The 34th annual US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2021)

The 34th annual US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2021)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

The 34th annual US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2021) (credit:

The 34th annual US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2021) is jointly organized by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), and the Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO). It draws over 1,000 scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, government officials, corporate executives, and policy-makers. This year’s conference, UKC 2021, will be held Dec 15 – 18, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in the Los Angeles area, CA.

The UKC 2021 theme “Pursuing Global Health and Sustainability” reflects UKC’s special multidisciplinary nature. UKC 2021 will provide a venue where convergence and innovation can be shared through interdisciplinary integrations. The program covers broad areas of science and technology, including but not limited to basic science, applied science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, and science policy.


On behalf of the UKC 2021 Program Committee and organizing/sponsoring organizations, we invite you to submit either a one-page paper or a full paper describing significant research findings, R&D trends, and future prospects of sciences and technologies in the technical groups listed below:

A. Physics (PHY)

B. Chemistry (CHM) – canceled

C. Mathematics, Geology, Meteorology, Statistics (MAS)

D. Biology, Botany, Zoology, Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Engineering (BME)

E. Agriculture, Ecology, Food, Nutrition (FAN)

F. Medical Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Education (MPS)

G. Chemical Engineering, Textile Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Applied        Chemistry (CHE)

H. Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture (MAN)

I. Materials Science, Metallurgy, Mining Engineering (MSE)

J. Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering (CEA)

K. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Communication Engineering (EEC)

L. Computer Science, Systems Engineering (CIT)

M. Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IMS)

Papers should be submitted via respective links for a one-page paper or full paper. During the submission process, a technical group (A through M) must be specified where the paper will be considered for a podium presentation or a poster. All papers must be written in English. 

One-page papers will be reviewed and selected by each Technical Program Committee. Accepted one-page papers will be published in the electronic version of the UKC 2021 Proceedings.

Full papers will be reviewed by reviewers appointed by symposium chairs. Selected papers will be recommended to appropriate journals (i.e., UKC 2021 sponsoring journals to be announced later) for consideration for publication. Abstracts of submitted full papers will be published in the electronic version of the UKC 2021 Proceedings. 

A current list of supporting journals:

  1. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  2. Micro and Nano Systems Letters
  3. Industrial Engineering & Management Systems
  4. Journal of Society for e-Business Studies
  5. 한국전자거래학회지
  6. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
  7. Organoid
  8. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology Advances

Excellent Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce that UKC 2021 will select Excellent Papers from those papers presented at the podium or poster session. Around 159p of papers presented by young professional will receive Excellent Paper Awards“. The award ceremony will be held at the closing plenary session on Saturday, December 18, 2021. (Frevised on October 11)

Fostering Innovation with Rising Experts (FIRE)

The FIRE Symposium at UKC is the industry-specialized avenue of participation for attendees of the US-Korea Conference 2021 (UKC). It’s the most popular networking event for technical and non-technical career professionals at the conference. 

The FIRE Symposium focuses on serving undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.), recent graduates, and early-career professionals. The Professional Symposium at UKC aims to provide attendees valuable and meaningful experiences for career and leadership development through specialized panels, workshops, and events.

The FIRE Symposium is a separate application process from other symposiums and forums of UKC. 

How to Apply

Online submission is available HERE. Should you have any questions, please send an email to [YG@KSEA.ORG].

Mentoring Program

UKC 2021's mentoring program will allow those who seek their life-long mentor to pick their mentor based on first come first serve (pending on available mentors). We strongly encourage those matched mentors and mentees to meet online before UKC 2021 and in-person during UKC 2021, and continue their relationship after UKC 2021.

Important Dates

Call for Papers - Apr. 15, 2021

Early Paper Submission Deadline (extended) - Oct. 4, 2021 (for registration discount)

Early UKC Fellows Application Deadline (extended) - Oct. 4, 2021 (for registration discount)

Paper Submission Deadline - Oct. 15, 2021

Registration Open - Oct. 15, 2021

Regular Paper Acceptance Notification - Oct. 30, 2021

Early Registration Deadline - Nov. 15, 2021

Online Registration Deadline - Dec. 1,2021

Onsite Registration Open - Dec. 15, 2021

UKC 2021 - Dec. 15-18, 2021

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