Programme - Oral Sessions

Basic Science
Basic science aims at discovering new phenomena, understanding the microscopic principles and providing useful knowledge for future developments. For this, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest progress, look at the problems from different perspectives, and establish international networks. To this end, Basic Science Group plans to bring together Korean and European Scientists and Engineers by organizing following sessions at EKC2018. At first, in the Poster Session, delegates from all research area of Basic Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, etc.) are invited to present their own research works, learn each other's expertise, and develop collaborative networks. In the Talk Sessions, experts and key persons in the selected research area (listed below) will introduce the field and discuss current main issues and new developments. - Session 1. Graphene and 2D Materials: Fundamentals and Applications (*co-organized by Material Science & Technology group) - Session 2. Electronic Materials and Related Devices (*organized by Material Science & Technology group) - Session 3. Optical Metrology and Brain Processing: a Challenge for Industry 4.0 - Session 4. Water on Earth: Rain, River and Ocean In addition to these sessions, delegates are also encouraged to participate in the sessions of their own interests organized by other Science & Technology Groups. Through these events, organizers of EKC2018 wish to provide an unparalleled opportunity for Korean and European Scientists and Engineers to establish a valuable and prolonged network.
Built Environment
The importance of maintaining the quality of the built environment surrounding all of us can not be stressed enough since it has significant influence over our life, community and society in a variety of ways. It can not only enhance the quality of our life, but also enrich our local communities. However, the built environment, which is obviously distinguished from the natural environment, has inevitably involved the consumption of all available resources around us such as trees, water, electricity, gas and coals. As a result, our effort to create a better built environment has paradoxically helped exploit our natural resources to a certain level that we now ought to think of sustainability to the standard of our living. Growing and greater pressure for sustainable built environment and development is now upon interdisciplinary involvement from architects, town and urban planners, engineers and policy makers, in order to build sustainable society for next generations. The sessions prepared in EKC 2018 deal with the aforementioned problems, study strategical approaches for more sustainable built environment responding to climate change and building efficiency, listen to recent researches and works touching on sustainable methodology from theoretical and practical points of view, and finally raise a question that would bring us an answer to what more needs to be exercised for our next generations and society. The talk sessions programmed on 23rd August 2018 are as follows; 11:00 – 12: 40 at Room R4 Challenge for Urban Planning: Heat stress in the Built Environment 13:30 – 15:10 at Room R4 New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 1 16:00 – 17:40 at Room R4 New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 2 There is also a poster session in relation to the Built Environment.
Energy & Environment
The talk sessions of energy and the environment group aim at the development of technology collaboration on energy and the environment between Europe and Korea. Recently Korea drives energy transition from fossil fuels and nuclear into renewable energy sources. In addition, Korea has suffered from environmental problems such as fine particulates and resource inefficiency. As Europe has led energy transition and sustainable development, the collaboration between Korea and Europe can benefit to each other. Therefore this group facilitates diverse collaboration opportunities on energy and the environment by sharing their knowledge, insight and ideas. In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the key global issues, core trends and collaboration opportunities in the field of energy and the environment with experts and key persons from diverse sectors including industry, government, local authorities, research institutions and academia. As one of the typical interdisciplinary subjects, energy and the environment group holds interdisciplinary sessions at EKC2018 in collaboration with Appropriate Technology Group, Material Science Technology Group, Built Environment Group and Marine and Ocean Group as follows:  Decarbonization, Decentralization, and Devolution in Future Energy Ecosystem  Workshop for Korea-Europe Collaboration on Energy R&D  Solar Energy Materials  Moving toward sustainability: Innovating wastewater treatment for bioenergy and value added products  Transition of Environmental Industry toward Industry 4.0  Particulate Matter  Nuclear Waste Disposal In the poster presentation, specific topics on energy and the environment are presented focusing on each presenter's recent researches and works. As each presenter can inform delegates of his/her expertise effectively, delegates can find collaboration partners at the poster presentation by understanding each participant’s expertise, research interests and key activities. Through these events, energy and the environment group offers delegates a valuable opportunity to create a new network for open innovation.
Inclusive Development & Appropriate Technology
The idea of appropriate technology stems from that technology does not always need to be high-end, massive and lucrative. Marginalized communities in developing countries have needs that can be met with technical solutions, but often they are excluded from the benefits of technology development. The appropriate technology aims at broadening the options for technology, emphasizing on solutions which are low-cost, energy-efficient, small-scale, affordable and manageable by the beneficiaries, and empowering the autonomy of the local communities and users. We organize three sessions around this theme: * "Appropriate technology with open-source platforms & Smart Agriculture". This session presents the use of IT open-source platforms in developing countries, especially in education and smart agriculture. * "Earth Architecture Design Challenge: Affordable Housing Prototypes for Sub-Saharan Africa." This session reports the status of housing in sub-Saharan African and introduces a project building affordable housing prototypes. * "Moving toward sustainability : Innovating wastewater treatment for bioenergy and value added products." This session presents how to use wastewater for bio-energy and considers the theoretical and practical sides.
Information Technology & Machine Learning
The tremendous success of machine learning and deep learning in complicated problems has been accomplished for last ten years. Starting from the AlphaGo from Google deepmind to notoriously well-known problems in image classification, image recognition, voice regeneration, text generation, and speech recognition, they cannot be modelled and resolved by a classical scientific methodologies and numerical algorithms but smart neural networks with recently developed methodologies such as generative adversary network, variational autoencoder, and recurrent neural network can provide incredibly plausible solutions. It is certainly great success in engineering and application field. However, in machine learning (data-driven modelling ), there are some unsettled factors which cannot be completely understood in a modeling point of view. It is strongly related to fidelity and safety in many applications. In the following sessions, we aim to understand the nature of machine learning, not to only review fancy examples which work very well in applications. Three groups in South Korea which are dedicated to industrial mathematics (industrial & mathematical data analytics research center in Seoul national university, industrial mathematics center on big data in Pusan national university, innovation center for industrial mathematics, national institute for mathematical sciences) will organize the sessions for industrial and applied mathematics in machine learning. The other three sessions are organized by Dr. Kab Seok Kang (Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany), Dr. Young Saeng Park (niversity of Warwick, UK), and PhD. Sogkyun Kim (Rolls-Royce plc, UK). The topics are high performance computing, Advanced Automation for Industry 4.0, and big data in aerospace & automotive engineering.
Life Sciences & Health
Life Sciences and Health groups aim to bring together Korean and European scientists working in various fields of Life Sciences and Heath-related research, encourage communication, and strengthen the global networks. We also encourage establishing the global networks and developing joint research projects between Korea and Europe. To further maximize such opportunities, we organize two sessions jointly with ITM (Information technology & machine learning), as we believe life science and health care data are one of the key applications in ITM field. The sessions will be organized in different categories as listed below: 22nd Aug - Cancer Genomics - Metabolism in disease and therapy - Imaging Science in Deep Learning: Innovative Applications and Methodologies (joint session with ITM) 23rd Aug - Cellular Recognition and BioNano Interfaces - How to prevent emerging infectious disease outbreaks
Marine & Ocean
Massive growth in global GDP brings big opportunities to the marine industry and world trade continues to rise in line with economic expansion. The volume of seaborne trade could be double within 20 years. Oil and natural gas is expected to account for 60 per cent of global demand for energy in 20 years. Advances in technology will be the keys to meet the growing demand for energy from more diverse sources. Moreover, the offshore renewable energy area such as offshore wind energy, wave energy, tidal energy, etc. is recently growing rapidly. This indicates growing challenges and opportunities to produce offshore oil and gas, and offshore renewable energy. Growth in the world economy also results in concern for environmental impact due to marine activities. Group Marine & Ocean concerns for ocean, marine technology, marine environment, green shipping, ocean/offshore technology, geo‐technology, renewable energy, autonomous and smart ship, rules and regulations, risk, safety and reliability. The Group M&O organises the following sessions in EKC 2018 Glasgow. • M&O Session 1: Arctic Environment and Technology (Room R5, 11.00 to 12.50, Wed. 22 August) • M&O Session 2: Marine and Ocean I (Room R5, 13.30 to 15.15, Wed. 22 August) • M&O Session 3: Maritime Safety and Environment (Room R5, 16.00 to 17.40, Wed. 22 August) • M&O Session 4: Marine and Ocean II (Room R5, 11.00 to 12.50, Thu. 23 August) • M&O Session 5: Collaboration in Research, Development and Innovation (Room R5, 13.30 to 15.10, Thu. 23 August) • M&O Poster Session I (Venue TBC, 15.10 to 16.00, Wed. 22 August) • M&O Poster Session II (Venue TBC, 15.10 to 16.00, Thu. 23 August) • KRISO/EKMOA MOU Signing Ceremony (Level 9B, 18.00 to 18.30, Wed. 22 August) • Dinner (Level 9B, 18.30 to 19.30, Wed. 22 August) • EKMOA Annual General Meeting (Level 9B, 19.00 to 20.30, Wed. 22 August) • Networking (Venue TIC, from 20.30, Wed. 22 August) The sessions aim to review current state-of-the-art technology as well as discuss on future development and technology industrialisation with scientists, engineers, and policy decision makers from Korea and Europe. The Group M&O also provides opportunities for participants to find collaboration partners working in the fields. Marine & Ocean Group, EKC 2018 S&T Programme Committee Europe-Korea Marine and Ocean Engineers Association (EKMOA)
Material Science & Technology
The global materials industry is expected to reach US$10 trillion in size in 2018 by recording an annual average growth rate of 5.2%. In addition, materials’ contribution to high-tech industries amounted to 70% in the ICT sector, 60% in environmental technology and 50% in biotech last year. In other words, product quality and industrial competitiveness hinge on materials these days. Therefore, materials science and technology has been enormously promoted in order to develop novel materials by means of unprecedented research methodology in which creative ideas and hi-tech are combined with each other. In the sessions, it is aimed to serve an excellent stage for the examination of emerging materials research and development. • Session 1 – Graphene and 2D materials: Fundamentals and applications (combined with Basic Science 1) • Session 2 – Electronic materials and related devices (combined with Basic Science 2) • Session 3 – Emerging materials for smart technology • Session 4 – Solar energy materials • Session 5 – Recently Trend of Biodegradable Polymer (SK Innovation joint Session) • Poster Session
Mechatronics & Aerospace
The Mechatronics and Aerospace Industry in Europe is one of the most advanced industries in the world and also highly accredited for its sustainable job creation during the recent economic downturn time. Within the vast Mechatronics area, the robotics is one of the key areas that South Korea invests a lot of efforts to catch up the gap, whilst Korean automotive industry is now leading the world automotive innovations. This session group aims to gather together Korean and European Mechatronics and Aerospace experts for their exchange of opinions and viewpoints on the Korean/European Projects and related Industries, review the current and new development projects, in view of potential cooperation in this domain. This session group, therefore, plans to organize the following sessions: • Session 1 – Space Exploration Strategy and Technology Development • Session 2 – Propulsion and Power systems in Aerospace and Automotive Industries • Session 3 – Emerging Technologies and Market Trends of Future Transportation System • Session 4 – Latest Advances in High-Performance Computer (HPC) and its Engineering Application (Jointly organised with ITM group) • Session 5 – Big Data in Aerospace and Automotive Industries (Jointly organised with ITM group) • Session 6 – Robotics and Industry 4.0 However, additional subjects could be added for discussion, should you propose within your abstract submission. We strongly encourage you to express yourself, while you are in Europe or from Korea. In addition to the above Science and Technology Sessions, the European Korean Mechanics and Aerospace Experts Group will organize its Group Creation Ceremony and the first General Assembly meeting during the EKC2018. All relevant experts in Europe and in Korea are cordially invited to this ceremony.
Nuclear Energy
Considering the speed at which climate change occurs with ever increasing global energy demand particularly in the developing countries, many including the industry and governments are increasingly thinking that nuclear power has to play more important role for the environment and the humanity. Nonetheless, nuclear power is being less promoted than should be or even declined depending on nations. This seems due in part to the issues related with the nuclear power economy and the nuclear safety associated with the public acceptance. The purpose of this session group is to exchange and to discuss information on the status and prospects of nuclear power technology focusing on the nuclear safety and economy as well as national nuclear energy policy. In addition, the topics may include evaluation on the role of nuclear power in terms of greenhouse gas emission and others. Nuclear energy group is co-organized by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and SNU Nuclear Energy Policy Center (SNEPC) We organize three oral sessions : NE1: Advanced in nuclear power technology (2018-08-23 11:00 - 12:40) NE2: Nuclear energy policy (2018-08-23 13:30 - 15:10) NE3/EE7 : Nuclear waste disposal (2018-08-23 16:00 -- 17:40) Additional subjects could be added and discussed in poster sessions. • Poster Session I (2018-08-22 15:10 - 16:00) • Poster Session II (2018-08-23 15:10 - 16:00)
Special Sessions
Sessions prepared by external organisations are listed in this group.