After Zurich (1995), Lisbon (1998), Orlando (2002), Taipei (2005) and Paris (2008), the International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM6) returns to North America to join with the North American Travel Monitoring Exhibition and Conference (NATMEC 2012). International WIM conferences are organized by the International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM).
The conference addresses the broad range of technical issues related to weighing sensors and systems, weight data management and quality assurance, enforcement, road operation and infrastructure related issues. It provides access to current research and best practices, in an international forum for WIM technology, standards, research, policy and applications.
Heavy vehicle mass monitoring, assessment and enforcement are key actions to ensure road safety and fair competition in freight transport, facilitating the inter-modality, and to design and maintain reliable and durable road infrastructures, with a better compliance of weights and dimensions. WIM is becoming part of a global ITS for heavy traffic management, contributing to reduce the environmental impact of freight transport and to a better use of the existing road networks.