Change of Government R&D in HCI Categories in Korea

  • Seung-Kyu YiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)


As the convergence between machine/electronics and humanities/biology is increasing, HCI is expected to become a significant trend in terms of both technology and socio-economy in the future. The aim of this paper is to briefly illustrate the growing importance of government R&D in Korea as a high R&D intensity country. The R&D spending scale of HCI was examined from 2009 until 2013. In addition, changes of the research characteristics were analyzed in terms of different indices, such as research and experimental development stages, the type of research-conducting agent, a classification in terms of 6 kinds of technologies (6T), and socio-economic objectives of research. In this study, HCI related categories were carefully selected using the Korean national classification system of science and technology. Through empirical evidence, this study will provide practical implications for future HCI technologies in terms of government R&D strategy.


Korea Government R&D S&T classification system R&D spending on HCI 


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    National S&T Commission. Governmental R&D survey and analysis in FY2009 (written in Korean), Oct 2010Google Scholar
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    The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. Governmental R&D survey and analysis in FY2013, Aug 2014Google Scholar
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    National Science and Technology Information Service.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Strategic ForesightKorea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)SeoulSouth Korea

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