2018 International Society for Asphalt Pavements | ISAP Conference

June 19th – 22nd, 2018

Hotel Gran Marquise – Fortaleza-CE – Brazil

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ISAP 2018

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 Con-
ference on Asphalt Pavements will be held in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, on June 19-22, 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 Confe-
rence will address these critical issues in the four major areas of asphalt pavement engineering, i.e., design, materials, construction, and


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

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, specia-
lized 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


Submission / Registration






Abstract submission: July 1st, 2017
Results by September 4th, 2017
Short Paper (6 pages) submission deadline on October 27th, 2017
Results by December 22nd, 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 Evalua-





Until December 15th, 2017
From December 16th, 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
WORKSHOP – ABPv / ANPET / ISAP Members registered at ISAP 2018 R$ 300,00
WORKSHOP – ABPv / ANPET / ISAP Members not registered at ISAP 2018 R$ 450,00
WORKSHOP – Non members registered or not at ISAP 2018 R$ 450,00
WORKSHOP – Students – registered or not at ISAP 2018 R$ 250,00
  • 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

Adam Zofka, Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poland

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

Elie 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

Yong-Rak Kim, University of Nebraska, USA

Wynand Steyn, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scientific Program

Time Monday June 18th Tuesday June 19th Wednesday June 20th Thursday June 21st Friday June 22nd
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration / Workshop:


Opening session x x x
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote speaker 1 Keynote speaker 2 Keynote speaker 3 Industry Day
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Oral session 1 Oral session 6 Oral session 11
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Oral session 2 Oral session 7 Oral session 12
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Industry Time Industry Time Industry Time
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Round Table Advanced materials for future pavements: efficiency and reduction of cost Round Table Resilient infrastructures: design and construction techniques Round Table Recycling and reuse: sustainability and respect for the environment in the future roads x
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Oral session 3 Oral session 8 Oral session 13 x
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Poster session 1 Poster session 2 Poster session 3 x
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break x
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Oral session 4 Oral session 9 Oral session 14 x
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Oral session 5 Oral session 10 Oral session 15 x
6:30 PM Welcome cocktail x Special session: RILEM 50 years Gala Dinner x
* Schedule subject to change without notice.



Date: June 18th, 2018

Time: To be confirmed

Presenter: Dr. Navneet Garg, Federal Aviation Administration

About the Workshop:

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the latest update to its pavement design software, FAARFIELD 1.41, in November 2016. FAARFIELD implements a mechanistic-empirical approach to rigid and flexible pavement design, incorporating both layered elastic and 3D finite element structural models.

This workshop will familiarize participants with the latest FAA design procedures, with an emphasis on practical design examples for new flexible pavements. Because FAARFIELD was developed to support FAA standard pavement designs, a basic understanding of FAA material and construction standards is necessary for proper use of the program. Therefore, the properties of FAA standard materials will be examined in some detail. Other topics covered in this workshop will include: design life; cumulative damage factors (CDF) and pass/coverage ratio, subgrade and subbase layer characterization for design; using the FAARFIELD aircraft libraries; and interpreting the design report. The FAARFIELD methods of airport overlay design will be covered if time permits.

Note:  It is highly recommended that workshop participants bring their own laptops so they can install FAARFIELD 1.41 and follow along through the pavement design examples. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion.

The FAARFIELD 1.41 software can be downloaded free of charge at:http://www.airporttech.tc.faa.gov/Download/Airport-Pavement-Software-Program
Advisory Circular 150/5320-6F, “Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation” is available at:http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/150-5320-6F.pdf


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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 have negotiated special rates for accommodation at the venue of the event!
To book a room please contact coordenacao1@ikone.com.br to receive the instructions.

Take a look at the options:



Superior SGL room R$ 408,00 / per night
Superior DBL room** R$ 466,00 / per night
Gran Class SGL room R$ 539,00 / per night
Gran Class DBL room*** R$ 597,00 / per night

Check in: Starts at 2:00 pm
Check out: Finishes at 12:00 pm
*Fares valid for booking until September 15th, 2017 or upon availability.

*Taxes not included (Service charge: 10%; ISS: 5%; Visit Ceará tax: R$ 4,00/day charged per apartment). 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. This extra item is available at the registration system.

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




Come to ISAP Conference and enjoy your stay by meeting the most beautiful beaches in our state!

See some options!



“Jeri” is a place out of the ordinary compared to the modern world’s great cities, with run times, crowded traffic and queues. The streets are covered in sand and beaches extend for miles without visual interference. Everything has a slower and more relaxed feel. In 1984, a federal law declared Jericoacoara area of ​​environmental protection, due to restrictions on construction and environmental protection laws, Jericoacoara has grown in a positive way. Businessmen engaged in protecting the beauty and simplicity “Jeri”, have created small and cozy inns that offer charm and sophistication without grandeur or extravagance.



Located on the east coast of the state of Ceara, 162 km distant from the capital Fortaleza, Canoa Quebrada has stable climate, between 27 and 30 degrees C. throughout the year. The origin of this ancient fishing village dating from the seventeenth century. Today, besides the unique landscape, the most popular attractions to enjoy the sun are the dune buggy rides. Take a day to make a raft trip and stay in touch with the nature of the place, from the top of the highest dune in Canoa you can admire one of the greatest shows in the northeast, the sunset of Canoa.


A fascinating sunset from the top of the cliffs, mazes where visitors stroll and observe sands of twelve different colors, rafts sailing on the sea in search of fish, dunes, ponds, beauty and adventure, everything is found in Morro Branco Beach and Praia das Fontes in Beberibe, 85km from the capital Fortaleza. Waterspouts, fountains of natural waters, cliffs, caves, strong waves crashing against the rocks, trails through the cliffs (cliffs of sand) are some of the enchantments reserved for visitors. The labyrinth, whose entrance is by the beach is the main attraction. Numerous native guides offer their services at affordable values​​.


Located in the municipality of Paraipaba the Lagoinha beach is an obligatory stop for tourists. A cliff 50 meters high forms a natural lookout, flanked by the unique reddish tone dune in Ceará and dotted with coconut palms that leads to the sea. Westward is Almécegas Lagoon, the limpid and sweet water, ideal for who are passing through and want to remove the salt before traveling.


From the top of the highest dune in Canoa Quebrada you can enjoy one of the greatest spectacles found in northeast, the sunset of Canoa Quebrada. Mazes where visitors stroll and observe sands of twelve different colors, rafts out to sea in search of fish, dunes, ponds, beauty and adventure, everything is found in Morro Branco and Praia das Fontes, in Beberibe city.



For reservations, please contact A3 Turismo or visit the website: http://www.a3receptivo.tur.br/us/index.php

Contact: Leila Gomes – reservas@a3receptivo.tur.br


Ikone Promoções e Eventos
Phone: +55 (85) 3261-1111
Email: coordenacao1@ikone.com.br
Contact: Ariadne Andrade

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