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 2016. 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 29, 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:
- Sebastian Blohm, Microsoft Research
Focused Inbox: Learning personalized e-mail filters for Millions of users
- Qin Yin, Google
- Marc Bron, Yahoo!
Incorporating Implicit and Explicit User Experience Signals in Ad Quality Ranking
- Vassilis Plachouras, Thomson-Reuters
Interacting with Financial Data using Natural Language Generation
- Graham Digby, Lexis Nexis
- Matthew Karas, Speech Engineering Limited
Speech-Based Archive Search in the Real World
- Paul Cleverley, Robert Gordon University
Enterprise Search: “I can’t get no satisfaction”: A study of explicit feedback from the user interface
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, the IRSG Search Industry Awards ceremony 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: Wednesday 30th November at BCS London in Covent Garden.
- Announcing the IRSG Search Industry Awards
- Designing Search (tutorial at Search Solutions 2015)
- Search strategies considered harmful?
- Mining search logs for usage patterns (part 2)
- How do you measure site search quality?