Korea W3C Office

The Korea W3C Office is situated at ETRI/PEC in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) which is the largest research institute in the field of telecommunications and information in Korea, was created in 1976. ETRI is sponsored mostly by the Korean government.
The missions of ETRI are (i) creating innovative technologies and developing knowledge-driven industries; (ii) research for standardization and security of technical information; and (iii) providing technical guidance in the IT field and cultivating the nation's technology leaders.

The PEC(Protocol Engineering Center) was founded in October 1989, and aims at coping with an open communications environment through various studies related to technological and legal aspects of telecommunications standardization.
In the center, approximately 60 researchers work under an annual project. The PEC has several missions for national standardization such as developing technical specifications, basic research for draft standard making, and both international and domestic cooperation & coordination. The research scopes of the PEC cover the development of standards and advancing standards research.
The PEC also performs research on standardization of wireless internet, telephone number portability technology, promotions of expert activities for international standardization activities, research on regulation and standardization for wired/radio telecommunications, and research on space and the environments of customer premises facilities. Recently, we have been focusing greater attention on standardization for the broad use of wireless Internet and e-commerce.

Photograph of Seungyou Lee

Dr. Seungyun Lee has been working for ETRI since 1999. He started in Protocol Engineering Center to develop the technology and standards for Next Generation Internet Protocol. He is team leader of the Service Convergence Standards Research Team in Protocol Engineering Center dealing with the Next Generation Web. He has also been actively involved in a long list of international and domestic standardization activities including the following activites: working with IETF since 2000 produced the 1st RFC in Korea (RFC3338), working with ITU-T since 2005 to develop the web-based convergence service standard in NGN environment, being Rapporteur of IRT (Internet Related Topic) EG (Expert Group) at ASTAP. Recently, he has lead the foundation of the Mobile Web 2.0 Forum in Korea and he is in charge of MobileOK Task Force of Mobile Web 2.0 Forum.

Photograph of Kangchan Lee Kangchan Lee is the Deputy Manager of the Korea Office. He received his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Chungnam National University in 1994, in 1996 and in 2001, respectively. He joined ETRI in 2001, where he is currently working as a senior member of research staff, and his major research interests are database integration technology, distributed system integration, digital library, information retrieval and database, and structured document, etc.

At present, he is chair of XML-SIG in ETRI, and works on the fields of promoting standardization activities within the ETRI. He also develope wireless Internet standards & WWW-related standards.

Photograph of Wonsuk Lee Dr. Wonsuk Lee is the Co-ordinator of the Korea Office. He received his M.S, and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Chungnam National University in 1998 and in 2008, respectively. He has over 10 years of research experience in the web domain ( e.g. HTML5, video in the web, web services, mobile web and etc. ). He is an editor of the Media Annotation WG in W3C. In addition, He is in charge of gallery API spec in W3C Device APIs and Policy WG. He is the Chair of W3C HTML5 Korean Interest Group. From the spring of 2003, Dr. Lee joined ETRI as a senior member of the research staff.
Photograph of Hyejin Park Hyejin Park is the Co-ordinator of the Korea Office. She had her tertiary education at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she gained B.E. in Engineering Science (2000) and Master of Operations Research degree (2002). After completing her Masters degree, she joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in Korea as researcher. Her major research interest so far has been e-Business platform, RFID middleware development and their applications, where important web technologies such as Web Services, SOAP, XML, ebXML, etc. were required. While performing the research, she had chances to experience standardization activities performed at OASIS, UN/CEFACT, and EPCglobal. She is currently working on developing promotin plan for Korean standardization expert's activites.
Photograph of Manyoung Cho Manyoung Cho is the Busuness and Technology Specialist in Korea office. He received his M.S. in computer engineering from Korea University in 2005. He has been worked for Opera Software Korea since 2006. And he also has over 7 years web developer background before joining Opera Software.
Recently he has been working with business bodies such as mobile phone manufacturers, mobile operators, consumer electronics OEMs and TV makers. His main interests are Widget, Device API and Policies which are base technology enabling web as platform. Now he's activily working as web evangelist to announce the importance of web technology to CE or non IT industry audiences.

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