IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2011
October 18-21, 2011
Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida, USA




Invitation from the General Co-Chairs

The 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium will be held in Orlando at the Caribe Royale from October 18 - 21, 2011. In March 2011, based on extensive uncertainty resulting from the M-9 earthquake that devastated part of Japan, the IEEE UFFC AdCom approved the grave decision to move venue from the original choice (Kobe, Japan) to a backup venue in the USA. The decision to shift the venue was supported by the central Conference Management function within the entire IEEE and many of the local Japanese representatives associated with planning the meeting. The IEEE UFFC society is committed to returning the conference to Japan in 2014, approval of UltraCom and AdCom is pending though.

When you think of Orlando, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Disney. The Walt Disney World® Theme Parks offer vacationers a magical and memorable experience. THE CARIBE™ provides complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the parks, and evening shuttles to the Downtown Disney® area - both located 1.5 miles from the hotel. But there are more theme parks like Universal Studios, and Seaworld.

Aside from the amusement parks and themed attractions, Orlando plays host to a wealth of significant cultural and artistic events. Enjoy the selected works of prominent masters as well as local artisans at one of the many galleries, museums and theaters located within the city. Delight your senses with a tour through a southern style garden at the Harry P. Leu Gardens.

For a pre or post symposium tour we recommend Kennedy Space Center. The launching pad of America's space program, the Kennedy Space Center invites guests to experience the wonders of space firsthand at their state-of-the-art facility near Orlando. Featuring a captivating array of informative exhibits and multimedia presentations, the Center will delight visitors of all ages as it leads them on a journey from the very first space mission to next scheduled shuttle excursion.

Florida and especially Orlando has a lot of attractions for everybody at every age.

Please come to Orlando and attend the 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 18-21 October, 2011!

Ken-ya Hashimoto and Clemens Ruppel
General CoChairs 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium


Ken-ya Hashimoto Ken-ya Hashimoto,
Chiba University,
General Cochair
Clemens Ruppel Clemens Ruppel,
General Cochair

Message From The Technical Program Chair

Ultrasonics is on the Move! We look forward to an increasing impact of Ultrasonics in numerous emerging technical disciplines. The research community, the industry, and the universities are challenged to invent and develop improved and innovative concepts to efficiently address and solve the many new problems associated with a growing number of novel applications.

We welcome you to the 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, October 18-21, 2011 to bring together experts in theory and techniques of Medical Ultrasonics, Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications, Physical Acoustics, Surface Acoustic Waves, and Transducers & Transducer Materials from all over the world.

The IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium has a tradition of fostering direct, personal contact among the attendees thanks to its unique format with educational short courses, a plenary opening session, open forum presentations, focused sessions, and five sets of parallel sessions. A special student paper competition will be held. The Technical Program Committee will choose twenty-one student paper finalists to join the final competition at the Symposium. Seven winners will be chosen to receive a Best Student Paper award.

We hope you are as excited as we are and join us to attend this important international event of the Ultrasonics community. Enjoy every minute of the symposium and of Orlando!


Yook-Kong Yong Yook-Kong Yong,
Rutgers University,
Technical Program Chair

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