SUP&R ITN final symposium – JTR17


SUP&R ITN final symposium was presented in January 2017 all JTR 2017, organised in Nantes from IFSTTAR

The leaders of the scientific Work Packages (WP1, WP2, WP3) presented the work of the programme together with all the fellows. Furthermore the Ateleir 2, as well as the main hall, hosted all the posters of the fellows and each of them was engaged in several discussion with transport infrastructure stakeholders. This was an important milestone for the SUP&R ITN project and all the parties involved. It was also the last group dissemination event with all the fellows

WINTER SCHOOL – Nantes 2017



The event includes the following:

  • Training Week focused on “Road and Railways European Research” from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of January (Open to external participants)
  • SUP&R ITN Management Meeting (Supervisory Board) – Tuesday 24th at 10.30 AM in IFSTTAR-Nantes.
  • Outreach event included on the Journées Techniques Routiers JTR2017 ( on Thursday afternoon and then dedicated poster session for the SUP&R ITN during the entire period of the conference.

Transport to/from IFSTTAR: A shuttle will be available from Nantes Cité de Congrès to IFSTTAR on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.


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Please follow these URL where you will find all the information needed (venue and accommodation) and register your presence


REGISTRATION EXTERNAL PARTICIPANT To register, ask for the external participant registration to



We suggest you book a hotel close to Cité de Congrés ( It is close to the conference venue for wednesday and thursday. In addition, it is also close to the Restaurant where we will have our traditional dinner with all group on Monday evening. Recommended Hotels are: For those coming in Nantes for the JTR2017 remember that there is a high hotel demand.

Trip to Nantes: There are good and in most cases direct connections to Nantes Atlantique International Airport.

Finally, regarding meals let us know if you are vegetarian, have food allergies, etc..


For any further info please contact us

SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 – Huelva and Madrid


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  • Training Week focused on “Bituminous Products for Sustainable Asphalt Technologies” from Monday 3th to Friday 7th of October (Open to max.15 external participants)
  • SUP&R ITN Management Meeting (Supervisory Board) – Tuesday 4th at 11.00 AM in Madrid
  • Industrial day/Outreach event with four industrial speakers on Friday in Huelva
  • Site visits in both Madrid and Huelva
  • Cultural Social events in both Madrid and Huelva as follows:


here the schedule of the programme (it will be constantly updated)





Please follow these URL where you will find all the information needed (venue and accommodation) and register your presence



REGISTRATION EXTERNAL PARTICIPANT To register, ask for the external participant registration to

SOCIAL EVENTS (no need of registration):

Madrid: SUP&R ITN Dinner on Monday 3 at 9.00 pm. Restaurant El Rincon Asturiano II, Calle Delicias nº 26 (close to AC Hotel Atocha) – reserved to SUP&R ITN partners only

Huelva: Guided Visit and Dinner in a Traditional Winery, Bodegas Andrade. Thursday 6 at 7 pm.



Madrid: We suggest you book a hotel close to Atocha Rail Station, the easiest way to get to CTR in Mostoles and to Huelva. In addition, it is also close to the Restaurant where we will have our traditional dinner with all group on Monday evening. Recommended Hotels are:

Trip to Huelva: I suggest you book as soon as possible a direct train from Madrid (todas) to Huelva, likely leaving at 18.05. Train details not available yet (

Huelva: we have an agreement to block some rooms in hotel NH Luz Huelva (see the attachment). You can book in until September 4, indicating the reference “SUPER ITN”.

For any further info please contact us

Local Organization: Pedro Partal (

Network-wide organization: Davide Lo presti (

SUP&R ITN youtube channel

The SUP&R ITN has now a Youtube channel with video-abstracts of the fellow’s projects. Subscribe to the channel to be updated on the new videos. Watch them and please let us have a feedback or just ask us some questions about the projects to the fellows themself or write us an email at



SUP&R ITN project will participate at TRA 2016, the biggest Transport Conference in Europe.

The project will be presented directly by the fellows at the agora of the CEDR pavilion on

Wednesday 20th April 2016 from 09.45 to 10.15 .

The CEDR pavilion is located just at the entrance of the Gallery Expo.

6th European Transport Research Conference

Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland – 18-21 April 2016

WINTER SCHOOL 2016 – Granada



The event will include the following:

  • Training Week focused on “From research to Sustainable Pavement and Railway to implementation in Practical engineering Projects” from Monday 8th to Friday 12th of February (Open to max.15 external participants)
  • SUP&R ITN Management Meeting (Supervisory Board) – Tuesday 9th in the morning
  • Outreach event on Friday Morning



ESRs & ERs will receive an email invitation; only the social programme activities need to be booked (at


External Participants Fee: 175 €

To register, ask for the external participant registration form which offers a discount for The Hotel Granada Center,


Social Programme Activities are only offered to SUP&R ITN Members. All activities need to be booked by sending an email to

External participants interested in taking part in a specific activity should contact

For any further info please contact us ( ;

Here the full WINTER SCHOOL GRANADA programme:


Newsletter August 2015

  • SUP&R ITN presentation
  • Work Packages and Fellows projects
  • Training and Dissemination/Outreach event
  • invitation for external participants to the next Summer School
  • Contacts

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Dissemination event 2015 – SUP&R ITN

SUP&R ITN project will be presented with quick presentations of each fellows and a dedicated poster sessions at the 8th International RILEM SIB Symposium in Ancona, Italy from 6-9 October 2015 Hosted by Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM)
under the auspices of the Italian Society of Transportation Infrastructures (SIIV)

For more details go to the conference website and or their twitter account


SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 – Palermo




Dear all,

You are invited to a main event of the SUP&R ITN project, in Palermo  in the period going from the 16th – 23rd September 2015.Dear All,

The summer school is an advanced formation course for civil engineers, researchers, academics with an interest in sustainable engineering and focused on transport infrastructures. This event will provide fellows of the SUP&R ITN and a limited number of external participants, with a unique forum to interact with colleagues from all over the world and learn the next generation of approaches and tools used to account for assessing the sustainability of certain design strategies. With this background, with the provided tools and the hands-on sessions, the participants will gain knowledge and experience in the design of road pavements and railways tracks with a life-cycle thinking approach and using best practices based on sustainability principles.

This event will bring together world class academics, researchers, engineers and specialists on sustainability assessment of transport infrastructure, sustainable design and management of road pavements and railway tracks. Here a short description of some of the confirmed invited speakers/trainers:

 gerardo-flintsch-200px Gerardo W. Flintsch – VirginiaTech, USA Director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech for his work in pavement engineering and infrastructure management.
  David Castlo – Network Rail, UK Principal Engineer and Member of the Track & Civils team within Asset management Technical Services.  David is one the main developer of the Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT)  FP7 EU project MAINLINE
  Andrew Dawson – University of Nottingham, UK Associate Professor engaged in many research studies in pavement foundations, materials recycling and pavement design, performance and maintenance. He is responsible for undergraduate teaching in geomechanics, including courses on geo-environmental engineering and geology.
  Steve Muench – University of Washington/GreenRoads, USA Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Steve has research interests in the transportation infrastructure realm with special emphasis on sustainability. Current sustainability efforts include Greenroads Foundation, a sustainability rating system for roadway design and construction. Other interests include heavy civil construction, pavements and online training.
Tony Parry – University of Nottingham, UK Associate Professor in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre where his research interests include Life Cycle Assessment of construction materials and transport infrastructure, sustainable construction assessment methods and use of alternative materials in road construction.

the organization committe:

Prof. Gaetano di Mino, Prof. Laura Inzerillo, Dr. Davide Lo Presti