About Korea
About Korea
The Korean Peninsula is located in North-East Asia. It is bordered by the Amnok River (Yalu River) to the northwest, separating Korea from China, and the Duman River (Tumen River) to the northeast which separates Korea from both China and Russia. Because of its unique geographical location, Korea is a very valuable piece of land and an international hub of Asia. The country itself is flanked by the Yellow Sea to its west and the East Sea to the east. There are several notable islands that surround the peninsula including Jejudo, Ulleungdo and Dokdo.

About Korea
Nowadays, Incheon Airport continues to rank first in airport service evaluation, being the representative of our country’s airports. Up to now, 88 airlines have settled into Incheon Airport, reaching out to 195 cities of 54 countries. It is handling 3,986 flights per a week, 24 hours. With averagely 13 minutes of exiting and 18 minutes of entering the border checkpoint, it maintains the world’s highest level of speed. The fastest transfer can be done within 45 minutes, being the most competitive among the neighbor countries. There are approximately 40,000 members of staff providing various kind of service for passengers. With theme facilities, events, exhibitions for entertainment, passengers hold a high degree of satisfaction towards Incheon airport after use.

Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoonal climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.
July, when the World Congress on Computational Mechanics will be held, is characterized by the warmest summer weather. Receiving the majority of annual rainfall, it is also the wettest season. In fact, summer begins with the rainy season called ‘jangma’, which generally lasts from mid-June until the end of July. During jangma, umbrellas and raincoats are essential. Popular summer fashion items include light and/or short pants, short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts, hats and sunglasses. Applying sunscreen is also highly recommended.

Order food in a Korean restaurant and you’ll soon find your table filled with dishes. The basics of Korean cuisine are bap (rice), guk (soup), and kimchi. Korean people's love for bap, or rice, is unique. However varied or delicious the side dishes may be, a Korean meal is almost always centered around rice.
Try bulgogi or bibimbap, a favorite among tourists, as their taste is easy on the first time eaters of Korean cuisine. Rice cake and traditional tea are also strongly recommended as they have a delicate flavor unlike more typically spicy and pungent Korean food.

The currency in Korea is the Korean Won (KRW).
Foreign currency and travelers’ check can be exchanged at bank and hotels.
Most shops accept all major credit cards.
Notes: KRW 1,000 / KRW 5,000 / KRW 10,000 / KRW 50,000
Coins: KRW 10 / KRW 50 / KRW 100 / KRW 500

Business Hours
Banks  Weekdays: 09:00 – 16:00
Weekends and National Holidays: Closed

Post Offices
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:00
Sundays & National Holidays: Closed

Department Stores
10:30 – 20:00
* Typically one day a month (usually a Monday) department stores are closed to the public. However, closings will vary according to each store.

Electricity and Voltage
Electricity and Voltage
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you can borrow one from your hotel’s front desk. If you want to buy one in Korea, you can do so at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at Incheon International Airport.

KSCM(Korean Society for Computational Mechanics)
Room 805, 1, Anam-dong 5-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-075, Korea
Tel: +82-2-3290-4297
E-mail: hprc@korea.ac.kr
Business Registration Number: 209-82-69766 / President: Soo-Won Chae

서울특별시 성북구 안암동5가 1(805호)
고유번호: 209-82-69766 / 대표자명: 채수원

The Secretariat of WCCM XII & APCOM VI
Tel: +82-70-5101-5426 / Fax: +82-70-4369-5430
E-mail: secretariat@wccm2016.org