July 4-5(Thr-Fri), 2002, POSTECH, Pohang, Korea

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    The conference will take place at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea. Pohang is located approximately 250 miles south of Seoul.

    The first invited talk will be scheduled on July 5, 2002 at  9:30 AM

How to get to the POSTECH

(1) We may refer  the following sites : 


At Incheon International Airport

Nearly all of international flights into Korea (except Gimhae Int Airport from Japan etc) arrive at the newly-opened Incheon International Airport, about 30Km west of the capital city, Seoul. Upon clearing immigration and customs, and claiming your baggages, drop by at a money exchange (or at cash machin with credit card) to get some (75,000Won ~=~ 50 US$) Korean currency .
Take a shuttle bus to the Gimpo Airport(Former Gimpo International airport) in Seoul, which serves domestic flights. Buses are quite frequent (at every five minites and drivers will understand your English) and cost about 6,000 wons (4 -- 5 US dollars). After about 30 minutes of ride, you will be at the Gimpo. And there are 14 flights to Pohang in every day. Please allow at least two hours between the arrival at Inchon and the departure from Gimpo.
Korean Air and Asiana Airlines serve the domestic flight network linking Korea's 14 major cities. Flight time to any of these destinations is approximately one hour.
Reservations and ticketing can be done by calling a travel agent or the airline office.

            Air Schedule

[Korean Air : First flight depart Gimpo AM 7:30 and arrive  Pohang at 8:30, The Last flight  depart Gimpo PM 5:35 and arrive  Pohang at 6:35,

[Asiana Air : First flight depart Gimpo AM 7:10 and arrive  Pohang at 8:00, The Last flight  depart Gimpo PM 8:05 and arrive  Pohang at 9:05]
                            <Best way to get Pohang from Seoul>

(3) At Seoul :  

If you take a late flight into Korea and the connecting flight to Pohang leaves the next morning, let us know and we will be able to make a reservation for you at the Gimpo Airport Hotel.

Train schedule from Seoul to Pohang
Depart (2 times on Sunday) Seoul Central Railway Station  at 7:30 AM (arrive at 12:31)  and  4:30 PM (arrive at  21:28)
           Oneway Price 20,000 Won-30,000 Won (About US$18-28)
(It will take about 1 or 1 1/2 hour from the Airport to Station and 4 1/2 hours from Seoul to Pohang. )

Bus schedule from Seoul to Pohang : If it (your arrival at Inchon)  is before 3 or 4 PM, you better use airplane to Pohang from there. If it is after 4:30 or 5 PM, there is a nice comportable  Express Bus Service to Pohang from Seoul Central Express Terminal (where is easy to get from the Inchon Int. Airport). If you arrive in the evening at Inchon, I would recommend this service because there is no trane service to Pohang from Seoul in the evening. (I  did double ckeck with Train schedule ).

(4) Between Pohang Airport and POSTECH

(Conference Site)

There will be the Registration desk and Campus phone with contact numbers from July 4th to 11th at the 1st floor of "Graduate School for Information Technology (Conference Site)". If you come to this desk  any time from July 4th, you can pick up your room key and we will try to give you a ride to your room.   

At the Pohang Airport, take a taxi and tell your driver "I want to go Postech, Graduate School for Information Technology (KoHu Conference Site)". If you find any difficulty, call (H.P.) 011-9795-3561

The POSTECH is located about 30 minutes away from the Pohang Airport by car. It can be reached by taxi costing about 10,000won. There is a city shuttle bus from the airport to the Suburban Bus Terminal which costs around 1,050won. At the Suburban Bus Station, you can take the bus line 105 or 300 to get to the POSTECH, which takes about 10 minutes. The fare for the line 105 are 700 won, 300 are 1,050 won, respectively. It is convenient to take a university shuttle bus which commutes between the airport and the campus twice a day during the weekdays and once on Saturday. See below for more information on the shuttle bus time schedule.
- Pohang Airport: 054-272-2000(KAL), 1588-8000(Asiana)
 By Taxi -> takes about 30 minutes, costs about $8 (10,000 won ; Korean currency)
 Shuttle Bus schedule: fare free
    (Morning Trip only on Saturday.
No shuttle on Sunday)
 From Airport to POSTECH:
    Airport: 11:35 -> Adm. Building: 12:00 -> Faculty Apt #9: 12:05
    Airport: 18:05 -> Adm. Building: 18:30 -> Faculty Apt #9: 18:35
 From POSTECH to Airport:
    Faculty Apt #9: 11:00 -> Adm. Building: 11:05 -> Airport: 11:30
    Faculty Apt #9: 17:30 -> Adm. Building: 17:35 -> Airport: 18:00

(5) Between Kimhae Airport(in Pusan) and POSTECH

Kimhae Airport

You are come to Pohang through the Kimhae International Airport in Pusan. In this case, you can take a Limousine Bus for Pohang at the airport and it takes about 90 minutes travel time.

Limousine Bus Departure Time at the airport and Fare
- 8:30, 10;30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 17:30 and 11,000 won

- Kimhae Airport   : (Tel)+82-51-463-2000, +82-51-465-4000 

 Local Information for Visitors:

Local Travel:  
 - Province Information  

 - City Information

About Korea:
Please Visit the cite  "KOREA".

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International Travel & Visas:
Visitors to Korea from some countries require visas. If you are in doubt, please contact the Korean Consulate nearest you. .

    All travel related information as well as other local information may be found via Internet and our conference website. Questions regarding the technical program and/or regarding travel and local arrangements should be directed to

    e-mail: com2mac@postech.ac.kr