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Search Solutions 2017

Search Solutions 2017

Wednesday 29th November, 2017, 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 Tuesday 28th November, 2017.

Programme


09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

SESSION 1: BEYOND KEYWORD MATCHING: SEARCHING WITH TAXONOMIES & KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Introduction
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Edgar Meij, Bloomberg
    Semantic Search and recommendations at Bloomberg
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Mark Fea, LexisNexis
    The Search elixir - Building, applying and harnessing taxonomies to improve search relevance

11:15 - 11:45 BREAK

SESSION 2: NEW CHALLENGES: MISINFORMATION, FAKE NEWS & TOXIC CONTENT

  • 11:45 - 12:15 Mark Harwood, Elastic
    Tackling toxic content with the elastic stack
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Anna Kolliakou, King's College London
    Computing veracity in PHEME: trend detection and intervention for mental health
  • 12:45 - 13:15 Phil Bradley, Independent Consultant
    The facts about fake news

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH

SESSION 3: FROM SEARCH TO CONVERSATION

  • 14:15 - 14:45 Filip Radlinski, Google
    A Theoretical Framework for Conversational Search
  • 14:45 - 15:15 Fabrizio Silvestri, Facebook
    Search at Facebook

15:15 - 15:30 BREAK

SESSION 4: BEYOND WEB SEARCH

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Nicola Cancedda, Bing/Microsoft
    Reply With: Suggesting Email Attachments
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Mark Stanger, Elsevier
    Elsevier DataSearch: The challenges of building a search engine for research data
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Lightning Talks (feel free to step up and present YOUR five-minute talk)
  • 17:00 - 17:30 OUR TRADITIONAL FISHBOWL SESSION

17:45 DRINKS!

The IRSG 2017 AGM will take place a day before on Tuesday 28th November (from 18:00).

Location

Search Solutions 2017 is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) 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-2017)
  • BCS/ISKO member rate: £99
  • Non-member rate: £129
Full Rates (from 01-Nov-2017)
  • BCS/ISKO 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/2719/
Closing date for bookings is Sunday 26 November 2017 at 11:59 pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

Cancellations & Refunds

full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 14 days of the booking date or by 12:00 pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017, otherwise, 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.

Organizers

Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
John Tait, johntait.net ltd.
Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media Ltd.
Ingo Frommholz,University of Bedfordshire.


Contact

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

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