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There are two paper categories for ESV2015: Peer Review Paper and Traditional Paper. The scientific program and review process are handled by NHTSA.

Peer review submission

June 1, 2014Call for Peer Review Abstract Begins
July 16, 2014Peer Review Abstract Submission Deadline
August 20, 2014Notification on Peer Review Status (1st acceptance)
November 15, 2014Peer Review Paper Due – First Draft
February 23, 2015Final Peer Review Paper Due
January 16 – March 5, 2015Peer Review papers not in the 2nd acceptance notification group will be contacted to reformat paper to ESV Traditional paper specifications


Traditional paper submission

June 1, 2014Call for Traditional Abstract Begins
October 1, 2014Traditional Abstract Submission Deadline
December 1, 2014Notification on Abstract Status
March 20, 2015Final Traditional Paper Due


Technical Session Topics

There are fourteen technical session topics. The technical session descriptions can be found in the Abstract submission guidelines.

  • Protection of Vulnerable Road Users
  • Testing and Modeling of Structural Performance in Frontal Crashes
  • Crash Avoidance #1: Safety Performance and Effectiveness of Driver Assistance Technologies, Test & Evaluation Procedures, Benefits Assessment
  • Biomechanics #1: Development, Validation and Use of Human Body Models in Assessment of Crash Injury
  • Testing and Modeling of Structural Performance in Side Impact and Rollover Crashes
  • Crash Avoidance #2: Challenges for a Safe Human-Machine Interface Design
  • Biomechanics #2: Advances in Crash Test Dummies, Instrumentation and Data Analysis
  • Restraint System Design and Performance Challenges: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Populations (Age, Gender, Stature)
  • Crash Avoidance #3: Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Advanced Fuels Crash Safety
  • Consumer Information Approaches To Improve Global Safety
  • Technologies and Policies of Driver Monitoring
  • Integrated Safety from Pre-Crash to Crash to Post-Crash
  • Assessment of New and Improved Field Data Collection, Analysis and Benefits Assessment Methods
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