General Information

Important Dates

  • April 1-May 8 May 29, 2020 Abstract Submission
  • May 27 June 17, 2020 Acceptance Notification
  • May 13-July 17, 2020 Early Registration
  • July 22, 2020 Final Program Announcement

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Time Zone

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not have daylight savings time.

Emergency Phone Number

  • 1339 Medical Emergency
    119 Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
    112 Police
    129 First Aid Services

Tax

  • Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around US$52). To receive this refund, present refund receipts with the purchased goods at the customs desk at the Incheon International Airport when departing. These receipts can be cashed in at the Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.

Tipping

  • Tipping is not a traditional custom in Korea. A 10% service charge will be added to your bill at all tourist restaurants and hotels. It is also not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.

Currency

The Korean local currency is the Won. Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JBC. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

- Bills
50,000 won (oman won) 10,000 won (man won) 5,000 won (ocheon won) 1,000 won (cheon won)
- Coins
500 won (obaek won) 100 won (baek won) 50 won (osip won) 10 won (sip won)

Electricity

  • The standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volts. Participants are recommended to check with the hotel beforehand.
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