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A Candidate Venue KINTEX

November 8, 2010

you can find the KINTEX here


About the city “Seoul”

June 15, 2010

Seoul is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). With a population of over 10 million, it is one of the world’s largest and busiest cities and is by far the most densely populated city among OECD nations. The Seoul National Capital Area, which includes the Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province, has 24.5 million inhabitants, and is the world’s second largest metropolitan area. Almost half of South Korea’s population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country’s foremost economic, political, and cultural center.

Seoul is located on the Han River in the center of the Korean Peninsula. The city  became the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire. The Seoul National Capital Area is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

Seoul is considered to be a global city. It hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics and co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and will host the November 2010 G-20 Summit. It is one of the world’s top ten financial and commercial centers, home to large conglomerates such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia. In 2008, Seoul was named the world’s sixth most economically powerful city by and 86th for quality of life by Mercer.

Seoul is the 2010 World Design Capital and has a technologically advanced infrastructure. Its Digital Media City has been a test-bed for some IT and multimedia applications. Seoul was the first city to feature DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and WiBro, a wireless high-speed mobile internet service. It has a fast, high-penetration 100Mbps fibre-optic broadband network, which is being upgraded to 1Gbps by 2012. Seoul Station houses the 350 km/h KTX bullet train and the Seoul Subway is the third largest in the world, with over 2 billion passengers every year. Seoul is connected via AREX to Incheon International Airport.

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KOREA… where is this country?

January 27, 2010

You can find KOREA in the above map. KOREA is in  the region with circle. This region is somtimes called as “Far East”. Obviously, you can find KOREA in the centre of the map. The easieat way to find the location of KOREA might be to use the googgle map . Just click the link in the bracket ( and type “KOREA” and then you can see some geological information on KOREA…

Working Groups in IASS

January 27, 2010

IASS announced the current active 12 working groups are as follows

  1. WG 1 Tanks and Silos, M. Rotter (UK)
  2. WG 3 Cooling Towers, U. Wittek (Germany), R. Harte (Germany)
  3. WG 4 Masts and Towers, U. Stottrup-Andersen (Denmark), G. Nielsen (Denmark)
  4. WG 5 Concrete Shells Roofs, J.F. Abel (USA), T. Tarnai (Hungary)
  5. WG 6 Tension and Membrane Structures, K. Kawaguchi (Japan)
  6. WG 8 Metal Spatial Structures, S. Kato (Japan), V. Gioncu (Romania), S.D. Xue (China), T. Takeuchi (Japan)
  7. WG 12 Timber Spatial Structures, J.C. Chilton (UK)
  8. WG 13 Computational Methods in Shell and Spatial Structures, A. Samartin (Spain), H. Ohmori (Japan)
  9. WG 15 Structural Morphology, A. Borgart (The Netherlands), B. Maurin (France), J. Coenders (The Netherlands)
  10. WG 17 Historical Structures, G. Arun (Turkey)
  11. WG 18 Environmentally Compatible Structures and Structural Materials, L. Vegh (Czech Republic), P. Vegh (Canada)
  12. WG 19 Temporary Spatial Structures, T. Murota (Japan)

IASS2012 unofficial homepage

January 26, 2010

This website is an unofficial homepage of IASS2012 symposium which will move to the official one with the same domain name ( IASS is the research organization to seek the development of advanced idea and technology on shell and spatial structures. The symposium of IASS has been held many places in the world annually. Recently, the IASS visited and will visit the following places for the symposim:

  • 2009  Valancia, Spain
  • 2010 Shanghai, China
  • 2011 London, UK
  • 2012 Seoul, Korea