WINTER ROAD CONGRESS, 2020

WINTER ROAD CONGRESS, 2020

  • February 12 – 13, 2020
  • Tampere,  Finland

The event includes exhibition, international seminar and outdoor working demonstrations and it is organized for the 33rd time.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The call is currently open and the organising committee welcomes experiences on latest winter related achievements. Proposals are hoped to be submitted by the 9th of April 2019!

It is possible to suggest a single or a group/team presentation.

Sumbit your proposal here or by email to liisa-maija.thompson@tieyhdistys.fi 

 Who are participating?

The Winter Road Congress 12-13 of February 2020 gathers together for example experts, authorities, equipment and system manufacturers,  service developers, researchers, auditors, procurement decision makers, product developers, municipal  technical, contractors and consultants.

Participants in the Winter Road Congress share the need for successful road maintenance and successful traffic in winter and in rapidly changing conditions. 

We kindly ask for presentation proposals from the following themes:  

Winter maintenance in changing conditions

  • Challenges of lower road network / main roads etc. in winter conditions
  • Roads structural/subgrade weakening or frost heave and its effects on mobility and transportation
  • Ground frost, slippery surfaces, removal of a hard ridges/packed snow, maintenance challenges of grooved or worn road surfaces
  • The effect of summer maintenance on winter maintenance
  • Climate change and its impact on road maintenance or conditions

Extreme conditions

  • Landslides, heavy rains, avalanches, winter flooding

Digitalization

  • Use of satellite data, weather / road information
  • Mass gathering of data
  • Automation and automation development steps, autonomous GPS guidance
  • Autonomous equipment and vehicle automation
  • Machine vision and machine learning
  • Managing and automating cross-border traffic

Communication

  • Winter maintenance, traffic / weather disruptions, policy changes etc.

Contract models

  • Frame contracts, service level agreements and operative level agreements

Alternative energy source performance in winter conditions

Mobility, transport and cycling in the winter

Is there a topic missing? No problem – you can still sent a proposal