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2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)
Beijing, China, November 2-5, 2008 (View: Conf. Photos/Videos and Beijing Photos )
Sponsored by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society
Getting Started for DVD
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Welcome to the DVD:
Welcome to the 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings DVD, the first multimedia DVD proceedings in the 46-year history of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings. This DVD is a result of the 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), that was held in the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), Beijing, China, from November 2-5, 2008.
Different from the previous years, this year we developed a DVD instead of a CD. The DVD allows more contents such as multimedia to be provided to users and for an anticipated future growth of contents (it is close to 2GB out of 4.7GB available in this DVD). In addition, this year, the DVD is designed to take advantage of the power of the web-based browsing (indexing) and searching capability of the indexSMART™ technology of Mira Digital Publishing, St. Louis, MO, USA. The conference Organizing Committee has also developed a paper browser through the interface of the existing conference web site that will provide an indexing left-pane and tie the papers more closely to the conference (via the “Sessions” link in the Main Menu or a link on the top). For additional convenience, the Organizing Committee has provided an HTML version of this Main Menu, which may be more browser friendly and can be accessed via the “Main Menu (HTML)” links in various places.
In addition to accessing the proceedings contents through your DVD drive, the DVD will also be placed on the website of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society for IEEE UFFC members to access. On the web, all the multimedia contents will be accessible online directly via links embedded in PDF papers. The papers will also be included in IEEE Xplore.
A print version of the proceedings will only be available through IEEE directly after the conference and additional copies of this DVD proceedings can be ordered through IEEE directly too. (Please see the Proceedings Information in this DVD for ordering information.)
If the DVD does not start automatically after inserting it to your DVD drive, you need to navigate to the root directory (folder) of your DVD drive and start the DVD manually by double clicking on the file: start.htm.
Please notice that this DVD will function properly only when you have the “Active Content” option of your web browser allowed. For Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6, you could activate the “Active Content” as follows:
On the top of the IE, click Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> Security. Please check both “Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer” and “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer”. If you have a newer version of Internet Explorer or have a different web browser, the procedure above to activate the “Active Content” may be different.
Once the DVD is started, you will be provided with an indexing and searching tool on the top and a Main Menu. The indexing and searching tool will contain links to key elements of the DVD, a drop-down menu for you to browse the DVD by different indices, and both standard and advanced search tools. The Main Menu allows you to get additional information of the DVD proceedings and the conference. Links are represented by underlined texts. Please click on the links when you need more information presented through the links.
The indexing and searching tool allows you to browse or search papers through “Paper Title”, “Author”, “Session Title”, “Presentation Type”, “Keywords”, and “Program Label”, in addition to a full text search. Results obtained will allow you to view abstracts, full-length papers, and download multimedia packages if the papers contain multimedia contents. The full text search is available from the Advanced Search.
From the PDF Main Menu, you will be able navigate page by page with the “Previous” and “Next” buttons. On each page, there is a “Main Menu” button allowing you to return to the first page. On the left hand side of the Main Menu, there are bookmarks for you to jump into a section quickly in the Main Menu pages. Through the “Sessions” button on the Main Menu or on the top, you will be able to browse papers through an interface of the conference website that has an index table on the left pane and may be easier to browse papers. You can switch to an HTML Main Menu through the links “Main Menu (HTML)” in various places (most conveniently on the top).
To avoid slow DVD drives, you could copy the entire DVD contents (about 2GB) to your hard drive and then click the “start.htm” file for a more responsive access if you have disk spaces.
Before you start to use the DVD, please be sure to read the rest of the “Getting Started” section that will help you navigate through the DVD. Reading papers requires the use of the free Adobe Reader® software.
Warning: When using a version of Adobe Reader® that is earlier than Reader 8, Firefox web browser may have an issue that it could not interpret the links within PDF files properly when the PDF files are on the DVD or in your hard drive. It adds an extra “///” after the web address such as “file:” Therefore, if you encounter such a problem, you could update your Adobe Reader® to the latest version.
However, if you access the DVD via internet with Firefox or use Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), you would not have the problem with an earlier version of Adobe Reader®. In addition, for multimedia papers downloaded to your hard drive through ZIP package, both Firefox and IE will work for playing multimedia contents through the links in the PDF papers.
Please be advised that the latest Adobe Reader® such as Reader 9 has added security features such that each time a user clicks on a link within a PDF file while the file is opened in a web browser, the user has to confirm if opening such a link is safe. You should acknowledge that the links are safe to open within this DVD to allow an access to the linked contents. Please be aware that this security feature might be annoying if you are opening a large number of links in PDF files.
When you are on the conference web page and the “Back” button of your browser could not bring you back to the Main Pages, you should be able to use the “Main Menu” link on the upper left corner (above the big “MIRA” graphics) to return to the Main Pages.
Additional help on the DVD may be obtained via the “Help” link on the top.
Thank you and enjoy!
The Conference Organizing Committee
2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
This PDF-based context-sensitive multimedia proceedings was developed based on the multimedia technique we developed for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (TUFFC) in 2003. It is the first in the 46-year history of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposia.
For those of you who are familiar with accessing multimedia papers in TUFFC, you could access the multimedia contents of papers in this proceedings in a similar manner (similar to accessing the multimedia contents (5.6 MB) of a paper published in TUFFC). Through the search on the top part of this DVD program, you may find a list of papers that meet your search criteria. If a paper contains multimedia contents, the following list will be displayed with a multimedia link:
Session Label: 2J-5.; Title: Title of Paper [Abstract] [PDF] [Multimedia_Zipped]
Session Title: Such as “2J. Beam Forming Algorithms and Strategies”
Presentation Type: Such as “Oral Session”
Keywords: The keywords entered by authors during the paper submission
File Name: IUS2008-000003.pdf; Paper ID: 3
The items in the square brackets, such as “[Abstract]”, “[PDF]”, and “[Multimedia_Zipped]”, are links to the abstract of the paper, the full paper in PDF format, and a zip-compressed multimedia file package, respectively.
If a paper contains multimedia contents, when you open the paper through the [PDF] link, you need to look for multimedia icons and click on them to play the multimedia contents.
If you do not wish to bring this DVD all the time with you, do not wish to visit the DVD proceedings from a slow internet connection each time you would like to access multimedia papers that you read frequently, or you would like to avoid difficulties due to complicated layers of internet security settings that may prevent you from playing multimedia contents online, you could download the entire multimedia package of the papers you are interested in to a local hard drive of your computer by right clicking on the link “[Multimedia_Zipped]” and then select “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”. After downloading the zip-compressed multimedia package, you could decompress the “.zip” file to locate the “.pdf” paper in the package. Open the “.pdf” file and then click on the links to play multimedia contents. Please notice that each “.pdf” file will associate with a folder of the same name of the file and the folder will reside in the same location in your hard disk as your “.pdf” file. Please do not rename the folder, the multimedia contents inside the folder, or move the folder away from the associated “.pdf” file to ensure that you could find the multimedia contents through the links within the “.pdf” file.
A multimedia example can be visited at: “mexample.pdf”. A zip-compressed version of the example that contains all the multimedia files is downloadable from: “mexample.zip” (12.9 MB).
In the proceedings, the multimedia files are defined in the following three categories: (1) Color Figures (JPEG - Joint Photographic Expert Group - .jpg format, or GIF - Graphics Interchange Format - .gif format), (2) Sound Only (MP3 - Motion Picture Level 3 - .mp3 format), and (3) Movies or Animations with or without Sound (MPEG - Motion Picture Expert Group - .mpg format, or GIF format). These file types are common nowadays and can be viewed by various software.
Movies or Animations with or without Sound
About Adobe® Reader®:
Before you browse the DVD, you need to have the free Adobe® Reader® installed in your computer. If the version of your Adobe® Reader® is older than 6.0, we recommend you to upgrade to 6.0 or newer version to avoid unexpected problems.
You may download the Adobe® Reader® from the Adobe website at:
System Requirements for the DVD:
This DVD is based on the indexSMART v7.3 technology of Mira Digital Publishing, St. Louis, MO, USA. To get the best experiences with this DVD, your computer system should meet the following requirements.
Supported Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 98 or later
Macintosh OS9 or later
Redhat Linux 9 or later
Solaris 9 or later
Other operating systems may function, but are not supported.
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or later
Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
Safari 1.2 or later
Other ECMA Script enabled browser may function, but are not supported.
Adobe® Reader® 6.0 or later (currently the latest version is 9) is recommended, but any PDF viewer which properly supports v1.5 and later of the PDF specification should function.
Operation of DVD:
Please be aware that your computer can take some time to recognize the DVD when inserted. The amount of time will vary depending on your configuration. Please be patient while the system recognizes the disc.
When indexSMART loads it will attempt to determine what DVD drive it is running from. If your computer is slow to respond to indexSMART's query or is unable to provide the location you may be prompted to provide this information manually. At this point you may request that indexSMART repeat it's query or you can enter the location of the DVD yourself.
If you are a non-Windows user and encounter problems of starting the indexing and searching tool on top, please copy the file start.htm and all folders to the hard disk and run from there (requires about 2GB disk space).
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