IRF Foresight Sessions at PIARC World Road Congress

IRF Global will be presenting two panels during the PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi focusing on energy-efficient pavements (October 7) and connected roads (October 8). Please join us on this occasion to hear from international thought leaders.

 

FORESIGHT SESSION 4. "SUSTAINABLE PAVEMENTS: ON THE ROAD TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE & ENERGY EFFICIENCY"
Oct. 7, Monday. 08:00-11:30

Chair: Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, International Road federation (IRF), USA

Introduction
• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, International Road federation (IRF), USA

Part 1
Mainstreaming of Green Construction Technologies in India
• S.K. NIRMAL, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress, India

Advances in low-emission pavement engineering processes
• Dr. Mohamed EL-BASYOUNY, Parsons Middle East, UAE

Impact of Future Climate Change on Materials Selection and Pavement Performance in UAE
• Prof. Waleed ZEIADA, University of Sharjah, UAE

Research and Development Efforts in the UAE
• Prof. Tom SKARPAS, Khalifa University, UAE

Questions & Answers
• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, Arizona State University, USA

Part 2
Policies to Extend the life of Road Assets
• Dr. Adam ZOFKA, Road & Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM), Poland

Promoting greener & more durable road construction (Industry Contributions)
• Mr Luis Alfonso de LEÓN, Technical Manager, CIRTEC, Spain
• Mr Joe Abi SALEH, Forta Corporation, Canada
• Mrs Leticia Parra Rodriguez, MENA Energy
• Mr Himanshu AGARWAL, Senior Vice President, Zydex, India

Questions & Answers
• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, International Road federation (IRF), USA

 

FORESIGHT SESSION 10. "CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY: IS OUR ROAD NETWORK READY? "
Oct. 8, Tuesday. 14:00-17:30

Chair: Dr. Bill SOWELL, Chairman, International Road federation (IRF) Committee on ITS, Interim President, Eberle Design Inc (EDI), USA

Introduction
• Dr. Bill SOWELL, Chairman, International Road federation (IRF) Committee on ITS, Interim President, Eberle Design Inc (EDI), USA

Part 1
How is Europe facilitating and accelerating connected and automated driving?
• Dr. Stephane DREHER, Senior Expert ERTICO, Belgium

Transport models for the coexistence of automated and conventional vehicles (CoExist)
• Mr Andrea Petti, Regional Director, PTV MENA, UAE

Preparing road infrastructure for mixed vehicle traffic flows (Inframix)
• Mr. Martin RUSS, Managing Director, AustriaTech, Austria Operations/Intelligent Transportation Systems, Austria

Transition Areas for Infrastructure-Assisted Driving (TransAID)
• Dr. Jaap VREESWIJK, Traffic Architect Connected & Automated Driving, MAP traffic management, Netherlands

Break 15:30 - 16:00
Part 2
Are cities ready for autonomous drivers?
• Mr Andrew BEVAN, Smart Mobility Director, Parsons Middle East, UAE

Will autonomous cars make roads safer?
• Mr Dan VEONI, Global Government Affairs, 3M, USA

Pavement markings for machine vision
• Dr. Paul CARLSON, Chief Technology Officer, Road Infrastructure, Inc., USA

The Connected Intersection
• Dr. John E. SHEARER, Sales Director, Eberle Design Inc (EDI), USA

Conclusion
• Dr. Bill SOWELL, Chairman, International Road federation (IRF) Committee on ITS, Interim President, Eberle Design Inc (EDI), USA

For additional information and registration options, please visit http://www.aipcrabudhabi2019.org/ 

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