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About POAC 2017

International conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions in 2017 (POAC 2017) will be held in June, 2017 in Busan, Korea. Around 200 participants from over 30 countries are expected. In addition to the conference itself, there will be banquets, fields visits, and optional tours. POAC 2017 is hosted by Local Organizing Committee (LOC), which consists of Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), the Society of Naval Architects of Korea (SNAK), Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO), and the Metropolitan City of Busan.

Busan, Korea

Busan is the second largest city in Korea, located in the southeastern Korean peninsula. The weather during the conference is mostly like to be early summer, around 11-25°C (52-77°F). The venue will be located in the Haeundae area, renown nationwide for its beaches. Further information about the venue will be announced in time.

Accommodation and Foods

In the Haeundae area, there are many hotels available within walking distance. The rates for decent hotels range from 100USD to 200USD. There is a wide selection of international menus as well as traditional Korean food. During the conference, all of the lunches, a icebreaker party, and the banquet will be served by the LOC(Local Organizing Committee).


Visitors from certain countries may require a visa to enter Korea. Please check the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance and begin your visa application, if required.

Social programs

Several social programs will be prepared as follows:• Local tours by participants• Field trips to Korean shipbuilding industries (Hyundai Heavy Industries, DSME, Samsung Heavy Industries, etc.)• Trip to ice tank in KRISO (Optional) • Arrangement for optional tours in Korea may be available upon request.


Applicable registration fee for participants and accompanying parties is available on the registraion page. Registration fee can be paid by credit card.

Conference schedule

• Abstract due: October 31, 2016
• Abstract acceptance: November 15, 2016
• Paper due for review: February 31, 2017
• Paper acceptance: March 15, 2017
• Final Paper Submission: April 9, 2017
• Registration opens on April 10, 2017
• Early registration due on May 10, 2017
• Conference: June 11-16, 2017

Contact information

If you have any inquiry or question about POAC 2017, please contact the LOC:
• President, Prof.Kyungsik Choi in KMOU at kchoi@kmou.ac.kr 
• Secretariat, Prof.Jong-ho Nam in KMOU at jhnam@kmou.ac.kr

Division of Naval Architrcture and Ocean Systems Engineering
727 Taejong-ro, Youngdo-gu, Busan, 606-791, Korea
TEL : +82.51.410.4309  FAX : +82.51.405.8305

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