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Message from the KOCSEA President

 

Dear colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 11th KOCSEA Technical Symposium. We have an exciting program this year, including high-profile keynote talks and invited talks, and new experiments like the "bird-of-feature" session where we hope to go beyond a traditional conference/symposium format to carve out new frontiers in computer science and engineering. I hope you all enjoy the program, and take this opportunity to discover new ideas and meet new friends.

Since 2006, I have been a regular participant of the KOCSEA Technical Symposium, and I enjoyed every bit of the experience. The best part of the symposium is how people from all ranks, from students to senior researchers, can naturally interact with each other, without barriers. We hope you (especially new participants) can take advantage of this collegial atmosphere which is quite unique to our symposium to expand your network. Of course the technical content has also been excellent, broadening my perspective quite a bit, and I look forward to learning a lot this year, and wish you can do the same.

Organizing a meeting like this takes a lot of time and effort, and I would like to acknowledge those who have contributed their time, effort, and money. First of all, I would like to thank the co-organizers/sponsors KUSCO (Korea-US Science Cooperation Center) and KSEA (Korean Scientists and Engineers Association) for their organizational and financial support. Next, I would like to thank the sponsors, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Google, and Samsung. I would also like to thank Dr. Moon-Jung Chung's family for their generous support of the KOCSEA Moon-Jung Chung scholarship. Last, but not the least, I would like to thank the 2010 KOCSEA officers for their endless dedication and hard work, that made this symposium possible. Without their time and effort, I cannot imagine how we could have pulled this off.

Thank you once again for participating, and hope you have an exciting time at the meeting.

Yours sincerely,

Yoonsuck Choe

President, KOCSEA

 

Message from the General Chair

 

Welcome to the 11th KOCSEA Technical Symposium!

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to our annual symposium. The KOrean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KOCSEA), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization of Korean and Korean American computer scientists and engineers in North America. The basic goal of KOCSEA is to "promote communication, information exchange and cooperation among its members and to provide opportunities for them to make contributions to computer-related fields in Korea and U.S."

KOCSEA's flagship event is the annual technical symposium. In the past 4 years we have successfully held it in various locations in west coast and east coast alternately. This year we are back to east coast and hold it at the KUSCO center in Washington, DC where our co-organizer KUSCO is located. We have put a special effort on inviting new members this year. At least 18 new members are invited, which accounts for nearly 40% of all participants this year. I take a great joy in introducing KOCSEA to those new people and expanding our valuable network. And especially this year many of the KSEA officers are joining our symposium further enriching the event.

The one-and-half day workshop will consist of invited talks by outstanding researchers and professors in various fields in Computer Science. We have grown not only in numbers but we are also reshaping ourselves as a mature research-oriented association. We had an active discussion last year on creating tangible outcome from this meeting, and started publishing a journal in collaboration with KIISE. We are planning to push it one step further this year. A new bird-of-a-feather session is designed to nurture a close collaboration among the members with similar interests, share the up-to-date information with each other regarding research trends and promising funding opportunities, and learn valuable life-long experiences from the senior members through round-table discussions. In the past, such information was shared rather randomly during breaks or dinner, but now we are glad to bring it to a regular session.

Student participation is very important in cultivating our future. Following the tradition we have solicited student posters and scholarship applications. We have chosen top three students to be awarded with scholarships and have invited them to the symposium. Every year we award a special scholarship in memory of the late Prof. Moon Jung Chung, KOCSEA's former president. Prof. Chung's family has been making generous contributions for the scholarship and we really appreciate their continued support.

This event would have been impossible without our sponsors. First of all, our co-organizer KUSCO has been helping us with the local arrangements as well as providing a major support for the symposium. Several other organizations also generously extended a financial support and personally participated in the event. I deeply appreciate all of their support.

Once again, I cordially invite you to our technical symposium. Please feel free to bring your colleagues and students. On-site registrations are always welcome. Please enjoy meeting new members and finding new ideas, and have a great time!

Sincerely,

Yoohwan Kim

General Chair

 

 

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