I know the official publicity isn’t due to go out for a little while just yet, but here’s a sneak peek at this year’s lineup for Search Solutions 2011. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is described as:
… a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited. The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.
The major news this year is that we’ll be preceding the event with a tutorials day on November 15, which will offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of practical training courses reflecting current topics and state-of-the-art methods in search and information retrieval. More on that later! Meanwhile, here is the provisional programme thus far:
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP Research, Yahoo!, Beyond the ten blue links
- John Tait, Chief Science Officer, Information Retrieval Facility, Using Physical Quantities in Finding Similar Documents
- Gabriella Kazai, Research Consultant, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Crowdsourcing Search Relevance
- Matt Taylor, General Manager, Funnelback, Search Experience Management – Techniques for Search Success
- Toby Mostyn, CTO, Polecat, Search for public conversations
- Jarred McGinnis, Research Manager, Press Association, The Press Association Approach to Search and News
- Lewis Crawford, Web Archiving Programme Technical Lead, British Library, Analytics and Access to the UK Web Archive
- Ian Kegel, Technical Group Leader, British Telecom, Broadband TV and Recommendation: Improving the customer experience
- Marianne Sweeny, Principal, Daedalus Information Systems, Successful Enterprise Search by Design
We’ll more than likely be adding to this, and don’t forget that the programme will also include a panel session (to be announced), an evening drinks reception, and the biggest crowd puller of all, the IRSG AGM 🙂
More news (e.g. on the panel topic and abstracts for the talks) when I get it, but for now save the date: Wednesday November 16 at BCS London in Covent Garden.