AUTEX 2020 - 20th World Textile Conference


Considering the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 pandemic, the Autex2020 Conference has been canceled. In due time, very shortly, Autex will announce the date and location of the 2021 edition.


20 years after the 1st AUTEX Conference, the Centre of Textile Science and Technology of University of Minho - 2C2T – is very pleased to invite you to come again to Portugal, the country where the first edition of the conference took place.

Recognized as a reference among the textile scientific community, the AUTEX conferences gather every year a large number of researchers that share their ideas and achievements in various research and educational projects.

Unfolding the future is the moto of the 2020 edition of the Conference that will be held at Guimarães, from the 16th to the 20th June 2020.

At the beginning of this new decade, very important challenges will be faced concerning the sustainability of our planet, that directly impact the textile and fashion business. The Autex2020 Conference will be the right place to unveil and show the novel approaches, concerning materials, technologies and business models, that are being thought and developed.

Your contribution will be highly important!

Looking forward to welcome you in Guimarães in June 2020.

Prof. Fernando Ferreira
Autex2020 Conference Chair

Keynote Speakers

Orlando Rojas

17th JUNE

Orlando Rojas

Aalto University, Finland 
“To be announced

Giovanni Conti

18th JUNE

Giovanni Conti

Politecnico di Milano University, Italy
“Design for Sustainable Fashion: a Sustainable Product-Service System Scenario for Fashion

Henry Yi LI

19th JUNE

Henry Hi LI

The University of Manchester, UK
“Smart materials to smart e-textile wearables


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Important Dates


Abstract Submission
10th February 2020


Communication of acceptance
20th February 2020


Authors registration closes
To be announced 


Earlybird registration closes
To be announced 


Late registration closes
To be announced 


Program announcement
To be announced