TTMC: Abstract Submission

in Temporary Traffic Management”



The conference programme will consist of a mix of invited speakers, papers selected from abstracts offered, as well as panels and Q & A sessions. At this stage it is unlikely that concurrent sessions will be able to be held, although small specialist groups may be offered an opportunity within the conference, and pre-conference workshops may be offered. The programme will draw on a variety of topics and abstracts of best quality and relevance to the theme will be selected.

Oral presentations are required, and if the abstract is selected the presenting Author must attend the conference. It is anticipated that most presenters will use power point. If an alternate method of illustration is to be used, presenters must notify the conference organisers.

For other than keynote presentations, most presentations will be up to 30 minutes in length including questions , depending on the number of speakers in the session. Some sessions may have four speakers with the presentation time being reduced to 15 minutes. Presenters will be notified at least a week prior to the conference should their time be reduced. At the end of each session, time is allotted for audience questions to the panel of presenters, ( 5 – 10 minutes).

Topics can include the following;

  • Competency in Temporary Traffic Management (TTM)
  • Qualifications in TTM
  • Reports on eg – TTM Harmonisation with Australia
  • Safety Audits – Electronic Safety Audits
  • New Technology
  • Standards for New Technology
  • TTM on Specific Sites eg the Alternate Route (Lewis Pass)
  • TTM on Major Work Sites
  • Work Site Experiences / Dos & Don’ts / what works – what doesn’t
    eg Haywards Intersections – Hy 58 / SH 2
    Transmission Gully / Kapiti Expressway / McKays – PekaPeka
    Waterview Tunnel / Christchurch Southern Route
  • TTM on Routes of National Importance
  • Use of Electronic Signage in TTM
  • Planning and design for TTM projects.

Any other potential application, research project, or suggestion relevant to the theme and TTM


Paper titles should be brief but informative – a maximum of ten words. Only the paper titles will be printed in the Conference Program

Selected abstracts will be included in the Conference Handbook provided to all delegates. Abstracts can be UP TO 100 words. Selection will be made on the title and quality of the abstract. It should clearly define the content of the paper, to allow the selection committee to assess the quality, and relevance to the theme and industry, and for delegates to plan their attendance. Papers may be published on the website following the conference if made available to the Conference Organisers.


Please list all authors of the paper, with the presenting author first. Please ensure there are no spelling errors.


The Conference Organisers will predominantly communicate with authors by email. Please ensure contact details are included on the Abstract form.


The presenting author and co-authors names will be published with the paper title in the Conference Program with a brief biography,  which will be required for the Session chairs to read when introducing speakers.


Papers will be selected for presentation at the Conference on the basis of the abstract. Abstracts should consist of no more than 100 words and must be completed on the abstract template.

For research papers, the abstract would typically include information about the purpose, method/s, results, conclusions and implications of the work conducted. Other types of papers are also encouraged, and abstracts for these papers should provide a summary of the conference paper as a whole.

Please indicate whether the abstract describes a research or practitioner paper. Abstracts that highlight the elements of the conference theme  will be highly regarded. A major objective of the conference is to bring together current knowledge relating to Competency and Customer Satisfaction in Temporary Traffic Management, and how we can harness existing knowledge to achieve best practice in an efficient and effective manner.

Selected abstracts will be printed as received in the Abstracts  form (click here) and published in the Conference Handbook provided to all delegates. Should the abstract change between submission of the abstract and submission of the full paper, it is the responsibility of the author to alert the Conference Organisers. The conference organisers take no responsibility and will not edit the abstract unless it exceeds the word count .


All papers will be reviewed by an expert panel. To enable the papers to be reviewed proposed deadlines are full papers due 9am 1 March 2018.


Papers / presentations should address the Conference Theme
“COMPETENCY and CUSTOMER SATISFACTION in Temporary Traffic Management”


Abstracts must be submitted using the online Abstract Submission Form below. Authors must complete the online form, and upload their abstract and biography using the template provided on the conference website. Authors submitting multiple abstracts will need to submit multiple forms.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than 9.00AM 1 March 2018. Please contact the Conference Organisers at: if you experience any difficulty with the submission of your abstract.


It is expected that authors will be notified of abstract acceptance 5 March 2018. If successful, you will be required to confirm your acceptance of the invitation to present by 9am 12 March 2018.


Should your abstract be accepted by the Conference Organisers, the presenting author will be required to register to attend the Conference as a paid delegate at a 50% discount no later than 16 April 2018.  Co-Authors are invited to register as delegates at the Early Bird rate. Failure to register may result in the paper being deleted from the Conference Program.

Neither the invitation to submit an abstract, nor the acceptance of an abstract, constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation, registration at the speakers rate, or other costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no speaker fee will be paid to presenters.

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to allocate abstracts into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall program objectives. Abstracts that do not include all required information may be rejected. The decisions of the Conference Organisers are final.


Abstract Submission Form