Time Korea Standard Time (KST) is the standard time zone in Korea and
is 9 hours ahead of UTC, i.e., UTC/GMT +9 hours. Korea Standard
Time is the same as Japan Standard Time, Indonesian Eastern Standard
Time and Irkutsk Time.
Weather Conference period belongs to late summer in Korea. Occasional rainfall
during the summer time is characterized by heavy showers. Daily
precipitation often exceeds 200mm (8 inches), with extremes topping
300mm (12 inches). The mean temperature for Seoul in August is 25.7
°C (78 °F)
Banks in most high streets offer foreign exchange services (look
for a ‘Foreign Exchange’ or currency sign). US dollars are the easiest
to exchange but any major currency(Japn JPY, China CNY, EU EUR)
* Currency rate(2014.07.16)
WON KRW 1000
Credit cards are not always accepted outside major cities. ATMs
are widely available but may not always accept foreign cards.
Electricity The electricity standard in Korea is 220 Volts AC, 60Hz with Type
C & F plug and socket.
Telephone The international access code for Korea is +82. To dial an international
number from Korea you need to precede your country number with 001,
002, or 00700.
Conference participants who are not Korean
(or those who satisfy conditions for visa-free entry:
Most foreigners who want to visit Korea just for a short-term tour or transit are allowed to enter Korea without visa according to the principles of reciprocity or priority of national interest with a tourist/transit visa status (B-2, for 30 days).
However, participants who might want assistance
for a Temporary visit (C-3) visa need the invitation letter issued
by the AVSS2014 Secretariat. IEEE has strict guidelines regarding
invitation letters for visa purposes. Such letters will only be
issued to prospective attendees who have completed the registration
process (including the payment). For more information, please
contact via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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