The International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP) is pleased to announce that the 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements will be held in San Francisco, California, USA, from August 17-21, 2008. This conference will carry on the tradition of a series of international conferences begun in 1977 by Purdue University and is now being organized by the ISCP. As with the previous international conferences, the focus of the ninth conference will be to present information on new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. Specifically, the theme of the conference is: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow’s Concrete Pavements.
This conference is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals who are involved in all aspects of concrete pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation. These professionals include federal, state, and municipal engineers; consulting engineers; contractors; materials suppliers; and academia.
The conference program will consist of presentations and discussions of new developments related to concrete pavement technology. Emphasis will be placed on implementable products and techniques that result in long-lasting new and rehabilitated concrete pavements, and the use of concrete to rehabilitate other types of pavements.
Papers and conference presentations are being solicited for a wide range of topics dealing with concrete pavement innovations, including (but not limited to): concrete pavement analysis, design, and construction; concrete materials and pavement performance; joint performance; different types of concrete pavements and overlays; post-construction evaluation; long-term performance; ecological issues; economics; and more.
Papers and presentations dealing with emerging topics are also encouraged. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Acceptance criteria for long-term performance
Implementation of mechanistic-based analysis
Surface texture for friction and noise reduction
Cause and effect of distress development
Pavement preservation and cost-effectiveness
Papers and presentations dealing with all aspects of technology, technology transfer and forensic topics are encouraged as well.
Selection of papers will be based on peer reviews of the suitability of the topic, quality of the paper, and near-term applicability of the subject to practice. As such, the conference is expected to be of significant benefit to both practicing engineers and research engineers. The presentations will comprise the most comprehensive coverage on concrete pavement technology at the present time.
Kathleen Hall (Chair)