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As we race against time and when technological innovation is happening at an exponential rate, it is inescapable that we do a fact check on where we stand in fashion in terms of utilizing A. I. to our advantage.


Conference Call for Papers

SEEING A.I. in FASHION National Conference

SAIF 2019

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Kannur Campus, Kerala)

29-30 May 2019


Department of Design Space and Department of Fashion Design is co-organizing the “Seeing Artificial Intelligence in Fashion” (SAIF) Conference 2019.

The Conference

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think and act. Over the last two decades, with the great advancement of computer technology, academic research in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in design, fashion and textiles 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. It has already empowered manufacturing process through automation and increased its efficiency many folds. Now A.I. is rapidly redefining the areas of cognition and decision-making in design, and its management and technology. 

AI has through the use of Big Data given leverage to Fashion Industry by speeding up the processes of trends identification, finding the right customer and marketing its products. As we race against time and when technological innovation is happening at an exponential rate, it is inescapable that we do a fact check on where we stand in fashion in terms of utilizing A.I. to our advantage.

"Seeing A.I. in Fashion" NIFT conference, the first-of-its-kind, to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners of AI on Design , Management and Technology of Fashion. They will be discussing and exploring the most promising theories and applied intelligence topics, that encompasses all aspects of artificial intelligence on design, fashion and textiles including the subtopics below:

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 learning
  • 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


Paper formats and Submissions

Researchers from academia and industry are cordially invited to submit abstracts of maximum 250-300 words followed by four to six key words, which will be selected through blind review. The text should be in Times New Roman size 12. The work forwarded for the conference should not have been published before or should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The title page should include name(s) of the author(s), title of the paper and affiliation, address and e-mail id of all authors (if it is a co-authored paper). The abstract should be divided into four sections, namely, purpose, method, results and conclusions.


Papers presented in the conference will be evaluated and the Best Paper will be awarded. Selected full papers will be published as chapters in an edited book with ISBN.


Submission deadline for abstract/ full paper  is 20th  May  2019. Notification of acceptance will be no later than 23rd  May 2019 (abstract) or 26th May 2019 (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


Important Dates
Delegates can choose 1) submit abstract for oral/poster presentation in the conference, or 2) submit full paper.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 23rd  May 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 26th May 2019


For Registration please Click here


For further enquiries, please, contact


Mohammed Ansar
Department of Design Space,
NIFT Kannur Campus


Manuprasad Mathew
Department of Fashion Design,
NIFT Kannnur Campus

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