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Search Solutions 2018

Search Solutions 2018

Tuesday 27th November, 2018, 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 Monday 26th November, 2018.

Programme


09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

SESSION 1: MORE THAN SEARCH: RECOMMENDATION AND EXPLORATIONS

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Introduction
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Mounia Lalmas, Spotify
    Information access at scale
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Saul Vargas, ASOS
    Challenges in Fashion Recommendations

11:15 - 11:45 BREAK

SESSION 2: BEYOND KEYWORD SEARCH: SEMANTIC/CONVERSATIONAL/IMAGE SEARCH

  • 11:45 - 12:15 Enrique Alfonseca,Google
    Conversational Search in the Google Assistant
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Erik Graf, Cortical.io
    AI in the Wild
  • 12:45 - 13:15 Sylwia Frankowska-Takhari, City, University of London
    Online journalism and images

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH

SESSION 3: MAKING SEARCH TRANSPARENT: EXPLAINABILITY AND REPLICABILITY

  • 14:15 - 14:45 Tony Russell-Rose, 2dSearch
    Reimagining advanced search
  • 14:45 - 15:15 Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research
    Explainable search
  • 15:15 - 15:45 Andy Hind, Oracle
    Academic Research to Open Source

15:45 - 16:00 BREAK

SESSION 4: A WORLD BEYOND WEB SEARCH: ENTERPRISE AND PROFESSIONAL SEARCH

  • 16:00 - 16:30 Martin White, Intranet Focus
    Enterprise search behaviours - unravelling reality
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Farhad Shokraneh, University of Nottingham
    Automation of Systematic Reviews
  • 17:00 - 17:30 OUR TRADITIONAL FISHBOWL SESSION

17:30 DRINKS!



Location

Search Solutions 2018 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-2018)
  • BCS/ISKO member rate: £99
  • Non-member rate: £129
Full Rates (from 01-Nov-2018)
  • 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.

Register is now open on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/information-retrieval-sg-search-solutions-2018-tickets-51202507077

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 20th November 2018, 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

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