E-Textiles 2022: Call for Papers

The incorporation of electronic, sensing and actuating functionality within textiles is a growing field of research offering the ability to realise smart systems wherever textiles are deployed. New methods of manufacturing and innovations in materials have benefited a huge range of applications. E-Textiles 2022 provides a forum to discuss the latest developments and understand future opportunities.

The conference sessions cover developments in the following areas:

Applications and Future Trends: Advances and opportunities in areas from personal healthcare to industrial applications of textiles.

Sensing and Embedded Systems: Sensing technologies and electronics integration methods including printed organic electronics.

Manufacturing and Standards: Embroidered, woven, knitted and printed e-textiles and standards for testing.

Reliability and Sustainability: Methods to improve e-textile reliability and robustness and engineering for sustainability. 

Design and Fashion: Exploring the importance of design for the role of e-textiles in fashion.  We are particularly interested in research that deals with design identity (cultural meaning and belonging), disrupting behaviours and/or sensory experience. 

Immersive Technologies: Advances in e-textile technologies for virtual and augmented reality and Motion Capture.

Topics of interest include:

  • Emerging functional materials for e-textiles
  • Stretchable/flexible/soft textile compatible sensors and electronics
  • 1D yarn-based technologies
  • Manufacturing and testing techniques
  • Energy harvesting power supplies
  • Textile batteries and supercapacitors
  • Printed electronics for e-textiles
  • Biocompatible, biodegradable and reusable e-textile materials and devices
  • Packaging and encapsulation
  • Design, simulation and modelling
  • Emerging applications e.g. IoT, smart workplaces etc.

E-Textiles 2022 invites researchers, industry experts and students to send original abstracts for consideration by the Technical Programme Committee.  Abstracts will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation and extended abstracts (four pages) of accepted papers will be published in Engineering Proceedings. Presentation in person is presumed, if you wish to present remotely please indicate this on the submission form and we will be in contact with you.

E-Textiles 2022 are pleased to announce that MDPI Micromachines have agreed to sponsor three prizes at this year’s conference:

  1. Best Paper Award £410
  2. Best Student Paper Award £205
  3. Best Student Poster Award £205

Prizes will be issued as an Amazon gift card and will be sent to the winners after the conclusion of the conference.


Accepted authors will also have the opportunity to submit a full paper for publication in a Special Issue of Micromachines (2000 CHF publishing fee applies). Micromachines is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of small structures, devices and systems, published monthly online by MDPI.

Abstract Submission and Deadlines

The Call for Papers for E-Textiles 2022 has now closed.