Symposium main themes

SURF 2022 welcomes transport infrastructure managers, practitioners, researchers, academics, industry professionals, road agencies, and all other interested parties to present papers (researches, case studies, state of art, discussions, etc) about the following main topics:


  • Advanced and performing construction methods and equipments
  • Next generation mobility (light, electrical, autonomous): new needs, existing and innovative pavements
  • Data monitoring and performance assessment
  • Surface features and performances (skid, roughness, etc.)
  • Levels of maintenance and Levels of Service
  • Maintenance and preservation treatments
  • Pavement management
  • Economic and political strategies
  • Life-cycle cost analysis and assessment
  • Safety and risk issues
  • Minimizing road impacts (noise, vibration, pollution, fuel consumption, etc.)
  • Sustainability and performances issues about materials and design
  • Pavements surfaces and Urban Heat Islands (cool pavements, etc.)
  • Surface layer design
  • Pavements for pedestrian areas (colours, features, etc.)
  • Hydraulic aspects related to pavement surfaces (slopes, tyre-pavement interaction, draining layers, texture)
  • Weather conditions impact (snow, ice, etc.)
  • Pavements surface of bridges and viaducts (waterproof, evenness, etc.)
  • Pavements surface in tunnels (including fire related issues)
  • Historical pavements and related issues (compatibility, sustainability, etc.)
  • Airport pavements
  • Logistics pavements

Important dates

Abstract Due: February, 21, 2022
Abstract Acceptance Decision: March 10, 2022
Paper Submission: May 22, 2022
Paper Review: June 24, 2022
Final Paper Submission and Camera-ready due: July 10, 2022