Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure Conference

Department of Civil Engineering

The seventeenth Annual International Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure Conference

Sensor City, 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, L3 5LJ
21- 22 February 2018, Liverpool, UK

Conference aims and topics

The Department of Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, in association with The Road Surface Treatments (RSTA) and Colas Ltd, will host its 17th annual international conference in February.

The conference will focus on pavement engineering, asphalt technology and infrastructure; and is a continuation of the successful annual events hosted by LJMU since 2001. These annual conferences have attracted large numbers of speakers from industry and academia in the past and delegates and exhibitors from the UK, Europe, Middle East, USA, South America, Australia and the Far East have all taken part.

The conference will benefit those stakeholders with specific interest in:

  • the development, construction and management of asphalt technology;
  • sustainable infrastructure, environmental protection, materials technology, pavement and infrastructure structural design and evaluations;
  • IT in pavement, asphalt and infrastructure; and
  • energy reduction, aggregate recycling initiatives, airport and highways design and maintenance

The conference will be of interest to:

  • policy advisors;
  • environmental regulators;
  • infrastructure clients;
  • specifiers, planners and designers;
  • research centres, academia, local authorities;
  • highway-related consultants and designers; and
  • materials suppliers, construction companies, contractors and educational institutions.

The conference will pay particular attention to:

  • pavement design, aggregate and asphalt materials;
  • improvements in paving technology;
  • secondary cementitious materials, data collection and pavement inventory management; and
  • highway asset management, recycling initiatives, road maintenance and infrastructures

Papers are invited on topics mentioned above and those addressing the themes of the conference, innovation and the application of new materials and/or techniques are welcomed. Contributions are especially welcomed from clients, specifiers, regulators, local authorities, consultants, contractors, materials suppliers, research and educational organisations/institutions.

The conference will provide a unique setting within which to share and explore new ideas and to review innovations in the practical application of sustainable construction materials and techniques in pavement engineering and highways maintenance.

Supported By

RSTA UK • Colas UK • Highways England • ASI Solutions UK,• PTS Ltd, UK •XAIS Ltd • AECOM, UK • Jetpatcher Ltd, UK.  Aggregate Industries UK, Total Bitumen UK. The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) • The Institution of Asphalt Technology (IAT) • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).


Please register for the Conference via the online shop or by contact the Organising Committee

Accepted abstracts

Read the list of accepted abstracts for the 2018 Conference

Conference topics and keynote speakers include:

2018 Conference topics

2018 Conference flyer

2018 Conference Programme


Speaker/delegate/exhibitor fee information Fee
Speaker (two day) £275
Speaker (one day) £200
Delegate (two day) £290
Delegate (one day) £200
Exhibitor (two day) £300
*additional delegate/speaker from same organisation (two day) £200
*additional delegate/speaker from same organisation (one day) £150
*additional member with the main exhibitor £100

Discounted rate

Early bird registration fees before 19 February 2018 are offered at a 10% discounted rate. 

RSTA, CIHT, IAT, IHE, ICE members will benefit from a reduced registration fee of 15%.


To submit a short abstract (200–250 words) or to submit a full paper please email Hassan Al Nageim or Dr Anmar Dulaimi and Manar Herez.

Conference committee

The organising committee for the 2018, Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, and Infrastructure Conference is as follows:

  • Professor Hassan Al Nageim, Conference Director, LJMU
  • Dr Anmar Dulaimi, LJMU
  • Manar Herez, LJMU
  • Professor Howard Robinson, Conference Chairman, RSTA, UK
  • John Richardson, Head of R&D, Colas Ltd, UK


Papers for the conference are invited on the Conference topics, please see the submission deadlines below.

Important deadlines:

  • submission of abstract: 20 January 2018
  • submission of full paper: 30 January 2018

For the Accepted abstracts Read the list of accepted abstracts for the 2018 Conference

Instruction to authors:

instructions for authors on preparing full manuscript/s.

All papers will be reviewed by the Conference Scientific and Technical Board and published in the Conference Proceedings. High quality papers will be selected for publication as refereed papers in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology, ISSN: 1464-8164.


If you would like to find out more information about the conference, please contact:

Contact: Conference Director, Professor Hassan Al Nageim


Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2811

Liverpool John Moores University

Byrom Street


L3 3AF

2017 Conference

Accepted abstracts for the 2017 Conference


If you require accommodation, please see the link at wide choice of accommodation options.

The conference is held in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, underwent a renaissance in 2008 when it was crowned the European capital of culture.  New boutique hotels sprang up and stylish bars opened and a fabulous £1billion shopping centre Liverpool ONE was built.  Delegates coming to Liverpool find a city that is cosmopolitan and exciting. Since 2004 it has been an UNESCO World Heritage site, an accolade awarded for its historic Waterfront area around the Albert Dock and the City’s magnificent Cultural Quarter and it is officially the “World Capital of Pop”.  Merseyside’s musical traditions are as famous as it maritime ones from the dank cellar of the Cavern, bands established themselves only to spread around the world, bands such as Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers to name two, but one in particular stands out, The Beatles played their debut in 1961 and appeared another 272 times at The Cavern. 

From the Liver Building to St John's Beacon, Liverpool's landmarks add drama and distinction to the city. The "Three Graces" - the Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building form one of the most instantly recognisable and breath-taking examples of waterfront architecture in the world. 

The City has a mighty sporting heritage with two extremely competitive Premier League football clubs. Our World Class cultural offerings include Tate Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a new addition is the state of the art Museum of Liverpool which opened in spring 2011 and has focused on Liverpool’s worldwide influence on world history and culture.