International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering


(online conference)





JULY 12-14, 2021 







DELFT, tbd









​The International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering (iFRAE) was started by College of Transportation Engineering of Tongji University. This symposium was first held in 2011 and then biennially since 2015. The IFRAE 2021 will be hosted on July 12-14, 2021 by the Section of Pavement Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. The theme of the IFRAE 2021 is to promote research in the field of “Circular, Sustainable and Smart Airport and Highway Pavements”and is dedicated to the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice areas of long-life and circular materials for sustainable, cost-effective smart airport and highway pavement construction. This symposium will facilitate the exchange of new ideas in these fields among academicians, engineers, scientists and practitioners. It includes plenary, keynote & invited speeches, oral presentations & poster sessions on different topics. Accepted full papers will be published in conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in special issues of several selected renowned journals.



All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. Organizing committee is pleased to announce that chairs may consider inviting some of the accepted papers for longer versions to be considered for following journals:

  • ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (SCI)

  • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Part B: Pavements (SCI)
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering

  • Journal of Cleaner Production (SCI)

  • Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience

  • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) 

  • Molecules - Special Issue: Advances of Asphalt Materials and Pavement Materials (SCI)

  • Transportation Geotechnics (SCI)

  • Materials-Special Issue "Experimental Testing and Constitutive Modelling of Pavement Materials" (SCI)

  • Materials-Special Issue "Long-Life and Circular Pavement Materials" (SCI)

  • 《中国公路学报》(EI,CSCD)

  • 《交通运输工程学报》(EI,CSCD)

  • 《长安大学学报(自然科学版)》(CSCD


Important Dates & Notifications /

              Abstract submission:                       15th Jan, 2021    (30th Nov, 2020)                      

              Full papers due (6 page limit):         25th Feb, 2021    (25th Jan, 2021)

              Review results:                               1st   Apr, 2021

              Camera ready submission:             

Call for papers /

iFRAE 2021 is an international event which will be hosted by the Section of Pavement Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands together with College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, China. iFRAE 2021 will provide researchers, practitioners and administrators a unique and rewarding opportunity to present and forward new and emerging ideas. Furthermore, the symposium will also serve as a platform for scientific exchange,  creating scientific communities with complementary activities that work in the broader field of pavement engineering. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you in Delft!


On behalf of the organizing committee

Chairs :

Prof. Sandra Erkens, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Dr. Xueyan Liu, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Lijun Sun, Tongji University, China

Prof. Jianming Ling, Tongji University, China



Dr. Anupam Kumar, TU Delft, The Netherlands


Theme /

  1. Green and sustainable pavement materials 

  2. Recycling technology 

  3. Warm & cold mix asphalt materials 

  4. Functional pavement design 

  5. Self-healing pavement materials 

  6. Eco-efficiency pavement materials 

  7. Pavement preservation, maintenance and rehabilitation 

  8. Smart pavement materials and structures

  9. Safety technology for smart roads

  10. Pavement monitoring and big data analysis

  11. Role of transportation engineering in future pavements  

  12. Others


Committees /

Conference Chairs

Chairs: Sandra Erkens, TUDelft, the Netherlands

Xueyan Liu, TUDelft, the Netherlands

Lijun Sun, Tongji University, China

Jianming Ling, Tongji University, China

Standing International advisory Committee

Chairs: Tom Scarpas & Jianlong Zheng


Imad  Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana, USA
Bjorn  Birgisson, Texas A&M University, USA
Chingyao Chan, University of California Berkeley, USA
Herve  Di Benedetto, University of Lyon, France
Sandra  Erkens, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Shouen Fang, Tongji University, China
Zhongyin  Guo, Tongji University, China
John Harvey, University of California Davis, USA
Baoshan  Huang, University of Tennessee, USA
Baoying Liu, China Communications Construction Co. Ltd, China
Xueyan Liu, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Samer M. Madanat, New york University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Kaimin  Niu, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, China
Markus  Oeser, RWTH Aachen Uiversity, Germany
Jorge A. Prozzi, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Aimin Sha, Chang'an University, China
Shihui Shen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Xin Su, Civil Aviation Airport Engineering Technology Research Center, China
Lijun Sun, Tongji University, China
Yiqiu  Tan, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Zhiming  Tan, Tongji University, China
Boming  Tang, Chongqing Jiaotong University, China
Andrew  Tarko, Purdue University, USA
Bo  Tian, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, China
Linbing Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Simon  Washington, University of Queensland, Australia
Jiangmiao Yu, South China University of Technology, China
Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Young Committee

Chairs: Katerina Varveri & Yuqing Zhang


Panos Apostolidis,  Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Johan  Blom, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sara Bressi, University of Pisa, Italy
Ruijun  Cao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Anqi Chen, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Feng Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Zixuan  Chen, Chang’an University, China
Ana Jiménez del Barco Carrión, University of Granada, Spain
Yong Deng, Texas A&M University, United States
Xunhao  Ding, Southeast University, China
Xu Cai, Guangzhou University, China
Yangming  Gao, Aston University, United Kingdom

Christain Gerald Daniel, Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia
Minghui  Gong, Sobute New Materials Co., Ltd., China
Fan Gu, National Center of Asphalt Technology, United States
Ankit Gupta, IITBHU, India
Ramez  Hajj, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Ruxin  Jing,  Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ming Liang, Shandong University, China
Peng Lin,  Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Meng Ling, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, United States
Guoyang Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Gang  Liu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Quantao Liu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Quan Lv, Tongji University , China
Peter Mikhailenko, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Marko Orešković, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Wangyu Ma, Transtec Group, United States

Dongyu Niu, Chang’an University, China
Ali Rahman, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Dongya Ren, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Chiara Riccardi, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Diana B. Sánchez, The University of Los Andes, Colombia

Xijun Shi, Texas State University, United States
Xiaolong Sun, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Qinrui Tang, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Naipeng Tang, Chongqing University, China
Di Wang, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Haopeng Wang,  Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Siqi  Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Chao Xing, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Shi Xu,  Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Chuanqi  Yan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Zhoujing  Ye, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Fan Yin, National Center of Asphalt Technology, United States

Meng Zhang, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, China
Weiguang Zhang, Southeast University, China
Yuan Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Maddison, United States

Jiqing Zhu, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden

Organizing Committee

Chairs: Xueyan Liu & Kumar Anupam

General Secretary: Kumar Anupam

Members (TUD)

Daniel Akinmade

Panos Apostolidis

Claudia Baltussen

Sandra Erkens

Ruxin Jing

Cor Kasbergen 

Peng Lin

Lili Ma

Shisong Ren

Katerina Varveri 

Members (Tongji)

Xingyi Zhu

Xudong Zhou

Scientific Committee

Chairs: Baoshan Huang & Amit Bhasin


Changfa Ai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Gordon  Airy, The University of Nottingham, UK
Kumar Anupam, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Panos Apostolidis, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin, USA
Jeroen Besamusca, Kuwait Petroleum Research & Technology , Netherlands
Amit Bhasin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ronald  Blab, TU Wien, Austria
Rongji Cao, Jiangsu Transportation Institute, China
Emmanuel  Chailleux, IFSTTAR, France
Xianhua Chen, Southeast University, China
Lin Cong, Tongji University, China

Minh-Tan Do, Université Gustave Eiffel,, France
Manthos Evangelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Augusto Cannone  Falchetto, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Rita Moura Fortes, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
Jame  Grenfell, Australian Road Research Board, Australia
Meng Guo, Being University of Technology, China
Ankit Gupta, IITBHU, India
Theuns  Hemming, University of Auckland,, New Zealand
Glynn Holleran, XTRA, New Zealand
Rob  Hofman, RWS, Netherlands
Yue Hou, Beijing University of Technology, China
Xiaoming  Huang, Southeast University, China
Weidong Huang, Tongji University, China
Kamil  Kaloush, Arizona State University, USA

Malal Kane, Université Gustave Eiffel, France
Murali  Krishna, IITM, India

Sabine Leischner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Eyal  Levenberg, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Zhen Leng,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Hui Li, Tongji University, China
Mingliang Li, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, China
Ping Li, Changsha University of Science & Technology, China
Liping Liu, Tongji University, China
Pengfei Liu, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Davide Lo Presti, University of Nottingham, UK
Andreas Loizos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Xue Luo, Zhejiang University, China
Tao Ma, Southeast University, China
Eyad  Masad, Texas A&M University, USA
Breixo Gómez  Meijide, EAPA - European Asphalt Pavement Association, Belgium

Miomir Miljković, University of Niš, Serbia
Seirgei Miller, University of Twente , Netherlands
Sayeda Nahar, TNO, Netherlands
Manoranjan Parida, IITR, India
Laurent Porot, Kraton polymers Nederland BV, Netherlands
Lily  Poulikakos, EMPA, Switzerland
Jian Qiu, BAM Infra Asfalt, Netherlands
Wynand  Steyn, University of Pretoria, SouthAfrica
Hilde Soenen, Nynas, Belgium
Hassan  Tabatabaee, Cargill Industrial Specialties, USA
Lucia  Tsantilis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
HuiZhao Tu, Tongji University, China
Jun Yang, Southeast University, China
Zhanping You, Michigan Technological University, USA
Wim  van den Bergh, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Dineke van der Burg, Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands
Stefan  Vansteenkiste, BRRC, Belgium
Inge  Van Vilsteren, RWS, Netherlands
Cedric Vuye, University of Antwerpen, Belgium
Katerina Varveri, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dawei Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Hainian Wang, Chang'an University, China
Junhua Wang, Tongji University, China

Shifeng Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yuhong Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Michael  Wistuba, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany
Yingchun Wu, Jiangsu Transportation Institute, China
Feipeng Xiao, Tongji University, China
Yue Xiao, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Jian Xu, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, China
Martins Zaumanis, Riga Technical University, Switzerland
Lei Zhang, Southeast University, China

Jizhe Zhang, Shandong University, China
Yuqing Zhang, Aston University, UK
Hongduo Zhao, Tongji University, China
Changhong Zhou, Dalian University of Technology, China
Hongzhou Zhu, Chongqing Jiaotong University, China
Xingyi Zhu, Tongji University, China

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Registration fee*

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Registration before 1st May 2021

Normal registration: 200 euro

Student registration: 150 euro

Registration after 1st May 2021

Normal registration: 280 euro

Student registration: 200 euro

*There will be a cancellation charge of 100 euros (before 1st-May 2021) , and there will be no refund after 1st-May 2021.


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Sponsors /

Sponsoring for IFRAE 2021 is a great way to introduce your company to the pavement engineering community. The level of choices are as follows:


Platinum level - 10k Euros

Logo in all workshop email 

Logo in all welcoming banners & signage

Free registration for 4 persons

Free of charge exhibit booth

Logo (linked to company's website) in all web pages

Full page advertisement in the programme book

Podium recognition


Gold level - 5k Euros

Free registration for 2 persons

50% discount on exhibit booth space

Logo (linked to company's website) in all web pages

Half page advertisement in the programme book

Podium recognition


Silver level - 2.5k Euros

Free registration for 1 person

50% discount on exhibit booth space

Logo  in the dedicated web page (Sponsors page)

Logo in the proceedings

Exhibitor booth - 2.0k Euros

Table with dimension of 2.5m x 0.75m 

Poster board with a dimension of 2.0m x 0.8m

Sponsors for iFRAE 2021 Delft


China Highway and Transportation Society
Academy of Pavement Science and Engineer

2021 Delft

JULY 12-14 2021