Practical Information

Visas, etc.

All participants are responsible for having their own valid passport, visa, and other entry formalities ready before coming to the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Foreign nationals from many countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Korea, please check ahead of time to see if you are from one of these countries. We recommend that participants contact the nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate for the necessary requirements and procedures.
Please contact to, if the letter of invitation (or acceptance) for the conference is required in obtaining the relevant visa.
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Meals and Accommodation

The ICER secretariat will NOT provide any financial and administrative arrangement for accommodation.
All participants are expected to find an accommodation by themselves around the conference venue. Hoam Hotel, which is placed right next to the conference venue, provides accommodation. Nevertheless, the number of room is limited. So please procced booking as soon as possible if you want to stay at Hoam Hotel. Booking can be processed through this website: ( ). If you have any inquiries regarding accommodation please contact to

Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University

SNU Hoam Faculty House, 1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

호암교수회관, 서울대학교

239-1, 낙성대동, 관악구, 서울, 한국

The closest international airport from Seoul is Incheon International Airport, which is about 70 -90 minutes away from the Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, depending on traffic. All participants are requested to arrange their own transportation from/to the airport and venue.

It is possible to travel to the hotel by the airport limousine bus, taxi or train from the airport. Participants are advised to take the airport limousine bus or taxi (metered taxi), as these are easiest. Though please note that taxiscanbeexpensive(seethelinkmentionedunder“Taxi Information”belowformoreinformationoncosts)

  • Airport Limousine Bus Information (Most recommended)

    Airport Limousine Bus No. 6017 is available at the airport bus stop Gate 27 (Terminal 2) and Gate 6B (Terminal 1). Participants can inform the driver of their destination (Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University). As another option, there are also automated ticket kiosks next to the bus gates that have English options if you want to purchase a bus ticket before getting on the bus.

    • Division
      First - Last Bus
    • No.6017
      Inchon Int'l Airport to Hoam Faculty House
      06:10 - 22:50
      Hoam Faculty House to Inchon Int'l Airport
      04:20 - 20:40
      70 - 90 minutes
      35 - 45 minutes
      KRW 15,000 / passenger
  • Taxi Information

    An International Taxi Service with English speaking driver is available at taxi stand 4D outside of exit No. 4 at the airport. It is one of the most expensive ways to get to Seoul from the airport but may be more convenient for participants with companions (to share the cost) or a lot of luggage. For further information (including rates) and reservations, please check the following link; (

  • Subway and Bus Information

    If you are coming to the venue using public transportation in Korea, take Subway Line 2 (green line) and get off at Nakseongdae Station (낙성대역) and follow exit #4. Take a bus #2 in front of Jean Boulangerie Bakery (쟝블랑제리) just across from GS gas station toward Seoul National University campus via a rear gate and get off in front of the Hoam Faculty House. (* Bus interval is 3-5 minutes.)

Weather and Attire

Korea in October is quite mild and dry. The temperature averages 10-20 degree Celsius. Due to possible temperature variance, participants are advised to bring warm clothes for chilly days in the morning and night, such as long trousers, sweaters, jackets, and closed-toe shoes. The conference venue and the hotel does have heating facilities. You can visit the English website of the Korea Meteorological Administration ( for real-time weather updates if needed.

Exchange Rate

The unit of Korean currency is Won (원). As of September 2018, the approximate exchange rate is USD 1 = KRW 1100.0 (subject to change daily). There are many banks and currency exchange counters located at the Incheon International Airport and near the venue. ATMs are also available at various locations.

Internet Access

Incheon International Airport, Hoam Faculty House, and Seoul National University provide internet access either via wifi or through a wired connection if your device allows. Please request the wifi pin code or technical support to establish a connection.