International Conference on Transportation & Development

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 15–18, 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Steering Committee of ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018) is accepting abstracts for presentations at the conference. Final papers are optional for accepted abstracts; those submitted will be published in the ASCE Conference Proceedings upon final approval.

Submit Your Abstract


The submission topics align closely with the conference theme, Emerging Technologies: Impacts on Transportation & Development, and are as follows:

  • Emerging Technologies for Transportation & Development
  • Impact on Highway Pavements
  • Impact on Traffic
  • Impact on Operations
  • Impact on Safety
  • Impact on Transit
  • Impact on Rail
  • Impact on Airfield Pavements
  • Impact on Airports
  • Impact on Parking
  • Impact on Bike/Ped
  • Impact on Freight
  • Impact on Planning
  • Impact on Travel Behavior
  • Impact on Land Use & Development
  • Impact on Finance
  • Impact on Economy
  • Impact on Sustainability


  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. A reduced registration rate will be provided to all accepted speakers.

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

Sep 15
Abstracts Due
Oct 7
Author Notification
Nov 20
Draft Papers Due
Mar 15
Final Papers Due
Mar 15
Speaker Registration Deadline
Jul 15
Conference Begins