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SMA Conference Call for Abstracts

NAPA and FHWA invite researchers, agencies, and practitioners from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference. Abstracts are sought for oral sessions discussing high-performance gap-graded mixtures (such as SMA) and the following topics:

  • Case studies of SMA in the field
  • Impact of SMA material properties and design on improved performance
  • Best practices and lessons learned for design, production, and construction of SMA
  • Use of resource responsible materials (i.e., RAP, RAS, and recycled tire rubber) in SMA
  • Life-cycle cost analysis of SMA mixtures
  • Life cycle assessment of SMA mixtures
  • Laboratory performance testing of SMAs
  • Production and construction of SMA using WMA technology
  • Alternative mixture designs for high-performance gap-graded mixtures


Abstract Requirements:

  • Title of Paper
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • A clear and concise abstract body (300-word maximum) in English
  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest


Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to smaconference@asphaltpavement.org by April 2, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed by April 6, 2018, and, if accepted, submitters will be asked to prepare a draft paper (12 pages maximum, following TRB formatting) by June 4, 2018, for review. Upon completion of the review, all comments must be addressed by August 27, 2018, for inclusion in the conference proceedings. English is the official language of the conference.


Abstracts are reviewed by members of the conference committee. Their decisions on acceptance and other recognition will be final. The committee is not obligated to provide feedback to abstract authors regarding final decisions.


Downloadable PDF of Call for Abstracts  pdf