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Charlie Klauer

Previous VTTI Conferences

Pavement Evaluation 2019

Date: September 17-20, 2019

This conference built on accomplishments of previous conferences (held in 2002, 2010, and 2014) by combining the annual Road Profiler Users’ Group meeting with discussions and presentations from other disciplines of non-destructive pavement evaluation. In addition to profiling, other topics of interest included texture and friction measurement, tire-pavement noise, ground penetrating radar (GPR), video distress rating, and structural testing. The conference welcomed representatives from government transportation agencies, academia and private industry.

Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research

Date: August 28-30, 2018

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) hosted the Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research (NDRS 2018) in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28-30, 2018.

10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue

Date: March 20-23, 2017

This biennial event began in 1993, in Fremantle, Australia. Though primarily held in Australia, the conference has made past visits to the US: 2005 in Seattle and 2009 in Boston. We were happy to host this conference for its 10th installment in San Diego, California. While the main emphasis of the meeting has always been on fatigue in transportation, other sectors such as natural resources, mining, healthcare, and the military have been strongly represented. The cross-fertilization of research and programs has been a particular strength of our meetings in the past and was again in 2017.

Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research

Date: August 30 - September 1, 2016

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) hosted the Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 30-31, 2016, with Motorcycle Research and Technology Workshop and a WTS forum following on September 1.

Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission - Education & Workforce Development Summit

Date: March 14-15, 2016

The purpose was to begin the discussion on capabilities and needs for unmanned systems in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets

Date: May 18-21, 2015

The 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA9) took place in the Washington, DC metropolitan area from May 18-21, 2015. The conference brought together pavement design and management engineers, companies specialized in providing pavement management services and data collection, researchers and specialists on asset/pavement management, general pavement/road engineers, planners dealing with the development of public works programs, and academics specializing in pavement design, analysis and management. The conference aimed to define the requirements for the "next generation" of pavement management tools need and to that effect it builds upon the following theme: "moving pavement management beyond the short-term: embracing innovation and addressing sustainability, accountability, and improved performance."

Pavement Evaluation 2014

Date: September 15-18, 2014

Originally held in 2002, this conference built on the previous conference's accomplishments by combining the annual Road Profiler Users' Group meeting with discussions and presentations from other disciplines of non-destructive pavement evaluation. In addition to profiling, other topics of interest included texture and friction measurement, tire-pavement noise, ground penetrating radar (GPR), video distress rating, and structural testing. The conference welcomed representatives from government transportation agencies, academia, and private industry. It benefited end-users, operators, researchers, construction and design engineers, and manufacturers who have an interest in the equipment, methods, and use of non-destructive pavement evaluation. It was also highly recommended for consultants, contractors, and construction equipment developers who are in the business of meeting performance requirements for traveled surfaces.

Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research

Date: August 25-28, 2014

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute hosted the Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The two-day international symposium (preceded and followed by full-day workshops on Monday, 8/25 and Thursday, 8/28) gathered experts in the field of naturalistic driving research to discuss a wide range of topics.

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations

Date: September 30 - October 3, 2013

Conference objectives were to present the current state of the art/science in agent-based modeling in transportation; provide the lessons learned from the current research efforts in this field; and define where the future lies in this type of modeling effort and what steps and research agenda need to be taken to ensure its success.

For more information, visit http://www.cpe.vt.edu/abmconf/

Senior Mobility Awareness Symposium

Date: December 6, 2012

This information-packed symposium, sponsored by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, gathered professionals and members of the community for a dialogue about issues facing aging drivers, older driver safety, and transportation alternatives with the goal of presenting usable, practical information that will enhance awareness and facilitate development of viable solutions for addressing the changing transportation needs of older adults living in the New River Valley area of Virginia.

Virginia Pavement Recycling Conference

Date: November 2627, 2012

The Virginia Pavement Recycling Conference provided a day and a half of the latest information about the pavement recycling disciplines of cold in-place recycling (CIR), cold central-plant recycling (CCPR), and full-depth reclamation (FDR) from industry experts across the U.S. The conference included topics such as: an overview of pavement recycling, implementing a pavement recycling program within a state agency, project selection, pavement design, laboratory mix design, quality assurance testing, ongoing research, and lessons learned. Attendees came away with a better understanding of pavement recycling and a greater appreciation for where these techniques can be implemented successfully. The end goal of the conference was to move Virginia's pavement recycling program forward by discussing the latest practices from across the United States.

7th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2012

Date: September 1922, 2012

The 2012 symposium was held in Norfolk, VA from September 19 – 22, 2012.

The event was organized by the World Road Association in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) and the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (CSTI) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).

The 2012 symposium focused on providing smooth, safe, quiet, and sustainable travel through innovative technologies. The symposium offered a unique platform to send a strong message about the importance of considering surface characteristics when building, renewing, and preserving roadways and airfields. SURF 2012 offered a unique opportunity for practitioners and researchers to share knowledge and expertise on this subject.

CIE Division IV and V Meeting

Date: September 1013, 2012

The Meeting of Division 4 and 5 of the International Commission on Illumination was developed to provide an environment for information exchange and development of recommended practices for the application of lighting to issues in transportation.

Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium 2012

Date: August 2730, 2012

The Third International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research was held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, VA.

The two-day international symposium (preceded and followed by full-day workshops on Monday, August 27 and Thursday, August 30) gathered experts in the field of naturalistic driving research to discuss a wide range of topics.

Pavement Evaluation 2010

The Pavement Evaluation 2010 Conference was held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, in Roanoke, VA from October 25 – 27, 2010.

The conference welcomed representatives from government transportation, agencies, academia, and private industry. It was for end-users, operators, researchers, construction and design engineers, and manufacturers who have an interest in the equipment, methods, and use of non–destructive pavement evaluation. It was also highly recommended for consultants, contractors, and construction equipment developers who are in the business of meeting performance requirements for traveled surfaces. For more information, please visit the Pavement Evaluation 2010 website.

Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium 2010

Date: August 31Sept. 2, 2010

The Second International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research was held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, VA.

The two–day international symposium gathered experts in the field of naturalistic driving research to discuss a wide range of topics and included an international review by experts from Canada, Japan, China, Sweden, Germany, England, and the Netherlands. There was a separate workshop on September 2 entitled "Removing Roadblocks — Determining and Specifying Data Needs" for those interested.

International Sustainable Pavements Workshop

Date: January 79, 2010

The 19th Biennial TRB Visibility Symposium 2009

The 19th Biennial TRB Visibility Symposium was held in Blacksburg, Virginia from May 12–14, 2009.

The symposium, held regularly since 1968, brings together researchers, practitioners, consultants, transportation agencies, and industry representatives to present and review contemporary research on issues related to the visual communication of information within the general transportation infrastructure.

Naturalistic Driving and Analyses Symposium 2008

The Naturalistic Driving and Analyses Symposium was held in Blacksburg, Virginia from August 26–27, 2008.

Pavement Management Systems: Meeting the Needs of Today and the Challenges of Tomorrow

Date: May 6 – May 9, 2007

Symposium session and presentation topics focused on methods and analysis techniques associated with naturalistic driving research.

Previous Affiliated Conferences

2017 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

The Lifesavers Conference, held from March 26-28, 2017, brought together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work.

2016 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

The Lifesavers Conference, held from April 3-5, 2016, brought together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work.

TRB's 92nd Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels from January 13-17, 2013. The information-packed program attracted more than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C.

The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees – policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. More than 40 sessions and workshops addressed the spotlight theme for 2013: Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster.

HFES's 56th Annual Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society took place at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts from October 22-26, 2012.

C.A.R.E. Conference 2012

The 2012 International C.A.R.E. Conference took place at the Hilton Waterfront in Burlington, Vermont from September 16-19, 2012. The conference was hosted by the Vermont State Police.

Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) involves state law enforcement agencies who have joined together in an endeavor to reduce human suffering on our highways, particularly during the national holidays. It is a combined effort to deter the three key causes of highway fatalities: speeding, impaired driving, and failure to use occupant restraints.

Lifesavers 30th National Conference

The 2012 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities took place in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels from June 14-16, 2012.

Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways. Starting in the early 1980s, the Lifesavers conference attendance has grown steadily, drawing nearly 1,800 participants in 2011. Each year, the Lifesavers Conference provides a forum that delivers relevant and timely common-sense solutions to today's critical highway safety problems.

The conference addresses a wide range of safety topics, from child passenger safety and occupant protection to roadway and vehicle safety and technology. It offers the latest information on advances in highway safety, highlights successful programs, and draws attention to emerging safety issues.

Lifesavers is a non-profit organization with no single sponsor, and relies on the involvement of diverse private and public groups who share the common goal of improving highway safety.

18th Annual ITSVA Convention & Exposition

The ITSVA Annual Convention & Exposition was held April 18-20, 2012 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond.

ITSVA is the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia. ITSVA works collectively with state, county, and local governments in Virginia to utilize technology to develop and grow the best transportation system that finite resources can buy. Taking advantage of advanced transportation technologies is essential to constantly improving Virginians' quality of life. ITSVA is intended to serve as a forum within which public and private organizations can work cooperatively to advance intelligent transportation technology in the Commonwealth. It is a public/private partnership striving to promote the deployment of ITS technology and improve public awareness regarding the benefits of technology for transportation.

4th ETSI TC ITS Workshop

The fourth ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) was held on February 7-9, 2012. The event was hosted by QU Wireless Innovations Center (QUWIC) in the city of Doha, Qatar.

The mission of ETSI's Intelligent Transport Systems Technical Committee (TC ITS) is the creation and maintenance of standards and specifications for the use of information and communications technologies in intelligent transport systems to be deployed across the world (examples being: vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communications).

TRB's 91st Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels from January 22-26, 2012. The information-packed program attracted 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C. The TRB Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees – policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

I-81 Corridor Coalition Annual Meeting

The 2011 Annual meeting of the Coalition was held at Virginia Tech on October 30 and November 1, 2011.

Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference 2011

The 2nd international conference on driver distraction and inattention was held Sep. 5-7, 2011, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event aimed to bring participants up-to-date on recent developments in the field, to bring into the spotlight developments in research from neighboring disciplines that have an important bearing on the problem, and to showcase new and emerging technologies, products, and other countermeasures which have significant potential to prevent or mitigate distraction and inattention. It was a key event for anyone working on these topics. More information is available on the conference's website.

C.A.R.E. Conference 2011

The 2011 International C.A.R.E. Conference was held June 12-15, 2011 in Grand Rapids, MI. The conference was hosted by the Michigan Department of State Police at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel.

Operation CARE is about State Law Enforcement Agencies who have joined together in the endeavor to reduce human suffering on our highways, particularly during the national holidays.

Launched in 1977 by Sgt. Gary Ernst of the Michigan State Police and First Sergeant Gene Neff of the Indiana State Police, these two men dedicated their careers to the preservation of life through highway safety measures, Operation CARE was formed as a multi-jurisdictional program of patrol, enforcement, and planning activities committed to the goal of accident reduction.

Since 1977 several organizations have joined with Operation CARE in a combined effort to deter the three key causes of highway fatalities: speeding, impaired driving, and failure to use occupant restraints.

Lifesavers 2011 Conference

The annual National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities was held March 27-29, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways. Starting in the early 1980s, the Lifesavers conference attendance has grown steadily, drawing nearly 1,800 participants in 2011. Each year, the Lifesavers Conference provides a forum that delivers relevant and timely common-sense solutions to today's critical highway safety problems.

The conference addresses a wide range of safety topics, from child passenger safety and occupant protection to roadway and vehicle safety and technology. It offers the latest information on advances in highway safety, highlights successful programs, and draws attention to emerging safety issues.

Lifesavers is a non-profit organization with no single sponsor, and relies on the involvement of diverse private and public groups who share the common goal of improving highway safety.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 90th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 90th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The information-packed program attracted 10,900 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C.

The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees – policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. More than 85 sessions and workshops addressed the spotlight theme for 2011:Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World.

HFES's 54th Annual Meeting

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco from Sep. 27 through Oct. 1 and was attended by more than 1,590 members and non-members from the United States and around the world.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting

The TRB 89th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., at the Connecticut Avenue Collection hotels: Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington, January 10-14, 2010.

The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions addressing topics of interest to all attendees — policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2010 was "Investing in Our Transportation Future — BOLD Ideas to Meet BIG Challenges."

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 53rd Annual Meeting

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the HFES was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, TX, October 19-23, 2009.

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. In addition, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.

Lifesavers 2009 Conference

The 2009 Lifesavers Conference was held in Nashville, TN, March 29-April 1, 2009. Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways. Starting in the early 1980s, the Lifesavers conference attendance has grown steadily, drawing over 2,000 participants in 2008. Each year, the Lifesavers Conference has become even more relevant and timely, providing a forum that delivers common-sense solutions to today's critical highway safety problems.

The conference addresses a wide range of safety topics, from child passenger safety and occupant protection to roadway and vehicle safety and technology. It offers the latest information on advances in highway safety, highlights successful programs, and draws attention to emerging safety issues.

Lifesavers has no single sponsor and relies on the involvement of diverse private and public groups who share the common goal of improving highway safety.

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