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PFDM2020 - University of Minho

SaferUP! is proud to extend the invitation from the University of Minho to attend the “International Symposium Pavement Functional Design and Management – PFDM Symposium” in Guimarães, Portugal, from the 1st - 3rd October 2020.


The PFDM Symposium intends to become the main platform to reach out the international pavement engineering community particularly interested in the design and management of functional characteristics of pavements. It is human-centered, as it aims at providing continuously safe and appropriate service to road users.
Topics such as safe skid resistance, texture, adequate surface and subsurface drainage, riding quality, acceptable levels of tire-pavement noise, low rolling resistance, and also other new functionalities provided by cutting edge technologies and required by new mobility paradigms will be addressed.


Today is given more and more emphasis to the functional requirements of pavement during service. Therefore, the design and management of functional characteristics of pavements must be carefully planned and addressed to provide safe and appropriate service to users over its entire service life. Such requirements include safe skid resistance, texture, adequate surface and subsurface drainage, riding quality, acceptable levels of tire-pavement noise, low rolling resistance, and also other new functionalities provided by cutting edge technologies and required by new mobility paradigms.
The iSMARTi society (International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures) embraced the challenge of promoting good practices in pavement design and management and facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences among pavement researchers and professionals. Thus, to meet those challenges, the iSMARTi approved the constitution of a Technical Committee on “Pavement Functional Design and Management (TC - PFDM)”, proposed by T. F. Fwa (National University of Singapore / University of Chang’an) and Paulo Pereira (University of Minho).
In order to support the goals of TC-PFDM, an International Scientific Committee (ISC) was constituted and launched the “International Symposium Pavement Functional Design and Management – PFDM Symposium” as the main platform to reach out the international pavement engineering community. The first PFDM Symposium took place at the University of Chang’an, Xi’an, China, 24 – 26 October 2019. The venue of the second Symposium will be at the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, 1 – 3 October 2020.
Call for presentations, awards, and publication of papers
The PFDM Symposium is supported by keynotes, invited lectures, and authors' presentations, which only will submit PowerPoint presentations, for each of the topics selected for the Symposium.


Topics of the 2nd PFDM include:
Road noise
Surface texture
Thermal environment / Heat island effect
Skid resistance
Surface distress prevention/management
Interaction pavement surface and autonomous Vehicles
Safety
Condition data collection/analysis
Smart surfaces
Roughness
Surface layer materials/surface treatment
Impacts on physical and social environment
Rolling resistance
Surface drainage
Sustainability
New insights/issues with new technologies


The authors are asked to submit abstracts of their research. After approval, authors will submit the presentations that will integrate the proceedings of the Symposium.
PFDM encourages younger generation of researchers presenting their recent research results. Members of the International Scientific Committee will evaluate each presentation, by each topic, to select the best set of presentations to decide on the "Best Presentation Awards for Young Researchers". A presentation can have authors of young and senior researchers (under 40 years of age), but the young researcher must be the first author and the one to present the presentation at the Symposium. The awarded young researchers (one per topic of the programme) will have a fully sponsored registration for the next Symposium.
The Awarded Young Researchers, keynote lecturers, and invited lecturers will each be invited to submit a full paper related to their presentations to an international indexed journal, that, after approval will be included in a special issue on the PFDM Symposium.


Deadlines
o Abstract of the work (maximum one page): 1st June 2020
o Notification of acceptation: 27th June 2020
o Presentation delivery (maximum 25 slides): 21st September 2020
o Early registration: 31st July
o Final registration: 25th September 2020
o Symposium: 1 - 3 October 2020
2nd PFDM Symposium website: www.pfdm2020.com

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