Not sure if I mentioned this before (I probably did in the last issue of Informer), but on April 1st next year Mike Taylor, Udo Kruschwitz and I will be organising an Industry Day at ECIR 2010. This event is similar in spirit to the Industry Track at SIGIR (which this year was chaired by my ex-Endeca colleague Daniel Tunkelang), but with a more European focus. The venue is the Open University campus in Milton Keynes, UK.
In common with previous IRSG Industry Days, we aim to present a topical selection of talks, panels and case studies from the world of search and information access, with the emphasis on content drawn from the IR practitioner community.
We won’t be issuing a “call for papers” as such, as this is essentially a ‘by-invitation’ event. However, if there are individuals or organisations out there who’d like to get involved (e.g. as panellists or speakers) and have an interesting case study or demo to present, then drop me a note either here or offline.