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SMA Conference Call for Presentations

NAPA and FHWA invite agencies and practitioners from around the world to submit presentation proposals for the conference. Proposals are sought for oral presentations discussing real-world experiences with high-performance gap-graded mixtures (such as SMA) and the following topics:

  • Case studies of SMA in the field
  • 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
  • Field design and quality assurance of SMA
  • Life-cycle cost analysis of SMA mixtures
  • Production and construction of SMA using WMA technology
  • Alternative mixture designs for high-performance gap-graded mixtures


Proposal Requirements:

  • Title of Presentation
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • A clear and concise presentation description (300-word maximum) in English
  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest


Presentation proposals 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 full presentation for the conference. English is the official language of the conference.


Presentation proposals 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 Presentations  pdf