Submission Information

Call for Extended Abstracts now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an extended abstract.

The Call for Extended Abstracts closed on 31 March 2023 and the review process has now started.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Abstracts, please contact the Conference Secretariat at

Key Dates

  • Close off date for submitting Extended Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals: Friday 31 March 2023
  • Successful authors will be notified: May 2023
  • Papers (for those who choose to submit a Full Paper) written and submitted for peer review: June 2023
  • Full Paper peer review comments returned to authors: August 2023
  • Revised papers (if required) received: Early September 2023
  • Conference: Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 September 2023

Note that there will be no extension to the closing date for submitting Extended Abstracts or Interactive Workshop Proposals.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be delivered either F2F or virtually (pre-recorded). F2F sessions will conclude with a combined question and answer session that will include all presenters from the session.

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 preparing topics for debate e.g. next steps.

Presentations should be well structured 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 4 minute rapid fire 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.

Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops 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. Those interested in hosting an Interactive Workshop are required to submit a proposal that outlines how the session will work and engage interactively with participants. Limited Interactive Workshop sessions are available, and proposals will be subject to peer review.

Conference Themes

The theme of the conference is ‘Safe Travel for All’ indicating that we have a common goal of maximising safety on our roads for all users. These is reflected in the sub-themes:

1. All ages and abilities

2. All road users and transport modes

3. First Nations and communities (local and international)

4. Urban and regional/rural

5. We’re all in this together

These sub-themes indicate the wide range of people who use our roads in a variety of ways and places. As researchers and practitioners, we are focused on enhancing their safety.


Those who submit an Extended Abstract for a presentation or a poster and those who submit a proposal for an Interactive Workshop will be able to nominate a relevant topic and sub-topic. These are listed below.

First Nations and communities (local and international)

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Communities
  • First Nations

Safe road users

  • Cyclists
  • Distractions, Inattention
  • Early Childhood Road Safety
  • Fatigue
  • Impairment – Drink/Drug Driving
  • Motorcyclists
  • Novice Driver/Rider and Training
  • Other Vehicle Users (Tractors, Quad Bikes, E-scooters etc)
  • Pedestrians
  • Road Safety Across the Lifespan
  • Road User Behaviour and Human Factors
  • Road User Training – General (Cyclists, Workplace, OHS etc)
  • Heavy Vehicles (Trucks, Buses & Drivers)

Safe vehicles

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Motor Vehicles (Safer Vehicles)
  • Restraints

We’re all in this together

  • Communication and Media
  • Crash Data Collection and Analysis
  • Enforcement and Policing
  • Infrastructure (Safer Roads)
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Road Safety in Developing Countries
  • Road Safety Management
  • Safe Speed, Speeding, Travel Speeds
  • Workplace and Work-Related Road Safety

Urban and regional/rural

  • Community Road Safety: Advocacy
  • Community Road Safety: Community and Schools Programs
  • Community Road Safety: Road Safety Across Cultures
  • Local Government Road Safety


  • Emergency Services, Medical & Post-crash Care

Important Information for Authors

Terms & Conditions

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

Should your Extended Abstract (includes Extended Abstracts for Posters) or Interactive Workshop Proposal be accepted by the Conference Organisers, the presenting author will be required to register to attend the conference as a paid delegate by 21 July 2023. 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 Interactive Workshop 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 Interactive Workshops into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall program objectives.

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

For those authors who request expanding their Extended Abstract into a ‘Full Paper’ (approx. 10 pages + references) for further submission to the Journal of Road Safety (with additional peer-review processes), 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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