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Presenter Information

Call for presentations is open! Have a topic of interest? Share it with IHEEP 2019.

Be a Presenter

IHEEP 2019 is seeking transportation agency volunteers to provide presentations on topics of interest to the IHEEP delegates & vendor partners.

Many delegates cannot receive approval to attend out of state/country travel until a reasonable conference schedule is published. IHEEP 2019 is making an effort to provide a draft conference schedule as early as possible.

Timeline for Submissions

Date Task
June 1, 2019 Last day to submit interest with a presentation idea
June 14, 2019 Draft Abstract Due
June 24, 2019 Notification of Acceptance
July 17, 2019 Final Abstract Due
July 22, 2019 Presenter(s) Registration Due
August 9, 2019 Early Registration Deadline
August 30, 2019 Presentation Due
September 8-12, 2019 IHEEP 2019 Conference

General Submission Information

In 2016 IHEEP was "Exploring Opportunities" in 2017 it was "Innovate and Collaborate" last year we were "Advancing Innovation." In 2019 the Highway Engineering Exchange Program wants to explore "Transportation Technology on Tap." at the annual international conference in Asheville, NC. What exactly do I mean by "Transportation Technology on Tap"? Simply put it means taking advantage of all the powerful tools we have available today and using them to their fullest.

Topics of Interest

  • History of Highway Engineering Technology
  • Maximizing the value of existing systems
  • 3D design, construction, and management
  • GIS
  • Emergency Management & IT
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • UAS and Drone Uses
  • Information Management and Data Governance

More Information

  • If you are a vendor or consultant, please take time to review the Vendor Guidelines document.
  • Please clarify if your proposed presentation deals with an actual planned or unfinished project.
  • We have the flexibility of having both 60 minute and 30-minute presentation blocks during this event; you will be asked for your preference on the form.
  • Selected presenters will be required to submit a short biography for publication in IHEEP 2019 program.
  • All selected presenters will be required to submit an electronic copy of the presentation by August 30, 2019, to IHEEP 2019 conference.
  • View IHEEP 2018 Presentations
  • View IHEEP 2017 Presentations

Selection Priority

IHEEP 2019 is open to any topic that demonstrates the application of technology to the practice of Highway and Bridge engineering.

The 2019 Technical Program Committee encourages presentations based on experiences gained and lessons learned during that process which relates to the completed project. Selection will be based on the following prioritization:

  1. Presentation by a HEEP delegate with a topic relevant to the focus areas.
  2. Presentation by a HEEP delegate and a vendor, on a topic relevant to the focus areas.
  3. Presentation by a vendor on a topic relevant to the focus areas.

Topic Submission Example

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is leveraging "big data" computing to ingest, process, and report on real-time data that includes traffic speeds, snow plows (AVL), weather sensors, and crowdsourcing. We propose a joint presentation between Intelligent Transportation Systems and Office of Information Technology to explain the process of combining these data types into actionable information for essential personnel. We will also discuss methods of identifying potential cost savings and increasing safety.

As part of the bridge type study for this major bridge replacement project over the Cumberland River, an innovative approach to addressing the needs of the navigation industry and expediting the new bridge span arrangement and Coast Guard approval process was used. Realistic 3-D virtual environment navigation modeling was utilized to quickly decide on the necessary span length of the bridge, which would not have been foreseen during the bridge span arrangement/type study phase. Seamen’s Church Institute’s world-class navigation simulation facility was utilized to leverage multiple pier placement locations and the expertise of experienced barge captains to evaluate various bridge span arrangement option. Significant project re-design time and costs were saved while achieving early concurrence on the required navigation clearances by the US Coast Guard. The new bridge features a 700-ft main span.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the 2019 IHEEP Conference please contact;

  • Rande Robinson
  • (828) 468-6255
  • rjrobinson@ncdot.gov