The 91st Textile Institute World Conference

23rd – 26th July 2018 | Leeds, UK

Call for Papers

The 91st Textile Institute World Conference, hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds, will provide a focus on Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology. The aim is to identify and establish interdisciplinary engagement in the textile manufacturing and retail industry through the various fields of technology, design, research and economy.

The theme has evolved out of a recognition that there are clear synergies when design and sustainable technology are effectively integrated to produce commercial products with better aesthetics and functionality. The Textiles Industry is diverse and to maximise success the whole supply chain needs ongoing innovation and investment and the conference will draw from the application and use of Textiles in all aspects of everyday life. Abstracts are now invited for both Oral and Poster presentation. Research presentations should cover current investigations which look to future trends and visions in all possible textile applications. Below is a list of the main topics which are based on the scope of the Institute.

Main Topics

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for the 91st TI World Conference is “Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology” the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.


Full paper submission for TIWC 2018 is mandatory for all accepted abstracts (oral and poster) Should you wish to submit a full paper, please download and use the guidelines for the submission of full papers here Full Paper Guidelines for Authors. Submitted full papers which do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected. The deadline for submission is has extended from 30 April 2018 to 16 May 2018. 

If you are unable to submit a full paper for poster presentation, we would request you submit the written content of your poster in its place. We are also able to offer a deadline extension should you need it.

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Full papers submitted for TIWC will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN number assigned.

At the conference all delegates will be invited to submit their papers to the JTI which is peer reviewed, 2016 Impact Factor 1.007. All published research articles in The Journal of The Textile Institute have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by two expert referees. The JTI is SCI and Ei Compendex listed.

The Journal of The Textile Institute is abstracted and indexed in:

Academic Keys
Applied Science & Technology Source
Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate
Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded™
Clarivate Analytics: SciSearch®
Ei Compendex®
Polymer Library (formerly RAPRA Abstracts)
ProQuest® Abstracts in New Technology & Engineering
ProQuest® Engineered Materials Abstracts
ProQuest® Materials Business File
ProQuest® SciTech Premium Collection
ProQuest® Technology Collection
SCOPUS® – click here for current CiteScore
Textile Technology Index™
TOGA® Textil (WTI)
World Textile Abstracts
World Textiles

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