Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century

June 22 - 24, 2015 |  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Held every five years, the Symposium aims to encourage the continuous improvement of highway geometric design.  This event focuses on the latest breakthrough practices relating to highway engineering in their different life phases, including daily operational effects and safe highway designs.

The Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices,  technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices.

The host city, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with a total population of 2.5 million people is one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.  With its numerous beaches, towering coastal mountains, extensive coastline, a multicultural population and world class cuisine, Vancouver is a wonderful city to experience both as a tourist and symposium participant.    


News

Extension to Paper Submission Deadline

Due to numerous author and reviewer requests and identified conflicts related to preparations for the TRB Annual Meeting, we are extending two important dates.  We are most appreciative to the 130+ authors that have already submitted their papers and we will be reviewing those papers first.  

  • Extended Draft Paper Submission Due Date:  14 December 2014
  • Feedback to Authors Date:  28 February 2015

Paper Reviewers Needed

Due to the fantastic interest and quantity of papers being submitted, we request that authors also volunteer to review several papers.  Please send an email to paperchairishgd2015@gmail.com indicating your willingness to review papers and you will be provided instructions on how to receive papers for review.

Registration

Registration for the Symposium will be available in November 2014 and we strongly encourage you to sign up before seats sell out as they will be limited in number - you definitely don't want to miss out!

Paper Schedule

Complete information about paper requirements can be found on the Paper Submission page. 

  • January 2014: Issue Call for Abstracts, Posters, Country Reports, Technical Exhibits (optional) - COMPLETE
  • 30 April 2014: Authors submit abstracts - COMPLETE
  • Summer 2014: Steering Committee invites authors - COMPLETE
  • 9 November 2014: Authors submit draft papers;
  • Fall 2014: Registration Opens (note: authors must register for Symposium for papers to be published in the Symposium proceedings)
  • 31 December 2014: Feedback to Authors
  • 31 March 2015:  Submit Final Papers
  • May/June 2015: Submit PowerPoint file (presentation) or PDF file (Poster) 
  • Fall 2014: Authors submit draft papers; Steering Committee completes peer reviews
  • January 2015: Issue Final announcement with program and registration materials
  • Spring 2015: Authors submit final, camera-ready manuscripts

Call for Abstracts: A Complete Success! 


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The Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices,  technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices.

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The ISHGD Symposium is an opportunity for engineering professionals to meet to advance the collective knowledge around geometric highway design. Every five years, the latest research and the newest innovations are brought forward in an engaging environment. This is your opportunity to contribute to the engineering profession and meet your peers in an educational setting.

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Register

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Registration for the Symposium will be available in September featuring options for full and partial participation, tours, workshops and more.

Stay tuned to take advantage of early bird rates!

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