2020 RPUG Annual Conference

The Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG) call for abstracts for the 2020 conference in Albany, New York for the week of September 14, 2020. The conference theme will be “20:20 Look at Surface Characteristics”. Check out the RPUG website (www.RPUG.org) for further information.

The topics of the next RPUG conference include:

  • Network Pavement Surface Measurements under the FAST Act
  • Automated Pavement Condition Surveys, Evaluation, and Reporting
  • Pavement Profile Measurement, Analysis and Ride Quality
  • Pavement Surface Texture
  • Tire-Pavement Friction
  • Tire-Pavement Noise
  • 3-D Pavement Surface Measurement Technology
  • Pavement Profile Quality Assurance (QA) and Reference Measurement
  • Incentive/Disincentive Programs
  • Real-time Surface Properties Measurement
  • Influence of Surface Characteristics on Rolling Resistance and Vehicle and Tire Wear
  • Jointed Concrete Pavements (JCP) Curvature and Impacts on Roughness
  • National Data Collection Standards and Certification
  • Impact of Ride Specifications on Construction Practices

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation (< 300 words) in English in PDF/MS Word format before July 15, 2020, by using the RPUG contact webpage (http://www.rpug.org/contact-us/) with the subject title: RPUG 2020 Abstract.  Please include your presentation title, your contact information, abstract, keywords, and answers to the COVID-19 related questions as follows.

COVID-19 contingency plan:  Should the in-person RPUG conference be changed to online formats due to local restrictions and/or state travel restrictions, please indicate the following in your submittal:

  • Would you be able to remotely present your presentation?
  • What day(s) of the week would you be able to make your presentation?
  • What time of day would you be able to present?  Use the USA Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone times.

The important dates are:

  • July 15, 2020 – Deadline for submitting abstracts of presentations
  • August 15, 2020 – Notification of accepted titles/abstracts for presentations
  • Other dates for registration, speakers’ submission of presentation and bio, etc. will be announced once the conference date/format is determined.