4th Ed. Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS Conference

Conference Topics

The conference topics are as follow:


  • Advances in Multifunctional Materials
  • Shape Memory Materials: State-of-the-art Research and Applications
  • Advances in Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and applications
  • Advances in Inorganic Luminescent Materials and Applications
  • Metamaterials and Metadevices
  • New/Smart Materials & Micro/Nanosystems
  • Electro-active polymers: current capabilities and challenges
  • Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Energy Harvesting via Smart Materials
  • Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity
  • Stretchable and Flexible Electronic Materials & Devices
  • Bioinspired Materials
  • Biomimetic bioactive biomaterials – the novel materials of implantable devices
  • Stimuli Responsive Materials
  • Intelligent drug delivery and release systems
  • New Materials for sensors and actuators: Sensing the Future with New Materials
  • Progress in Wearable/Wireless and Implantable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications 
  • Intelligent Materials for Intelligent Textiles
  • Fire retardant materials and surfaces
  • Smart Materials & Micro/Nanosystems
  • Graphene and Other Emerging 2D-layered Nanomaterials


Focused sessions:

  • Smart Textiles, Wearables & Internet of Things
  • Smart building materials
  • Flexible Electronic Materials & Devices
  • Smart sensors


Focused session on Smart Textiles, Wearables & Internet of Things


  • Prof. Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Dr. Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer, University Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
  • Dr Blerina Kolgjini, Polytechnic University of Tiran, Albania
  • Mr Volker Lutz, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


The last two decades have seen immense developments in the field of medical, sports, military and workwear, which have opened up new areas leading to market diversification for textile sector. After technical and functional textiles, smart and wearable textiles came into force a few years back. A key driver for this research is the fact that both textile and electronics fabrication processes are capable of functionalizing large-area surfaces at very high speeds.Textiles with fully integrated electronics for applications in medical and sports sector, composites and membranes, nonwovens, new weaving techniques, innovative textiles with multiple functionalities, surface functionalization, coating technologies and nanotechnology are the focus areas in textiles.

This session will give an overview on the history and the current developments in the field of functional, Smart and wearable Textile. It will provide a great opportunity to many scientists and companies to introduce the main trends and technological challenges faced in this field, promote recent research achievements, discuss and share their innovations and identify key challenges that are the focus of ongoing research. Participants will discuss fundamentals of smart textiles: textile fabrication methods and textile interconnect lines, textile sensor, and output device components and integration of commercial components into textile architectures. The following are the session main topics:


  • Smart Textiles
  • Functional and Adaptive Textiles/ multifunctionality
  • Nanotextiles
  • Shape/ colour/phase changing/ targeted delivery
  • Biomimetic
  • Self-regulating
  • Textile sensors, wearable sensors and devices
  • e-textiles
  • Pshychotextiles
  • Energy harvesting
  • Technologies for the Integration of Novel Functions
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • New Connecting Technologies