Eighth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development

    Dates: Sunday December 06 2015

    Location: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel Tampa, FL

    Sponsored by: D08 Roofing and Waterproofing

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Monday June 30 2014

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the Eighth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development to be held December 6, 2015. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Tampa in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of Committee.

    The symposium provides a forum for contributing to the fundamental understanding of acceptable roof performance, with the primary emphasis being current research and development work. The symposium will center on the influence of both laboratory and field investigations in the development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems.

    The symposium is intended to address topics describing research and standards development for both low-sloped and steep roofing systems including the following:

    Polymer-modified and conventional built-up bituminous roofingSelf-adhesive membrane roofing
    Liquid-applied membrane roofingSynthetic single-ply roofing systems
    Spray polyurethane foam roofing systemsMetal roofing systems
    Roof edge systemsPerformance of shingles, tiles and other steep roof coverings
    Wind and fire resistanceAir and moisture movement in roofing systems
    Cool roofing ,vegetative (green) roofing and solarEnergy efficient roofing
    Technology of roof coatingsHygrothermal simulations/modeling
    Roof system durability and service life predictionRoofing in a sustainability era
    Roofing retrofitAdvances in waterproofing
    Advances in adhesion technology for synthetic and bituminous roofingAdvances in low-sloped roofing and its components

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250- 300 word preliminary abstract no later than June 30, 2014. Scroll to the top of the page to "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email hsparks@astm.org stating that your abstract was submitted.

    The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Co-Chairmen Sudhakar Molleti and Walter Rossiter will notify you via postal mail by September 8, 2014 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than March 9, 2015 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

    ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Sudhakar Molleti, Ph.D., National Research Council Canada, Email: sudhakar.molleti@nrc.ca tel: 613-993- 9673 and Walter J. Rossiter Jr., Ph.D., W.J. Rossiter and Associates, Clarksburg, MD, Email: wjrossiter@verizon.net, tel: 301-253-2534.