It is our pleasure to invite you to ITMC2017, the 6th edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation, which will take place from 16 to 18 October 2017 in the beautiful historical city of Ghent (Belgium).

The ITMC2017 Conference targets guests from various branches and disciplines related to the textile industry. This interdisciplinary approach is key in maximizing the potential and development of textile materials and tools for various applications. The Conference aims to fully exploit this potential and be the catalyst for creating a beneficial synergy between designers, manufacturers, suppliers and end users from all sectors.

The themes of the ITMC conference are intelligent textiles and mass customisation. On 16 and 17 October, inspiring speakers from industry, academia, governments and society will show where could be your chances and challenges. They will bring stories about cutting edge science and technology, global statistics, innovation through co-operation, policy, education and training. Novel IT tools are to create more interaction between speakers and participants.

On 18 October participants are invited to show their prototypes during the Smart Textiles Salon.

The social programme includes a welcome drink on 15th in the evening, guided visits to Ghent and the conference dinners offering a taste of Belgian and Moroccan cuisine.

The International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation (ITMC) was previously organised 2-yearly by ENSAIT & ESITH, alternatively in France and Morocco. From now on the ITMC conferences will be organised by 5 countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Japan and Morocco) and rotate between these countries.

On behalf of the Conference organisers, we would like to invite all interested businesses, research institutions and organisations from around the globe to participate in a lively exchange of ideas and experiences featured at the ITMC2017 Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Ghent in October 2017!

Conference Chairs:

Lieva Van Langenhove, Ghent University, Belgium
Wim Deferme, Hasselt University, Belgium
Kanji Kajiwara, Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan
Vladan Koncar, ENSAIT, Roubaix, France
Mohamed Lahlou, ESITH, Casablanca, Morocco
Jacek Mlynarek, CTT Group, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu├ębec, Canada