Australasian Road Safety Conference


Extended Abstract for Oral, Symposium & Poster Submissions


More submission information for ARSC2021 coming soon!

You are invited to submit an Extended Abstract to the Australasian Road Safety Conference ARSC2021. The theme is Towards Zero – A Fresh Approach.

The Australasian Road Safety Conference is the most significant annual road safety event in our region. Every year, the conference brings together professionals from government, industry, research and general road user community to share knowledge and build networks to support our efforts to eliminate serious trauma on our roads.

We welcome submissions from everyone including practice and policy, research, policing and enforcement, education, health and medicine, law, design, media and the community.

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Extended Abstract Submissions

To submit an Extended Abstract (for Oral, Poster or Symposium presentation):

Note for all Extended Abstracts: Authors requesting Full Paper extension will be notified after all submissions have been peer-review.


Symposium Presentations

Symposium sessions will run for 90 minutes, and will typically include 3-4 speakers in a symposium although other formats will be considered. ARSC2021 requires speakers to submit an Extended Abstract for traditional format Symposiums with 3-4 speakers. Alternate formats may include a panel session and/or audience participation, etc. The Symposium Proposal and Speaker Extended Abstracts must be submitted by the same deadline required for the Oral Presentation stream. These sessions will be included as part of the main conference program, and will be finalised by the Conference Scientific Committee for their value in regards to contribution to the Conference and Road Safety.

To submit a Symposium Proposal:

On behalf of the ARSC2021 Scientific Committee, we are looking forward to hearing more about your work to eliminate serious trauma on our roads at ARSC2021 in Melbourne.


Poster Presentations

ACRS2021 is partnering with Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) this year to link Poster Authors with final year graphic design students. This will give authors an opportunity develop high quality visual communications (e.g. infographics) of their poster content. More information on deadlines to come. 

All Posters will be displayed on Posters Boards in the catering area where delegates will congregate and network during morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks and lunch for the three days. Also each Poster Author will be offered a 5 minute speed Oral presentation in one of the program’s concurrent sessions.

How it will work:

  • Feb When you submit your Extended Abstract – Poster, tick the box ‘Yes’, you want to be matched with a graphic design student
  • Feb/March All Extended Abstracts for Posters will be peer-reviewed
  • March/April All Extended Abstracts for Posters authors will be notified of the outcome of the peer-review
  • Successful Extended Abstracts – Posters will be circulated to MADA students who will nominate the posters they are interested in
  • Authors and students will be introduced via email with more details on how the process works from there

Please note:

  • We will not be able to offer an extension as we need to fit in with the university semester
  • Authors will be free to use the final artwork after the conference with a citation of the student’s name
  • This is an experiment and, depending on demand, we may not be able to match every poster with a student
  • If we are not able to match a student with a poster, authors will be responsible for creating their poster as per previous years
  • We are currently reviewing the poster award criteria to ensure the judging is fair and transparent for all authors


Need help? Let us know!

We can match you with a mentor to help you prepare your Extended Abstract or to navigate the online submission process. Contact via email Dr Marilyn Johnson, Chair of the Scientific sub-Committee ( to request assistance.


If you have a query about your submission, please contact
Prof Raphael Grzebieta on or 0411 234 057


Key dates for Extended Abstracts:

Coming soon


All presenters must register to attend the Conference. Acceptance of Extended Abstracts into the program is contingent upon receipt of the registration fee. Notification of Extended Abstract acceptance in March/April 2021 will give presenters the opportunity to take advantage of the early-bird registration rate.

We look forward to your participation!