Call for Papers: Pavement Preservation and Resilience: Strategies and Innovative Technologies
Road infrastructure is the most interconnected system among various transportation infrastructures, which supports door-to-door mobility. Pavement is the most direct carrier of road traffic and its performance directly affects the safety, comfort, and efficiency of traffic. However, despite its importance, pavement is always threatened by aging, vehicle loads, environmental factors, and various natural and man-made extreme events. This collection aims to explore recent advances in pavement preservation and resilience.
Read the full call for papers here.
An Interview with the Editor
"JIPR aims to become the flagship journal in the multidisciplinary field of infrastructure preservation and resilience (IPR), providing a cross-disciplinary forum for researchers to disseminate innovative research and engineering practices that preserve the integrity, performance, and resilience of infrastructure systems."
- Xianming Shi, Washington State University, USA
Read the full interview here, where Editor Shi goes into detail regarding his educational and professional background, the inspiration and reasoning to launch this cross-disciplinary scholarly discussion platform, and the long term goals for the journal.
Featured Article: Characterization of vulnerability of road networks to fluvial flooding using SIS network diffusion model
JIPR has published an intriguing article that deals with prediciting the vulnerability of road networks to fluvial flooding using a network diffusion-based method, something more commonly used to model the spread of infectious diseases. This newly adapted method, as supported by the results of this study, seems to be a promising and innovative way to monitor the diffusion processes and cascading structural vulnerabilities in road networks that experience fluvial flooding.
This paper is a great example of the innovative, cross-disciplinary, and sustainable research developments that it is JIPR’s mission to publish. Read the full article here.