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  • When

    14th February 2018

  • Where


  • Event Organisers

    5GIC & CommNet2


South Korea funding agency has expressed interest to promote research collaboration between universities in UK and South Korea in the area of 5G and Beyond 5G (B5G). Currently South Korea has joint call with EU, Japan and China in the area of ICT. Earlier in November 2017, a research team from University of Surrey had visited several universities in South Korea to understand their research strength and progress in 5G and B5G. The finding suggests there are many opportunities for the universities in UK and South Korea to collaborate.

The purposes of this workshop are thus to present this finding, gather interests from UK universities for UK-Korea collaboration, and show the funding agencies from both countries the potential fruitful outcome for a UK-Korea joint call. We expect that the representatives from UK and Korea funding agencies will participate in this workshop. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please express your interest to Dr Chuan Foh ( Please indicate whether you wish to only participate and/or present your research areas.


The abstracts and talks are linked from this timetable.

10:00 Introduction to the day – Rahim Tafazolli
10:15 Outcomes of recent Korea visit in November 2017 – Chuan Foh

UK Research Activities

Each researcher from other UK universities to present 15 to 20 mins on their research strength and potential areas for UK-Korea collaboration

13:00 Lunch
14:00 5G research activities in Surrey – Pei Xiao
14:30 International Funding in Korea
Presenting current progress on international projects with other countries and explanation on current international projects (with EU, Japan & China) including budget, period, scope, evaluation methods.
16:00 Discussion
17:00 Summary & closing

Connected to the UK-South Korea Collaboration Workshop: 

The 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC)

We have witnessed fast development of various information and communication technologies in the first decade of the 21st century. At the same time, there has been a tremendous amount of efforts to fuse these individual technologies to provide non-precedent services to the end users. Also, there have been a lot of trials to apply information and communication technology (ICT) to other industrial sectors such as green convergence, smart screen & appliances, next generation broadcasting and media, mobile convergence networks, and other ICT convergence applications and services, all under the name of “ICT convergence.” ICTC is a unique global premier event for researchers, industry professionals, and academics, which aims at interacting with and disseminating information on the latest developments in the emerging industrial convergence centered around the information and communication technologies.

More specifically, it will address challenges with realizing ICT convergence over the various industrial sectors, including the internet infrastructures and applications in wireless & mobile communication, smart devices & consumer appliances, mobile cloud computing, green communication, healthcare and bio-informatics, and intelligent transportation. The conference will include technical sessions, tutorials, and invited industrial sessions. You are invited to submit papers in all areas of internet infrastructures, services, and applications for ICT convergence.

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