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Search Solutions 2011

Search Solutions 2010

Wednesday 16th November, Covent Garden, London

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, 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


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 [pdf, 5Mb]
  • 12:25 - 12:50 Gabriella Kazai, Research Consultant, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Crowdsourcing Search Relevance

12:50 - 14:00 LUNCH

SESSION 3: ENTERPRISE SEARCH


15:15 - 15:45 BREAK

SESSION 4: BEYOND SEARCH: CONTENT ANALYSIS


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 2011 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 [pdf, 411Kb]. 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.

Please note there is no on-site registration

Closing Date for bookings is 23:59 on Monday 14-Nov-2011. Full refunds will be issued if a cancellation is received by 12:00 on Monday 07-Nov-2011, name substitutions will be allowed after this date. For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.

Organizers

Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Nilesh Thatte, Fujitsu Services
Jun Wang, University College London

Contact

For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG Vice-Chair: irsg [at] bcs.org