cordially invite you to participate in the English Session of the
26th Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics in Yokohama, Japan, on
16-18 November 2005. The first symposium was held in December, 1980,
and offered an opportunity for experts in basic and applied research
on ultrasonics to meet and discuss their work. Since then, innovations
in ultrasound have been presented at subsequent symposia every year
for a quarter century. For the 26th session, the symposium is being
held on the Suzukakedai campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Last year, to mark the 25th anniversary of the first symposium,
and continuing for this year, an English session and guidance in
the preparation of English presentations were introduced to internationalize
the symposium, as were the establishment of a paper prize and online
publication of presented papers.
Recently, industrial participation in the symposium has dropped
though the number of papers for each session has increased significantly,
and so the quality and quantity of discussion have both suffered.
The executive committee is working on changes to the symposium to
ensure sufficient discussion even in sessions with many contributions,
and to encourage the participation of industrial researchers. Unfortunately,
the scenery at Suzukakedai this year is incomparable to last yearfs
beautiful Hokkaido, but it is hoped the extraordinary developments,
exposure of young talent, and fruitful discussion to be exhibited
at this yearfs session will make up for the scenery.
I eagerly await your participation in this yearfs symposium!
Prof. Sadayuki Ueha, organizing committee chairman
1. Fundamentals, phonon physics
2. Physical acoustics, Materials
3. Measurement techniques, Imaging, Nondestructive testing
5. Bulk wave devices
6. Surface wave devices
8. Medical ultrasound
9. High power ultrasound
10. Underwater ultrasound