Workshop 1: SMDTex



July 7, 2021



Password: 730699





Sector: Fashion business, Garment designers and manufacturers, fabric dying and finishers, fabric manufacturers, fashion textile supply chain managers, fashion e-Commerce, marketing professionals, LCA professionals and environment evaluators, sustainable material developers

Type: textile and fashion researchers, fashion and textile professionals, fashion marketing and business managers, fashion designers, environment-related services, product developers, academics, fashion and textile research students and Mater students




Funded by European Erasmus Mundus Program, the SMDTex joint doctorate program aims at training PhD students from Europe and other parts of the world by carrying out international research cooperation on sustainable development oriented textile management and textile design. The research activities of this project will enable to optimize the existing production organization of textile enterprises, the worldwide textile/clothing supply chain, the transaction and design of textile products, with respect to the criteria of environment, society and human factors. New organizational solutions will be proposed to the related textile/clothing companies.

The consortium of this doctorate programme is composed of five textile universities in Europe and Asia, including 1) ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) from France; 2) University of Boras from Sweden; 3) Technical University of Iasi from Romania; 4) Politecnico di Torino from Italy; 5) Soochow University from China.

Since 2013, the SMDTex program has trained 33 PhD students from 16 countries through 5 editions. They were recruited from Master degree holders specialized in textile technology, management engineering, information technology, industrial engineering and design, and chemical engineering. Each PhD student studied at two European universities (three years, Erasmus Mundus funding) and one Chinese university (one year, CSC scholarship) under co-supervision for four years on one of the following research themes:


Theme 1: Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain

Life cycle assessment (LCA), risk evaluation (environment, society, human), product tracking system for safety

Theme 2: New organization models for sustainable textile processes and supply chain

Demand driven production, sourcing and marketing, green supply chain management, new production model, new supply chain model

Theme 3: Sustainability policies and sustainable consumption around the textile supply chain

Reverse supply chain management, sustainable production strategy, sustainable fashion consumption model, sustainable brand strategy

Theme 4: Sustainable and innovative design processes and materials

New environmental friendly fibers, source-reduction of the textile chain, less material but more consumer value

Theme 5: Sustainable quality inspection and management in the textile supply chain

New international quality management model, quality tracking model

Theme 6: Personalized and virtual reality-assisted textile design

3D virtual reality assisted design, co-design process, fitting processes, fashion knowledge base, recommendation, fashion big data

During the SMDTex Workshop, Audiences will have the opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovation results obtained from this project and how to develop your business with new sustainable materials and innovative design and management solutions.


Workshop Plan


The SMDTex Workshop will be implemented in the 14th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2021). TBIS 2021 is a peer-reviewed conference, serving as a global platform for exchange in the field of Bioengineering Materials, Fibers and Textiles in the post pandemic era, and to ensure the safety of all our participants, TBIS2021 will be both online and offline. The conference is planned to be hosted by ENSAIT, Roubaix, France and will also be available to access via the Zoom network video webinar platform (adjustments will be made accordingly with the local epidemic situation).  The goals of the workshop is to formally and openly disseminate the results of the SMDTex project to fashion-related companies and their global partners and exploit future collaboration and development opportunities in an internationally recognized conference to generate higher social impact. In the workshop, TBIS will assist the SMDTex Coordination Committee to establish an open communication and dissemination platform by:

  • Organizing a special workshop to disseminate the project results with in-depth lectures, which will be recorded and available online and open to European fashion textiles companies.
  • Publishing the research papers presented in the workshop in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed in Scopus, Web of Science to generate long impact.
  • Publishing a special issue on SMDTex at internationally peer reviewed journals with open access to generate academic and industrial impact.
  • Inviting European fashion and textile industrial companies and associations and their global partners to further explore potential collaborations based on the presented SMDTex results.

The SMDTex workshop will be organized  1: Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain; Session 2: Organizational solutions for sustainable consumption and supply chain management; Session 3: Sustainable material development; Session 4: Sustainable product design and quality management. 

Session B-Workhshop - Chaired by Prof. Xianyi Zeng

SMDTex: Sustainability Management and Design for Textiles – A European Joint Doctorate Training Program

Time Slot

Author Name

Paper Tittle

13:00-13:15 (PARIS TIME) 19:00-19:15 (BEIJING TIME)

Xianyi Zeng (France)

A Summary of the SMDTex International Doctorate Program

13:15-13:30 (PARIS TIME) 19:15-19:30 (BEIJING TIME)

Ada Ferri (Italy)

SMD-Tex Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme: the Italian perspective

13:30-13:45 (PARIS TIME) 19:30-19:45 (BEIJING TIME)

Vincent Nierstrasz (Sweden)

Overview of experiences and key outcomes at University of Borås Sweden of the Erasmus Mundus PhD program SMDTex (Sustainable Management and Design in Textiles), 2012-2021.

13:45-14:00 (PARIS TIME) 19:45-20:00 (BEIJING TIME)

Carmen Loghin (Romania)

SMDTex - TUIASI’s experience

14:00-14:15 (PARIS TIME) 20:00-20:15 (BEIJING TIME)

Yan Chen (China)

Cooperation, Interaction and Innovation of the Graduation Training Practice- SMDTex in Soochow University

14:15-14:30 (PARIS TIME) 20:15-20:30 (BEIJING TIME)

Petchprakai Sirilertsuwan, Sébastien Thomassey, Xianyi Zeng, Yan Chen

(France, China)

Beyond Organizational and Supplier Inclusion: How Living Wages Influence Manufacturing Locations

14:30-14:45 (PARIS TIME) 20:30-20:45 (BEIJING TIME)

Mulat Alubel Abtew, Pascal Bruniaux, François Boussu, Carmen Loghin, Irina Cristian, Yan Chen, Li-Chaun Wang

 (France, Romania, China)

Pattern Engineering for Customized Women Seamless Ballistic protection Vest on 3D Virtual Mannequin

14:45-15:00 (PARIS TIME) 20:45-21:00 (BEIJING TIME)

Vijay Kumar (Sweden)

Traceability in Textile Supply Chain-Learnings from Doctoral Project

15:00-15:15 (PARIS TIME) 21:00-21:15 (BEIJING TIME)  

Chandadevi Giri, Xianyi Zeng, Yan Chen (France, China)

Data Driven Demand Forecasting for Sustainable Fashion Apparel Retail Industry

15:15-15:30 (PARIS TIME) 21:15-21:30 (BEIJING TIME)    

Yan Hong, Xianyi Zeng, Pascal Bruniaux, Antonela Curteza, Yan Chen

(France, Romania, China)

Development of an Intelligent Knowledge-Based Personalized Garment Design Support System for People with Atypical Morphology

15:30-15:45 (PARIS TIME) 21:30-21:45 (BEIJING TIME)   

Prisca Aude Eutionnat-Diffo, Yan Chen, Jin-
Ping Guan, Aurelie Cayla, Xian-Yi Zeng, Christine Campagne, Vincent Nierstrasz

(Sweden, France, China)

Functional Textile Development Through 3D Printing onto Textiles

15:45-16:00 (PARIS TIME) 21:45-22:00 (BEIJING TIME)   

Sweta Iyer, Vincent Nierstrasz, Nemeshwaree Behary

(France, Sweden)

The Emerging use of Bioluminescence: An Overview and its Research for Application in the Field of Textiles

16:00-16:15 (PARIS TIME) 22:00-22:15 (BEIJING TIME)   

Ajinkya Powar, Anne Perwuelz, Nemeshwaree Behary, Le Vinh Hoang, Thierry Aussenac, Carmen Loghin, Stelian Sergiu Maier, Jin-Ping Guan, Guo-Qiang Chen

(France, Romania, China)

Decolorization of the Reactive Dyed Cotton Fabrics with the use of Ozone Assisted Eco-technology

16:15-16:30 (PARIS TIME) 22:15-22:30 (BEIJING TIME)   

Mohammad Neaz Morshed, Nemeshwaree Behary, Jin-Ping Guan, Guo-Qiang Chen, Vincent A. Nierstrasz

(France, Sweden, China)

Inorganic and Bio-catalyst Immobilization on Textile for Environment Remediation Application

16:30-16:45 (PARIS TIME)    
22:30-22:45 (BEIJING TIME)

Tarun Kumar Agrawal (Sweden)

Towards Development of a Secured Traceability System for Textile Supply Chain - A Reflection and Summery of my Doctoral Thesis

16:45-17:00 (PARIS TIME)    
22:45-23:00 (BEIJING TIME)

May Kahoush, Nemeshwaree Behary, Jin-Ping Guan,  Aurélie Cayla, Vincent Nierstrasz (France, Sweden, China)

Eco-Technologies for Immobilizing Redox Enzymes on Conductive Textiles, for Sustainable Development

17:00-17:15(PARIS TIME)    
23:00-23:15 (BEIJING TIME)

Molla Tadesse Abate, Ada Ferri, Jin-Ping Guan, Guo-Qiang Chen, Vincent Nierstrasz (Italy, Sweden, China)

Supercritical CO2 Technology in Resource-effective Production of Functional and Smart Textiles

17:15-17:30 (PARIS TIME)
23:15-23:30 (BEIJING TIME)   

Round table discussion - conclusion