Highways and Airport Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, and Infrastructure Conference - 2020

Sensor City, 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, L3 5LJ
11 - 12 March 2020, Liverpool, UK

See the conference programme

Conference aims and topics

The School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University, in association with the ASI Solutions and Colas Ltd UK, will host its 19th annual international conference in March 2020.

The conference will focus on highways and airport 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 Highways and Airport Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, and Infrastructure;
  • environmental protection, materials technology, pavement and infrastructure structural design and evaluations;
  • IT in pavement, asphalt and airport pavement and infrastructure; design, maintenance and assessment/evaluations
  • energy reduction, aggregate recycling initiatives, airport, road and highways road base design and analysis/evaluations

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 asphalt and paving technology
  • secondary cementitious materials, data collection and pavement inventory management and
  • highway asset management, recycling initiatives, road, highways and airports 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

ASI Solutions • Colas Ltd • Total Bitumen • WDM ltd • Velocity UK • Highways England • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) • The Institution of Asphalt Technology (IAT) • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)


Register for the conference 

Registration form 

Please contact the organising committee if you are unable to pay online.

Accepted abstracts for the 2020 conference

Conference topics


Speaker/delegate/exhibitor fee information Fee
Speaker (two day) £275
Speaker (one day) £180
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

Discounted rate: Early bird registration fees before 12 February 2020 are offered at a 15% discounted rate. ASI Solutions, RSTA, CIHT, IAT, IHE, ICE members will benefit from a reduced registration fee of 15%.

For online registration

Please contact the organising committee if you are unable to pay online.


Please submit a short abstract (200–250 words) to Prof Hassan Al Nageim and Dr Anmar Dulaimi.

Conference committee

The organising committee for the 2020 Conference is as follows:

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

Important deadlines:

Submission of papers:

  • Submission of abstract: 14 February  2020
  • Submission of full paper: 20 February 2020
  • Final acceptance for full paper: 23 February 2020

Please submit a short abstract (200–250 words) to Prof Hassan Al Nageim: and Dr Anmar Dulaimi, The length of the paper is limited to 18 pages. Please see instruction for authors in our website

Instruction to authors:

Instruction 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 about the conference, please contact: Conference Director, Professor Hassan Al NageimDr Anmar DulaimiManar Herez.

Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2811

Liverpool John Moores University

Byrom Street
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2017 Conference

Accepted abstracts for the 2017 Conference

2018 Conference

Accepted abstracts for the 2018 Conference

2019 Conference

Accepted abstracts for the 2019 Conference


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

International Journal of Pavement and Engineering and Asphalt technology ISSN 1464-8164

Read the Journal

International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology ISSN 1464-8164, Volume 21 March 2020

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Assessing the impact of polymer additives on deformation and crack healing of asphalt concrete subjected to repeated compressive stress

Enhancing stability of clayey subgrade materials with cement kiln dust stabilisation

Skidding resistance: measurement and use of data

Investigation of the effects of additives on moisture susceptibility of asphalt mixes containing sulfur-polymer

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 its maritime ones.  From the dank cellar of the Cavern, bands established themselves only to spread around the world.  Acts bands such as Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers to name two, but one in particular stands out, The Beatles, who 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 breathtaking 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 focuses on Liverpool’s worldwide influence on history and culture.