ICAS 6  - Think Asia! was hosted jointly by Daejeon Metropolitan City and Chungnam National University from 6-9 August 2009 in the Daejeon Convention Center, in Daejeon, Korea. About 800 scholars attended 170 panels. The participants received two free copies of the ICAS Publications Series published by Amsterdam University Press of which eight volumes, based on contributions to ICAS 4 and 5, were simultaneously launched by its editors from every corner of the world.


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ICAS Book Prize

For the third time the ICAS Book Prizes will be awarded in the categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Best PhD and Colleagues' Choice Award.

Deadline: 31 August 2008

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ICAS Publications Series

A selection of the ICAS 6 papers will be included in edited volumes of the ICAS Publications Series at Amsterdam University Press.


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About Daejeon

Daejeon, capital of science, is located in the heart of the Korean Peninsula and is a major communication and transportation hub. Daejeon successfully merges its long history of culture and tradition with leading research in science and technology. Chungnam National University, supported by more than 100 research institutions, and Daejeon Metropolitan City will host ICAS 6.

As a city of science and technology, Daejeon is home to Daedeok Science Town, one of the highest-ranking science towns in Asia. The city is also home to Daedeok Valley, or "the Silicon Valley of Korea."

Daejeon is situated among four mountains, which form a large valley. It is located near the middle of South Korea. It is 167.3 km from Seoul, 294 km from Busan and 169 km from Gwangju. Three major rivers pass through the city

Daejeon was the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. - A.D. 660). It possesses a wide array of cultural and historic sites reflecting the ancient culture of the Baekje people. The Daejeon area was historically known as Hanbat, a native Korean term for "large field."

The international exposition (Expo '93) at Daejeon created the Hanbit Tower and the Expo Bridge. The Daejeon Museum of Art, located in Dunsan Park, is a noted Korean art museum, focused on the convergence of art and technology. Other cultural landmarks include the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, which recently began touring internationally as a cultural symbol of the city.

Jangtaesan recreational forest, Daecheongho Lake Park, Yuseong Hot Springs, and Expo Park are the most famous tourist places in Daejeon. To support tourism in Daejeon there are many good hotels and resorts to accommodate the tourists who visit the place every year. Daejeon Overview gives you a detailed study on the tourism and tourist accommodation in the city.

About the venue

ICAS 6 will be held at the Daejeon Convention Center. The center is located adjacent to the Expopark, the Culture and Arts Centre and the Museum of Fine Arts of Daejeon. Daejeon, which built its reputation as a leading city for science and technology, gained international exposure when it hosted the World Exposition in 1993. Today, the city is not only South Korea's new administrative capital, but is also an emerging convention city that is equipped with superb infrastructure such as a transportation hub, state-of-the-art convention facilities and a wide selection of accommodation and tour attractions. http://www.daejeoncvb.or.kr/


There is a wide range of hotels from five star accommodation to hostels. ICAS 6 will offer an attractive hotel package deal and give further details about hotels in Daejeon. All registered participants will receive a practical information sheet once their abstract has been approved by the Selection Committee of ICAS 6.

How to get to Daejeon

From Incheon International Airport

Daejeon, located in the center of the peninsula, is a 50 minute train ride and a 2 hour bus drive away from Seoul. You can get to Daejeon directly from the airport by bus (at gate 8B or 9D, every 20 minutes), or take a train or bus from Seoul. The day before the start of the conference the ICAS 6 hosts will offer a free shuttle bus from the airport to Daejeon.

From Seoul

By train. You can take three different trains with different speeds and prices. The fastest train is the KtX which takes some 50 minutes and costs currently 22.900 won.

By bus. You can take the bus from Seoul (Central City) Express Bus Terminal and East Seoul Bus Terminal every 20 minutes. A one way fair costs between 9.000 and 11.000 won.

Other airports

You can also fly to other international airports in Korea. For more details see the map and http://kac.airport.co.kr/eng/index.jsp.

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