Executive Committee

University of Minho

Chair: Ana Cristina Broega
Vice-Chair: Joana Cunha


Chair: Kathia Castilho 
Vice-Chair: Mónica Moura


Organising Committee

University of Minho: André Catarino; António Pedro Souto; Bernardo Santarém; Helder Carvalho; Maria Elisabete Cabeço Silva; Maria Gabriela Gama; Maria José Marques Abreu; Maria Teresa Amorim Silvana Mota Ribeiro.

ABEPEM : Doroteia Baduy Pires; Maria de Fátima da Silva Costa Garcia de Mattos; Maria Claudia Bonadio; Ana Paula Celso de Miranda; Taisa Senna, Rafaela Norogrando, Margarida Amaro; Anthoula Fyskatoris.

The University of Minho, through the Textile Engineering Department, was pioneer in Portugal offering a master study program in Design and Marketing, in the areas of Textile Design and Clothing, with 20 years of experience in research in this scientific area. In addition to the Master in Design and Marketing, the Textile Engineering Department, is currently responsible for a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing and a Master's degree in Fashion Communication Design. The research activities of the Department are carried out within the Centre for Textile Science & Technology (2c2t). R&D projects are developed in tune with industrial needs and involving multidisciplinary teams, in order to promote innovation on the textile and apparel companies, leading to a greater competitiveness in the global market. Our center has been awarded consecutively, during the last decade, the classification of Excellent Research Center.

ABEPEM - Brazilian Association of Studies and Research is responsible for the leading Fashion academic/scientific events in Brazil. ABEPEM promotes studies and research through conferences, seminars and academic and institutional partnerships. Organizes the Fashion Colloquium, presently in its 8th edition, the Forum of Fashion Schools, the International Seminar in Consumer Studies and Research (SIEP) in partnership with the Brazilian Merchandising Institute (IMB), and the Costume Seminar.

From the synergies between the University of Minho and ABEPEM was born the desire to create an international platform for research exchange in the field of Fashion and Design, and this resulted in CIMODE. CIMODE is a biennial congress to be held in several European countries and Latin America, and in 2012 will have its opening edition in Portugal.

Scientific Committee

President of the Scientific Committee: Joana Cunha

Member List


Graphical Design:

Bernardo Providência


General Secretary:

Helder Carvalho