Submission Information

ARSC 2022 Call for Extended Abstracts and Symposium Proposals is now closed.

Thank you for your submissions. We are so excited to share the fresh approaches and new ideas received from road safety stakeholders and decision-makers from across the globe.

Submission Process and Presentation Types

Submission Process

All authors for Oral and Poster presentations must submit an Extended Abstract for peer-review. Symposium proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Organising/Scientific Committee. The appropriate submission template must be used. Extended Abstract Templates and Symposium Proposals Templates are provided here.

Peer Review

All Extended Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations will be peer reviewed. Authors who requested extending their submission into a Full Paper for further peer review and for possible run-on into the Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety will be notified after the first review round. All Full Papers that have been peer reviewed and accepted will be HERDC compliant.

Key Dates

  • Close off date for submitting Extended abstracts and Symposium Proposals: Monday 14 March 2022
  • Notify successful authors: April/May 2022
  • Papers (for those who choose to submit a Full Paper) written and submitted for peer review: May 2022
  • Peer review comments returned to authors: July 2022
  • Revised papers (if required) received: August 2022
  • Conference: Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 September 2022

Note that there will be no extension to the close date for submitting Extended Abstracts or Symposium Proposals.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be delivered either F2F or virtually. F2F sessions will conclude with a combined question and answer session that will include all presenters from the session. Virtual presenters will also be invited to participate in Q&A during the conference.

There will be an emphasis on generating healthy discussion and debate. Presenters will be encouraged to lead this discussion by highlighting key issues during their presentations and prepare topics for debate e.g. next steps.

Presentations should have good structure with a clear message and the key points outlined in the introduction. Something unique or engaging in the presentation will make the delivery memorable and hold the attention of the audience.

Poster Presentation

All Poster presenters must submit an Extended Abstract. Poster presenters can request their Extended Abstract be considered for extension to a Full Paper. Poster presenters will be provided a 5 minute speed Oral presentation opportunity. Posters need to be generated in both portrait and landscape for F2F and virtual presentation.

Posters will be presented at the Poster session at the conference venue and online There will be an opportunity for 10 poster presenters, to partner with a Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) final year graphic design student to develop high quality visual communications (e.g. infographic) of their poster content. The posters that qualify for this will be selected by the Scientific Committee. Posters developed through this program for ARSC 2021 can be viewed here.

Symposium Presentation

Symposium sessions will engage conference delegates in a discussion on a topical subject that aligns with the conference theme. It will generally cover current and emerging areas of road safety (and transport) policy, research, and practice. Symposium Proposal submitters are required to submit a proposal that outlines how the session will work and engage interactively with participants. Limited Symposium sessions are available, and proposals will be subject to review by the Conference Organising/Scientific Committee.

Conference Themes and Streams

With a theme of ”Changing Today for Tomorrow’, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, teaching, practice and policy.

Submissions of new and innovative developments in road safety for Oral and Poster presentations, and Symposium proposals can be made under the following sub theme areas:

1. Defining Tomorrow

2. Implementing Change

3. Innovation and Transformation

4. Prioritising People


Submitters will also select from the following broad topic areas:

  •  Community road safety
  •  Education
  •  Enforcement and regulation
  •  Environment: emissions and climate change
  •  Health, Medical, and post-crash care
  •  Human factors and driver behaviours
  •  Infrastructure (Safe Roads)
  •  Innovation and technology systems
  •  Movement and places
  •  Passenger transport
  •  Research methods and data
  •  Road safety management and policy
  •  Sustainable road management inclusiveness and equity
  •  Vehicle safety
  •  Vulnerable road users
  • Other

Important Information for Authors

Terms & Conditions

The full Terms & Conditions of submitting an Extended Abstract or Symposium Proposal are available through the submission portal.

Should your Extended Abstract (includes Extended Abstracts for Posters) be accepted by the Conference Organisers, the presenting author will be required to register to attend the conference as a paid delegate by 1st July 2022. Failure to register may result in your submission being deleted from the conference program.

Neither the invitation to submit an Extended Abstract, nor the acceptance of an Extended Abstract, Poster, or Symposium constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation, registration or other costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee will be paid to presenters.

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to allocate Extended Abstracts, Posters and Symposia into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall program objectives.

Extended Abstracts, Posters or Symposium that do not include all required information, or that contain contents found to be unsuitable, may be rejected.

For those authors who requested they want to expand their Extended Abstract into a ‘Full Paper’ (approx. 10 pages + references) for run on submission into the Journal of Road Safety that undergoes further peer-review, guidelines will be provided on how to prepare these ‘Full Papers’. Note that any ‘Full Papers’ rejected via the Journal peer-review process will revert back to the original ‘accepted Extended Abstract: Oral Presentation / Poster’ decision.

Final presentations and any required interactive material must be brought with you to the conference.

Virtual speakers are responsible for supplying a recording of their presentation in line with the recording instructions which will be supplied if the Extended Abstract is approved.

The Scientific Committee plans to publish the papers and presentations electronically.


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