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9-11 June 2020, Belfast

50th IFKT International Conference - Knitting for a Sustainable Future

© Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

© Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

Tuesday 9 June 2020 to Thursday 11 June 2020, Belfast campus

IFKT 2020 is the 50th biennial congress event of the International Federation of Knitting Technologists.

This leading conference in knitting technology and analogous technologies provides an opportunity for both researchers, practitioners and industry to exchange new ideas and practical experiences from a diverse range of knitting expertise.

The role of knitting technology both warp and weft cuts across many fields including fashion, interiors, sport, military, medical, automotive, aerospace, fibre technology, Computer Aided design, smart textiles, and technical textiles.

The theme of sustainability is an essential approach in all that we do, sustaining future practice, being sustainable in design and sustaining our knitting industry.

IFKT 2020 while celebrating its 50th milestone seeks to encourage dialogue and discussion among participants about general topics as well as this year’s special theme.

The organisers invite various types of contributions from researchers, educators, practitioners and industrialists which address the broad spectrum of knitting technology challenges.

Conference Topics

  • Innovation in knitting technology
  • Machine building
  • Functional knitted materials
  • Medical textiles
  • Comfort and Wellbeing
  • Technical Textiles
  • IT Applications
  • CAD/CAM in knitting
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Fashion Design
  • Finishing treatments of the knitted fabrics
  • New fibres and materials
  • Quality and testing in knitting
  • Marketing and management in knitting
  • Education in knitting

Important Dates

Deadline extended for abstract submissions - 21 February 2020

21 February – Abstract submissions

28 February – Author notifications

31 March – Camera Ready Full Versions of the Manuscripts

3 April – Early bird registration deadline

10 April– Reviewer Feedback

1 May – Final versions of all accepted contributions

9 – 11 June Conference event

IFKT2020 Gala Evening Event

Wednesday 10 June, 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Titanic Hotel, Belfast, United Kingdom

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