Wednesday, 23rd of May, BCS Central Office London
Why not see the
pictures from the day?
How about listening
to the speakers?
The final deadline for registration is the
22nd May. Places are limited, so please register now! There is no on-site registration
Latest Developments in Search and Retrieval
Search Solutions is a special one-day event devoted
to the interests and needs of information retrieval practitioners. This event explores the challenges involved in designing and developing practical solutions for information search and retrieval, and aims to build bridges between IR specialists in industry and academia. This forum presents an opportunity for commercial organisations to share their work with a wider audience, and for researchers to learn more about the issues faced by search professionals in developing innovative search and retrieval products and services.
Search Solutions is based on last year's Industry
Day (ID2006), an event which was collocated with the
European Conference in Information Retrieval. Due to the
success of ID 2006, this new BCS-IRSG event follows a similar format, where
a number of invited speakers involved in developing search solutions for leading
companies present their latest developments and share opinions and expertise.
The final programme:
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 Introduction Tony Rose, BCS IRSG
Session 1: (Chair: Tony Rose)
12:15 - 13:15 LUNCH
- 10:15 Search 2.0: The Future of Search
Gora Sudindranath, FAST Search and Transfer
- 10:45 Delivering Relevant Search Results on
a Global Scale
Thomas Hoffman, Google
- 11:15 Meaning Based Computing: Beyond the
Hype of 2.0
Fernando Lucini, Autonomy
- 11:45 MyYahoo - personalising the web download
Nick Cox, Yahoo
Session 2: (Chair: Andy MacFarlane)
14:55 - 15:20 COFFEE BREAK
- 13:15 Semantic Knowledge Management: Finding
Information Through Meaning Not Words
Alistair Duke, BT Labs
- 13:40 An evaluation of Google Co-op and
Paul Matthews, ODI
- 14:05 Flexible Text Mining using Interactive
David Milward, Linguamatics
- 14:30 Metadata: Solution or Distraction?
Conrad Taylor, BCS EPSG
Session 3: (Chair: Alex Bailey)
17:00 Wrap up and close
- 15:20 The business benefits of
Andrew Maisey, Solcara
- 15:45 Challenges in Web Information
Nick Craswell, Microsoft
- 16:10 Search Trails on the Web
Nigel Hamilton, Trexy
- 16:35 Why relevancy based search
alone struggles to deliver limited value to the business download
Lee Atkinson, iDNA Solutions
The format of the day will be a series of talks, discussions and panels.
The forum will encourage interaction and discussion with our invited guest speakers.
Also, on the evening of the 22nd of May, the BCS-IRSG will be holding a
separate reception to host the BCS-IRSG
Annual General Meeting and celebrate the
BCS 50th Anniversary with a talk from Professor
C.J. van Rijsbergen.
The Search Solutions Event will be held in the
Central London Office
BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA
Registration fees are as follows:
BCS or BCS-IRSG member rate:
Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings.
Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day.
Save £30, and register to become
an BCS-IRSG member for free.
Visit our membership enquiry page,
if you are a BCS-IRSG member and would like to retrieve your membership number.
To register please complete the
registration form and return it to:
Phil Dyson by fax (+44 (0)1793 417444) or post:
BCS, First Floor, Block D,
North Star House,
North Star Avenue,
All registration enquiries to Phil on +44 (0)1793-417656, or phil.dyson
[at] hq [dot] bcs [dot] org [dot] uk
If you have any enquires about the event please contact our BCS-IRSG Events Coordinator.
E: irsgevents [at] bcs [dot] org