24th INTERNATIONAL congress on acoustics ICA 2022 October 24(Mon) - 28(Fri), 2022 Gyeongju, Korea


On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 24th International Congress on Acoustics, which will be held at Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, Korea from October 24 to 28, 2022.

ICA2022 will offer the unique opportunity to learn about the study and latest researches as well as to exchange ideas and information on acoustics through plenary lectures, technical sessions, and poster Presentations. In addition, various social programs have been planned for participants to can enjoy the fascinating Korean culture and share our warm spirit of friendship.

Koreans have a well-known love of music, from K-pop to Western classical music to reinterpretations of traditional Korean music. It follows then that Koreans are highly sensitive to the quality of sound, not only in musical instruments but also in everyday products and spaces. Thus our technical advancement in acoustics is tied to centuries of musical appreciation. As the cradle of the country’s religion, philosophy, arts and of course, music, Gyeongju can offer visitors an insight into the development of acoustics in Korea. Furthermore, the entire city is an open-air museum full of ancient sites and treasures which include three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In short, the unique and authentic glimpse of Korean culture through Gyeongju City into Korean culture makes it the ideal backdrop for ICA 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in Gyeongju, Korea.

  • Prof. Jeong-Guon Ih Chair of the Organizing Committee
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST


  • General Chairman Prof. Jeong-Guon Ih (KAIST)
  • Technical Program Co-Chairmen Prof. Chan-Hoon Haan (Chungbuk National Univ.), Prof. HanSeok Ko (Korea Univ.)
  • Secretary General Prof. Sung-Hwan Shin (Kookmin Univ.)
  • Treasurer Dr. Kang-Duck Ih (Hyundai Motors)
  • *Some other ASK members also joined the Organizing Committee.

About Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a city located in the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, which had been the capital of the Silla Dynasty for a thousand years during AD 1-9c. It contains so many historical sites and cultural assets that, today, the entire city is considered a museum without a wall. Most prominently, Gyeongju is the home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, Yangdong traditional village, and the Gyeongju Historic Areas.
Official Gyengju Website

Bulguksa zone

The Bulguksa zone includes Tohamsan Mountain, revered during Silla as one of the five sacred mountains that protected the kingdom. Its slopes were the site of ritualistic ceremonies during the Silla period and are still home to Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto (added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995). The sites date back to the 8th century and have come to represent the epitome of Unified Silla culture.

Main Attractions
Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju Folk Craft Village , Gyeongju Wind Power Plan, Seokguram Grotto,
Tomb of King Wonseong

Bomun (Bomun Tourist Complex) Zone

A scenic man-made lake lies at the center of this zone which covers over 8.5 million square meters of beautifully landscaped land. The Bomun Tourist Complex serves as a comprehensive recreational development with luxury hotels, condotels, golf courses, and theme parks. It is also home to the Sanseong Fortress Belt, which forms part of the Gyeongju Historic Area (designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000).

Main Attractions
Bomunho Lake, East Palace Garden (Donggungwon), Gyeongju Teddy Bear Museum
Gyeongju World Amusement Park , Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park , Shilla Millennium Park
Wooyang Art Museum

Downtown Zone

Past and present coexist in downtown Gyeongju where palace grounds, burial sites, ancient ruins, and Buddhist temples can still be found among scenes of urban life. The mythology surrounding the founding monarchs of the Silla can be traced to archeological sites located throughout the area, making it a good starting point for visitors interested in tracing Silla’s history. Of the five areas that make up the Gyeongju Historic Area (designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000), Wolseong (Wolseong Palace Site) Belt, Tumuli Park Belt, and Hwangnyongsa (Hwangnyongsa Temple Site) Belt are located here.

Main Attractions
Bunhwangsa Temple, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Daereungwon Tomb Complex(Cheongmachung),
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (formerly Anapji), Gyeongju National Museum (featuring the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok), Gyerim Forest , Hwangnyongsa Temple Site , Wolseong Palace Site

Donghae Zone

Donghae, meaning the East Sea, stretches out to include the Underwater Tomb of King Munmu who gave orders to be buried at sea so that he could come back as dragon to protect the kingdom. Other historical points of interest include the Gameunsaji Temple Site, Golgulsa Temple, and Girimsa Temple. Along the coastline, visitors can also find beaches, camping sites, seaside walking trails, sports facilities, and other recreational outlets.

Main Attractions
Gameunsaji Temple Site (featuring the famed 3-story stone pagoda), Girimsa Temple,
Golgulsa Temple , Underwater Tomb of King Munmu

Bukbu Zone

Bukbu remained a vital part of the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties that followed Silla. In addition to sacred Buddhist sites, the area contains Yongdamjeong, the birthplace of the founder of Cheondoism, a native Korean religion with roots in Neo-Confucianism. Confucian culture is also on display in Yangdong Village which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Andong Hahoe Village in 2010.

Main Attractions
Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, Yangdong Village , Yongdamjeong Pavilion

Congress venue

Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)

Address 507 Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (Zip 38116)
Website http://www.crowncity.kr/hico/en/main/main.do
Email marketing@hicogw.kr
  • -Convention Hall (Largest Room): Auditorium (3,500 persons), Lecture Hall (1,800 persons), Banquet Hall (1,600 persons)
  • -Indoor Exhibition Hall: 115 Booths (standard size, 3m×3m)
Near by Hotels
  • -Total: 21 Hotels, 4,245 Rooms
  • -Within 3 km Distance: 14 Hotels, 2,518 Rooms
  • -3km~10km: 5 Hotels, 1,531 Rooms
  • -10km~30km: 2 Hotels, 196 Rooms
  • -In Gyeongju Bomun Tourist Complex
  • -From Singyeongju Station: 20 km, 30 minutes
  • -From Gyeongju Station: 9 km, 15 minutes
  • -Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal: 10 km, 17 minutes
  • -Gyeongju IC: 13 km, 20 minutes
  • -Gimhae International Airport: 90 km, 90 minutes
  • -Ulsan Airport: 30 km, 60 minutes
  • -Pohang Airport: 30 km, 60 minutes

Contact & Inquiries

Hosted by

The Acoustical Society of Korea
[06367] Room 1619, ROSEDALE B/D, 280 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul , Republic of Korea

ICA2022 Secretariat

1F, Haeoreum B/D, 16, Yeoksam-ro 17-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06246, Korea
Tel. +82-2-566-6031     Fax. +82-2-566-6087     E-mail. info@ica2022korea.org

ICA 2022 Secretariat: People-X, Inc.

1F, Haeoreum B/D, 16, Yeoksam-ro 17-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06246, Korea    Tel. +82-2-566-6031    Fax. +82-2-566-6087    E-mail. info@ica2022korea.org