On behalf of the Korean High Voltage Society, it is my great honor and pleasure to cordially invite all of you to the 18th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH2013), which will take place in Hanyang University in Seoul, Republic of Korea from August 25 to 30, 2013.

The ISH2013 promotes opportunities to be an effective rallying point for a broad range of constituencies, government officials, pioneering engineers, scientists, academics, researchers and many other professionals working in the pertinent fields to discuss the challenges of the day and to provide a platform for all to share cutting-edge technology and up-to-date knowledge and experience.

Seoul, the designated venue for the ISH2013, is an ineffable world-class city where contemporary lifestyle meets long-standing history. Seoul offers the warmest hospitality, world-class services, high value-added accommodation and the state-of-the-art convention facilities. The ISH2013 Organizing Committee is working around the clock to prepare for forward-looking programs and to ensure the effectual communications amongst interested parties from four corners of the world.

I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you all to Seoul in 2013.

Prof. Ja-Yoon KOO
Chairman of ISH 2013
Chairman of the Korea Electricity Regulatory Commission
President of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers