10th ISTD

International Symposium on Temporal Design
26-28 July, 2023
Sotaesan Hall, Seoul, South Korea


The International Symposium on Temporal Design (ISTD), held every two years, is an international forum for researchers interested in the Temporal Design Theory. The 10th ISTD was postponed to 2023 due to Covid-19. In 2023, the 10th ISTD will be held in Seoul, South Korea. It aims at going beyond the traditional design concepts, primarily concerned with issues of spatial design only, considering the temporal dimension of life too. This brings to a better blending of natural activities and human rhythms. To achieve "temporal design" one must approach design problems with knowledge of the "temporal dynamism" of the interactions between human creativity and its effects on the natural environment, and between human activities and the built and natural environment. Cultural development in smart cities may favor a lifestyle pattern that does not attempt to go against the forces of nature. It is invaluable the contribution this approach can give to architecture, engineering, pedagogy, psychology, and many other disciplines.

 Important Notice  
The conference venue was changed from Youngsan University, Busan to Sotaesan hall, Seoul.


Prof. Em. Yoichi ANDO Honorary president of the ISTD, Kobe University, Japan
Yoshiharu SOETA President of the ISTD, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 

Yonghee KIM Chairperson, Youngsan University, South Korea
Hui MA Co-chair, Tianjin University, China
Ryota SHIMOKURA Co-chair, Osaka University, Japan

Symposium secretariat
Rosa SEO Academic manager, Pukyung National University, South Korea
Jangwon LEE Financial manager, Youngsan University, South Korea

Chiung-Yao CHEN Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
Massimo GARAI University of Bologna, Italy
Jaeyoung HEO Nara Women's University, Japan
Jooyoung HONG Chungnam National University, South Korea
Jeongho JEONG Fire Insurers Laboratories of Korea (FILK), South Korea
Inho KIM Posco E&C, South Korea
Kyeongho KIM KCC Corporation, South Korea
Taehee KIM Hyundai E&C, South Korea
Minwoo KANG Mokpo National University, South Korea
Kyoungwoo KIM Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea
Youngsun KIM Seoul National University, South Korea
Hyungsuk JANG Hyundai ROTEM, South Korea
Jinyeon JEONG Korea Conformity Laboratories (KCL), South Korea
Joonhee LEE Concordia University, Canada
Sungchan LEE Kangnam University, South Korea
Yonyeul LEE Samsung C&T, South Korea
Sanghee PARK Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea
Jongkwan RYU Chonnam National University, South Korea
Gukgon SONG Korea Conformity Laboratories (KCL), South Korea
Junoh YEON Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI), South Korea


31 March, 2023 Deadlines for Submission of Abstracts (max. 200 words) / Download : Abstract TEMPLATE

15 April, 2023 Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

31 May, 2023 Deadlines for Submission of Full Paper for Publication of Proceedings of the 10th ISTD / Download : Full paper TEMPLATE

30 September, 2023 Deadlines for Submission of Full Paper(s) in JTD*
* Selected papers will be published in a special issue, Journal of Temporal Design in Architecture and Environment, for the 10th ISTD


Submission of Abstracts

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract(s) of the paper(s) of approximately 200 words in length. The abstracts should clearly indicate the problem that has been addressed, the important conclusions, the paper title, author’s names, address, phone, fax number and e-mail including the registration information (Abstract TEMPLATE).

Please send your contributions to : ISTD2023@gmail.com

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and notifications about acceptance will be sent to authors.

Submission of Full papers

To submit the final paper for the 10th ISTD 2023 symposium, please write a 2 to 4-page paper according to the instructions (Full paper TEMPLATE) provided with the notification of acceptance of abstracts by means of e-mail. 

Please send your full-paper to : ISTD2023@gmail.com

Excellent papers presented by young researchers will be awarded at the symposium closing ceremony.


The registration desk will be open in front of the conference hall during the whole symposium period. Please give us your name and pay the registration fee onsite. We will give you the program and abstract book, and also USB flash drive containing the proceedings.

Registration fee should be paid at the registration desk. Cash ONLY.

KRW 300,000 Registration fee*
KRW 150,000 Student’s registration fee*
* These include the booklet, proceeding USB, lunch, coffee, reception and banquet.

KRW 150,000 Accompanying person’s fee**
** This includes lunch, coffee, reception and banquet.

KRW 100,000 Additional paper fee***
*** If participants present more than one paper, they should pay KRW 100,000 per additional paper.


Prof. Em. Yoichi ANDO
Kobe University, Japan

Preferred Four Stages of Life keeping Health and Peace

Prof. Em. Jang Yeul SOHN
Hanyang University, South Korea

Prof. Woon-Seng GAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Revolutionizing Urban Soundscapes: An IoT-Based Adaptive Sound Intervention System in Singapore 

Dr. Yoshiharu SOETA
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan


Day 1 / 26 July, 2023 Wednesday

Day 2 / 27 July, 2023 Thursday

Day 3 / 28 July, 2023 Friday



All presentations must be in English. There are no simultaneous translation facilities. Oral presentation should be prepared as a .ppt or .pdf file. Please adhere strictly to the 20 minutes allocated to your presentation (Plan for a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion). For the presentation, please bring your own portable PC or tablet to the speaker’s platform, although we prepare one portable PC for the backup. An audio output can be connected with the loudspeakers in the conference hall. Please be in the session room and ready at least 20 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the session to meet the chairperson(s).


The symposium will be held at the Sotaesan hall of Won Buddhism Sotaesan Memorial Building, Seoul


75 Hyeonchung-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06904, South Korea

Metro station

Find directions with GOOGLE MAPS


South Korea boasts abundant tourist attractions. Tourists can experience distinctive harmony between historical cultural heritage and modern culture. With these preserved local identities, tourists can also explore and enjoy local cultures, natural environments, and unique food. 

Find more attractions on the VISIT KOREA site.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Changdeokgung Palace

Gwangjang Market

Namsan Seoul N Tower

Hangang Bike Path

National Museum of Korea

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Bukhansan National Park


There are many accommodations in Seoul (in wide cost-range). You can find several hotels on other websites (i.e., Hotels.com, Expedia, Toyoko-inn, etc.). 


Public Wi-Fi Service and Power Plug

The public Wi-Fi service is available that allows anyone to wirelessly access the Internet at designated public locations frequented by residents, such as meeting areas. 

The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

CORONA VIRUS (Covid-19) Information for Visitors (Find more information in the AIRPORT site)

Koreans and foreigners who do not hold a certificate of negative PCR (RAT) test result for COVID-19 (including those who hold a non-conforming certificate) shall be restricted from getting on board the aircraft (Regardless of vaccination status).

All visitors should use the pre-entry quarantine information system via Q-code Website. The mandatory quarantine for an entrant to Korea is lifted on June 8, 2022.

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