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The papers should present case studies, research results and/or practical experiences related to the topics of this call. Proposals falling outside the scope of these topics will not be considered.

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XXVIIth World Road Congress

"Prague 2023 – Together on the Road again"

PIARC (World Road Association) is a non-profit, non-political association founded in 1909 to promote international cooperation in the field of roads and road transport. As of 2022, PIARC has 125 member governments.

The World Road Congress is a world-class event that builds on PIARC's decades of experience. It brings together road experts and practitioners from around the world. This will be the XXVIIth edition of the World Road Congress, which PIARC has organised every four years since 1908.

Prague 2023 Congress will be structured around 49 themes.

The official languages of the Congress are English, French and Spanish.

The XXVIIth World Road Congress is organized by PIARC, the Czech Road Society and PIARC Czech National Committee, with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Road Association from October 02 to 06, 2023. It will include arount 50 sessions, a large exhibition, technical tours and a social programme.

For more information, you are invited to visit the Congress website:

Call for Papers

For this XXVIIth edition, PIARC is calling for individual contributions on selected topics in order to enrich and broaden the views and work of its Technical Committees and Task Forces.

The papers should present case studies, research results and/or practical experiences related to the topics of this call.

Papers will be reviewed by the Technical Committees and Task Forces. Papers that are accepted will be published in the Congress proceedings and will provide input into the Congress sessions. All authors of accepted papers will present their work and results at interactive poster sessions. Some outstanding contributions will be selected for an oral presentation during the Congress.

PIARC Prizes 2023

By submitting a paper in response to the present call for papers you will automatically be entered in the PIARC Prizes competition and be in competition to win one of the prizes. The prize for the best paper in each category will be awarded by an international jury.

The following are the Prize categories for our 2023 Congress:

  • Young professionals (under 35 years of age)
  • Authors from LMICs (low and lower-middle income economies)
  • Road design, construction, maintenance and operation
  • Road Safety
  • Climate Change and Resilience
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Best innovation
  • Organisation and Administration

Information for Authors

  • Content: All papers must be original and authorized for publication. Proposals that have already been published will not be accepted.
  • Any reference of a political, commercial or advertising nature is excluded from the papers, as is the indication of a trademark in the title or summary.
  • Language: Abstracts may be submitted in English (mandatory), French and Spanish.
  • Submission: Abstracts must be submitted online exclusively on the website.
  • Length: The abstract should not exceed 400 words.


  • August 26, 2022: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • November 15, 2022: Notification of accepted abstracts
  • January 31, 2023: Deadline for submission of full papers
  • May 15, 2023: Notification of accepted full papers
  • 02-06 October 2023: XXVIIth World Road Congress

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