General Information

Conference Date
August 29th (Monday) - September 2nd (Friday), 2005

Conference Venue
Lotte Hotel Seoul
1, Sogong-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-721
Tel: +82-2-771-1000 / Fax: +82-2-752-3758

Official language of the Conference is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Any foreign visitors entering the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and a visa. Visitors from the countries under visa exemption agreements between Korea, who have confirmed outbound tickets, may stay in Korea up to 30 days without visas. Information about the Korean entry visa:

Currency & Credit Card
One US dollar is approximately 1,200 Korean Won. Foreign currency and traveler's check can be exchanged at most banks and hotels. Major credit cards, such as Visa, Master card, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB are widely accepted at most hotels, department stores and restaurants.

Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill on the price of rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and elite restaurants.

The climate in Seoul during late August is generally warm to hot with the temperature ranging from 23 to 28 degrees Celsius, and approximately 75% humidity.

Electricity is generally supplied in 220 volts. However, 110 volts may be also available in some places. You should check the electricity before using your appliances.

From the airport to Lotte Hotel Seoul

Limousine & Bus
Directions: Incheon International Airport to Lotte Hotel Seoul

Service Hour:
City Express Bus: 04:55-21:30*
KAL Limousine Bus: 05:40-19:00(every 20 min.)*

City Express Bus: 6,000 Won*
KAL Limousine Bus: 10,000 Won*

Directions: Incheon International Airport to Lotte Hotel Seoul

Required Time: 60 mins

Estimated Fare:
Regular Taxis: 35,000 Won
Deluxe Taxis: 59,000 Won

* The estimated fare and required time showed above are not considered rush hour and excluded highway toll.

Local Transportation
The subway is considered the most effective traffic system in Seoul. Eight subway lines and a surface line of the Korean National Railroad (KNR) merge to serve Seoulites and visitors to Korea. Seoul subway lines (each one a distinct color) link the farthest parts of Seoul and its satellite cities. The lines are well developed and you can find most of Seoul's attractions such as royal palaces, historical sites and theme parks along the eight different lines.