The Laboratory for Road Engineering and Sealing Components of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is very pleased to announce the 9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV9) which will be held in Zurich, 1 - 3 July 2020.


The MAIREPAV conference series were founded by the International Society of Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTi). The inaugural conference was held at MacKenzie Presbyterian University in São Paolo, Brazil in 2000. Since then, the conference series have gradually grown over the past fifteen years and have been hold in these various countries:


  • 2000 MAIREPAV 1:  São Paolo, Brazil
  • 2001 MAIREPAV 2:  Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 2003 MAIREPAV 3:  Guimarães, Portugal
  • 2005 MAIREPAV 4:  Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2007 MAIREPAV 5:  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2009 MAIREPAV 6:  Torino, Piemont, Italy
  • 2012 MAIREPAV 7:  Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2016 MAIREPAV 8:  Singapore


The MAIREPAV series aim to promote and discuss the state-of-the-art design, maintenance, rehabilitation and management of pavements.

MAIREPAV9 is focused on sustainable design, testing and evaluation, and management of pavement infrastructures. The conference aims to present and discuss current knowledge of the ever-changing challenges to researchers, engineers, managers and professionals from all over the world who are involved in design and management of pavements.

Key Dates


Submission of abstracts                                Friday, March 29th, 2019

Acceptance of abstracts                                Friday,  April 12th, 2019

Submission of draft manuscripts                Friday, September 20th, 2019

Acceptance of draft manuscripts                 Friday, January 10th, 2020

Submission of final papers                            Friday, February 21st, 2020

Submission of camera-ready papers           Friday, March 30th, 2020

Deadline for registration of

authors and early registration                      Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Start of Conference                                        Wednesday, July 1st, 2020


Submission of Papers and Posters

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should clearly describe the scope, findings and practical benefit of the work and not exceed 350 words. Authors are requested to include names and affiliations as well as their address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Four key word should be indicated

Correspondence, abstracts, papers, posters and presentations should be in English and units should be metric only.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday, March 29th, 2019

Abstracts should be written in Arial 10 and sent by e-mail or disk to the following address:

Secretariat Mairepav9_2020

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology,

Überlandstr. 129

CH - 8600 Dübendorf

Tel.: +41 58 765 11 11


Organisation and Advisory Committee



Prof. Dr. Christiane Raab, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Advisory Committee

Hosin "David" Lee, University of Iowa

Rita Moura Fortes, São Paolo Federal Institute

Waheed Uddin, University of Mississippi

Fwa Tien Fang, National University of Singapore

Paulo Pereira, University of Minho

David Woodward, Ulster University

João Merighi, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo

Wynand Steyn, University of Pretoria

Ezio Santagata, Politecnico di Torino

Mario Losa, University of Pisa