International Conference on Transportation & Development

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 15–18, 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed and accepted authors have been notified.

Submit Your Final Paper


Eligible submissions can cover a broad range of topics related to technological advances and their impacts on infrastructure planning, design, operations, and management, and may include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Increasing focus on urban rail and public transit
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV)
  • Impact of drones and unmanned vehicles on transportation and development
  • Changes in methods for freight movement and delivery
  • Impact of changing vehicle characteristics (air, rail and land) and their impact on infrastructure design and construction
  • Reducing travel delay
  • Changes in travel behavior
  • Connected transportation facilities
  • Cybersecurity
  • User accessibility
  • Complete Streets
  • Technological advances in support of bicycle and pedestrian travel
  • Improvements to transportation safety
  • Changing standards for transportation and development design
  • New technologies and analytical tools for design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation and development infrastructure
  • Smart Cities
  • Urban revitalization
  • Socio-economic impacts of emerging technologies
  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Sustainable development
  • Impacts of automated vehicles on sustainability
  • Use of waste and by-products
  • Changes in work force (design, construction, operations, maintenance, consultant, Federal, State, and local government)
  • Using Big Data for transportation analytics and safety improvements
  • Infrastructure funding
  • Consequential (how does it change the system) life cycle assessment of impacts of automated vehicles
  • Methods for extending the life of transportation infrastructure
  • Changes in pavement design in response to changing technologies and vehicles
  • Other



  1. Abstract for a PowerPoint presentation at the conference, with full paper in conference proceedings.
  2. Abstract for a PowerPoint presentation at the conference only.
  3. Abstract for a Poster at the conference, with full paper in conference proceedings.
  4. Abstract for a Poster at the conference only.

You may choose to submit a session proposal by emailing it to Debi Denney. Session proposal must include the name of a moderator and abstracts for four presentations on the same topic/theme, along with name and affiliation of speaker(s) for each presentation. You may also choose to submit a proposal for panel discussions of no more than 90 minutes. The proposal must identify a title, and a description of the session and panelists. Proposals for panel discussions must also be submitted to Debi Denney.


The login name and password used for the abstract upload must be the same for the final paper upload. They cannot be changed to a different login name and password.

Abstract submissions will be reviewed for decisions on acceptance. The Conference Steering Committee reserves the right to remove abstracts from a full session on technical grounds and/or add other submitted abstracts that are a better fit for the session. Presentations will be selected from the open call as well as by special invitation.

Papers will be included in conference proceedings upon meeting the requirements for final approval. Papers should adhere to ASCE paper formatting requirements (PDF). Allowable file type is MS Word. PDFs are not allowed.

If your submission is accepted, you will be required to register for the conference by the Speaker Registration Deadline of , 2018, and will be required to make a PowerPoint presentation in your approved and assigned session. 

ASCE does not reimburse or pay the presenters' costs to attend the conference.

Proceedings will be published to document this conference. Authors of accepted abstracts for papers are required to submit an 8 to 12-page final paper for inclusion in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published and copyrighted by ASCE. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions or approvals from employers, project owners, or clients prior to submission of the final paper for publication. Material included in your submission from previously published sources, including online sources, may require permission from the copyright holder of that publication or website. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the permission for reuse of this material and include the appropriate credit information in the paper.

Important Dates

Jun 26
Hotel Block Deadline
Jul 15
Conference Begins


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