August 16, 1:30-5:30 PM

Chair: Soolyeon Cho (North Carolina State University)

This is the 5th event with the name of “Seoul City Forum” at the annual US-Korea Conference (UKC). The Seoul Business Agency (SBA) has actively supported the KSEA’s UKC conference since 2015. KSEA also has successfully held the forums inviting experts in various disciplines, especially the ones closely related to the issues and technologies that cities always deal with. This year’s focus is on identifying impending problems in Seoul and finding potential solutions. An RFP for presentations has been sent out to KSEA members with the potential topics in fourteen areas. The SBA has reviewed the proposals and selected six proposals for presentation at the UKC on Friday. The forum will be held in Korean language. The six presentations will be judged on the day of presentation by three groups of people; i.e., invited field professionals, SBA officials, and the forum attendees. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 award, the second-place $500, the third-place $350, and the 4th through 6th places $200 each. The first through the third-place winners will also receive award certificates issued by the CEO of SBA. The awards will be given on Saturday as part of the KSEA award ceremony. All UKC participants are welcome to join the forum. Each of the first 25 attendees to this forum will be given a $25 gift card.


August 16 Friday, 1:30-5:30 PM, Room: Heathrow A
Chair: Soolyeon Cho (North Carolina State University)
Time Title and Authors
1:30 PM Title: AI Trafic Signals (인공지능 교통 신호등)
Dr. Byung Guk Kim (University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA)
2:00 PM Title: Integrated Platform of Visual Data for Smart City (스마트시티를 위한 시각데이터 통합플랫폼)
Dr. Seon Ho Kim (University of Southern California, LA, CA) & Dr. Joon-Seok Kim (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA)
2:30 PM Title: New Renewable Plastic Materials to Replace Aged Water/Sewer Pipes (노후화된 상하수도관을 대체할 수 있는 재활용 플라스틱 신소재)
Dr. Suk Joon Na (Marshall University, Huntington, WV)
3:00 PM Title: VR Guide Dog Service for Blind People (시각장애인을 위한 가상안내견 서비스 도입)
Dr. Jo Young Lee & Ji Hyun Park (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ)
3:30 PM Title: AI-Based Walk Safety System with Age/Situation-Inferred Engine (인공지능 기반의 연령 및 상황추론 엔진을 통한 보행안전시스템모델 구축방안)
Dr. Seunghui Jang & Seongik Park (Towson University, Towson, MD)
4:00 PM Title: Portable Equipment for Early Detection of Sink Holes (휴대가능한 싱크홀 조기진단 기기개발)
Dr. Tae-Yeol Choi (University of North Texas, Denton, TX)
4:30 PM Q&A
5:00 PM Open Discussion