Workshops and Tutorials

Organizers
- Angelika Peer (Technische Universität München, Germany)
- David Abbink (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
- Ayse Kucukyilmaz (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey)
- Cagatay Basdogan (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey)
- Ansgar Koene (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Satoshi Endo (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Alan Wing (University of Birmingham, UK)
Speakers
- Etienne Bur (Imperial College London, UK)
- Markus Rank (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Ansgar Koene (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Satoshi Endo (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Marcia O’Malley (Rice University, USA)
- Eva-Lotta Salnäss (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
- Erwin Boer (TU Delft, Netherlands)
- Abderrahmane Kheddar (CNRS-AIST JRL, Japan / LIRMM, France)
- Sylvain Calinon (Instituto Italiano di Technologia, Italy)
- Urko Esnaola (Tecnalia, Spain)
- Cologero Oddo (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)

Hangeul was invented in 1443, during the reign of King Sejong. It is composed of 10 vowels and 14 consonants. Hangeul has 11 compound vowels, 5 glottal sounds. The chart below represents the 24 Hangeul letters and their romanized equivalents. ‘The Hunminjeongeum,’ a historical document which provides instructions to educate people using Hangeul, is registered with UNESCO. UNESCO awards a ‘King Sejong Literacy Prize’, every year in memory of the inventor of Hangeul.

Korea’s climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and humid, and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall. Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being between 6 °C (43°F) and 16 °C (61°F). The average temperature in April (in the middle of spring), ranges from 7.3°C to 17.6°C. During the WHC2013, it will be spring. It is usually warm and nice weather, and various flowers and trees cover the mountains and fields.