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Prof. and Dr. Henry, Yi Li

Conference Chair, TBIS 2018


Professor and Chair of Textile Science and Engineering School of Materials
The University of Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Professor and Dean
College of Textile Science and Engineering
Xian Polytechnic University, Xian, 710048, China


I am delighted to welcome TBIS 2018 delegates to Manchester. Our city is internationally recognized for its innovations in science and technology, and as the home of the Industrial Revolution. TBIS (Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium) is a well-known international forum exploring the cross-disciplinary interfaces of materials, biology, textile science and engineering, computer science and informatics, and life sciences. More and more world-class researchers from across the scientific community attend the meetings of the TBIS to present the outcomes of their latest research, to discuss unsolved scientific problems and social challenges, to identify opportunities and to establish future development agendas. I have great pleasure in hosting TBIS 2018 at the Manchester Conference Centre, UK, from July 25 to 28, 2018.

With continuous success and enthusiastic support from authors and experts around the world, TBIS has been recognized internationally as a brand characterized by high-quality conferences with vision, creativity, excitement and global networks. Meanwhile, TBIS proceedings have been indexed by worldwide scientific and academic databases of renown, such as EI Compendex, Scopus and CPCI/ISI Web of Knowledge. Since 2008, TBIS has published 1,86
8 research papers indexed in the CPCI/ISI Web of Knowledge database, thus becoming a leading academic conference organizer and publisher.

TBIS has established an effective platform for academic institutions and individual scholars, researchers and students to publish their research and communicate with peers and experts in the field to receive recognition for their work and increase its impact, for example, through citations and -indexes. Each TBIS is a peer-reviewed conference, whose aim is to provide a unique global platform for people working in the whole supply chain from materials, fibers, textiles and apparel and technical textiles to relevant service industries, such as the biomedical industry, fashion industry and sport industry, with common interests in providing high-quality products and services focused on the protection, health, performance and comfort of human populations living in various environments and exposed to various natural and human disasters. On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially welcome you to TBIS 2018 in Manchester and look forward to your active participation.


Prof. Wei Lin Xu

Chairman, International Executive Committee
Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Society
Changjiang Scholar
Wuhan Textile University
Wu Han, China

It is with great pleasure and honor to warmly welcome you to attend the 11th international TBIS symposium, to be held July 25-28, 2018 at Manchester, UK.

With the theme of this year’s symposium as “Advanced Materials and Smart Wearables”, we aim to create a world-class platform to bring together leading researchers in the related fields of materials, biology, textile science and engineering, computer science and informatics and life sciences; to resolve challenges, identify opportunities and in setting up future development agendas to provide and revolutionize high quality products and services for the protection, health, performance and comfort of the people from a variety of environments exposed to various forms of natural and human disasters.

We look forward to working and cooperating with you in creating a dynamic exposition to foster, promote and develop all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles!

I wish the symposium a great success.


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