Thursday 29th 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 Wednesday 28th November.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1: WEB SEARCH CHALLENGES
10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
10:10 - 11:10
Milad Shokouhi, Applied Researcher, Microsoft Research,
Time-Sensitive Query Trends in Bing Logs
Alex Jaimes, Senior Research Scientist, Yahoo! Barcelona,
What Can Search Tell Us? A Human-Centered View
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
SESSION 2: PUTTING THE USER FIRST
11:30 - 13:00
Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Limited,
Itís not about technology, itís about people!
Emma Bayne, Head of Systems Development, National Archives,
Enhancing the Search Experience through Interface Design
Kristian Norling, CTO, Findwise,
What practitioners think about Enterprise Search
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
SESSION 3: BEYOND KEYWORD MATCHING: SEARCHING WITH TAXONOMIES, THESAURI, ONTOLOGIES
14:00 - 15:30
Stella Dextre Clarke, Chair, ISKO UK,
Thesauri, interoperability and the role of ISO 25964
Leo Sauermann, CEO and Founder, Gnowsis EU,
Making Search Personal with NEPOMUK and Refinder
Charlie Hull, CEO, Flax,
Search,plus - building taxonomy, autoclassification and media monitoring tools with open source search software
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
SESSION 4: THE FUTURE OF SEARCH
16:00 - 17:00
Nicholas Kemp, Principal Scientist, DSTL,
Technology Landscaping in DSTL
Richard Morgan, Client Services and Support Manager, Funnelback,
Relevance for the masses
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 Close & drinks
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
The event will also be followed by the
IRSG 2012 AGM (from 18:00).
Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:
Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2012)
Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2012)
- BCS member rate: £99
- Non-member rate: £129
- Student rate: £99
- 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.
Booking Link: https://events.bcs.org/book/415/.
Closing Date for bookings is 23:59 on Monday 26 November 2012 at 11:59 pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.
Cancellations & Refunds
Full refund available if cancellation received before 12pm on Monday 19 November 2012.
Name substitutions will be allowed if notified before the closing date.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that the BCS does not issue invitation letters.
Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Nilesh Thatte, Fujitsu Services
John Tait, johntait.net ltd.
M-Dyaa Albakour, University of Glasgow.
For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG Vice-Chair: irsg [at] bcs.org