Useful Information

Plenary Lectures and International Sessions of the Symposium are presented by English and all printed materials will be published in English. The others are Korean.

Free Wi-Fi

Free wireless internet access is available in the venue.


The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight savings time.

A/V recording

Due to copyright restrictions and legal issues, only the contractor authorized by KSBB is permitted to audiotape scientific sessions. Audio taping, videotaping or photographing during scientific sessions are strictly prohibited.

Security and Medical Services

Security measures including staffs with professional personnel are implemented for the safety of the participants.

Conference Language

The official language of the congress is English and all printed materials will be published in English.


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 JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use

ATM (Automated Teller Machines)

Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korea Won from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. ATMs are in operation 24 hours a day. Most large stores, hotels and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However it is advisable to carry some cash, since many smaller establishments and stores are unlikely to accept credit cards.

Tip & Tax

Tip: Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.

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.


The standard electrical supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels will provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volt utilities.

Emergency Call

119 : Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
112 : Police

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