present. More detailed instructions for holding the presentation will be provided in October to selected presenters. If the event cannot be organized as a presence event, the seminar will be held virtually. All foreign speakers have the possibility to present remotely, if requested well in advance.

Submit your proposal
Define which Congress day you would like to suggest your presentation for a) Winter Road Congress or b) Road Maintenance & Asset Management Congress day, or c) both. The presentation is to be given in either English or in Finnish. The presentation slides must be delivered in the English language. Presentations are interpreted simultaneously. Fee or travel costs will not be paid for presenters; however, selected lecturers can attend the conference for free.

Presenting alone or with a partner
The presentation proposal should be a summary (max. 400 words) of your work.

Please explain in the proposal what the proposal contains and why the topic is important. Clearly record the message you want to convey to your audience. Please, remember to contribute to the presentation proposal, as the choices will be made based on them. Add to the end some relevant keywords.

If there are two speakers, the proposal must reflect different perspectives on the topic to be presented. Name the presenter or presenters (max 2 people) with their contact information. Send your submission proposal in English (or in Finnish) to the email [email protected] no later than 10th of August 2021. Address the message with code CFP22 and the title of your presentation proposal (CFP22 “proposal name”). The duration of the lecture is about 15-18 minutes, which includes a few minutes of questions or discussion Total presentation time including questions is 20 minutes.

Participate the International Road Congress
The Road Congress is held at the Tampere Exhibition Center and it will be attended by experts, authorities, equipment and system manufacturers, service developers, researchers, auditors, procurement decision makers, product developers, municipal technical and street experts, contractors, consultants and students in the field. Participants in Road Congress are united by the need to succeed in road maintenance and traffic-related tasks in all kinds of conditions. The Road Congress will feature an exhibition related to road maintenance, two international seminar sessions: Winter Road Congress and Road Maintenance & Property Management, and other side seminars as well as working machine demonstrations.