Been so busy with the day job recently it’s been almost impossible to find the time to write anything meaningful, so it’s nice to be able to announce something that’s both new and bang on topic: the lineup Industry Day at ECIR 2010. Udo Kruschwitz, Mike Taylor and I have been working behind the scenes to make this event happen, sorting out the logistics and (most importantly) putting together the programme. So I’m pleased to report that we now have critical mass and it’s time to start promotion.
The full lineup of speakers (and the text of the call for participation which is due to go out shortly) is included below. We still have space for one more speaker, so if you’d like to join us a presenter, say so now!
ECIR 2010 Industry Day
Thursday 1st April 2010
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
We are pleased to announce the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2010 Industry Day. This event takes place the day after the main ECIR programme closes and so it is a unique chance to meet and share ideas with a broad mix of retrieval experts from both industry and academia. We have a great list of speakers who will present the latest challenges faced by practitioners of IR, in both enterprise and web search. We are excited that this year we have some talks on applications of semantic analysis which is considered to be a rapidly maturing academic field, now ripe for wider adoption in the marketplace. The event should appeal to students, academics, industrial researchers, designers, and developers alike.
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research) “Mining the Web 2.0 to Improve Search“
- Rob Blackwell (Active Web Solutions) “Project Plaza – A new approach to information management in the Construction Sector“
- Sally Chambers (The European Library) “Rethinking the library catalogue: making search work for the library user“
- Dan Crow (Google) “Google Squared: web scale, open domain information extraction and presentation“
- David Hawking (Funnelback) “Getting value from the Search Master’s Toolbox“
- Simon Overell (True Knowledge) “Using AI to get Answers from the Internet“
- Vegard Sandvold (Comperio) “Search User Experience – The Essentials of Great Search Design“
- Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft Research) “Relevance Challenges at Bing“
- Francisco de Sousa Webber (Matrixware)
ECIR Industry Day is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (British Computer Society)
Fees: Students/BCS Member £95, Non-Member: £120.
More details may be found at: http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/udo/ecir2010/
The main conference website is at: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/