Thursday 21st October, BCS London HQ, Covent Garden
Innovations in Web & Enterprise Search
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 and collegial, with attendance limited
to 60 delegates.
The high quality technical programme includes presentations, panels and case
studies in which delegates present and share opinions, insight and expertise.
The event should appeal to researchers, practitioners,
consultants, end users or indeed anyone interested in the latest
developments in web and enterprise search.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
- 10:00 - 10:10 Introduction [PPT, 524 KB]
- 10:10 - 10:35 Behshad Behzadi, Google: Web Search Freshness [PDF, 2.8 MB]
- 10:35 - 11:00 Vishwa Vinay, Microsoft: Click evidence - Signals and Tasks [PPTX, 143 KB]
- 11:00 - 11:25 Vivian Lin Dufour, Yahoo!: How to help searchers become better searchers [PPT, 3.8 MB]
11:25-11:45 COFFEE BREAK
- 11:45 - 12:10 Nick Patience, 451 Group: The trends shaping the future of enterprise search 2010-2013 [PPT, 3.1 MB]
- 12:10 - 12:35 Chirag Gandhi, mPhasis: I Still haven't found what I am looking for... [PPT, 5.1 MB]
- 12:35 - 13:00 Dusan Rnic, Endeca: Enterprise Search and its Evolution [PPT, 4.8 MB]
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
- 14:00 - 14:25 Greg Lindahl, Blekko: Instant Indexing [PPT, 1.4 MB]
- 14:25 - 14:50 Charlie Hull, Flax: What's the story with open source? --- Searching and monitoring news media with open-source technology [PPT, 1.8 MB]
- 14:50 - 15:15 Roberto Cornacchia, Spinque: Search by strategy" [PDF, 1.9 MB]
15:15 - 15:45 TEA BREAK
- 15:45 - 16:10 Till Kinstler, Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) / German Common Library Network: Current trends in library search: From electronic card boxes to large scale, aggregated search engines [PPT, 2.7 MB]
- 16:10 - 16:35 Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility: Scaling up innovation [PPTX, 3.9 MB]
- 16:35 - 17:00 Rob Stacey, TrueKnowledge: Reconciling facts: how to check the consistency of facts created from web crawling [PPTX, 1.4 MB]
17:00 - 17:30 What will search look like in 2015?
[PPT, 524 KB]
One of the interesting things about Yahoo's recently launched Time Explorer is that it
"lets users explore the future" and "allows users to view predictions that are yet to
occur." So that raises the question - what does it say about the way search will look
in five years time? Unfortunately,
the corpus it uses doesn't provide detailed answers to questions like this just yet.
But we can pick up the baton. With Search Solutions entering its 5th successful year,
it is a timely opportunity to ask the question ourselves: What will search look like
in five years time? Which startups are most likely to change the commercial landscape?
Which research ideas and prototypes will have become mainstream? If you want to find
answers to questions such as these, then come and join us for the panel session at
Search Solutions 2010.
- Nick Patience, 451 Group
- Stefan Rueger, Open University
- Jody Goodall, Trader Media
- Charlie Hull, Flax
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 (British Computer Society), and is held at the BCS
Central London Office:
BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA Map
Registration fees are as follows:
**** Early Bird Rate until the Thursday 7th of October ***
BCS or BCS-IRSG member rate: £119
Non-member rate: £129
BCS or BCS-IRSG member rate: £139
Non-member rate: £149
Student rate: £99
Note that there is no on-site registration.
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.
How to Register?
Please register via BCS Event Registration site.
If you have any enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose: irsg [at] bcs.org
Tony Russell-Rose, Endeca
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Alex Bailey, Google
Leif Azzopardi, Glasgow University
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex