36th Annual Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology
Akron-Fairlawn Hilton, Akron, Ohio, USA   |   September 12-13, 2017


Abstracts of papers intended for presentation should be submitted by April 30, 2017. Abstracts should observe style conventions as exemplified in Tire Science and Technology. Use the example abstract found here as a template for submission. Abstracts must be submitted through email to the conference chair - conference@tiresociety.org. NO submissions will be accepted via regular postal mail. Please note that abstracts may be edited to provide consistent style for publication on the Society's web site and in the conference abstract booklet.

Abstract submittal instructions

Step 1:
Fill out and sign the - Transfer of Copyright Agreement. This can be signed electronically.
Step 2:
Ensure that the Abstract is at least 200 words and meets the style conventions found in the example
Step 3:
Email the Abstract and the Transfer of Copyright Agreement to the conference chair at conference@tiresociety.org

NOTE: Please indicate in your email whether the manuscript is a student paper or a regular paper

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 30, 2017. Please contact the conference chair if you have not heard back from him by the end of May, 2017

Accepted authors are expected to submit a manuscript, contact and biographical information by August 1, 2017. See sections below to submit a manuscript.

Speaker Information

Speakers are allotted 20 minutes for conference presentation. Speakers will receive an email with a login and password to the repository for uploading presentation files after their abstract is accepted. Upload all pertinent files movies, audio, PowerPoint files to the folder with corresponding last name no later than August 1, 2017. Check this space later for updates on speaker information.

Paper Achievement Awards

Paper presentations are judged for Superior Paper Award & Honorable Mention Award. A special Superior Student Paper Award of $500 will be given to the best paper authored by a university student. More information about the student paper can be found here. To be eligible for awards, the abstract and paper must be submitted by the deadlines.

Manuscript of Paper

All presenters are expected to submit a journal quality manuscript to be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Tire Science and Technology. Final paper manuscripts must be submitted online by August 1, 2017, unless prior arrangements have been made with the program chair. To be eligible for awards, papers must be submitted by August 1, 2017. Only papers not previously published will be accepted, and authors must agree not to publish elsewhere a paper submitted to and accepted by the Society.

Order of Assembly

  • Title page (including the authors' complete mailing address)

  • Abstract and keywords

  • Body of manuscript

  • Bibliography

  • List of table titles, followed by tables

  • List of figure captions followed by figures


Manuscripts of submitted papers should observe style conventions as exemplified in Tire Science and Technology. See the Tire Society website for more information.

SI units should be used throughout the text and on the figures; authors may include other units in parentheses.

Manuscripts must be double-spaced and must follow the conventions used in the example manuscript provided here.

Manuscript Submission Instructions

Step 1:
Register at site http://tiresciencetechnology.allentrack.net/
Step 2:
Login to the site
Step 3:
Choose “Manuscript Submission” from the left menu
Step 4:
Choose “2017 Conference Submission”
Step 5:
Upload the Manuscript as either a Microsoft Word or LATEX document

Continue the process by following the instructions on the webpage.

NOTE: Please wait until the manuscript is converted to a PDF. Depending on the size of the document, this can take several minutes. The process of submitting the manuscript is not completed until the PDF is generated.

Contact Information

For questions about the conference, please contact

Joshua Herron

conference@tiresociety.org or at jherron@kendausa.com

Program Chairman

2017 Tire Science & Technology Conference

For questions about The Tire Society, please contact