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Perth, Australia | Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017

ARSC2017 - Call for Abstracts - NOW OPEN!

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ARSC2017 - WELCOME TO ALL!
Join us to share your knowledge & expedite road trauma reductions at the
Largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere!
 
After the exceptional success of the inaugural 2015 & 2016 Australasian Road Safety Conferences, which welcomed around 600 road safety experts to each event, the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017) is shaping up to continue the momentum by bringing the event to the beautiful city of Perth in Western Australia.  For background, read the ARSC2016 Post-event Summary and view the ARSC2016 Image Gallery here.

The 
Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS)AustroadsARRB and Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017) will be held in Perth on the banks of the Swan River at the beautiful Perth Crown Resort Complex from Tuesday to Thursday 10-12 October 2017.

With a theme of “Expanding our horizons”, ARSC2017 will showcase the regions’ outstanding researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry spanning the plethora of road safety issues identified in the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety:
  • Road Safety Management;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Safe Vehicles;
  • User Behaviour, and
  • Post-Crash Care.
ARSC2017 will bring with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community, from the city to the bush, to move Towards Zero.  The comprehensive 3-day scientific program will showcase the latest:
  • Research;
  • Education;
  • Policing programs;
  • Policies and management strategies;
  • Technological developments in the field;
  • National and international keynote speakers;
  • Oral and poster presentations;
  • Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
  • Workshops and interactive symposia.

Please join us in Perth in October 2017 to help us all maintain positivity and momentum for road trauma reductions – there is so much more that we can do, especially when we are working in a collaborative and supportive environment such as ARSC2017.

ARSC2017 is expected to attract many hundreds of delegates including researchers, policing and enforcement agencies, practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives, educators, students working in the fields of behavioural science, education and training, emergency services, engineering and technology, health and rehabilitation, policing, justice and law enforcement, local, state and federal government, traffic management, and vehicle safety - to name just a few.

 
 We look forward to seeing you in Perth!  

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CONFERENCE THEME & STREAMS
Conference Theme & Streams

With a theme of 
“EXPANDING OUR HORIZONS”, the Conference takes us across the road safety spectrum, from cities to our regional and remote areas. ARSC2017 will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, policing and enforcement, education, teaching, practice and policy - to name a few.

The Australasian College of Road Safety, Austroads, ARRB & Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre are requesting Extended Abstract Submissions and Symposium Proposal Submissions of new and innovative developments in road safety - for Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and Symposium Proposals, under the following broad topic areas:

  • Road Safety Management: includes Practice, Policy, Enforcement, Capacity Building, Safe Mobility, Work Related Road Safety Management, Safe System Approach, Insurance, Legislation and Law, advent and implications of new technologies (e.g. autonomous/driverless vehicles) and impacts on the wide umbrella of road safety management/policies, potentially moving towards a complex system approach, how to deal with the complexities of collecting reliable and uniform serious injury data, how we can connect better with international communities and approaches to encourage best road safety outcomes globally, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment, etc
     
  • Road Infrastructure (Safer Roads): includes Road Safety Barriers, Safer Roadsides, Safety Audits, Road Assessment Programs e.g. AusRAP, KiwiRAP, iRAP, integration and best practice implementation of new technologies, intelligent road infrastructure, smart roads, self-explaining roads, learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Safer Vehicles: includes Crashworthiness, Seat Belt Technology, ITS technology, Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA), Interlocks (alcohol and seat belts), Crash Avoidance, Autonomous Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles, New Car Assessment Programs, Design Rules, Vulnerable Road User Protection Technology (helmets, body armour, airbags, etc), Conspicuity, how car manufacturers/consumers are responding to the increasing call for safer vehicles, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Road User Behaviour: includes Speed, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Distraction, Human Error, Fatigue, Pedestrian, Cyclist and Motorcyclist Safety, Young and Older Drivers, Community, Education and Training, integration of new technologies, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc;
     
  • Post-Crash Care, Data and Crash Analysis: rescue, EMS and rehabilitation, data collection and research methods, forensic crash investigation, current innovations and learning how to respond as quickly as possible in a dynamic environment etc.

Authors are welcome to consider all topics that have been covered in previous years' conferences when submitting their Extended Abstract, but should not feel restricted to these areas: Previous Topic Areas.


Submission Types/Process:

The submission types for the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, regardless of whether the submission is a research or practitioner paper, comprise of:

  1. Extended Abstract – Oral Presentation, or
  2. Extended Abstract – Poster, or
  3. Full Paper peer reviewed – Oral Presentation, or
  4. Full Paper peer reviewed – Poster, or
  5. Symposium Proposals – Oral Presentation

Extended Abstracts: All presenters (except Symposium Proposals) must initially submit an Extended Abstract which will undergo peer-review.   Individual authors listed within the Symposium Proposal are encouraged to submit an Extended Abstract.

Selected Authors of accepted Extended Abstracts will be provided an opportunity to expand their Extended Abstract to a Full Paper.  Extended Abstracts will consist of an abstract (100 word limit) and main body text (500 word limit and if needed, one table and/or one figure and/or references (no more than 10 references)).  Download the Extended Abstract Template (Word2010Word 97-2003 & Acrobat PDF) to be uploaded during the online submission process via Editorial Manager.

Symposium Proposals: Symposium Proposals (up to 1-page in length) must be submitted directly to ARSCSubs@acrs.org.au (download the Symposium Proposal Template (Word2010 or Word 97-2003).

Author Instructions and Document Templates are available on the ACRS Website.

Please visit the

ARSC2017 Conference Website

and

ARSC2017 Awards Website

for further information.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
SHOWCASE YOUR SUPPORT FOR ROAD TRAUMA REDUCTIONS!

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

OPPORTUNITIES

For maximum brand positioning, exposure and interactive networking opportunities, we are delighted to offer numerous sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities to ensure organisations can showcase their expertise and commitment to road trauma reductions at this premier Australasian event.

This event is expected to attract over 500 delegates, and will be attended by a highly sought after audience of industry specialists and key stakeholders and project funders.
 

Sponsorship Brochure Released Shortly!
Monday 28 November 2016

A diverse and comprehensive road safety exhibition will run concurrently with the conference. The exhibition has been sold out at previous conferences and we expect will do the same for ARSC2017.  ARSC2017 will provide delegates and exhibitors with excellent opportunities to network in a favourable environment that provides a central meeting place for all participants.

Delegate profile - ARSC2016


A wide variety of opportunities exist for interested organisations to sponsor the inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference.
 

To find out more please contact:

Lynne Greenaway
ARSC2017 Sponsorship & Exhibition

Email: arsc2017@eecw.com.au

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A PLETHORA OF AWARDS
Rewarding our road safety champions!

***Rewarding our road safety champions!***


ARSC2017 offers a multitude of reasons to attend as we celebrate our road safety champions with the following awards:
 

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Win a TRIP to USA with the
2017 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award


or

Be awarded the prestigious
2017 ACRS Fellowship
in front of hundreds of your peers


or

Share in $7,000 in ARSC2017 Conference Scientific Awards

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We look forward to your participation!

 



Thank you to the TAC for sponsoring the following 6 Conference Scientific Awards:

TAC

1.  Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper

$1000 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the researcher paper presented at the conference which is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality of approach

 

2.  Road Safety Practitioners Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate 

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety issue, completed road safety program or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program/campaign/work and its results

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

 

3.  Best Paper by a New Researcher Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate 

Awarded to the first author and presenter of the research paper by a new researcher which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Originality of approach

 

4.  Road Safety Poster Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to recognise the poster that reflects a completed road safety program, campaign or research project that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program, campaign or research project and its results

 

5.  Conference Theme Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the paper that best fits the conference theme.  All conference papers are eligible for this award.

 

6.  Best Paper by a New Practitioner Award

$1000 plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the practitioner paper by a new practitioner which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • scientific/technical merit of the work
  • potential contribution to road safety
  • clarity of presentation
  • originality of approach

For the purposes of the award, a new researcher is defined as one who:

  • has not previously presented a paper at a conference in this series
  • has not attended more than one previous conference in this series
  • has been involved in road safety research for less than five years

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

 

7.  Best Paper with Implications for Improving Workplace Road Safety (to be confirmed)

$1000 plus certificate
Paper to be converted to an NRSPP Thought Leadership Piece & Webinar

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the best paper with implications for improving workplace road safety. The paper will be converted to an NRSPP Thought Leadership Piece which will feature on the NRSPP Website and be supported by a webinar (see an example here).

 

8.  Policing Practitioner’s Paper Award (to be confirmed)

$1000 plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety policing issue, completed enforcement program, or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Clearly demonstrated evidence base links between the need for the policing/enforcement program/campaign/work and resulting reduction in road trauma

(Note: A Policing Practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher involved in policing and/or enforcement)

 

VISIT AWARDS WEBSITE
THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY SUPPORTERS!

We are delighted to announce our early supporters:


Recently confirmed conference partners include:

Platinum Sponsor - 
WA Road Safety Commission - Government of Western Australia; Gold Sponsor - RAC WA;  Scientific Award Sponsor - TAC3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award Partners -  3M ACRS; Founding Partners - Austroads & ACRS

Thank you to all of our conference partners who are getting in early to showcase their generous support!
 


Thank you to every organisation who has taken up partnerships with the conference this year - without you the conference would not be shaping up to be such a successful event, able to save more lives and injuries on our roads:

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WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL PERTH!
And the Perth Crown Resort

If you love Australia’s spectacular West,
this is perfect location for you
!

The 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017) will be held in Perth on the banks of the Swan River at the beautiful Perth Crown Resort complex from Tuesday to Thursday 10-12 October 2017.
 

Perth collage images3
 

About Perth:

Set on the banks of the broad Swan River, this modern city is often described as the most isolated city of its size in the Western World. Boasting more hours of sunshine than any other capital City in Australia, the pleasant weather and diverse mix of urban, coastal and culinary experiences makes Perth an ideal holiday destination for both domestic and international visitors.

The whole region around Perth has been likened to one big holiday resort with multiple attractions, miles of clean beaches and waterways, award-winning wineries, adventure activities of every kind and accommodation to suit all budgets.

Perth

Eat and drink your way around Perth!: Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds – whether it’s dining in an elegant restaurant, enjoy a drink in a trendy bar or eating fish and chips at the beach.  


Find Perth’s top walking trails:  Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot or bike and discovering the many self-guided trails in the region.  



Indulge in some retail therapy in PerthStock up on trendy beach fashions, buy unique Aboriginal art, discover antiques or find special giftsat a local market, stylish mall or specialty store.  


Discover stunning wildflowers in springThere are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection – and it’s a staggering sight to behold.

 
Planning to self-drive? Check out these great day trip ideas: There’s nothing like taking a drive to explore a city and it’s surrounds – you’ll find so much to see along the way, and even somewhere to spend the night.



About the Perth Crown Resort:

Set in on the banks of the Swan River, this modern pyramid-style hotel is a 3-minute walk from the nearest Transperth train station, and 5 km from the city centre, Perth Zoo and the Western Australian Museum, which explores the local history and culture.  The chic, modern rooms provide flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, whirlpool tubs and minibars. All also offer minifridges and Wi-Fi (paid). Upgraded rooms add separate lounge and dining areas, plus balconies.  There’s a host of recreational facilities, including a resort-style pool, day spa, retail outlets and riverside cycling trails and a nightclub.
 

Crown


Perth Crown Resort
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
Phone: 1800 556 688

 

CONFERENCE CONTACTS
 
Conference Abstract / Symposium Submissions:
ARSC Submission Managers
Phone: 02 9385 4741
Email: 
ARSCsubs@acrs.org.au
 
Conference Managers:
Lynne Greenaway - EECW
Phone: 08 9389 1488
Email:
 arsc2017@eecw.com.au

Conference Website:
AustralasianRoadSafetyConference.com.au

Awards Website:
TheAustralasianRoadSafetyAwards.com.au

Australasian College of Road Safety Website:
acrs.org.au
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