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 2014. 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.
As last year we’ll be preceding the event with a tutorials day on November 26, 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:
- Richard Boulton (Cabinet Office)
Tailoring search across government content on GOV.UK
- Jochen Leidner (Thomson Reuters)
Commercial Research, Development and Innovation in Information Access
- Dan Jackson (UCL)
Implementing Website Search in a Major University
- Richard Ranft (British Library)
Exploring a million hours of sounds
- Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)
Leveraging Terrier v4.0 for New Search Scenarios, from Smart Cities to Medical Search
- Katja Hofmann (Microsoft)
Learning to interact
- Christopher Semturs (Google Switzerland)
Web search at scale – more than just 10 blue links
- Peter Mika (Yahoo!)
Semantic Search at Yahoo
- Doug Tudhope (University of South Wales)
- Jussi Karlgren (Gavagai)
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. the panel topic and abstracts for the talks) when I get it, but for now save the date: Thursday November 27 at BCS London in Covent Garden.
- Search Solutions 2012: highlights and reflections
- Mining search logs for usage patterns (part 2)
- A bibliography for enterprise search?
- A language for search and discovery
- How do you measure site search quality?