25 - 27 April 2022

The University of Warwick (at long last!)

The University of Warwick location for our return to face-to-face symposia will provide us with a collegial atmosphere for presentations and the networking and unconference activities so important to UIA Symposium participants.

Based on our successful virtual conference in 2021, we will be offering a virtual component so that participants from around the globe unable to travel to the UK will still be able to participate.

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission is Friday, 11 February 2022

Register for UIA50 HERE

Plan to attend in person? Want to stay close to the Symposium on the Warwick University campus?  Click HERE to make your reservations at Warwick University.


With two successful Virtual Collaborations under our belt, UIA offered a more robust way for its members and interested ultrasonic professionals to share their ideas and latest findings at the UIA49 Virtual Symposium.

A full write-up about the presentations will be available in the June issue of Vibrations.  

Access to the Virtual Showcase, including presentation recordings, slide decks, and additional information by the presenters is available now to all who attended the Symposium.  Please email  UIA for access at a reduced fee for those who did not register for UIA49 Virtual.

See the tab below for the list of presentations.

Submitting a paper for the proceedings? Here is the template you need:

Templates and Sample Papers
MS Word Templates:
The following templates are available for use with MS Office. With minor adjustment they should be usable also with Libreoffice/OpenOffice.
LaTeX Templates:
In order to prepare a submission using LaTeX, please use the IEEEtran document class file in “conference” mode. The most up to date distribution of such class is available either from the IEEE or the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network: The archive includes a README file and extensive documentation as well as a skeleton for the preparation of the conference paper (the bare_conf.tex file).
Additional information on the IEEEtran document class can be found at the author’s web page, together with answers to frequently asked questions.
Preparation of the bibliography in LaTeX
The IEEEtran archive above also contains a directory named “bibtex” with the IEEEtran.bst official BibTeX style for authors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions journals and conferences. It is meant to be used with the bibtex or pybtex programs. As for the LaTeX document class, there is a README file and extensive documentation.
Additional notes
  • It is convenient to use a modern LaTeX engine, such as pdflatex, xelatex or lualatex in order to directly obtain a PDF file out of the LaTeX sources. In case a legacy flow using dvi files is adopted, please assure that in the conversion to PDF all fonts are embedded.
  • Assure that either in the main text, in equations and in figures no bitmapped (Type 3) fonts are used. Bitmapped fonts may render poorly when viewed on screen.
    • For the main text and equations, recent versions of the IEEEtran class together with a modern LaTeX engine should take care of avoiding bitmap fonts automatically.
    • If bitmap fonts remain in use, you can try the advice in the IEEEtran FAQs on the author&’s web page. Alternatively, you can try using packages such as newtxmath (as in \usepackage[cmintegrals]{newtxmath}).
    • For the figures, you should use appropriate fonts with the programs used to prepare them.
  • You can check what fonts are actually used, which type they are and whether they are embedded from most PDF viewers. For instance, Acrobat Reader lists the fonts in the current document via File→Properties→Fonts
  • General information on LaTeX is available here
Using Adobe Distiller to generate a PDF file
In principle, there should be no need to use Acrobat Distiller: recent versions of Microsoft Office can directly save/export your files as PDF; Libreoffice and Openoffice have always been capable of exporting as PDF; modern LaTeX engines can deliver PDF directly. However, if you still prefer to use Distiller:
  • Download the PDF settings file to help you setup Adobe Distiller to produce a PDF file that meets IEEE Xplore requirements.
  • This zip file contains instructions on job option file usage as well as files for job option settings for Adobe Acrobat versions 5-XI.
Sample Papers:

If you are having trouble creating your paper, make sure to check the Author Help page.




Past UIA Symposia and Workshops

UIA49 Virtual - 2021

43rd Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association