Special Issue "Novel Materials and Technologies for the Urban Roads of the Future"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: pavements; bituminous materials; recyled materials; smart materials
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Interests: materials; pavements; numerical simulation; bitumen rehology
Interests: recyled materials; alkali-activated materials; bituminous materials; pavements
Growing unsustainable urbanization and intensified land-use are generating new urban scenarios for the built environment and causing the urgent need for novel and synergic approaches to the design, construction, and maintenance of existing and new urban road pavements. The development of sustainable, durable, smart, and functional materials is the new challenge that researchers all over the world are facing in order to tackle the aforementioned needs. Paving solutions for the urban roads of the future must have consistent properties, balancing the production and maintenance costs, as suggested by the circular economy concept, without jeopardizing the service performances.
This Special Issue entitled Novel Materials and Technologies for the Urban Roads of the Future will present the latest trends of research in the pavement engineering sector, focusing on the development of innovative materials and technologies for the conception of a new urban environment. The editors welcome the submission of high-quality research, technical papers, review contributions, and case histories on laboratory and in-situ applications. Papers for this Special Issue will be selected via a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of the rapid and wide dissemination of research results.
Prof. Cesare Sangiorgi
Prof. Daniel Castro-Fresno
Dr. Piergiorgio Tataranni
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Urban roads
- Novel paving materials
- Sustainable solutions
- Pavement maintenance
- Civil engineering