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CARSP Conference 2017

CARSP Conference 2017 Call for Abstracts

Resources Available:

For those submitting a paper -  CARSP_Conference_27_instructions_to_authors - english

For all presenters (i.e. all persons who submitted an abstract) -  slide-deck-information-guidelines-and-speaking-tips and fivetips-for-developing-a-brain-friendly-presentation

Requirements

Submit Document

Research and Evaluation Abstracts/Papers

  • Abstract - Include most up-to-date abstract in English and French (Papers only)
  • Background or Introduction - Why was undertaking this research important; what led to the research being conducted?
  • Aims - What were you trying to achieve (i.e., rationale, objectives) or what were the proposed outcomes?
  • Methods - How was the research undertaken; what was the process/steps?
  • Results - What were your findings?
  • Discussion and conclusions - What did you learn from the research; were there any limitations or challenges; what is next for the project/organization?

Policy and Practice Abstracts/Papers

  • Abstract - Include most up-to-date abstract in English and French (Papers only)
  • Context - What was the problem/issue you were addressing?  What evidence supports the development of this program or policy?
  • Objectives - What were you trying to achieve (i.e., rationale, objectives); what were the proposed outputs (i.e., key deliverables, target group reached).
  • Target Group - Who is the program directed at?
  • Activity(ies) - Provide a description of the program’s activity(ies), including the nature of the activity(ies) (e.g., legislation, education, enforcement, etc.) and how they were developed and delivered?
  • Deliverables
    • What outputs came from this work?
    • How will this information be applied?
    • What lessons were learned?

Topics

Abstracts are welcome on any aspect of road safety, including, but not limited to, the topics listed below.  Please note that the sub-topics are merely examples.

Vehicles and Vehicle Systems

  • Collision avoidance
  • Collision protection
  • Commercial vehicle safety
  • Off-road vehicle safety
  • Crash investigation and reconstruction

Traffic Engineering/Road Design

  • Impact of road design
  • Traffic operations and traffic control devices
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Speed limit setting/monitoring

Injury Prevention

  • Epidemiology of crashes/injuries
  • Occupant protection
  • Biomechanics of injury crashes
  • Automotive medicine

Enforcement/Legal Issues

  • Enforcement strategies
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Legal aspects of crashes

Safety Initiatives

  • Safety promotion programs
  • Community and partnership engagement
  • Integrated road safety strategies

Policy and Program Development

  • Societal costs of crashes
  • Application of policies and programs
  • Application of legislation/regulations

Road Users/Behavioural Issues

  • Epidemiology of crashes or injuries
  • Specific road users approaches/research (e.g. pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist)
  • Human factors and traffic psychology

Selection Process and Review Criteria

To be accepted into the conference, abstracts will be evaluated based on a set of criteria.  Following this review, the author will be notified whether or not their abstract has been accepted and whether or not the abstract has been reassigned to a different stream. Similar criteria will be used for full papers. Only full papers will be considered for the conference proceedings. Also, only full papers will be considered for either of the two awards (i.e. Charles H. Miller Award for the Best Research and Evaluation Paper and the Mavis Johnson Traffic Safety Award for the best Policy and Practice Paper). About Criteria and Review Process 2017

Important Deadlines

Please note: The inability to meet these deadlines may preclude one’s acceptance for presentation at the conference and/or inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Full Paper Submissions

Abstract Deadline Extended to October 31, 2016!

  • Notification of acceptance by November 10, 2016
  • Manuscripts must be submitted by February 17, 2017
  • Reviewers' comments to authors by March 24, 2017
  • Final papers must be submitted by April 28, 2017
  • Slide Deck Presentations must be submitted by June 2, 2017
Slide Deck Presentation Submissions

Abstract Deadline Extended to October 31, 2016!

  • Notification of acceptance by November 10, 2016
  • Slide Deck Presentations must be submitted by May 12, 2017

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please email info@carsp.ca