Thursday 26th November, 2015, Covent Garden, London
Innovations in Search & Information Retrieval
Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations
in search and information retrieval. 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 offers a Tutorial Programme on Wednesday 25th November, 2015.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1: WEB SEARCH CHALLENGES
- 10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
- 10:10 - 10:40
Behshad Behzadi, Google,
Future of Search
- 10:40 - 11:10 Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo!, Context- and Content-aware Embeddings for Query
Rewriting in Sponsored Search
- 11:10 - 11:40 Bhaskar Mitra, Microsoft Research/Bing, Vectorland: A brief look at text embeddings for Search
11:40 - 12:00 BREAK
SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING USERS AND USER NEEDS
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 3: THE CHANGING FACE OF SEARCH
- 14:00 - 14:30 Alison Weightman, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, Searching and screening efficiency: Emerging techniques for systematic review
- 14:30 - 15:00 Dave Clarke, Synaptica, Searching inside images: Innovations in visual information retrieval
- 15:00 - 15:30 Tom Crane, Digirati, New things to search
15:30 - 16:00 BREAK
SESSION 4: SEARCHING THE WORLD'S NEWS
17:00 - 17:30 PANEL SESSION
- confirmed panellists: Miles Osborne (Bloomberg), Peter Wallqvist (RAVN))
17:30 - 20:00 DRINKS RECEPTION
The event will also be followed by the
IRSG 2015 AGM (from 18:00).
Search Solutions 2015 is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group
of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISKO (International Society for
Knowledge Organization), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:
BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA Map
Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:
Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2015)
Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2015)
- BCS member rate: £99
- Non-member rate: £129
- BCS member rate: £119
- Non-member rate: £149
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.
The registration is now open.
Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/1746/
Cancellations & Refunds
Full refund available if cancellation received before 12pm on Wednesday 18 November 2015.
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.
Fee Waivers for Students
We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing to attend Search Solutions this year. For more information, please check this page.
Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
John Tait, johntait.net ltd.
M-Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media Ltd.
Judi Vernau, Metataxis (ISKO rep.)
For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG Vice-Chair: irsg [at] bcs.org
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