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2008/08/26 - The final conference program can be found here.

2008/07/28 - The hotel reservation form can be found here. Please fill in the form and send it by email to the conference secretariat on or before August 2, 2008.

2008/07/19 - Registration for the conference has closed.

2008/07/10 - IMPORTANT NOTICE: All registration forms which have been sent by FAX may not have been properly received by us. Our correct fax number is +49 40 5287 8450. Please re-send your registration form to this fax number if you have previously sent it by fax. However, we would prefer to receive the registration by email if possible.

2008/07/05 - The preliminary program can be found here.

2008/06/11 - The Springer-Verlag will publish the proceedings of the EKC2008. The publisher requires manuscripts to be submitted by the 7th of July at the latest. Because of this, the deadline for submitting papers has been changed to July 03, 2008. We will not consider papers submitted after this date.

2008/05/25 - Conference speakers announced.

2008/05/05 - Following several requests the deadlines have been extended as follows:

2008/04/12 - Abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2008.

2008/04/11 - EKC 2008 will include poster sessions. Submission deadline is April 30, 2008. Accepting poster size is 84cm (w) x 120cm (h).


Current research fields in science and technology will be presented and discussed at the EKC2008, which will inform about the interests and directions of EU countries and Korea. The Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in the FRG (VeKNI) is organizing the EKC2008 jointly with the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in the UK (KSEAUK), the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in France (ASCoF), and the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Austria (KOSEA). This conference is dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the foundation of VeKNI.


The EU has been steadily increasing both in the number of its members and in its economic volume. The different economies of the EU countries are becoming more unified, and are achieving a close cooperation in science and technology. For instance, the EU Research Framework Programme - the world’s largest funding programme for research projects - prompts research projects throughout the entire EU community. In the future, the EU will play an increasingly leading role in the world.

In the last decades Korea has experienced a rash development of its economy and the level of its science and technology. Korea's economic volume is currently positioned about 12th in the world, and it is a leading country in communication technology, home entertainment and shipbuilding. But despite these achievements, many EU citizens still think of Korea as a minor industrial country.

It will be beneficial for both Korea and the EU to get  to know each other better, especially in fields of science and technology. EKC2008 has emerged from this idea.