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Better late than never – the Winter 2013 edition of Informer is finally out. Further details below. Enjoy!

Informer: Winter 2013 Issue Out Now!

http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/

Editorial

By Udo Kruschwitz

Fed up with the snow? Tired of writing SIGIR papers?  No exam papers to mark? Then why not take a glass of whisky, sit by the fire and read this new issue of Informer … We have prepared quite a mix of articles this time. We start with an idea that the older readers will remember. […]

http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/2013/01/editorial-5/

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Just a quick reminder that the deadline for early bird registration for Search Solutions 2012 ends on Wednesday, October 31st. Full details of the confirmed programme (including the fishbowl session) are appended below.

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As many of you know, Search Solutions is a one-day event run by the BCS IRSG every autumn at BCS London, covering the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. What you probably didn’t know is that last year, for the first time, we introduced a tutorial programme. This was a great success, with both courses fully booked.

So this year we’re looking to expand the line-up. But rather than creating a programme based entirely on tutor-led proposals, we’d like to solicit some user feedback on suggestions for topics.

What kind of courses would you like to see? Is there a subject you’d like to present yourself? Realistically, we can probably accommodate up to four half day tutorials. To be a goer we’ll need to know the following:
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We’re just in the process of drafting the programme for Search Solutions 2012, to be held on November 28-29 at BCS London. As in previous years, we aim to offer a topical selection of presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval, whilst maintaining the collegiate spirit of a community event. If you’ve never been before, take a look at last year’s programme.

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Better late than never – the Spring 2012 edition of Informer is finally out. Further details below. Enjoy!

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Informer: Spring 2012 Issue Out Now!

http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/

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Editorial

By Udo Kruschwitz

Welcome back! What a busy period this has been since our winter issue had come out, and what a lot of activities. Most of the editorial team has just returned from an excellent ECIR 2012 in Barcelona and you can read more about the conference in this issue (a small challenge: spot the editors in the photos in this issue of Informer). Just a quick subjective two-word summary of the conference’s main theme: social networks.

::: Read more at: http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/2012/04/editorial-2/

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Just a quick reminder that the deadline for early bird registrations ends on Monday, i.e. October 31st. Full details of the confirmed programme (including the fishbowl session) are appended below.

SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2011

Wednesday 16th November

BCS London HQ, Covent Garden

*** Early Bird Registration ends: Monday, October 31st***

Search Solutions is 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.

NOTE: Search Solutions now offers a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 15th November.

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

SESSION 1: THE CHANGING FACE OF SEARCH

  • 10:00 – 10:10 Introduction
  • 10:10 – 10:35 John Tait, Principal, johntait.net Ltd, Using Physical Quantities in Finding Similar Documents
  • 10:35 – 11:00 Lewis Crawford, Web Archiving Programme Technical Lead, British Library, Analytics and Access to the UK Web Archive
  • 11:00 – 11:25 Toby Mostyn, CTO, Polecat, Search for Public Conversations

11:25 – 12:00 BREAK

SESSION 2: WEB SEARCH CHALLENGES

  • 12:00 – 12:25 Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP Research, Yahoo!, Beyond the Ten Blue Links
  • 12:25 – 12:50 Gabriella Kazai, Research Consultant, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Crowdsourcing Search Relevance

12:50 – 14:00 LUNCH

SESSION 3: ENTERPRISE SEARCH

  • 14:00 – 14:25 Marianne Sweeney, Principal, Daedalus Information Systems, Successful Enterprise Search by Design
  • 14:25 – 14:50 Matt Taylor, General Manager, Funnelback, Search Experience Management – Techniques for Search Success
  • 14:50 – 15:15 Iain Fletcher, VP Marketing, Search Technologies, A New Content Processing Framework for Search Applications

15:15 – 15:45 BREAK

SESSION 4: BEYOND SEARCH: CONTENT ANALYSIS

  • 15:45 – 16:10 Jarred McGinnis, Research Manager, Press Association, The Press Association Approach to Search and News
  • 16:10 – 16:35 Ian Kegel, Technical Group Leader, British Telecom, Broadband TV and Recommendation: Improving the customer experience
  • 16:35 – 17:00 Kristian Norling, Senior FIndability Consultant, Findwise, Information Flow on the intranet at Region Västra Götaland

Fishbowl Session:

  • 17:00 – 17:30 Hot topics in search. Want to discuss your own hot topic? Join in, it’s a fishbowl session!

17:30 – 20:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (from 18:00).

Location

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

Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2011)

  • BCS member rate: £99
  • Non-member rate: £129
  • Student rate: £99

Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2011)

  • BCS member rate: £119
  • Non-member rate: £149
  • Student rate: £99

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.

Related Posts:

  1. Designing the Search Experience (tutorial at Search Solutions 2011)
  2. Search Solutions 2011: lineup announced!
  3. Search Solutions 2010: Reactions & Reflections
  4. ECIR Industry Day – lineup announced
  5. Search Solutions 2010: Topics & Titles

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