2020 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Sustainable Pavement Technologies (icRS SPT 2020)

October 9-11, 2020, Tirupati, India

Focus on Conservation of Resources and Emphasis on Recyclability

icRS SPT 2020 is of special prominence for transportation engineers, roadway designers and practitioners, highway contractors, pavement technologists, fundamental researchers, material scientists, forensic experts, doctoral and graduate students, several stakeholders, policy makers, highway agencies, and many others. The event aims to provide excellent opportunities to embrace the different aspects of roadway technology with an emphasis on conservation of resources and recyclability of materials in order to create sustainable transportation infrastructure leading to low-impact development. icRS SPT 2020 will serve as a forum that will solicit ideas for discussion from global leaders of developed and emerging economies.

The papers for this international conference will focus on various advances that have taken place in pavement technologies worldwide. Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new materials for use in different pavement systems such as rubber, polymer, fibers, fly ash, silica fume, steel slag, graphene, and nanomaterials
  • Unconventional modified pavements such as asphalt-rubber, polymer composites, fiber-reinforced, permeable concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, rubber-modified concrete, mixtures with construction and demolition wastes, recycled asphalt pavements, and recycled concrete aggregates
  • Advances in test techniques for pavement materials characterization
  • Sustainable practices of soil and base stabilization
  • Low volume roads designs and analyses
  • Setting up of novel procedures to characterize pavements and materials
  • Modification on current standard test methods
  • Simulation and modeling of pavement characteristics
  • Laboratory – field test techniques for pavement design and analyses
  • Construction of field demonstration roadway trial test sections
  • Accelerated pavement test facility designs and use
  • Forensic evaluation of asphalt and concrete pavement systems
  • Review articles and case studies on emerging pavement materials
  • PPP, EPC, and other models of roadway construction
  • Evaluation of pavement functional performance, including but not limited to: rolling resistance, tire / pavement noise, and tire wear emissions
  • Pavement Asset Management Systems with advanced analytical techniques such as deep learning and image processing
  • Environmental impact assessment and lifecycle assessment of roadway systems
  • Lifecycle analyses of sustainable pavement systems
  • Pavements and urban climatology
  • Impacts of pavement systems on global climate change
  • Utilization of waste materials in pavement systems
icRS SPT 2020

Important Dates

  • November 15, 2019: First call for paper abstracts
  • February 15, 2020: Deadline for abstract submission
  • March 15, 2020: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • June 1, 2020: Deadline for full paper submission
  • July 15, 2020: Deadline for first acceptance with comments
  • August 15, 2020: Deadline for submission of final papers
  • August 15, 2020: Deadline for early-bird registration
  • October 9-11, 2020: Conference


Conference Chair

  • Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

icRS General Chair

  • Ming Xu, University of Michigan

Abstract Submission (to be updated)

Registration Information

Registration Fees

  • Early-bird rates (on or before August 15, 2020)
    • Non-student: $450 USD
    • Student: $350 USD
  • Regular rates (after August 15, 2020)
    • Non-student: $650 USD
    • Student: $550 USD

Registration link will be updated soon.

Conference Program (to be updated)


Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IITT) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The Institute has nine departments actively functioning towards high quality research. The Institute has been focusing on research-oriented learning to reinforce students with cutting-edge technologies and skills that enable them to move ahead in global platforms in the fields of science, engineering and technology. The Institute has signed memoranda of understanding with several universities, industries, and government agencies across the globe to promote student and faculty exchange programs, knowledge transfer, sponsored and collaborated research facilities. Students have been actively participating in internships and exchange programs to enhance knowledge in their fields of study. The state-of-the-art science and engineering laboratories, high-configured computing and network facilities, and national knowledge network with video conferencing facilities are significant assets of the Institute. Over the past four years, IITT has organized several industry visits, international conferences, and training programs.


Venue (to be updated)

Travel, Accommodation and Visa (to be updated)