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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. It is estimated that road transportation accounts for more than 80% of all passenger travel and freight movements in the world. With furthering economic development and continuing urbanization, the dependence of people's lives – both social and economic – on road infrastructure is increasing rapidly. Pavement is the most direct carrier of road traffic and its performance directly affects the safety, comfort, and efficiency of traffic. However, pavement is always threatened by aging, vehicle loads, environmental factors, and various natural and man-made extreme events. The degradation and destruction of pavement will have many social and economic consequences. The preservation and resilience of pavement has already attracted attention and needs further attention dedicated towards its research and practice. 

This collection aims to explore the recent advances in pavement preservation and resilience. This includes, but is not limited to, policy and strategies, innovative technologies, assessment methods, application of big data, application of artificial intelligence, application of smart materials and technologies, resilient design, and climate change adaptation. All submissions must not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. This issue will be an online-only topical collection of papers. Once accepted, the paper will immediately enter the online publishing process and be available to read and access without delay. 

Topics of interest (not limited to):

  • Pavement preservation policy and strategies
  • Innovative pavement preservation technologies
  • Pavement resilience assessment
  • Strategies and technologies for pavement resilience improvement
  • Innovative technologies for pavement performance assessment
  • Modeling of pavement behaviorLife-cycle management of pavement
  • Multi-source data fusion for pavement performance evaluation
  • Application of smart materials and technologies in pavement engineering
  • Data driven maintenance strategies
  • Application of machine learning in pavement status recognition
  • Resilient pavement design and climate change adaptation

Guest Editors:

Yinghao Miao, Ph.D., Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China,

Zejiao Dong, Ph.D., Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China,

Tentative timing:

Submission Due: January 31st, 2022.

Submission instruction:

Please submit manuscripts via the online submission system at and follow the submission guidelines at

All manuscripts submitted to this collection should be indicated in the online system otherwise they will be handled as regular submissions. 

Open Access Publication:

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

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