Sources of Information in Transportation
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Compiled by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeley

ARRB Transport Research Ltd. Proceedings [of the ARRB Conference]. Vermont South, Victoria: ARRB. Biennial. 1962-

Focus is on Australia. Includes sections on traffic engineering, pavements, materials and structures. As of the 19th conference (1998), papers issued on CD-ROM with workshop summaries also issued in a paper edition.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Proceedings. New York, New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Annual.

Focuses on technological innovations in motor vehicle design and construction.

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Proceedings. Des Plaines, Illinois: The Association. Annual. 1956-

Sponsoring organization formerly the American Association for Automotive Medicine; now renamed to reflect its role as an international, multidisciplinary organization for crash injury research.

Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. Asphalt Paving Technology. [S.l.]: The
Association. Annual. 1974-

Place of publication varies. Irregular 1974-1986; annual, 1988 to present. Out-of-print volumes available from University Microfilms International.

Caltrans Seismic Research Workshop. Proceedings. Sacramento, California: California Dept. of Transportation. Irregular. 1991-

Latest issued for the 6th Workshop, held in 2001.

Canadian Technical Asphalt Association. Proceedings. Annual. 1956-

Publisher varied up to 2000, since when it has been available through Polyscience Publications of Laval, Québec, Canada, in both print and CD-ROM format.

Conference on Structural Materials Technology. Structural Materials Technology: An NDT Conference. Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Technomic Publishing Company. Every two years. 1994-

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing and the Federal Highway Administration. Focuses on non-destructive testing technology and techniques.

Fly ash, silica fume, slag, and natural pozzolans in concrete: proceedings, ... international conference. Detroit, Michigan: American Concrete Institute, 1986-  Triennial (every three years).

Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Conference. Proceedings. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers. Annual. 1992- Title varies.

Highway Geology Symposium. Proceedings. Sacramento, California: California Dept. of Transportation. Annual. 1950-

IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Proceedings. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Annual. 1997-

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Compendium of Technical Papers. Washington, DC: The Institute. Annual. 1976-

Continues the Proceedings of its precursor, the Institute of Traffic Engineers (1931-1975). Compendium is now available only in CD-Rom format.

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Proceedings. Washington, DC: The Association. Annual. 1932-

Title varies. Latest (2005) is: Annual Meeting & Exhibition Proceedings.

International Conference on Asphalt Pavements. Proceedings. Austin, Texas: International Society of Asphalt Pavements. Irregular. 1962-

Originally the International Conference on the Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements. Publisher has varied over the years. Latest (9th) held in 2002.

International Conferences on Concrete Pavements (1977-1997). Proceedings. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University, School of Engineering, 2001. 3 CD-ROMs.

Compilation of the proceedings of the six conferences. Titles vary.

International Conference on Bridge Management. Bridge Management: Inspection, Maintenance, Assessment and Repair. London, England: Thomas Telford. Biennial. 1990-

Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers, Great Britain Dept. of Transport, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (British Group). Latest published covers the 2005 Conference.

International Conference on High-Occupancy Vehicle Systems. Proceedings. Biennial.

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board.  Latest (11th, 2002) published by the Federal Highway Administration.

International Conference on Low-Volume Roads. Proceedings. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Irregular.

Deals with all aspects of rural road engineering, including safety measures, environmental design, road design best practices, and innovative road surface treatments.

International Conference on New Dimensions in Bridges, Flyovers, Overpasses, & Elevated Structures. Proceedings. Singapore: Ci-Premier. Every two years. 1999-

International Conference on Noise Control Engineering. Inter-Noise Proceedings. Poughkeepsie, New York: Noise Control Foundation. Annual. 1962-

Title varies. Often includes research and studies on traffic noise.

International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Proceedings. Quadrennial. 1936-

An international forum for state-of-the-art papers on soil mechanics. Publisher varies. Latest conference in print is the 13th (1994), available through publisher A.A. Balkema of Brookfield, Vt.

International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields. Proceedings. Irregular. 1982-

Sponsoring organization and publisher varies.

International Conference on the Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements. Proceedings.  Quinquennial. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1962-

Imprint varies.

International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies. Traffic and Transportation Studies: Proceedings of the ICTTS . Biennial. 1998-

Publisher varies. 4th (2004) co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers in cooperation with the China Association for Science and Technology. Proceedings for the 1998, 2000  and 2002 conferences are available through ASCE.

Internationational Geosynthetics Society. Conference Proceedings. W. Roseville, MN: Industrial Fabrics Association International. Every four years. 1998-

Organized by the International Geosynthetics Society, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International and the North American Geosynthetics Society.

International Road Federation. World Meeting Proceedings. Washington, D.C.: The Federation. Irregular. 1952-

Title varies. Latest (1997 and 2001) issued only on CD-ROM.

International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions. Proceedings. Every three years. 1986-

Publisher varies. Latest (2002) issued by TNO Automotive in Delft, The Netherlands. Generally includes highway engineering and safety issues.

International Symposium on Snow and Ice Control Technology.  Proceedings.

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration and published by TRB. Latest (6th) held in 2004.  

International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory. Proceedings. Irregular. 1959-

Title and publisher have varied over the years. The latest Proceedings (for the 16th International Symposium held at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.) was published in 2005 by Elsevier.

International Winter Road Conference. [Proceedings]. Paris: Permanent International Association of Road Congresses. Every four years. 1969-

A complement to the PIARC World Road congresses; an international congress dedicated to winter road maintenance.

National Conference on High-Occupancy Vehicle Systems. Proceedings. Annual. 1986-

Title and publisher vary. The most recent (7th) was held in Los Angeles in 1995, with its Proceedings published by the Transportation Research Board.

National Conference on Noise Control Engineering. Noise-Con Proceedings. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Noise Control Foundation. Annual. 1973-

Title varies. The Conference was held irregularly during its early years, but is now an annual event.

National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways. Proceedings. Biennial. 1995-

Co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. Publisher varies. Latest (4th) held in 2004, is published by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (Buffalo, N.Y.). The fifth conference will be held in San Francisco (2006) to commemorate the devastating earthquake that struck the city in 1906.

Paving in Cold Areas Workshop. Proceedings. Irregular. 1982-

A series of joint Canadian-Japanese workshops. Publisher varies; latest (5th, 1993) published/distributed by Transport Canada in Ottawa.

Recent Advances in Concrete Technology: Proceedings of the CANMET/ACI/JCI international conference. Farmington Hills, Mich.: ACI International, 1990-?  Irregular.

Conference jointly organized by the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology, the  American Concrete Institute and the Japan Concrete Institute (Nihon Konkurito Kogaku Kyokai.) The most recent (7th) was held in Las Vegas in 2004.

Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference. Proceedings. Irregular. 1973-

The 12th conference was scheduled for Manila, Philippines, in November 2006.

Round Table on Transport Economics. Report. Paris: Economic Research Centre, European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Irregular. 1968-

Titles of the reports vary.

Stapp Car Crash Conference. Proceedings. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Stapp Association.
Annual. 1955-

Focuses on crash injury research, automotive safety measures and automotive safety appliances.

Transportation Association of Canada. Annual Conference Proceedings. Ottawa, Ont.: The Association. Annual. 1971-

Title varies. Continues the Proceedings of the Canadian Good Roads Association (1919-1970). TAC was formerly (1971-1989) the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada. Since 1996 Annual Conference Proceedings have been available in CD-ROM format, and since 2003, online from the TAC website (

Transportation Research Board. Annual Meeting Proceedings. Washington, D.C.: The Board. Annual. 1921-

Many of the thousands of papers presented at the TRB Annual Meeting deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of highway and bridge design, construction, and maintenance. Preprints of the papers are now issued on CD-ROM at the Meeting by TRB. Revised versions of most of the presented papers appear in TRB’s Transportation Research Record series, with each Record arranged (generally) by topic. Papers published since 1996 are accessible online at  to staff of organizations that are TRB sponsors.

Workshop on Traffic and Granular Flow. Traffic and Granular Flow ‘03. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2005.

Third in a series of meetings focusing on traffic flow mathematical models. Earlier meetings were formal workshops and held in Germany in 1995 and 1997.

World Road Congress. [Proceedings]. Paris: Permanent International Association of Road Congresses. Every four years. 1908-

Title supplied by compiler. Worldwide focus with much information concerning road design and construction. Latest published proceedings are for the 23rd Congress which was held in 2003 in Durban, South Africa.