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Call for Papers for the 18th IRF World Road Meeting

16 September 2016

The 18th edition of the IRF World Road Meeting (WRM) will take place from 14th – 17th November, 2017 in Delhi, India. The WRM has been organized by the International Road Federation (IRF) once every four years for the past 60 years. The WRM is a prestigious event and is expected to attract over 4,000 international and national participants.

The theme for WRM – 2017 is "SAFE ROADS and SMART Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth." Road transport and mobility are the lifeline of a modern economy and contribute significantly to economic growth and to the overall life of people.

This conference is aimed at identifying and discussing the range of challenges that are faced in delivering safe, sustainable, and smart road transport and mobility at an affordable price: the legal, policy, and regulatory issues, the instruments that are available to policy and decision-makers, new concepts and technologies for delivering transport and mobility, and the possibilities offered by "big data" and technology to reshape the road transport and mobility system to face future challenges.

Abstracts are to be submitted by 31st October 2016 on one or more of the themes listed below:


  • Theme 1: Safe Roads for Economic Growth
  • Theme 2: Safe Mobility
  • Theme 3: Mobility Challenges
  • Theme 4: Safe Mobility
  • Theme 5: Innovative Road Infrastructure
  • Theme 6: Institutional Framework & Capacity Dev.
  • Theme 7: Sustainable & Green Transport Infrastructure
  • Theme 8: Innovative Road Financing and Procurement
  • Theme 9: Safer Roads
  • Theme 10: Intelligent Transport Systems

The full Call for Papers and the Form for Submission of Abstracts are available here.

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