[GN Vol.3 No.2] ICTC 2021
by Jae-hyeon Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
The 12th International Conference on ICT Convergence 2021 was held as a hybrid event via online platforms, such as Zoom Webinar, Kakao TV, and YouTube at Jeju, Korea on October 20–22, 2021, under the theme “Beyond the Pandemic Era with ICT Convergence Innovation.”
ICTC 2021 is one of the major international conferences in the area of ICT convergence, organized by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communication Society and IEICE Communications Society. It is patronized by leading ICT companies, organizations and the government, including the Ministry of Science and ICT, ETRI, KOFST, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus, Huawei, Qualcomm, Ericsson-LG, FRTek, YOUNGWOO DIGITAL, Netvision Telecom, INNOX Advanced Materials, Jeju CVB, Korea Tourism Organization, and the ICT Convergence Korea Forum.
In ICTC 2021 committee, General Chair is a president of KICS, Yonghan Kim (Soongsil Univ.), organizing chair is Seung Chan Bang (ETRI), Technical Program Committee Chair is Jae-Hyun Kim (Ajou Univ.) and Symposium Program Committee Chair is Moon Sik Lee (ETRI).
The distinguished keynote speakers of the conference included prominent experts from the University of Waterloo (represented by President Elect of IEEE ComSoc), Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, and ETRI. The industrial experts of Huawei, KT Sat, CEA-LETI, LG Uplus, DTCP, KT, and Samsung Electronics spoke at the conference. Special experts from POSTECH, George Mason University, Hanyang University, Kookmin University, UNSW Sydney, ETRI, KAIST, University of California San Diego, Samsung Research, SUNY Korea, UNIST, Pennsylvania State University, Keio University, Yonsei University College of Medicine, University of Oregon, and DGIST addressed the various sessions of the conference. The technical program included presentations of both invited and regular papers belonging to diverse groups around the world on topics such as AI/ML, B5G/6G, WLAN, IoT, maritime and military communications, information and communication theory, network virtualization and future internet, applications for ICT convergence, smart media and broadcasting, energy internet, smart grid, big data and smart computing, signal and image processing, and vehicular information and communications.
This year, a total of 473 papers were presented, with a 48.7% acceptance ratio from 24 countries. Eight papers were selected as Excellent Papers and four papers were selected as Best Papers. Around 700 people registered for the conference.