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About the Academic Challenge

1) Background: It is intended to develop long-term and fundamental solutions for the improvement of air quality in subways by promoting academic research.

2) Host/Organizers

  • Host: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Organizers: SBA, Korea Society for Atmospheric Environment(KOSAE), Korea Society for Indoor Environment(KOSIE), Korea Association for Particle and Aerosol Research(KAPAR)
    ※ The three academic societies will plan and operate each of the topics

3) Title: Improvement of air quality in subways

4) Topics

① Links between indoor and outdoor air quality in subways (KOSAE)
② Reduction of particulate matters in subways (KOSIE)
③ Reduction of viruses in subways (KAPAR)

5) Details : Compose and submit a research paper on each topic

※ Select one or multiple topics among the three topics
※ There is no restriction to the numbers of proposals on each topic

6) Application : Submit applications to the academic society relevant to the topic
※ The specific timeline and method of application may vary depending on the society.


Timeline

Timeline

※ The timeline may change as the Challenge progresses.

※ The specific timeline and details may vary depending on the society. They will be announced on the website of each society. (If not enough proposals are submitted, additional proposals may be accepted before the evaluation process begins)


Evaluation Method

Evaluation method and detail by step
Evaluation method and detail by step
Sort Preliminary Evaluation (Dec, 2020) Document Evaluation (Oct, 2021) Presentation Evaluation (Nov, 2021)
Evaluation Method and Detail Evaluation of submitted proposals by committee of each society Evaluation of submitted research paper by committee of each society - Presentation evaluated by committee of each society
- Winners selected by adding written evaluation(50%) and presentation evaluation(50%) results
Result Teams selected for research paper
(30 teams per society, more or less)
(Announcement : Dec, 2020)
Teams selected for presentation
(10 teams per society)
(Announcement : Oct, 2021)
Winners selected
(5 teams per society)
(Announcement : Nov, 2021)

※ The detailed criteria for each evaluation will be determined by the evaluation committee of each society composed of competent experts. Participants are not supposed to file claims against evaluation methods and results.


Evaluation Criteria

According to the editing regulations and evaluation criteria for publications of each society


Awards

  • The mayoral awards and prize money awards will be conferred for each topic.
  • Awards
    Awards
    Ranking Commendation Prize (KRW) Count
    Total   60 million 15 teams
    First Place
    (1 team per topic)
    Seoul
    Metropolitan City
    Mayoral Award
    10 million each 3 teams
    Second Place
    (1 team per topic)
    5 million each 3 teams
    Third Place
    (1 team per topic)
    3 million each 3 teams
    Participation Award
    (2 teams per topic)
    1 million each 6 teams

    ※ Winners are subject to payment of all taxes and dues by the relevant Korean laws in receiving the prize money.
    ※ Depending on the budget compilation for 2021 and on evaluation results, the details of the awards are subject to change; if the committee finds that there is no suitable candidate, winner for an award may not be selected.

    ※ Opportunity for conference presentation
    - Opportunity for presentation at the academic session to be held in conjunction with the Seoul Global Challenge 2021 Awards Ceremony will be offered to the winners.

Qualifications for Participation

  • No restrictions regarding application and participation eligibility
    - There is no restriction to number of papers submitted and number of authors
    ※ Only new research papers(not published anywhere) are subject to application

Online Informative Session

  • The information session will be held in conjunction with the ‘Seoul Global Challenge 2021’ technology challenge informative session.
    The information session will be held in conjunction with the ‘Seoul Global Challenge 2021’ technology challenge informative session.
    Date   Oct 29, 2020(Thu) 14:00 (to be determined)
      * Specific date and time will be announced later, if changed on the website
    Contents Details on the purpose of the challenge, technology and academic challenge (Application method and procedure, notes, etc.)
    Method Broadcasting via youtube live streaming
    ※ Live streaming and recorded clips will be posted on the website(Korean and English).
    ※ Live streaming will proceed only in Korean. Video in English will be posted later.
    ※ Q&A session will be carried out in real-time via comments system
    Pre- registration Online registration: https://forms.gle/i7CuQ6tXkNfJQ1jT7
    * Questions can be submitted in advance via the questionnaire. Additional questions may be asked real-time during the live session

Application

1) Method: Submit applications at the website of corresponding society

Method
Topics Submit at
Links between indoor and outdoor air quality in subways kosae.or.kr   (KOSAE)
Reduction of particulate matters in subways kosie.or.kr   (KOSIE)
Reduction of viruses in subways kapar.or.kr   (KAPAR)

2) Period: Oct~Nov, 2020

   ※ The specific timeline and details will be announced separately on the website of each society.

3) Required documents : Application and proposal

   ※ The specific details will be announced separately on the website of each society.

4) Note

  • Application can only be submitted online on each society’s website, and cannot be submitted after the deadline(KST).
  • Participant must choose Korean or English as the language for documents submitted.
  • False documents will lead to disadvantages such as application elimination
  • Early application is encouraged as application delays and network errors may occur on the deadline date due to the overflow of submissions

Contact

  • SBA Seoul Global Challenge Team (+82-2-2222-3752, 3754, 3726, sbatech@sba.seoul.kr, seoulglobalchallenge@gmail.com)
  • Contact by topic
    Contact by topic
    Topics Contact
    Links between indoor and outdoor air quality in subways (Phone) +82-2-387-1400
    (E-mail) kosae@kosae.or.kr (KOSAE)
    Reduction of particulate matters in subways (Phone) +82-2-2294-1510
    (E-mail) kosie@hanmail.net (KOSIE)
    Reduction of viruses in subways (Phone) +82-2-598-8835
    (E-mail) info@kapar.or.kr (KAPAR)