PRNI

  16-18 May 2011 Korea University Seoul Korea

 2011

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IEEE International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging

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About Seoul

Seoul is well known as a city with a 600 year history, and that it pays particular attention to preserving its rich traditional culture and heritage. Yet, it is a city in which modern culture continues along a dynamic path of development striking the perfect balance with its traditional culture. Seoul City gives top priority to shaping Seoul into not only a top tourist attraction, but also into a city where people want to live and invest. Seoul is open to people from all over the world. As a global city, Seoul City runs a global center designed to support foreigners and make their lives in the capital more convenient and comfortable. It has also designated global village zone and the global business zone. For more information, please visit http://english.seoul.go.kr.

Currency and Credit Cards

The unit of Korean currency is won (Korean won : KRW, ₩). Coin denominations are 10 won, 50 won, 100 won, 500 won. Bank notes are 1,000 won, 5,000 won, 10,000 won and 50,000 won. Bank checks are circulated in denominations of 100,000 won and over. Foreign currency and traveler's check can be converted into Korean won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. 1 USD was equivalent to about 1,120 won as of February 2011. Credit cards (Visa, Master, Diners etc.) are accepted at hotels, department stores, and restaurants.

Bills
10,000 won
man won
5,000 won
ocheon won
1,000 won
cheon won

 

 

 

50,000 won
oman won

 

 

 

Coins
500 won
obaek won
100 won
baek won
50 won
osip won
10 won
sip won

 

Electricity

The standard voltage in the Korea is 220 volts AC, 60 Hz with a round two-pin plug (same as in Germany or France). If your appliance plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

electricity

Weather

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. Spring lasts from late March to May and is warm. Various flowers, including the picturesque cherry blossom, cover the nation's mountains and fields during this time. For more information, visit http://visitseoul.net/en/information/weather/seoul-weather.jhtml

Tipping

Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom, but a 10% service charge is usually added to the bill at hotels and other tourist facilities, and tipping is not expected. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.

Insurance and Emergency

The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for medical expenses, accidents, losses or other unexpected occurrences. Participants are advised to arrange their own insurance that they regard necessary. Emergency call numbers are: 112 for police and 119 for fire/rescue and hospital services.

 

Visa Information

 

All visitors to the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa. Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries who have a special agreement with Korea may be exempt from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for periods up to 30 days or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between the two countries. When uncertain as to the requirement for entry visa to Korea, please contact the Korean embassy or a consulate as soon as possible. If you are in need of an individual invitation to the workshop, please contact the secretariat (prni2011@image.korea.ac.kr).

For more information, please visit 'Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade' or 'Immigration Bureau'

 
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Last update: Mar. 9, 2011