Dear PIARC National Committee,
As you probably know, the call for papers for the Calgary 2022 WORLD WINTER SERVICE AND ROAD RESILIENCE CONGRESS is open.
1/ Call for papers
I invite you to encourage your members and the whole road community in your country to submit abstracts to PIARC’s international call for papers.
Please disseminate these links:
(they are available in French English and Spanish).
The 2022 PIARC Congress will be relevant for all countries, because it will address winter service as well as resilience issues
With three official languages, it is even more accessible
The call for papers is very attractive, since it covers 15 different topics, such as New technologies and methods in winter service, Winter service in urban areas, Resilient pavements, Resilience of Earth Structures to natural hazards…
The deadline is 30 November 2020
2/ National Prize Competition
As for every Congress, PIARC will organise an international prize competition, which will distinguish the best papers submitted to the call for papers (see above).
PIARC Member countries are encouraged to organise their own national prize competition.
Winners of national prize competitions will automatically enter the final round of selection of PIARC prize competition! You would provide the authors of your country with further opportunities to win a PIARC international award.
Only papers that are submitted to PIARC’s international call for papers can enter national prize competitions. You just need to promote our link for the submissions.
Deadline to submit abstracts: 30 November 2020. So you should announce the national competition before October 31st.
Organizing a national competition would promote your national committee and PIARC in your country and would result on increased participation of your professionals in the XVIth Winter Service and Resilience Road Congress.
Attached you can find the note about these issues, circulated on 18th September. We remain at your disposal if you need more information.