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Call for One-Day Event Proposals

The Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society would like to hear from individuals or organisations wishing to host One-Day events related to the aims of the IRSG.

Such events have recently included the successful Search Solutions (Presentations from Industry), Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval, and Further Directions in Information Access (a forum for postgraduate researchers or those new to the world of IR, to discuss their work and receive feedback). The BCS Headquarters at 5 Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, can provide an excellent venue for these events, with comfortable meeting rooms of various sizes, good audiovisual facilities and optional catering facilities.

The BCS is willing to allow use of its premises free of charge, and there is a possibility that such one-day events could be partially subsided by the IRSG (up to a maximum of £500) to cover such expenses as invited speakers. Those wishing to apply for the use of these facilities for one-day events are asked, in the first instance, to fill in the accompanying template and email it to Michael.Oakes AT sunderland.ac.uk. Informal queries may be made to this email address, or by telephone on 0191 515 3631. A draft event call template can be downloaded from here.

Michael Oakes, on behalf of the BCS IRSG.