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First Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Korean Mathematical Society
Seoul, South Korea, December 16-20, 2009 (Wednesday - Sunday)
Meeting #1055

Associate secretary:
Georgia Benkart, AMS


Hotel reservation procedures are available on the official conference website at Reservations can be made directly by email with the hotel of your choice. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for current rates, methods of payment, and cancellation polices.

Somerset Palace Hotel, No. 85, Susong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, 110-885, Korea. Contact: Sales Manager Jimmy Lee, 1+82-2-6730 8005, fax +82-2-6730 8001, email:, http://www., reservation form: (Please fill out this form and send it to Jimmy Lee via email). Somerset Palace is located in the downtown Seoul, Gangbuk district. It offers a tranquil environment with a beautiful garden and city views. Breakfast included with room rate.

Lotte City Hotel (MAPO), 423-3, Gongduk-Dong, Mapo-Ku, Seoul, 121-705, Korea. Contact: Sales Manager Lena Kim, 1+82-2-6009-1041, fax +82-2-6009-1004, email:,, reservation form: (Please fill out this form and send it to Lena Kim via email).

Koreana Hotel, 61-1, 1-Ga, Tae Pyung-Ro, Joong-Gu, Seoul, 100-101, Korea. Contact: Sales Manager Young Kim, 1+82-2-2171-7913, fax +82-2-730-9025, email:, The Koreana Hotel is located at the Gwanghwamun Intersection in the heart of Seoul, surrounded by the best that the city has to offer, including the ancient Doksugung Palace which is within walking distance and scenic Mt. Namsan.

Casaville (Shinchon), 15F, 57-26 Nogosan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-807, Korea. Contact: Marketing Manager Jeong se jin, 1+82-2-6220-4100, fax +82-2-6352-1101, email:,, reservation form: (Please fill out this form and send it to Jeong se jin via email). The Casaville is a 15-story building, and is located in the trendy area of Sinchon. Located in the heart of Gangbuk, the largest commercial area, and near all modes of transportation, the Casaville is just a few steps away from the Shinchon subway station line 2 and a 60-minute drive from the Incheon International Airport.

Conference Location and Preliminary Program

All scientific sessions will take place within the Ewha Campus Complex (ECC), Ewha Womans University, 11-1 Daehyun-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea (Tel: +82-2-3277-2114, Fax: +82-2-393-5903), from Wednesday, December 16, to Sunday, December 20. A very preliminary program sketch may be found at

The ECC is a high-tech underground campus. The six-story building dips deep into the earth and accommodates a large auditorium and some forty seminar rooms, and Cinecube, an independent movie theater chain. Other public facilities include a Kyobo Bookstore, convenience store, flower shop, Starbucks Coffee, gym and cafes/restaurants.

Local Information/Tourism

For further information visit, or contact

Other Events

A special public lecture will be given by Frank Morgan, Williams College, on Wednesday evening, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. The title and location of the talk will be announced at a later date.

Restaurants/Food Service

Cafes and restaurants are conveniently located within the Ewha Campus Complex. Other restaurant Information will be available at the registration desk.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting will take place on the campus of Ewha Womans University, 11-1 Daehyun-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea. For more information about the campus see

Registration: Type A regular preregistration includes conference documents, banquet on Thursday evening, three lunches (December 16–18) and tea/coffee breaks. Type A regular preregistration is US$50/KRW60,00, and student registration is US$25/KRW30,000. Type B preregistration does not include lunch and is US$40/KRW50,000, and student registration is US$20/KRW25,000. Please refer to the following chart:


Type A

Type B






(Until Nov. 25)

(Until Nov. 25)


USD50 or KRW60,000


USD40 or KRW50,000



USD25 or KRW30,000


USD20 or KRW25,000


Fees include

three lunch coupons
(Dec. 16-18) at the venue


Conference documents, tea/coffee breaks
and banquet on Thursday evening (Dec. 17)


Additional information about registration procedures will be available soon at

Social Events

Reception: Date, time and location to be announced.

Excursions: Additional information to be announced. Conference banquet: Thursday evening, December 17, 2010. Additional information to be announced.

Travel and Maps

Incheon International Airport serves the Seoul area and is located approximately one hour away by car or bus from Seoul. For detailed information on various forms of travel from the airport to Seoul visit

An excellent site for general information about traveling to Seoul and Korea can be found at

VISA Information: All visitors to the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa. Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries who have a special agreement with Korea may be exempt from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for periods up to 30 days, or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between two countries. When uncertain as to the requirement for entry visa to Korea, please contact the Korean embassy or a consulate as early as possible. For more information, visit the website of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


For up-to-date weather reports and local information visit stations/47112.html.

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