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Search Solutions 2012

Search Solutions 2012

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.

Programme


09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

SESSION 1: WEB SEARCH CHALLENGES


10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
10:10 - 11:10
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 2: PUTTING THE USER FIRST


11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

SESSION 3: BEYOND KEYWORD MATCHING: SEARCHING WITH TAXONOMIES, THESAURI, ONTOLOGIES


14:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 4: THE FUTURE OF SEARCH


16:00 - 17:00

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 Close & drinks

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

The event will also be followed by the IRSG 2012 AGM (from 18:00).

Registration

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

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2012)
  • BCS member rate: £99
  • Non-member rate: £129
  • Student rate: £99
Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2012)
  • BCS member rate: £119
  • Non-member rate: £149
  • Student rate: £99
Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings [pdf, 251Kb]. 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.

Organizers

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.

Contact

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