International Conference on Transportation & Development

Houston, Texas | June 26-29, 2016

Call for Abstracts

  • We are currently accepting proposals for complete sessions and abstracts for individual papers to be presented at ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2016). Final papers are optional for accepted abstracts; those submitted will be published in the Conference Proceedings upon final approval.

  • Submit an abstract or session proposal

    Deadline for all submissions is June 29, 2015

    Conference Tracks & Topics

    Track A: Roadways: Material, Design, Construction, Operations, Safety, and Security
    Track B: Rail and Public Transit
    Track C: Aviation
    Track D: Development
    Track E: Cross-cutting Themes: Advanced Technologies, Infrastructure Systems, and Freight Transportation and Logistics

    Please refer to the detailed list of topics for further information. 

    Submission Options

    There are two submission options on the Paper Management System. Please review the options below as it is important that you select the correct option:

    1. Individual Abstract
      Individual abstracts can be submitted under one of the following categories:
      a) For PowerPoint presentation at the conference, with full paper in conference proceedings
      b) For PowerPoint presentation at the conference only
      c) For poster presentation at the conference, and full paper in conference proceedings
      d) For poster presentation at the conference only

      The individual abstract could be submitted under a track or topic, or could be submitted under a session created through a session proposal (item 2 below).

    2. Session Proposal
      Session proposal must include a title and description of the proposed session. Once created, the system will give authors of new individual abstracts the option to submit their abstract under that session. Submitter of a session proposal may approach others and invite them to submit an individual abstract under the proposed session (item 1 above). Typical technical sessions include a maximum of four presentations.    

    General Notes and Requirements on Submissions

    • 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.
    • Papers are optional for accepted abstracts, and will be included in conference proceedings upon final approval.
    • If your submission is accepted, you are required to register for the Conference by the Speaker Registration Deadline, and are required to make a PowerPoint presentation in your approved and assigned session.
    • All sessions are intended to be 90 minutes long. The amount of time slotted for your PowerPoint presentation is dependent on the number of speakers in your session.
    • Abstract and Session 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.
    • Allowable file types are Word 2003 (.doc) / 2007 (.docx) or rich text format (.rtf). Columns and PDFs are not allowed.
    • ASCE does not reimburse or pay the presenter's costs to attend the conference.
    • T&DI does provide presenters a reduced registration rate.
    • A non-refundable administrative fee of $25 will be charged at the time of draft paper submission.
    • Please make sure you can accept emails from mirasmart.com.


    Proceedings will be published to document this conference. Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged 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 the Internet, 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.

    For publication questions contact Donna Dickert

  • Key Dates

    Late submissions cannot be accepted.

    February 24, 2016: Deadline for submitting final papers/presentations

    February 24, 2016: Deadline for presenter registration

    Questions regarding submissions?

    Contact Andrea Baker , Aff.M.ASCE, Manager, T&DI