Welcome to Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a large  metropolis. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.


Nearby accommodation 



Handpicked Hotel & Collections


2km from conference venue


Handpicked Hotel & Collections offers 3-star accommodation in Seoul and has a garden, a fitness centre and a shared lounge.

Hotel The Designers LYJ Gangnam Premier

3 star accommodation 

Hotel The Designers LYJ Gangnam Premier is situated a 2-minute walk from Sinnonhyeon Subway Station.

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam 

Seoul's Gangnam business district. It is just 350 metres  from Exit 4 of Sinnonhyeon Subway Station (Line 9).

Sanho Residence 


2km from conference venue

Lower cost hostel situated in the Dongjak-Gu district.

Conference dinner

On the Saturday evening, the traditional Mt. Hood- conference dinner for all conference participants. The dinner will enable participants to meet in an informal setting and enjoy some unique Korean cuisine. 

The dinner will be held at the Korea House which continues the legacy of traditional royal cuisine. The surasang (royal table) features the freshest and finest specialties of Korea.


Similarly the KOREA HOUSE selects the finest ingredients to craft a table that preserves the spirit of traditional royal cuisine.

Host venue

Chung-Ang University (also known as CAU; lit. Central University) is a private comprehensive research university in South Korea.

The has 33,600 undergraduates, 5,200 graduates, 700 professors and 500 more part-time teaching staff.


CAU is the first in South Korea to offer courses in Pharmacy, Business Management, Public Administration, Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Urban Planning and Real Estate, Energy System Engineering, Sociology, Psychology on the Seoul campus. Urban Planning and Real Estate and Energy System Engineering were newly established majors beginning in 2014.