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2nd Smart Wearables & Digital Fashion Congress (SWDFC)

previously known as

Smart Wearables & Fashion 4.0 Congress (SWFC)

28-30 April 2025 | In-Person Physical Event

King's House Conference Centre, Manchester, M1 7HB, UK

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Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in the iCongress event “Smart Wearables and Fashion 4.0 Congress (SWFC)”, an international virtual forum for sharing and exploring new research, innovation, creative practice and pedagogy surrounding wearable technology, e-textiles and fashion industry 4.0.

The event covers the following topics, but are not limited to:

a)   Smart Wearables

  • Wearable electronics, Wearable 2.0 and beyond,

  • Microelectromechanical system (MEMS),

  • Sensors and Actuators - accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, nine-axis intertial motion unit (IMU), etc.

  • Flexible circuit board and conductive materials,

  • Graphene for wearables,

  • Dry electrode (Textrode), e-textiles, conductive textiles and textile circuitry,

  • Conductive printing, conducting, weaving, knitting and embroidery,

  • Measuring ECG, EMG, and EEG etc. with wearables,

  • Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), motion artifact, data filtering,

  • Smart Electro-Clothing Systems (SeCSs) - ECG shirt, yoga pant, diabetic socks, baby monitoring hat, smart arm bands, functional sports bra etc.

  • SeCSs in Sports and Social activities,

  • Wearables for remote health monitoring, emergency response, fitness tracking, athlete tracking etc. 

  • Design, fit, comfort, washability etc. of smart clothing.

  • Internet of things (IoT), Apps and software for wearables

  • E-waste and recycling of wearables 



b)  Fashion 4.0

  • Computer-aided Design (CAD) for fashion

  • Virtual Fashion Simulation and e-prototype

  • Digital pattern cutting, Marker making

  • Body Scanning, Digital Anthropometry

  • Virtual Avatar, Animation and Digital Twin for fashion

  • Virtual Reality (VR), Digital Fashion Mirror and Augmented Reality (AR) for fashion industry

  • E-Commerce for fashion business

  • Social media marketing

  • Product Life Cycle Management (PLM)

  • E-tools for Supply Chain, Sustainability and Transparency

  • Block chain technologies

  • Big Data and data analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence for business applications


Abstract submission:

Academics, early-career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers, educators, industry experts, professionals and students are welcome to present their work from any of the following categories:

  • Original work (research in progress) that represents the findings from any research work that is in progress but at least 25% complete.

  • Original work (research complete) that represents findings from any research work that is at least 75% complete. 

  • Review work presents a state-of-the-art picture of a theme or subtheme of any field of study. It could be a 5-year review, 7-year review or a 10-year review of officially published materials or products. 

You can submit your abstract containing a maximum of 200 words through the iCongress submission form linked below on or before 30th July .



All speakers are required to register by paying a fee.

Fees (for in-person physical event):

  • Early Bird registration fee - £290 (before 30 August 2024)

  • Standard registration fee - £330

  • Student fee -  £250

  • Discounted fee available for selected DAC-listed countries


Shortlisted speakers will be invited to submit short manuscripts for publication in the “iLetters”- the open access journal of innovations (100% APC waiver applies for SWFC Speakers).




Thematic Co-chairs

Digital Anthropometry & Engineering of Functional Clothing 

Professor Deepti Gupta, IIT Delhi

Apparel Engineering & Industry 4.0

Professor Yordan Kyosev,  Technische Universität Dresden

Digital Fashion & E-Textiles

Dr. Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem,  Editor, iLetters

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