June 19th – 21st, 2018

Hotel Gran Marquise – Fortaleza-CE – Brazil

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The International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP) is a volunteer organization of professionals and experts in asphalt engineering whose goal is to share the latest in leading edge asphalt pavement technology worldwide.

The ISAP Conference on Asphalt Pavements has been the major source of state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice information in asphalt technology since its first meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in 1962. The ISAP Conference meets every four years, and the 13th ISAP Conference on Asphalt Pavements will be held in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, on June 19-21, 2018.

The ISAP 2018 Conference will be an opportunity to examine the future directions of the asphalt paving industry in terms of key sustainable issues, such as long-term performance, environmental protection, socio-economic impacts, and political concerns. The ISAP 2018 Conference will address these critical issues in the four major areas of asphalt pavement engineering, i.e., design, materials, construction, and preservation.


Gran Marquise Hotel is located at Avenida Beira Mar, on the beautiful Mucuripe beach, 7 km from Fortaleza city center. A location full of charm, a neighborhood that is part of the city’s history. The 5-star Hotel offers the most complete structure for business and leisure travel, with 230 rooms, lobby bar, swimming pool, fitness center, spa by L’Occitane, business center and event rooms with capacity for up to 1,300 people.

The Gran Marquise offers guests and also the public in general all the quality of its two restaurants: Mucuripe (pasta, risottos and grilled foods), which on Saturdays serves the best feijoada of the city, elected for eight consecutive years by Veja Fortaleza and Mangostin, specialized in Thai, Chinese, Korean.

The Gran Marquise is a company of the Marquise Group, a holding company operating throughout Brazil, also in the areas of Infrastructure, Real Estate Development, Environmental Services, Shopping Malls, Communications and Citizen Service Centers. Founded in 1974, the Marquise Group currently operates in 8 Brazilian states and 14 cities, with more than 6 thousand employees.

Distance to the airport: 11,3 Km

Visit the Gran Marquise Hotel website:

Submission / Registration



Abstract submission deadline on June 1st, 2017
Results by August 3rd, 2017

Short Paper (6 pages) submission deadline on September 1st, 2017
Results by December 1st, 2017

More than 150 papers are expected to be orally presented or presented on exclusive poster sessions.

75 papers will be selected for full submission to special issues of major refereed journals (e.g., RMPD, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation)





Until AUGUST 31st, 2017
From SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017
ABPv / ANPET / ISAP Members R$ 900,00 R$ 1.100,00
Non-Members R$ 1.425,00 R$ 1.600,00
Students R$ 550,00 R$ 700,00
Publication fee (additional fee in case of only a student has been registered or extra papers) R$ 375,00 R$ 400,00
  • Welcome party is included in the registration fee (full and student)
  • Each registration guarantees the publication in the proceedings of 01 (one) paper.
  • Registration fee can be paid via PayPal or credit card





Jorge B. Soares, Federal University of Ceará , Brazil (Chairman)

Francisco Thiago S. Aragão, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gabriele Tebaldi, University of Parma, Italy

Kamilla Vasconcelos Savasini, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Luis Alberto Nascimento, Petrobras/Cenpes, Brazil



Gabriele Tebaldi, University of Parma, Italy (Chairman of Scientific Committee)

Adalberto Leandro Faxina, University of São Paulo, Engineering School of São Carlos, Brazil

Alan Carter, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Alessandro Marradi, University of Pisa, Italy

Amit Bhasin, University of Texas, USA

Antonio D’Andrea, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Antonio Montepara, University of Parma, Italy

Audrey Copeland, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), USA

Bagdat Teltayev, Kazakhstan Highway Research Institute, Kazakhstan

Cédric Sauzeát, University of Lyon, ENTPE, France

Dallas Little, Texas A&M University, USA

Deividi Pereira, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil

Edoardo Bocci, University Ecampus, Italy

Elena Romeo, University of Parma, Italy

Ellie Hajj, University of Nevada, USA

Eshan Dave, University of New Hampshire, USA

Eugene Skok, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, USA

Felice Giuliani, University of Parma, Italy

Francisco Thiago S. Aragão, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gaylon Baumgardner, Paragon Technical Services, USA

Gerald (Gerry) Huber, Heritage Research Group, USA

Gordon Airey, NTEC, England

Hervé Di Benedetto, University of Lyon, ENTPE, France

Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois, USA

Jean-Pascal Planche, Western Research Institute, USA

Jo Daniel, University of New Hampshire, USA

John Harvey, University of Califórnia – Davis, USA

Jorge Augusto Pereira Ceratti, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Jorge Carvalho Pais, University of the Minho, Portugal

José Leomar Fernandes Júnior, University of São Paulo, Engineering School of São Carlos, Brazil

Juceline Batista dos Santos Bastos, Federal Institute of Ceará, Brazil

Kamilla Vasconcelos Savasini, Polytechnical School – University of São Paulo, Brazil

Kim Jenkins, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Laura Maria Goretti da Motta, COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lelio Brito, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Leni Figueiredo Mathias Leite, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Liédi Legi Bariani Bernucci, Polytechnical School – University of São Paulo, Brazil

Lucas F. A. Lima Babadopulos, University of Lyon, ENTPE, France

Luciana Nogueira Dantas, IPR / DNIT, Brazil

Luciano Pivoto Specht, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil

Luis Guillermo Loria Salazar, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Makio Kayano, Japan Road Contractors Association (JRCA), Japan

Manfred Partl, EMPA, Switzerland

Marco Pasetto, University of Padova, Italy

Massimo Losa, University of Pisa, Italy

Murali Krisna, IT Madras, India

Nader Tatabatae, Sharif University, Iran

Navneet Garg, Federal Aviation Administration, USA

R. Michael (Mike) Anderson, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, USA

Reynaldo Roque, University of Florida, USA

Richard Kim, North Carolina State University, USA

Saied Solomons, Sabita (Southern African Bitumen Association), South Africa

Sandra de Aguiar Soares, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

Shigeru Shimenu, Nippon Expressway Research Institute, Japan

Silvia Caro, University of Los Andes, Colombia

Suelly Helena de Araújo Barroso, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

Tien Fang (TF) Fwa, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Tom Scarpas, TU Delft, Netherlands

Verônica Teixeira Franco Castelo Branco, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

Yong-Rak Kim, University of Nebraska, USA

Wynand Steyn, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scientific Program

Time Monday
June 18th
June 19th
June 20th
June 21st
8:30 AM x Opening session x x
9:00 AM x Keynote speaker 1 Keynote speaker 2 Keynote speaker 3
10:00 AM x Oral session 1 Oral session 6 Oral session 11
11:00 AM x Oral session 2 Oral  session 7 Oral session 12
12:00 PM x Break for lunch Break for lunch Break for lunch
1:30 PM x Round Table
Advanced materials for
future pavements:
efficiency and reduction
of cost
Round Table
Resilient infrastructures:
design and construction
Round Table
Recycling and reuse:
sustainability and
respect for the
environment in the
future roads
2:30 PM Registration Oral session 3 Oral session 8 Oral session 13
3:30 PM Poster session 1 Poster session 2 Poster session 3
4:00 PM Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
4:30 PM Oral session 4 Oral session 9 Oral session 14
5:30 PM Oral session 5 Oral session 10 Oral session 15
6:30 PM Welcome cocktail x Special session: RILEM 50 years Gala Dinner

*Schedule subject to change without notice.


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Sponsors & Exhibitors

The city of Fortaleza, Brazil, is one of the most important touristic destinations in South America. A former host of two ISAP Workshops (2009 and 2016), and one ISAP Symposium (2012), the city welcomes the international pavement community to the ISAP Conference 2018.

The ISAP Conference 2018 will feature an attractive exhibition environment, which is colocated with poster and oral sessions as well as some social events during the conference.

Visit Fortaleza

Upon arriving in Fortaleza you may feel the contagious atmosphere of the capital of Ceará , one of the most vibrant cities in the country . Modern metropolis, here the sun shines almost all year and reflects the blue-green sea flowing gentle on its beautiful beaches.

Fortaleza has the face of their tourist symbols: a raft, lobster and forró, which make the you feel at home, surrounded by warm and humorous people.

The tourist city strength lies in its variety of offerings that includes history, cuisine, cultural events, entertainment and joy. It is an effervescence of rhythms, colors and flavors. Monday to Monday the city doesn’t stop, the night drive offers options for all tastes, pockets and ages.

Travel and Visa

Brazil maintains a fully reciprocal visa policy. Please check what applies for your citizenship at the Immigration division office:

NOTE: A proper letter for application will be provided by the Conference Organizing Committee for those who need it in order to apply for the Brazilian Visa.


We negotiated special rates for accomodation at the venue of the event!
You can book a room at the same time you register yourself! Just click to register.
Take a look at the options:



Superior SGL room R$ 472,00 / per night
Superior DBL room** R$ 539,00 / per night
Gran Class SGL room R$ 623,00 / per night
Gran Class DBL room*** R$ 690,00 / per night

Check in: Starts at 2:00 pm
Check out: Finishes at 12:00 pm
* Tax Visit Ceará of R$ 4,00/day not included (charged per apartment). All other fees included. Hotel category: 5 stars
**Superior DBL room: Twin and DBL bed available (limited quantity)
*** Gran Class DBL room: Only DBL bed available (limited quantity)



You also have the option to purchase your tickets for lunch during your stay.

Lunch* R$ 85,00/day

*Lunch includes: 3 types of protein, salads, pasta, trimmings, desserts and drinks (water, juice and soft drinks)
All fees are included.




Superior Gran Class


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