Technical content of the XXVII World Road Congress

The XXVII World Road Congress aims to offer a holistic view of the road sector current situation and future trends.

The Congress will address a large spectrum of issues related to road infrastructure and road transport across the globe.

Governance and Roads Administration

Performance of Transport Administrations


  • Understanding the journey of your customers’ experience
  • Concepts, roadmaps and practical challenges of developing the transport agency of the future
  • How transport administrations manage the transition to a more diverse workforce and the need for new skills and competencies in a changing transport sector

Road and Transport Planning for Economic and Social Development


  • Innovation and new approaches for the study of mobility of people and goods
  • Sustainable mobility planning
  • Economic and social effects of investment and operation in the road sector

Finance and Procurement


  • New possible forms of public-private partnership to boost the road infrastructure sector
  • How post-Covid recovery funds are allocated to the development of road infrastructures
  • How sustainability requirements are reflected in road infrastructures procurement

Climate Change and Resilience of Road Networks


  • Practical studies to increase the resilience of the road network
  • Climate change adaptation actions for road infrastructure
  • Cross-cutting issues of resilience and climate change

Disaster Management


  • Societal resilience involving disaster
  • Lessons learned from extreme natural events: how experience improves resilience
  • How information technology can improve socio economic resilience

Well-Prepared Projects


  • Well-prepared projects as a strategy to face uncertainty and to deliver better transportation solutions


Mobility in Urban Areas


  • Urban mobility for a better urban environment
  • Multimodal transit centers and Mobility hubs – better integration between different mode of transport
  • Evaluating impacts and challenges of new mobility in urban and
    peri-urban areas

Accessibility and Mobility in Rural Areas


  • Challenges and solutions for rural roads
  • Accessibility and mobility in rural areas
  • Improving road safety in rural areas
  • Technical solutions for paved and unpaved roads



  • Freight: Monitoring and regulation to reduce overloading and associated road network damage
  • Greening Freight Transport
  • Application of emerging technologies in freight transport and logistics

Road Network Operation / Intelligent Transportation Systems


  • The role of road operators for MaaS development
  • C-ITS across the globe: How cooperative intelligent transport system are shaping the future of road mobility
  • Data as an enabler for road operators and C-ITS: The journey to better decision making and road network management

New Mobility and its Impact on Road infrastructure and Transport

Electric Road Systems (ERS)


  • ERS as a contribution to free the transport system from the use of fossile fuels.

Automated Vehicles

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Authorities


Safety and Sustainability

Road Safety


  • Road Safety Management Practices and Processes
  • Knowledge Sharing on Road Safety

Winter Service


  • New technologies in winter service
  • Winter maintenance in urban areas
  • Implications of connected and automated vehicles on winter services
  • Renewal and rejuvenation of aging infrastructure

Asset Management


  • Case studies, research results, practical experiences
  • Innovative approaches for asset management systems
  • Measures for improving resilience of road network

Environmental Sustainability in Road Infrastructure and Transport


  • Air pollution and noise measurement, assessment and mitigation measures
  • Including the concept of wildlife corridors at a strategic planning level
  • Road transport sustainability and resilience in the context of climate change and energy transition

Road Infrastructure and Transport Security


  • Digital and physical security for the resilience of infrastructure and transport

Resilient Infrastructure



  • Reducing the carbon footprint of road pavements
  • Innovative maintenance methods and strategies
  • New or innovative pavement materials



  • Bridge resilience considering natural hazards
  • Advancement of inspection, repair and rehabilitation techniques / technologies
  • Forensic engineering for structural failures



  • Resilience and innovation of Earth Structures to natural hazards
  • Earthworks for the Environment



  • Digitalization of Road Tunnel Design and Management
  • Road Tunnel Operation and Safety Issues related to the Usage of New Energy Carriers in Road Vehicles

Road Design Standards


  • New trends in road design

Cross-cutting issues

Terminology in the road sector

World Road Statistics

Special and emerging topics

Carbon neutrality

Social equity and accessibility

Artificial Intelligence

EV and charging infrastructure

Gender inclusion in the road sector