The First ICMI East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (ICMI-EARCOME 1) will be held 17-21 August 1998 at the Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea. The conference has been granted the status of an ICMI Regional Conference.
The region of East Asia, including among other countries Korea, China, and Japan, has similar culture, tradition and social environment. The mathematicians who are interested in mathematics education are preparing ICMI-EARCOME 1 to search for desirable ways in mathematics education.
The scientific programme will include plenary lectures, regular lectures, and short presentations. Exhibitions of posters, textbooks, mathematical software and other educational materials are being planned as well.
English and Korean will be the official conference languages and Korean presentations will be translated into English. All papers and other documents will be available in English.
The International Programme Committee has the following composition
The conference venue is the Korean National University of Education (KNUE), founded in 1985. The university is located in the suburbs of Chongju, 120 km south of Seoul, a rural area with fresh air and clean water.
In conjunction with the conference participants will also have an opportunity to visit traditional old Korean cities such as Kyongju, Buyou and Seoul.
The second announcement, to be released in April 1997, will contain detailed information about the program, registration, and application forms for lectures and other presentations. Effective as from 1 January 1997, the home-page of ICMI-EARCOME 1 will be open at http://math1.knue.ac.kr./~icmi
For further information, please contactProfessor Hyunyong Shin Department of Mathematics Education Korea National University of Education 363-791 Korea tel: +82 431 230 3721 fax: +82 431 233 3526 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org