PIARC Call for Papers and Competition

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Canada will host the PIARC XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress in Calgary, Alberta in February 2022.  The XVI Congress theme, Adapting to a Changing World, will be structured around two areas: Winter Service and Resilience.

The Congress Call for Papers is requesting submissions on 15 selected topics related to these themes and is open until November 30, 2020. Authors are invited to submit an abstract using the online system accessible from the Congress online submission website

PIARC Prizes and Canadian Competition

PIARC Prizes are awarded to top papers from the World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress which result from submissions to the Call for Papers. These prizes promote professional excellence in research, innovation and applications that demonstrate success in all areas of roads and road transport.

The Canadian National Committee of PIARC also awards prizes through a National Level Competition which runs in parallel with the PIARC Call for Papers. Thus, authors from Canada have the opportunity to be awarded for their submission at both the national and international levels. To qualify for a national prize, the first step is to submit an abstract by November 30, 2020 through the official PIARC Call for Papers process. The prize categories for this competition will be determined and announced following the closure of the Call for Papers process.

Steps in the PIARC Canadian Competition

  • Authors submit abstracts via the Call for Papers website at https://abstracts-calgary2022.piarc.org  before November 30, 2020.
  • Abstracts are evaluated to ensure they adhere to the 15 topic areas specified by PIARC.
  • Authors of successful abstracts will be asked to submit full papers.
  • Submitted papers (designated as Canada submissions) will be reviewed by an established Prizes Subcommittee of the PIARC Canadian National Committee to determine the winner(s).
  • Canada National Level Competition winners will be notified prior to the PIARC XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress in Calgary.

Visit the Congress website, www.piarc-calgary2022.org,for more up-to-date information on the Call for Papers, Congress details, and more. Contact info@piarc-calgary2022.org with questions.