Each abstract will receive careful review and evaluation by the Symposium Technical Program Committee. Evaluation criteria will include originality of the work, contribution to the state-of-the-art, and overall interest to the ultrasonics community. Results of the review will be completed in July 2009.
Each abstract is to be comprised of four sections:
Background, Motivation and Objective
Statement of Contribution/Methods
Discussion and Conclusions.
The total number of characters excluding spaces, title, author names, and affiliations are limited to 2500. Abstracts will not be edited and will be published exactly as submitted. Review your abstract for clarity and ensure that figures are legible in the final 1 page format.
For best results, it is recommended that you compose your abstract offline and upload the results. If you include scientific characters, symbols, special formatting or a table, check to ensure these items will display correctly when you upload the abstract.
Figures and Tables
A maximum of 2 graphics (figures or tables) are allowed as long as they are in Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG or .jpg) or Graphic Interchange Format (GIF or .gif) file format. Each graphic will take away 500 characters from the total character count of the abstract. For example, text for an abstract containing 1 graphic is limited to 2000 characters. Abstracts will also be limited to one page, including all graphics. In the final abstract, the size of each graphic is maximum 50 mm in height by 75 mm wide (2” by 3”). The author is responsible to make sure the graphics are legible.
Oral or Poster Preference:
For 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, the presentation type that can be selected by authors during the abstract submission is either "Oral" or "Poster". Although the Technical Program Committee (TPC) will consider the authors' presentation preferences during the abstract evaluation process, the final decision on "Oral" or "Poster" of an abstract will be made by the TPC. Please notice that whether an abstract is accepted or not by the conference will solely depend on the quality of the abstract, not on author’s "Oral" or "Poster" selection.
Your abstract will be evaluated by the TPC. The decision by the TPC whether an abstract is accepted, rejected, or combined with other abstracts is final. In addition, whether an abstract is selected for an oral or poster presentation by the TPC is also final. As stated in the Call for Papers: "Prospective authors should note that poster sessions provide an alternative format which allows for greater flexibility and expanded audience interaction."
Abstract Rights Transfer to IEEE:
IMPORTANT: When authors submit abstracts via the linked abstract submission site below, it is understood that the authors have resolved their intellectual property right issues with their employers and other parties involved, and have transferred their abstract rights to IEEE. Authors who have concerns on their intellectual property rights of their abstracts could consult their attorneys for legal advices (for example, filing provisional patent applications). The abstracts will be kept confidential until they have been accepted and placed in the conference program. After that time, the abstracts will be published both online and in print, or be accessible through the "Meeting Planner" to help attendees to prepare and/or individualize their conference programs.
IMPORTANT:Please notice that after you have proofread your abstract, you should click the button, "Submit My Abstract", and then get an automatic confirmation email containing your abstract ID. If you do not receive such an email, your abstract has not been transmitted to us and you should login to the system to complete your submission.