3rd Digital Fashion Innovation e-Symposium

29 – 30 June 2022

3rd Digital Fashion Innovation e-Symposium 2022

29 – 30 June 2022 | Online | 12:00 – 14:30 GMT
Manchester 13:00 – 15:30 BST | Beijing 20:00 – 22:30
New York 08:00 – 10:30 | Dhaka 18:00 – 20:30

You are cordially invited to participate in the DFI 2022 e-Symposium, an international virtual forum for the dissemination of research, innovation, creative practice and pedagogy surrounding digitalised fashion world and for the generation of new ideas and collaborations.

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

  • Digital Fashion Design and e-Prototyping
  • Digital Fashion Business and Promotion
  • Digital Human and Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

Call for Papers/Presentations

Contributions from established and early career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers and educators are invited under the following topics:

Digital Fashion Design and e-Prototyping

  • Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Illustration
  • Virtual fashion simulation and fit analysis
  • Digital pattern cutting, marker making, zero-waste concept
  • Digital design for 3D printing

Digital Fashion Business and Promotion

  • 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 analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence for business applications

Digital Human and Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

  • Body Scanning, Sizing, Digital Anthropometry
  • Virtual Avatar, Animation and Digital twin for fashion
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Digital Fashion Mirror and Augmented Reality (AR) technology

We invite researchers, academics, industry experts, professionals and students to send extended abstracts/mini-reports/technical-stories relating to research and innovation using the submission template for consideration by the Technical Programme Committee. Please send your submission to dfi@mmu.ac.uk.

Submission template


All accepted abstracts will be included in the “DFI 2022 Book of Abstracts” and published online. Shortlisted speakers will be invited to contribute to book chapter(s) in an edited book.

Symposium Programme

Day 1
Wednesday 29 June 2022
12:00 – 14:30 GMT

Day 2
Thursday 30 June 2021
12:00 – 14:30 GMT

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Registration Fees

Registration fees for all attendees are shown below:

Delegate and Speaker: £60
Student: £45

Register online

Technical Programme Committee

  • Professor Fiona Hackney, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Professor Alhussein Albarbar, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Richard Kennon, University of Leeds
  • Dr Pammi Sinha, University of Leeds
  • Dr Gianpaolo Vignali, University of Manchester
  • Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Anthony Bukowski, Manchester Metropolitan University

Organising Committee

  • Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ms Anita Mitchell, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Phoebe Apeagyei, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Zhimin Chen, Manchester Metropolitan University


Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem (Chair)
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Righton Building | Cavendish Street | Manchester | M15 6BG
Telephone: +44 (0)161 247 2673
E-mail: dfi@mmu.ac.uk