The International Data Analysis Contest is a joint effort between the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Task Committee on the Long-Term Pavement Performance Contest, a subcommittee of the Highway Pavement Committee of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Initiated in August 1998, the contest is designed to encourage students, professors, highway agencies, and consultants from around the world to use the LTPP data collected over the past two decades. The contest offers a unique opportunity for contestants (primarily students) to work individually or in a team to perform research that will benefit the highway transportation community. Contestants must document their findings in a written paper. Authors of winning papers will receive a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to be nationally recognized at the 2019 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting. In addition, winners will present their research topic at one or more TRB meeting sessions and will be given the option to have FHWA publish their winning paper, which will be available for researchers worldwide. All participants will receive a letter of recognition from ASCE and FHWA.
This page provides a list of the winning papers as a result of the “ASCE-LTPP International Data Analysis Contest”. Additionally, winning papers have been published to the LTPP Reference Library. For more information on this contest and how to participate, please see LTPP Contest Guide.