Dear EKC 2022 delegates,
On behalf of the Association des Scientifiques Coréens en France (ASCOF), I should like to welcome you to the 14th Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Technology (EKC) in 2022, which will be held in Marseille, France. The EKC 2022 is hosted by ASCOF together with the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) and the eight other Korean Scientists and Engineers Associations in Europe: Germany (VeKNI), The U.K. (KSEAUK), Austria (KOSEAA), Netherland (KOSEANL), Switzerland (KSEAS), Finland (KOSES), Scandinavia (KSSEA), and Belgium (KOSEABe). EKC is an annual conference where scientists, engineers, government officials, industry executives, and policy-makers from Korea and Europe share expertise and ideas and develop networking and collaboration. EKC 2022 in Marseille will continue a tradition that started in 2008 in Heidelberg, followed by Reading (2009), Vienna (2010), Paris (2011), Berlin (2012), Brighton (2013), Vienna (2014), Strasbourg (2015), Berlin (2016), Stockholm (2017), Glasgow (2018) and Vienna (2019). Unfortunately, EKC 2020 (Munich) was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, due to the continuous COVID 19, EKC 2021 was held in three different locations (the U.K., Germany, and France) on different dates.
Korea and Germany, the United Kingdom, and France are among the world’s top ten countries for Gross domestic Expenditure in R&D (GERD). The aim of EKC 2022, as with previous EKC meetings, is to bring together Korean scientists and engineers in Europe and Korea working on new and novel frontiers and helping European scientists and engineers form links with Korean nationals. Therefore, this year’s meeting is being promoted under “Pathways to Sustainability: The Role of Emerging Technologies”
The conference program includes forums, sessions, and workshops to cover broad areas of science and technology, including, but not limited, to science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, and science policy, and to deliver a broader view of the role of all those areas for the global society. We look forward to your participation in EKC 2022 and seeing you in Marseille!
Junbeum Kim, Ph.D.
Chair of EKC2022
President of Association des Scientifiques Coréens en France (ASCOF)
Professor, University of Technology of Troyes, France