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.
We invited various types of contributions from researchers, educators, practitioners and industrialists which address the broad spectrum of knitting technology challenges.
- 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
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
Join us at the IFKT2020 Gala Evening Event
Wednesday 10 June, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Titanic Hotel, Belfast
Keep up to date with us on social media, search #IFKT2020.
Tuesday 9th June
Central Board Meeting of IFKT – Room TBC Ulster University, York Street Belfast
|6pm to 7pm||Registration|
|6:30pm to 7:30pm||Welcome meeting at Ulster University, York Street|
Wednesday 10th June
|8:30am to 0am||Registration – BA-01-009|
|9am to 9:30am||Opening Ceremony|
|9:30am to 9:50am||Keynote 1|
|9:50am to 11:10am||Session 1|
|11:10am to 11:40am||Coffee and comfort break|
|11:40am to 1pm||Session 2|
|1pm to 2pm||Lunch and Poster sessions|
|2pm to 4pm||Session 3|
|4pm to 4:15pm||Coffee and Tea|
|4:05pm to 4:30pm||Central Board Meeting (Room TBC)|
|4:30pm to 5:45pm||IFKT General Assembly (Room TBC)|
|7:30pm to 10:30pm||Conference Dinner at Titanic Hotel, Belfast|
Thursday 11th June
|9am to 9:30am||Registration at BA-01-009|
|9:30am to 11:10am||Session 4|
|11:10am to 11:40am||Coffee Break|
|11:40am to 1:10pm||Session 5|
|1:10pm to 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm to end|
Friday 12th June
Optional Trip to the Giants Causeway
- Alison Gault
- Katie Mulholland
- Sharon Thompson
- Hazel Bruce
- Lucy Smyth
- Yordanka Angelova – Technical University, Bulgaria
- Mirela Blaga - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
- Ellen Bendt - University of Applied Science, Niederrhein, Germany
- Alison Gault – Ulster University, Northern Ireland
- Yordan Kyosev – Technical University of Dresden, Germany
- Arzu Marmarali – Ege University, Turkey
- Berndt Meyer, IFWS Landessektion Schwiez, Switzerland
- Elżbieta Mielicka - Textile Research Institute, Poland
- Zbigniew Mikołajczyk, Łódź University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
- Shin Woong Park , Inha University, Incheon, South Korea
- Katarzyna Pieklak – Łódź University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
- Islam Shamimul, IFKT Section Bangladesh, Bangladesh
- Eyal Sheffer, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Isreal
- Zlatko Vrljicak - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Croatia
Early Bird Registration – up to and including 3rd April - £330
Regular/late Registration - £360
Accompanying person - £220
Gala Evening Event - £60 (Titanic Hotel, Belfast)
Ulster University, Belfast Campus, BT15 1ED.
The conference will take place at Ulster University Belfast Campus.
At the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster University.
The venue is in close proximity to the historic Crown Bar, the Belfast City Hall and the Europa Hotel.
Have you heard of C.S. Lewis (author), George Best (Footballer), Seamus Heaney (Poet), Rory McIlroy (Golfer), Liam Neeson (Actor), Geraldine Hughes (Actor), or maybe Lord Kelvin (physicist)?
These are just a few of the well known figures born in Northern Ireland.
And did you know, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is filmed in Northern Ireland – why not take the tour?
If you're interested in ship building, you can visit the world’s largest Titanic attraction (http://titanicbelfast.com)
Belfast is well connected with 2 airports, and given the conference venue is located in the city centre, the attractions and facilities are within walking distance.
See http://www.visitbelfast.com for more information.
Travel and Accommodation
George Best Belfast City Airport - 4.2 miles/6.75 kilometers
Belfast International Airport – 20 miles/32 kilometers
Dublin Airport – 99 miles/159.5 kilometers
There is a direct bus from Dublin to Belfast every hour.
The following hotels are available to book through our registration portal. Please note that accommodation is not included in the Conference registration fees.
Hilton Belfast City
In the heart of the city centre, beside the ICC Belfast, the Hilton epitomises the lively confidence of the bustling city.
Visit Belfast attractions like the Stormont Parliament Buildings, the Ulster Museum and Belfast Castle. Located beside the ICC Belfast and only minutes from the Odyssey Arena and Victoria Square shopping centre, this Belfast hotel is ideally situated for the conference.
The Hilton Belfast hotel has a business centre and wireless internet access in public areas. From Hilton Rooms up, all Hilton Belfast hotel rooms offer air conditioning and river or mountain views. Executive Room guests enjoy Executive Lounge access and the stunning river-view corner suites overlook the historic Harland & Wolff shipyard, builders of the Titanic.
Ramada by Wyndam
Address: 20 Talbot St, Belfast BT1 2LD
Phone: 028 9026 1800
Relax and explore at our Ramada by Wyndham Belfast hotel in city center near Saint Anne Cathedral. Conveniently located in the heart of town, we offer comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are with us just one night, or are planning to stay and enjoy the area.
The Cathedral Quarter was traditionally the home of Belfast's trade associations and warehouses, and still has some of the city's oldest buildings. But a stay at Premier Inn Hotel Belfast Cathedral Quarter puts some distinctly twenty-first century attractions on your doorstep. Come in August and hear some of the latest sounds and bands at the Belsonic Festival. Or December, for a Christmas market that pulls out all the stops. Or in September, for all the fun of over 250 events during Culture Night. Or visit any time of year for world class shopping and fascinating visitor attractions. Then come back to the hotel for mouth-watering food and a lovely comfy bed.
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Situated at the heart of Belfast's Titanic Quarter, the legendary Harland & Wolff Headquarters and Drawing Offices is now the world's most authentic Titanic hotel, offering an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Northern Ireland on business or for a Belfast city break holiday.
For more information, contact Alison Gault at email@example.com.