In the current neo-capitalism era, the gap between the rich region and the poorer ones is getting bigger. Such unbalanced wealth distribution increases the regional tensions, from which several regions become politically and economically unstable and are triggering local conflicts or regional war. The resulting impacts would include (1) increased fears of terrorism, (2) illegal immigrations, and (3) the hike of the security expenses in the rest of the world. The Inclusive Development aims at reducing the gap between the low and high income communities, e.g. developing vs. developed countries, the rich and the poor within an individual region. It shall provide low-income communities with access to capacity development and sustainable environment as well as health and welfare benefits. Following from a successful introduction of the Appropriate Technology Camp in EKC2016, this year, the Inclusive Development group organises the EKC2017 Science Camp and 4 technical sessions ; Session 1 Biogas Technology for Resource Efficient Society (Jointly hosted with the Energy and Environment Group) Session 2 Improvement of the habitation environment using in-situ earth brick technology (Jointly hosted with the Architects Group) Session 3 Smart Agriculture and its impact on our society Session 4 Appropriate Technology as both scientific training and practical solutions
Basic science focuses on understanding underlying fundamental principles behind various phenomena and providing useful knowledge for the future developments. This year, we aim to bring together Korean and European scientists working in various fields of Basic Science, strengthen the networks and keep up-to-date with the latest developments. To this end, Basic Sciences Group will focus on the following sessions at EKC2017. Poster session: In this session, delegates from all research area of Basic Sciences (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, etc.) are invited to present their own research works and topics, learn each other’s expertise, develop networks and find potential collaboration partners. Talk sessions: In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the current main issues and new developments in the selected research area (listed below) with the experts and key persons in the field. o Photonics o Application of innovative technologies in Geoscience & Geotechnical Engineering In addition, delegates are also encouraged to participate in the sessions of their own interests organized by other Science & Technology Groups. In particular, Bio Sciences and Health Group co-organizes six special sessions on “Convergence Science and Technology for Human Health” in collaboration with Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and two sessions on "Aging mechanisms" with the IBS Center for Plant Aging Research. Note also that Material Science and Technology Group co-organizes session(s) on “Nano-materials” with the IBS Center for Nanoparticle Research. Through these events, organizers of EKC2017 wish to provide a comprehensive opportunity for Korean & European scientists to establish valuable and prolonged network.
Bio Sciences and Health groups aim to bring together Korean and European scientists working in various fields of Bio Sciences and Heath-related research, encourage communication, and strengthen the global networks. We also encourage establishing the global networks and developing joint research projects between Korea and Europe. The sessions will be organized in different categories as listed below: Poster presentation Oral presentations This year, we co-organize 1 keynote and 6 oral presentation sessions with Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and 2 oral presentation sessions with IBS Center for Plant Aging Research. The sessions with KAST will cover various fields in Science and Technology, under the common topic of “Convergence Science and Technology for Human Heath” as following: - Keynote session: “Convergence Science and Technology for Human Health” - Talk sessions: o Biomedical science and technology o Innovations in drug discovery o Biophysics and nano bioscience o Novel Therapeutics and Chemical Biology o Emerging and challenging human diseases o Information and data science for human health The sessions with IBS Center for Plant Aging Research will focus on "Comparative study of aging and death processes across species" as following: o Aging Mechanisms ; comparative aspects I (STEPI/IBS Forum) o Aging Mechanisms ; comparative aspects II (STEPI/IBS Forum)
The building and construction sector is of key importance to the sustainable development. Because this sector is one of the three consumption clusters – housing, transportation and food – that have been identified by life-cycle studies as the most important in terms of their environmental burden. Buildings can have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment throughout their life cycle. Buildings use resources such as raw materials, water and energy; generate waste due to construction, operation and demolition; and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. It is essential to create buildings that are efficient with resources, affordable to build and operate, good to inhabit and appropriate to the context based on different areas of the planet. Built environment has narrow relation with many other disciplinary. That’s why this group is organized with other groups, ‘Appropriate Technologies for Inclusive Development’ and ‘Energy and the environment’. Session 1 : Rethinking Built Environment To Move Beyond Sustainability (Jointly hosted with the Energy and Environment Group) Session 2 : Earth Architecture Design Workshop (Jointly hosted with the Appropriate Technologies for Inclusive Development Group)
Energy and the Environment group has been lasted for years via the EKC aiming at the development of technology collaboration between Europe and Korea. Reflecting the rapid change in global energy and environmental issues, the group has facilitated collaboration between Europe and Korea. In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the main issues, core trends and collaboration opportunities in the field of energy and the environment with experts and key persons from diverse sectors including industry, government, local authorities, research organisations and academia. As Energy and the Environment is one of the typical interdisciplinary subjects, the group holds interdisciplinary sessions in collaboration with Material Science Technology Group, Built Environment Group and Appropriate Technology Group. In addition, Marine and Ocean Group is also linked to Energy and Environment Group in its topics. In the poster presentation, specific topics related on energy and environment are presented focusing on each presenter's recent researches and works . Delegates can find collaboration partners by understanding each participant’s expertise, research topics and main activities of participating experts or organisations. Energy and the Environment Group focuses on following sessions at EKC2017. Through these events, EKC2017 offers delegates a valuable opportunity to create a new network for open innovation. Poster presentation Talk Sessions o Sustainable smart net zero energy city o Pitch Presentation of Posters on Energy & the Environment o Biogas technology for resource efficient society o Workshop for Korea-Europe collaboration on energy R&D o Energy related materials and devices o Rethinking built environment to move beyond sustainability o Nuclear Energy: Technology innovation and safe waste disposal o Exploration and potential of the Arctic o Material safety technology
ICT refers to all types of technologies used to handle telecommunications, broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions. The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially fueled by the progress in electronics, microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces. This subject group include high performance computer (HPC), industrial mathematics for scientific computing which needs inter-discipline, image handling, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). At EKC 2017, three oral sessions and one poster session are planned for ICT and Fusion. 1) Industrial Mathematics for Scientific Computing: Imaging and Machine Learning 2) Industrial Mathematics for Scientific Computing: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 3) IOT and Big data 4) Poster presentation
Massive growth in global GDP brings big opportunities to the marine industry and world trade continues to rise in line with economic expansion. The volume of seaborne trade could be double within 20 years. Oil and natural gas is expected to account for 60 per cent of global demand for energy in 20 years. Advances in technology will be the keys to meet the growing demand for energy from more diverse sources. Moreover, the offshore renewable energy area such as offshore wind energy, wave energy, tidal energy, etc. is recently growing rapidly. This indicates growing challenges and opportunities to produce offshore oil and gas, and offshore renewable energy. Growth in the world economy also results in concern for environmental impact due to marine activities. Group Marine & Ocean concerns for ocean, marine technology, marine environment, green shipping, ocean/offshore technology, geo-technology, offshore renewable energy, safety, and reliability. The Group M&O organises the following sessions in EKC 2017 Stockholm. • M&O Session 1: Maritime Safety and Environment (Room E8, 10.50 to 12.40, Thu. 27 July) • M&O Session 2: Advanced Ship Technology (Room E8, 13.30 to 15.20, Thu. 27 July) • M&O Session 3: Ocean and Offshore I (Room E8, 16.30 to 18.20, Thu. 27 July) • M&O Session 4: Ocean and Offshore II (Room E8, 10.50 to 12.40, Fri. 28 July) • M&O Session 5: Potential and Exploration of the Arctic (Room E5, 16.30 to 18.10, Fri. 28 July) • Poster Presentation Session I: Posters MO-01 ~ MO-06 (Hall 1, 15.30 to 16.15, Thu. 27 July) • Poster Presentation Session II: Posters MO-07 ~ MO-13 (Hall 1, 15.30 to 16.15, Fri. 28 July) • SNAK/EKMOA MOU Signing Ceremony (Room E8, 19.00 to 19.15, Thu. 27 July) • EKMOA Annual General Meeting (Room E8, 19.15 to 20.30, Thu. 27 July) • Networking (from 19.00, Thu. 27 July) The sessions aim to review current state-of-the-art technology as well as discuss on future development and technology industrialisation with scientists, engineers, and policy decision makers from Korea and Europe. The Group M&O also provides opportunities for participants to find collaboration partners working in the fields. Marine & Ocean Group, EKC 2017 S&T Programme Committee Europe-Korea Marine and Ocean Engineers Association (EKMOA)
The global materials industry is expected to reach US$10 trillion in size in 2018 by recording an annual average growth rate of 5.2%. In addition, materials’ contribution to high-tech industries amounted to 70% in the ICT sector, 60% in environmental technology and 50% in biotech last year. In other words, product quality and industrial competitiveness hinge on materials these days. Therefore, materials science and technology has been enormously promoted in order to develop novel materials by means of unprecedented research methodology in which creative ideas and hi-tech are combined with each other. In the sessions, it is aimed to serve an excellent stage for the examination of emerging materials research and development. • Session 1 – Electronic Materials and Devices • Session 2 – Nanomaterials for Energy and Medicine I (STEPI/IBS Forum) • Session 3 – Nanomaterials for Energy and Medicine II (STEPI/IBS Forum) • Session 4 – Energy Related Materials and Devices • Session 5 – Large Area Electronics for Display
The Mechatronics and Aerospace Industry in Europe is one of the most advanced industries in the world and also highly accredited for its sustainable job creation during the recent economic downturn time. Within the vast Mechatronics area, the robotics is one of the key areas that South Korea invests a lot of efforts to catch up the gap. This session group aims to gather together Korean and European Mechatronics and Aerospace experts for their exchange of opinions and viewpoints on the Korean/European Projects and related Industries, review the current and new development projects, in view of potential cooperation in this domain. This session group therefore organizes the following sessions: • Session 1 – Aerospace electronics and systems • Session 2 – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering • Session 3 – Robotics - Human-Robot Interaction
This group contains all science & technology related subjects that do not belong to the 9 S&T subjects specified above. This group may include science & technology policies, diverse special forums, human sciences and social sciences.