I hope everyone has been keeping safe and well amid the up and downs of the covid-19 pandemic during the past months.
I am writing firstly to thank those who have sent in their abstracts for the 9th World Conference in 3D Fabrics and Their Applications before the Covid-19 outbreak. As you know, we planned to have this Conference on 2 – 3 April 2020 but had to get it postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It has come to the decision that this Conference will be held on 8 and 9 April 2021, organised by TexEng Software Ltd and Northwest Composite Centre at the University of Manchester and hosted by Zhongyuan University of Technology, China. The Conference will be organised online using Zoom, while delegates from within China may go to Zhengzhou for a physical meeting.
You will receive comments on your abstracts and recommendations on full paper writing together with the paper format. Registration to the Conference will start at a later stage (fees to be readjusted).
Selected papers to the conference will be published in the Springer journal of Applied Composite Materials.
We are experiencing a very special period, but scientific and technological developments and exchange will go on. Let us work together to have a successful 9th Conference of this series to benefit us all.
Professor Constantinos Soutis
Dr Xiaogang Chen
Co-Chairs of the Conference
The 9th World Conference in 3D Fabrics and Their Applications was planned to take place on 2 and 3 April 2020 in Zhengzhou, China. The recent coronavirus outbreak in China has caused much attention and led to deaths of infected patients. The local governments have put limitation on people’s travelling in the most affected areas as a measure to restrain the spread of the disease, and it is, at the moment, hard to see when the situation will change for the better. To best protect our conference delegates against the outbreak of the virus, the organising committee of the conference has decided to postpone the conference until a later date that is absolutely safe to have the conference. Please accept our apologies if this would cause any inconvenience to you but our delegates’ health and safety are the top priority for considerations.
The Chinese authorities are working hard to put a control over the problem and let us hope the situation will revert soon. As the conference organiser, we will closely look into the situation and will propose another date for the conference when the conditions become satisfactory.
The abstracts submitted will still be reviewed and decisions will be sent to you in due time and you will be advised to produce your full papers according to the conference paper format. Your collaboration will be much appreciated.
Xiaogang Chen, Co-Chair of Conference
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee
9th World Conference in 3D Fabrics and Their Applications