The Argentine National Roads Bureau and the Chilean National Roads Bureau in conjunction with the Argentine Roads Association, the Chilean Road and Transport Association and the World Road Association (AIPCR/PIARC) organize The "International Conference on Winter Service" to be held from June 27th to 30th in the city of Mendoza, Argentina.

The winter roads service has the objective of carrying out operations dedicated to maintaining the road in good traffic conditions when the weather conditions are adverse.


Taking this into account, international experts will deliver presentations that will cover issues related to anti-ice and snow removal strategies, information and early alert systems, service level, work in High-Mountain and International border areas, as well as solutions for winter roads service in urban areas.


Addressed to: National, regional and municipal authorities. Professionals, technicians, consultants, researchers, teachers, university students and all those involved in the theme of the winter road services and the different aspects that compose it.



The Organizing Committee invites institutions, professionals and investigators involved in the different aspects of road administration to submit their papers in the different specific areas foreseen for the Conference.

The deadline to submit paper abstracts is February 28th, 2017
(in coincidence with the deadline for abstracts submission of the XV International Winter Road Congress in Gdansk, Poland).
All the papers received will be valid for both events, and the authors will receive the evaluation for the International Conference of Mendoza 2017 and for the International Congress of Gdansk of 2018 separately and differentiated.

Submitted papers have to be original and unpublished, i.e., papers that have not been published nor presented, at local or international level, at Congresses, Symposiums, Meetings, etc., that were held before the opening date of the Conference.

The Abstract should have not more than 400 words. The full paper text will not exceed 10,000 words
(Abstract and bibliography, if any, excluded).

Los trabajos serán revisados por los especialistas del Comité Técnico B.2 y aquellos trabajos de mayor interés serán expuestos por sus autores en las sesiones previstas al efecto durante la conferencia

Specific Areas

Anti-ice and snow removal strategies:

Presentation of national experiences and new methods of operation in order to avoid damages, and improve the winter road service for users of the road system. Operations for the best resolution of the presence of changing climatological phenomena.

Service level, information and early alert systems:

Operational and technical alternatives to improve the service using information systems, with the integration of early warnings to users in areas that are sensitive of being reached by the meteorological phenomena of ice and snow.

Work in High-Mountain and International borders areas:

The particularity of the work in high mountains requires planning and operational strategies for the management of snow and ice in them. In particular the management of border areas that require joint planning between countries, to provide a harmonic service to road users.

Solutions for winter roads service in urban áreas:

The presence of ice and snow in streets and routes in urban areas present particular problems that require specific resolutions, alerts, and operating conditions, towards an agile and safe circulation.


Send your abstract to:

We remind you that to send a summary the authors must be pre-registered through the online form by clicking here


On Friday, June 30th, a technical visit to the “Intermational Tunnel Cristo Redentor”
will be made (lunch is included).

It is the main linking corridor of Argentina and Chile, and includes a tunnel of 3080 meters of extension located at an altitude of 3209 meters above sea level. This tunner is located at 200 km of the City of Mendoza and at 155 km from the city of Santiago de Chile.




The registration fee includes access to all conferences and participation in the technical visit.
Non-member Participant US$ 200 // Member Participant US$ 180(*)

(*) To be considered a Member Participant, it will be necessary to prove your Membership to the Asociación Argentina de Carreteras (with the corresponding fee paid), or to be a member of the World Road Association (AIPCR/PIARC) or the Asociación Chilena de Carreteras y Transporte (ACCT) or any other entity associated to the Asociación Argentina de Carreteras.

You can pre-register to the Conference by filling out the PRE-REGISTRATION FORM HERE



• Cash:
Directly at Asociación Argentina de Carretera or at the Venue.

• Visa Credit Card :
at the Asociación Argentina de Carreteras or at the Venue (Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones Emilio Civit)

• Bank Wire Transfer:
In pesos to the Asociación Argentina de Carreteras current account (CUIT 30-53368805-1)
Banco Galicia - Cta. Cte. 37818/7/037/9
CBU 0070037520000037818793


To complete the registration is required to send proof of transference identifying the people registered by that payment


Se solicita enviar los datos de facturación (Razón Social y Nº de CUIT) a de lo contrario se emitirá la factura a nombre del participante. No se emite Factura “A”.



Argentina does not require the processing of Visa for tourists from a significant number of countries, information on countries exempted from Visa,
as well as the steps to carry out this process, if required, are provided in the following link:


Some accommodation options in Mendoza:

Sheraton Mendoza Hotel *****
Address: Primitivo De La Reta 989,
Mendoza, Argentina
Phone. (54)(261) 4415500

Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa *****
Address: Chile 1124
Mendoza,  Argentina
Phone. +54 261 441 1234

Amérian Executive Hotel Mendoza ****
Address: San Lorenzo 660, 5500
Mendoza, Argentina
Phone. 0810-810-2637 / Internacionales: + 54 11 5171 6565

NH Mendoza Cordillera ****
Address: Avenida España, 1324
Mendoza, Argentina
Phone. +54 261 441 6464

Ritz Hotel Mendoza ***
Address: Perú 1008, 5500
Mendoza, Argentina
Phone. +54 261 423 5115

Hotel Crillon Mendoza ***
Address: Perú 1065, 5500
Mendoza, Argentina
Phone. +54 261 429 8494


Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones Emilio Civit
Av. Peltier 611
Ciudad de Mendoza - Provincia de Mendoza