Absolute Deadline: Friday, 11:59 pm, May 4, 2012, Pacific Time (EXPIRED)
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 (around the end of June 2012), the abstracts may 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.
Abstract Submission Notes
- Abstract Format: Each abstract has to be broken down into the following three sections when you submit it: (1) Background, Motivation and Objective; (2) Statement of Contribution/Methods; (3) Results, Discussion and Conclusions. In addition, the total number of characters excluding spaces, title, author names, and affiliations are limited to 2500.
- Figures and Tables: Figures and 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 figure or table will count for 500 characters towards the allowed total of 2500 characters. An abstract will also be limited to one page, including all figures.
- Reducing Size of Figures and Tables: Since all figures and tables need to fit into one abstract page, they will not be displayed big in size in your submitted abstracts. If your figures and/or tables are big, please reduce their sizes so that both the width and height of these items do not exceed 800 pixels before you upload them during abstract submissions (in Microsoft (MS) Windows, you could place your mouse on the figure file for a few seconds to find both the width and height of the figure in unit of pixels and see if they are over 800 pixels). Smaller figure and table sizes will ensure us to produce an electronic abstract book with a reasonable file size, which would also be helpful in the abstract review process and be convenient for users when they download hundreds of abstracts of the entire conference later. There are multiple ways to reduce size of figures. One way is to use the Microsoft Paint program that comes with your MS Windows to open the file. Then, in the "Image" menu, select "Stretch/Skew" and enter appropriate percentage (100%) for both the horizontal and vertical dimensions relative to the original sizes. Finally, save your figure with "Save As" from the "File" pull-down menu in a .jpg or .gif format.
- Production of Figure and Table Files: There are multiple ways to produce figure and table files in the JPEG or GIF format. The following shows you one way as an example. If you have a Microsoft (MS) Windows Operating system, you could have your figures or tables shown on your computer screen first and then use the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard to capture the entire screen into an invisible "Clip Board" image. Then you could open the Microsoft Paint program that comes with your MS Windows. From the "Edit" menu, you could paste the captured screen image into the program. Select your figures and tables by drawing a box around them using a rectangular selecting tool and then click "Copy To ..." in the "Edit" menu. This will bring up a popup window to allow you save the selection into a ".bmp" file. Open the ".bmp" file first with the Microsoft Paint from the "File" menu, and then select "Save As". When a popup dialog appears, select the file type as "JPEG" or "GIF" to produce the desired file format for your use during the abstract submissions.
- Student Abstracts: If you are a student, the conditions to participate in the Student Paper Competition and request for Student Travel Support are given in the respective links on the left pane of this web. If you request for the Student Travel Support, please make selection "Yes" to the question "Do you require travel support?" during your abstract submissions. Otherwise, your requests will not be considered even though you have provided information such as lab name, advisor's name, IEEE membership number, and graduation date, etc. Please notice that you could not select "Yes" to request for the Student Travel Support unless you are an IEEE UFFC member. If you are not a member, please join IEEE-UFFC. A discount membership fee is available for students.
- Oral or Poster Preference: For 2012 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 authors' "Oral" or "Poster" selection.
- Abstract Evaluations: 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."
- Presentation Guides: If your abstracts are accepted, please check the Oral Pesentation Guide and/or Poster Presentation Guide as appropriate to prepare your presentations.
- Missed Emails: The following abstract submission site also contains a copy of all emails that the site sent to you automatically regarding both your abstract submissions and review results (the review results will be available at the beginning of July 2012). If your email spam filters delete the emails sent to you, you would always be able to access these emails using your usernames and passwords (see the "Email History" link after you log in). If you have more than one account, please check emails in all of your accounts.
Abstract Submission Link
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. (Please REFRESH your browser now to view an updated page that contains correct links!)
Online abstract submission link: submissions.miracd.com/ius2012/
Questions on abstract submission:
Phone: +1 866 341 - 9589