November 26-30, 2017
Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
Gyeongju, Korea
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november 26(sun) - 30(thu), 2017
Hwabaek International Convention (HICO), Gyeongju, Korea
Following the successes of the first conference in 2002 in Seoul, Korea, the international conferences, ISOFIC (International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants), has been held every three years. We are very glad to announce that ISOFIC 2017 will be held during November 26-30, 2017 at Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, Korea. The ISOFIC 2017 is organized to promote academic exchanges on the topics of mainly innovative Instrumentation and Control, and human system interface technologies. The scope of the conference includes, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Methods of Sensing, Processing, and Communication
  • Modernization of I&C and Control Room
  • Wireless Technologies in Nuclear Applications
  • Post Fukushima Actions and Development
  • System Simulation Technologies
  • Robotics & Automatic Remote Technologies
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Future I&C technologies for Nuclear Applications
  • Cognitive Systems Engineering for Process Control
  • Human Reliability Assessment in Innovative Control Rooms
  • Human Factors Studies from Social, Environmental, and Economic Aspects
  • System Reliability and Risk
  • Safety Critical Software Development and Qualification
  • Surveillance, Diagnostics, and Prognostics
  • Cyber Security
  • Safety Culture
More details about the conference can be seen in the website ( Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the international journal of “Nuclear Engineering and Technology”after the conference.
Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be given to the most contributing papers to the advancement of innovative technologies, which are specifically appointed through the evaluation panel review; Best Presentation Award, judged by the evaluation panel, will be given to the paper presentations which best inform the audience and engage them in developing a clear understanding of the engineering concepts.


Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2017 Abstract acceptance notification: April 30, 2017 Full paper submission deadline: September 31, 2017 Early registration deadline: October 30, 2017 Conference convened: November 26~30, 2017


Honorary Chair: Seok CHO (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., Korea)
General Chair: Man Gyun NA (Chosun University, Korea)
Technical Program Committee (TPC):
  • Hyun Gook KANG (Chair; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Jong-Gyun CHOI (I&C Co-chair; Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea)
  • Jamie COBLE (I&C Co-chair; University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA)
  • Ming YANG (I&C Co-chair; Harbin Engineering University, China)
  • Andreas BYE (HMI Co-chair; Institute for Energy Technology, OECD Halden Reactor Project, Norway)
  • Akio GOFUKU (HMI Co-chair; Okayama University)
  • Yeon Sub JUNG (HMI Co-chair; Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, Korea)
  • Man Cheol KIM (Secretary; Chung-Ang University, Korea)
International Advisory Board Chair:
Poong Hyun SEONG, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Steering Committee Chair:
Gyunyoung HEO, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Local Coordinating Committee Chair:
Seung Jun LEE, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
The ISOFIC 2017 is organized by the Korea Nuclear Society (KNS).


Gyeongju Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
507 Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea, 38116


Steering Committee Chair,
Gyunyoung HEO
TPC Secretary,
Man Cheol KIM