You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at RPUG 2018

RPUG 2018 Conference: Call for Abstracts

The Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG) 2018 conference will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA from September 18 to 21, 2018. This conference is also the 30th anniversary of RPUG. The conference theme is “1989-2018 On The Road To Progressively Better Data.

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at RPUG 2018. Topics include:

  • Network Pavement Surface Measurements under the FAST Act
  • Automated Pavement Condition Surveys, Evaluation, and Reporting
  • Pavement Profile Measurement, Analysis and Ride Quality
  • Pavement Surface Texture
  • Tire-Pavement Friction
  • Tire-Pavement Noise
  • 3D Pavement Surface Measurement Technology
  • Pavement Profile Quality Assurance (QA) and Reference Measurement
  • Incentive/Disincentive Programs
  • Real-Time Surface Properties Measurement
  • Influence of Surface Characteristics on Rolling Resistance and Vehicle and Tire Wear
  • Jointed Concrete Pavements (JCP) Curvature and Impacts on Roughness
  • National Data Collection Standards and Certification
  • Impact of Ride Specifications on Construction Practices

There will also be panel discussion on the following topics:

  • Data Quality Management Plans
  • Switching to IRI Smoothness Specifications

Please submit a presentation abstract of 300 words or less in English through the contact form. Please use “RPUG 2018 Abstract” as the subject line. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

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About RPUG

Since 1989, RPUG has been serving as a forum for the exchange of information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction engineers, design engineers, and researchers who have an interest in road profiles, road roughness/smoothness, pavement surface textures, friction, and tire-pavement noise. A dissemination of knowledge concerning the collection, analysis, and application of information relating to functional characteristics of traveled surfaces is the focus of the conference program. is maintained by The Transtec Group.