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Conference program is now available.

2021 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Sustainable Pavement Technologies (icRS SPT 2021)

May 26-27, 2021, All Virtual

Focus on Conservation of Resources and Emphasis on Recyclability

Keynote Speakers

  • Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, India
  • Dr. Jorge Sousa, President, Consulpav International, Portugal
  • Prof. Dr. Kamil Kaloush, Arizona State University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Silvia Caro Spinel, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Prof. Dr. James W. Maina, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. A. Veeraragavan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

icRS SPT 2021 is of special prominence for transportation engineers, roadway designers and practitioners, highway contractors, pavement technologists, fundamental researchers, material scientists, forensic experts, doctoral and graduate students, several stakeholders, policy makers, highway agencies, and many others. The event aims to provide excellent opportunities to embrace the different aspects of roadway technology with an emphasis on conservation of resources and recyclability of materials in order to create sustainable transportation infrastructure leading to low-impact development. icRS SPT 2021 will serve as a forum that will solicit ideas for discussion from global leaders of developed and emerging economies.

The papers for this international conference will focus on various advances that have taken place in pavement technologies worldwide. Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new materials for use in different pavement systems such as rubber, polymer, fibers, fly ash, silica fume, steel slag, graphene, and nanomaterials
  • Unconventional modified pavements such as asphalt-rubber, polymer composites, fiber-reinforced, permeable concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, rubber-modified concrete, mixtures with construction and demolition wastes, recycled asphalt pavements, and recycled concrete aggregates
  • Advances in test techniques for pavement materials characterization
  • Sustainable practices of soil and base stabilization
  • Low volume roads designs and analyses
  • Setting up of novel procedures to characterize pavements and materials
  • Modification on current standard test methods
  • Simulation and modeling of pavement characteristics
  • Laboratory – field test techniques for pavement design and analyses
  • Construction of field demonstration roadway trial test sections
  • Accelerated pavement test facility designs and use
  • Forensic evaluation of asphalt and concrete pavement systems
  • Review articles and case studies on emerging pavement materials
  • PPP, EPC, and other models of roadway construction
  • Evaluation of pavement functional performance, including but not limited to: rolling resistance, tire / pavement noise, and tire wear emissions
  • Pavement Asset Management Systems with advanced analytical techniques such as deep learning and image processing
  • Environmental impact assessment and lifecycle assessment of roadway systems
  • Lifecycle analyses of sustainable pavement systems
  • Pavements and urban climatology
  • Impacts of pavement systems on global climate change
  • Utilization of waste materials in pavement systems
icRS SPT 2021

Important Dates

  • November 1 March 1, 2021: Deadline for submitting abstracts or updating previously submitted abstracts
  • April 1, 2021: Acceptance notification
  • May 1, 2021: Deadline for early-bird registration
  • May 26-27, 2021: Conference


Conference Chair

  • Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

icRS General Chair

  • Ming Xu, University of Michigan

Host Committee (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IITT)

  • Chief Patron: K. N. Satyanarayana, Director, IITT
  • Abhijit Ganguli, Head, CEE
  • B. Krishna Prapoorna
  • A. Murali Krishna
  • Suresh Jain
  • Bijily Balakrishnan
  • A. Gowri
  • B. Janaki Ramaiah
  • M. Nithyadharan
  • Prasanna Venkatesh Sampath
  • B. Radhika
  • Romanbabu Oinam
  • Roshan Srivastav
  • Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal

Scientific Committee (updating)

  • M. Abdelrahman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Adewole Adeyisun, FEHRL, EU
  • Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Serji Amirkhanian, University of Alabama, USA
  • Veeraragavan Amirthalingam, IIT Madras, India
  • A. Ricardo Archilla, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Amit Bhasin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Salvatore Antonio Biancardo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Bjorn Birgisson, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Neeraj Buch, Michigan State University, USA
  • Satish Chandra, IIT Roorkee & CSIR-CRRI, India
  • Anush K. Chandrappa, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
  • Carlos Chang, University of Texas at El-Paso, USA
  • Rajan Choudhury, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Venkaiah Chowdary, NIT Warangal, India
  • Animesh Das, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Eshan Dave, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Luiz de Mello, National Transport Infrastructure Department, Brazil
  • Herve Di Benedetto, University of Lyon, France
  • Sherif El-Badawy, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • Mohamed El-Basyouny, Parsons, Dubai, UAE
  • Fwa Tien Fang, Chang'an University, China
  • Ravindra Gettu, IIT Madras, India
  • Filippo Giustozzi, RMIT University, Australia
  • Thierry Goger, FEHRL, EU
  • Bharath Gottumukkala, CSIR-CRRI, India
  • Ankit Gupta, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India
  • Elie Hajj, University of Nevada Reno, USA
  • John Harvey, University of California at Davis, USA
  • Chetan Hazaree, Larsen & Toubro, India
  • Kamil E. Kaloush, Arizona State University
  • Prihvi S. Kandhal, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
  • John Kevern, University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA
  • J. Murali Krishnan, IIT Madras, India
  • S. Anjan Kumar, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Kranthi Kumar Kuna, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Ambika Kuity, NIT Silchar, India
  • Samuel Labi, Purdue University, USA
  • Hosin David Lee, University of Iowa, USA
  • James Maina, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Rajib Basu Mallick, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Yusuf Mehta, Rowan University, USA
  • Miomir Miljković, University of Niš, Serbia
  • Michael R. Mitchell, ASTM JTE, USA
  • Walaa Mogawer, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
  • Louay Mohammad, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Syam Nair, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Yu-min Su, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
  • Rosa Veropalumbo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Atul Narayanan, IIT Madras, India
  • Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El-Paso, USA
  • Narayanan Neithalath, Arizona State University, USA
  • A. Nikolaides, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Raymond Ong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jorge Pais, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Mahabir Panda, NIT Rourkela, India
  • Rajesh K. Pandey, National Highways Authority, India
  • Manfred Partl, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Indresh Kumar Pateriya, NRRDA, India
  • Paulo Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Davide Lo Presti, Universitá degli studi di Palermo, Italy
  • Sridhar Raju, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad, India
  • G. D. Ransinchung, IIT Roorkee, India
  • Kusam Sudhakar Reddy, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • M. Amaranatha Reddy, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Nikhil Saboo, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India
  • Gourab Saha, Larsen & Toubro, India
  • Umesh Chandra Sahoo, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
  • Safwat Said, VTI, Sweden
  • Peter Sebaaly, University of Nevada Reno, USA
  • A. U. Ravi Shankar, NIT Surathkal, India
  • Dharamveer Singh, IIT Bombay, India
  • Mena Souliman, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
  • Jorge B. Sousa, Consulpav, Portugal
  • S. Shankar, NIT Warangal, India
  • Silvia Caro Spinel, Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia
  • Suresha S. N. NIT Surathkal, India
  • V. Sunitha, NIT Tirchy, India
  • Aravind Krishna Swamy, IIT Delhi, India
  • Vivek Tandon, University of Texas at El-Paso, USA
  • Gabriele Tebaldi, University of Parma, Italy
  • Carl C. Thodesen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Susan Tighe, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Sudhir Varma, IIT Patna, India
  • Veena Venudharan, IIT Palakkad, India
  • Alex Visser, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • George Way, Consulpav, USA
  • Feipeng Xiao, Tongji University, China
  • Waleed Zeiada, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Yuqing Zhang, Aston University, UK
  • Aleksander Zborowski, TPA, Poland
  • Adam Zofka, IBDiM, Poland

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are invited for presentations. The abstracts should be no more than 500 words, with clear description of research question, importance and relevance of the research question, methods, and results and main findings or expected results and findings.

To submit your abstract, please visit

Guide to Authors

  • Your abstract must be written in clear and concise English.
  • Your abstract must address scientific questions that are relevant to the topic of the conference.
  • Presentations will be delivered in English. We assume the presenting author will have adequate command of English to present and respond to questions.
  • At least one author of an accepted abstract should register in order to keep the presentation in the program. Detailed instruction will be available later.

Registration Information

Registration fees

  • Non-student: $70 (Early-Bird)
  • Student: $30 (Early-Bird)
  • Non-student: $100 (Regular)
  • Student: $40 (Regular)

Early-Bird rates expire after May 1, 2021

Conference Program

Conference program can be downloaded here. Virtual meeting information is only available to registered participants. Registration is still open.


Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IITT) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The Institute has nine departments actively functioning towards high quality research. The Institute has been focusing on research-oriented learning to reinforce students with cutting-edge technologies and skills that enable them to move ahead in global platforms in the fields of science, engineering and technology. The Institute has signed memoranda of understanding with several universities, industries, and government agencies across the globe to promote student and faculty exchange programs, knowledge transfer, sponsored and collaborated research facilities. Students have been actively participating in internships and exchange programs to enhance knowledge in their fields of study. The state-of-the-art science and engineering laboratories, high-configured computing and network facilities, and national knowledge network with video conferencing facilities are significant assets of the Institute. Over the past four years, IITT has organized several industry visits, international conferences, and training programs.