FOSS4G e-Newsletter No. 9
FOSS4G Seoul 2015 D-11
Are you interested at FOSS4G Seoul 2015?
Now is the time to register on FOSS4G 2015 which will be held in Seoul, Korea;
The FIRST time in Asia!
The On-line registration will be closed on September 2, 2015(SST 23:59).
Do not miss this great chance to be at FOSS4G Seoul 2015!
* Due to the limited numbers of conference kits, online registration in advance is highly recommended to secure a conference kit(programme book, t-shirt etc).
If you want to know more about FOSS4G Seoul 2015, please visit our official website.
Online Registration Deadline September 2, 2015
Workshops September 14-15, 2015
Main Conference September 16-18, 2015
Code Sprint September 19, 2015
The final programme schedule has been released as PDF file on official website! Please check your presentation schedule and session code on the FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Conference.
If you have presentation on FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Conference, Don’t forget to check the information for presenters.
All presenters are requested to upload their presentation file on MyPage, where your description and/or abstract file is.
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Secretariat (
FINAL EVENTS SCHEDULE TABLE Detailed Information, Please Click!
Date Time Place
(The K Hotel Seoul)
Event Explanation & Tip
9/16(Wed) 19:30-21:00 Crystal Ballroom
Gala Dinner Fabulous food and drinks will be offered and co-hosted by FOSS4G Seoul and SmartGeoExpo
9/17(Thu) 18:30-19:30 Grand Ballroom Lobby
Social Drinks Standing party with canapé and cocktail will be naturally mingling networking place
SEORIFUL Festival will run for 6 days from September 15 to 20, 2015 organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government and one of area, which is Seocho-gu realated Seocho, president of the Cultural Foundation. This festival is for Overseas visitors and for making place for showing high-quality art sources and global contents. The ultimate goal is open to new combinated- complex culture for all participants. For 6 days, about 50 of various culture events and performances will be planned at Seocho area. Also it can be focused to main event named ‘Seocho Gangsan(river+mountain) parade’ which is related theme of Korean history, culture and vision. It is fabulous opportunity for learning Korean general cultures! Also, it will be good time of your visiting Korea when you can take advantage both FOSS4G conference and Seoriful festival at the same time.

- Event Title: Seoriful Festival
- Period: September 15 ~ 20, 2015
- Location: Seoul, Seocho-gu overall area
(Banpodae-ro, Seoul Arts Center, Sevitsome(a small island))
- Participants: Overseas and Local visitors
- Subject: Culture combination and Global culture contents festival
- Scale: 300 participating companies and 30,000 venues
- Host: Seocho, president of the Cultural Foundation,
Seoriful Organizing committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government

For detailed information with Korean, please click here to visit the official website for Seoriful Festival.
**Recommendable special event of programs is the “Seocho Gangsan(river+mountain) parade”
Date Time Place Event (Explanation & Tip)
9/20(Sun) 16:00-18:00 Sevitsome~
Seoul arts center
“Seocho Gangsan(river+mountain) parade”
Big scaled-Line parade(1km)
Slogan: Fun and Run!
Made by Kolleen Park(Director) and her team
Composed by 4 section
(Human, History, Culture, Vision)
[Where and How to attend]
-Just go to Han-river Sevitsome
-Just Join to the line of parade together
Autumn is the ideal time to visit Korea. You can enjoy sunny and bright, cobalt blue sky of Seoul. The temperature varies from day to night, so prepare a light jacket to keep you warm at morning and night. During the daytime, you can still wear light clothes because of strong sunlight.
▶ Average Temperature of September: 21.2 ℃ / 70.2 ℉
Currency / Credit Cards / Exchange
Korea’s currency is Won (KRW). There are 1,000; 5,000; 10,000; and 50,000 won bills. Coins come in 10, 100, and 500 won. Credit card usage is very high in Korea, and international credit cards can easily be used in Seoul and other major cities. Cash can be withdrawn at a bank or ATM. Most convenience stores have ATMs installed, so international check cards can be used 24 hours a day.
▶ Exchange rate (approximately, as of September 2015): 1 USD to 1,170 KRW.
The standard voltage in Korea is 220V. Types of outlets have two round holes. Always check the power supply before using your equipment.
Smoking is not permitted on most of public locations including bus stops, city plazas. If caught smoking in these areas, you might be fined for up to 100,000 KRW. Non-smoking areas are clearly marked with signs.
Smoking is also not allowed inside restaurants, bars and cafes greater than an area of 150m2. Designated smoking areas can be found around the city and at major transportation hubs. Cigarettes can be purchased at just about every convenience store.
Basic Korean Phrases
English Korean
Hello. 안녕하세요. an·nyeong·ha·se·yo
Thank you. 감사합니다. gam·sa·hab·ni·da
I’m Sorry. 죄송합니다. choé·song·hab·ni·da
Yes./No. 네./아니요. ne/ a·ni·yo
How much is it? 얼마예요? ol·ma·ye·yo
I don’t know. 몰라요. mol·la·yo
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to your support to the conference.

Korea National Park Service has newly joined as Supporter sponsor.
Thanks for your sponsoring.

Here are our current 37 sponsors and 5 media partners.

For further inquiries, please contact the Secretariat of FOSS4G Seoul 2015 at