Ubiquitous Computing Cities: A New RFID Business Opportunity in Korea

Dr GeunHo Lee, Senior Research Fellow
u-City Forum, South Korea


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Presentation Summary

  • Korea's vision for new information society
  • Status and trends of u-City project
  • RFID applications for u-City
  • New RFID business opportunity

Speaker CV

Dr. Geunho Lee is a senior research fellow at u-City Forum and also a Professor at SCH Univ. in the field of ubiquitous computing and communications. He is actively working for RFID and ubiquitous computing city promotion in Korea by consulting government and industry for R&D, business strategy and industry policy. He initiated the first RFID field trial in Korea by consulting EAN Korea and Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy. He is a well known speaker in major conferences related to RFID & ubiquitous computing and published more than 50 articles and several books including Korean translation of RFID Handbook and Pervasive Computing Handbook.
He was a senior advisor at Samsung, CJ Systems, and Korea Telecom., research fellow at Korea Electronic Payment Industry Association, visiting professor at Korea Polytech University, research officer at Ministry of Information & Communication, and visiting scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

Company Profile

The u-City Forum is a non-profit organization fostering the ubiquitous computing city (u-City) proliferation project as a Korea's future economic growth strategy. The main goal of the u-City Forum is to concentrate the full effort of allied industry, government and civil experts for the development of u-City application service models and related technology. The major members of the forum are high-tech heavyweights such as KT, SKT, Samsung SDS, government agencies including the NCA, MIC and Ministry of Construction and Transportation, and city developers such as the Korea Land Corp. and Korea Housing Corp.