Here’s a quick preview of the final programme for Search Solutions 2015. Don’t forget that the deadline for early bird registration is October 31st. Hope to see you there!
SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2015
Thursday 26th November
BCS London HQ, Covent Garden
*** Early Bird Registration ends October 31st***
Search Solutions is 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.
NOTE: Search Solutions now offers a Tutorial Programme on Weds 25th November.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1: WEB SEARCH CHALLENGES
10:10 – 10:40 Behshad Behzadi, Google, Future of Search
10:40 – 11:10 Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo!, Context- and Content-aware Embeddings for Query Rewriting in Sponsored Search
11:10 – 11:40 Bhaskar Mitra, Microsoft Research/Bing, Vectorland: A brief look at text embeddings for Search
11:25 – 12:00 BREAK
SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING USERS AND USER NEEDS
12:00 – 12:30 Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs, User requirements for complex search strategies
12:30 – 13:00 Charlie Hull, Flax, Towards a new model of test-based relevance tuning
12:50 – 14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 3: THE CHANGING FACE OF SEARCH
14:00 – 14:30 Alison Weightman, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, Searching and screening efficiency: Emerging techniques for systematic review
14:30 – 15:00 Dave Clarke, Synaptica, Searching inside images: Innovations in visual information retrieval
15:00 – 15:30 Tom Crane, Digirati, New things to search
15:15 – 15:45 BREAK
SESSION 4: SEARCHING THE WORLD’S NEWS
16:00 – 16:30 Tessa Radwan, Newspaper Licensing Agency, Handling printed and online news content in one search solution
16:30 – 17:00 David Corney, Signal, Finding relevance in a real-time, large-scale stream of news articles
* 17:00 – 17:30 Panel Session (confirmed panelists: Miles Osborne (Bloomberg), Peter Wallqvist (RAVN))
17:30 – 20:00 DRINKS RECEPTION
The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (from 18:00).
Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS and is held at the BCS Central London Office:
BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA Map
Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:
Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2015)
* BCS member rate: £99
* Non-member rate: £129
Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2015)
* BCS member rate: £119
* Non-member rate: £149
Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings. Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception in the evening.
For details of the tutorial programme and pricing, please refer to the Search Solutions Tutorials page.
Please register via BCS Online Registration.
- 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?