I know the official publicity may not have reached your inbox just yet, but here’s a sneak peek at this year’s lineup for Search Solutions 2015. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is described as:
… the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. 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 25, 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:
- Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo!
- Michaela Regneri, Spiegel Verlag
Information Management & Search @ DER SPIEGEL
- Behshad Behzadi, Google
- Bhaskar Mitra, Microsoft Research / Bing
2vec or not to vec: A brief look at text embeddings for Search
- Tessa Radwan, Newspaper Licensing Agency
Handling printed and online news content in one search solution
- Tom Crane, Digirati
New things to search
- Alison Weightman, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group
Searching and screening efficiency: Emerging techniques for systematic review
- Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
User requirements for complex search strategies
- Dave Clarke, Synaptica
- David Corney, Signal
Finding relevance in a real-time, large-scale stream of news articles
- Charlie Hull, Flax
Towards a new model of test-based relevance tuning
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 26 at BCS London in Covent Garden.
- Designing Search Usability (tutorial at Search Solutions 2014)
- Search Solutions 2012: highlights and reflections
- Mining search logs for usage patterns (part 2)
- A language for search and discovery
- How do you measure site search quality?