Welcome Message

BIEN 2021 will be held from August 18 to 20, 2021, in a hybrid format combining in-person sessions in Daejeon, Korea, with online participation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Woman Scientists and Engineers Leading the Future from New Normal.” Due to the merging of infectious disease and the fourth industrial revolution, the advancement in science and technology accelerates faster than ever. With this paradigm shift, the STEM-skilled female professionals become one of the most critical assets for national development. BIEN 2021 offers informative and productive sessions for scientists and engineers from home and abroad to stay abreast of trends and issues in scientific societies and enhance the global competitiveness of women scientists and engineers.

In 2003, the Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers [KWSE] and female leaders in STEM unveiled the first-ever convergence themed international conference of women scientists and engineers on Bio, Information, Environment/Energy, Nano and Space technology in Korea, and tokened it by a name “BIEN.” BIEN was designed to create synergy through interdisciplinary exchanges in science and technologies by encouraging the participation of female scientists and engineers. With the great success of BIEN 2003, KWSE has broadened scientific areas for better communications and orchestrated this international convergence conference once every four years with a goal that would serve as a bridge of educational and personnel exchanges for women scientists and engineers.

BIEN 2021 will feature seven scientific sessions of BT, IT, E3T, NT, CT, and Basic Science, two special sessions, and a policy forum [MAPWiST], 2021 KWSE/APNN International Young Woman Scientist Camp will also be held for the female students and young researchers. KWSE cordially invites you to BIEN 2021, where all participants engage in productive networking for possible research collaboration and have enlightening discussions enriching yourselves. Your support and participation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Hyo-Suk LIM

Chair of BIEN 2021

Jung Sun YOON

Chair of Organizing Committee

Mijeong HAN

Chair of Organizing Committee