Call for Papers
Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile (AIFT) Conference 2018 and
FashionAI Challenge
3-6 July 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Fashion & AI Research Group of Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Alibaba FashionAI Team and The Textile Institute is co-organizing the Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile (AIFT) Conference 2018.

Call for Papers
Over the last two decades, with the great advancement of computer technology, academic research in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in fashion and textile supply chain has been becoming a very hot topic and has received greater attention from both academics and industrialists. Meanwhile, large amount of data created by various mobile platforms, social media interactions, and e-commerce transactions in the emerging online fashion business provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to study and develop systems for understanding consumer behaviors and tailoring the services of online platforms by effective use of AI. Arising from the above, a number of AI, machine learning and computer vision related techniques has been successfully employed and proven to handle the problems including fashion sales forecasting, supply chain optimization, planning and scheduling, textile material defect detection, fashion and textile image recognition, fashion image and style retrieval, human body modeling and fitting, etc. The AIFT conference, the first-of-its-kind, to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of using AI on fashion and textile for discussing and exploring the most promising theories and applied intelligence topics. Papers in the conference must describe high-quality and original research. Topics of interest include all aspects of artificial intelligence on fashion and textiles including, but not limited to:

AI Techniques
  • Big data capture, representation, and analytics
  • Computer human interaction
  • Computer Vision
  • Multidisciplinary AI
  • Search and optimization
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Fuzzy computation
  • Neural networks
  • Recognition: detection, categorization, indexing
  • Segmentation, grouping and shape representation
  • Image processing and retrieval
  • Deep learnin
  • Web/Social media mining
AI Applications
  • Textile and apparel supply chain modelling
  • Fashion sales forecasting
  • Clothing image retrieval and parsing
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Textile material defect detection
  • Internet of things
  • Production line-balancing
  • Wearable devices
  • Clothing parsing
  • Retail sales replenishment
  • Inventory planning and control
  • 3D image modelling for fitting
  • Textile material color measurement
  • Manufacturing and retail site selection

Researchers from academia and industry are cordially invited to submit abstract (abstract template can be downloaded at here) or full papers maximum 6 pages formatted in style of AISC of Springer according to Springer author guidelines: ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf for oral or poster presentation. Each full paper will be reviewed by two reviewers, members of Conference Boards. Accepted full papers will be published in Springer’s Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) (ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink indexing). The Call for Papers for this conference is now open. Submissions must be in the proper Word document format; no PDFs. Please register an account at https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/AITA2018 and upload your submission onto the submission system. Submission deadline for abstrcat is 15 April 2018 and full paper is 30 April 2018. Notification of acceptance will be no later than 30 April 2018 (abstract) or 7 May 2018 (full paper). Conference registration will be accepted online through the conference website, see more details at Registration. Up-to-date information about the conference, hotel accommodations, travel, and more is available on this website. For inquiries, please contact our conference secretariat at aift2018@polyu.edu.hk .

Important Dates
Delegates can choose 1) submit abstract for oral/poster presentation in the conference, or 2) submit full paper (full paper will be published in Conference Proceedings published by Springer) for oral/poster presentation.

Choice 1: Abstract submission only (once the abstract is accepted, it can be presented either by oral/poster presentation.)
Abstract Submission Deadline
:
15 April 2018 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance
:
30 April 2018 (extended)
Choice 2: Full paper submission only (once the full paper is accepted, it will be published in Conference Proceedings and accepted for either oral/poster presentation.)
Full Paper Submission Deadline
:
30 April 2018 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance
:
7 May 2018 (extended)


FashionAI Challenge Starts
:
1 March 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline
:
18 May 2018
Regular Registration Deadline
:
5 June 2018
Conference Dates
:
3-6 July 2018