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Search Solutions 2016
2016-11-30

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.

Search Solutions 2016 took place on 30-11-2016 with tutorials on the day before 29-11-2016 and a workshop on the day after 01-12-2016

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ECIR 2016
2016-03-20
38th European Conference on Information Retrieval

The 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2016) will take place in Padua, Italy from 20 to 23 March 2016. ECIR is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval (IR).

ECIR encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. With the rapidly increasing amount of data produced in the world and the increasing adoption of IR techniques beyond the traditional search for documents, papers on IR applied to eScience and to the Internet of Things are particularly encouraged.

ECIR has a strong student focus, hence papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student or a postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. Through the student mentoring programme, PhD students can request the assistance of a mentor, who can give advice and suggest improvements to an almost complete paper.

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Search Solutions 2015
2015-11-26

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.

Search Solutions 2015 will take place on 26-11-2015 with tutorials planned on the day before 25-11-2015

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ECIR 2015
2015-03-29
37TH European Conference on Information Retrieval

The 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015) will take place in Vienna, Austria from 29 March to 2 April 2015. ECIR is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval (IR).

ECIR encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. With the rapidly increasing amount of data produced in the world and the increasing adoption of IR techniques beyond the traditional search for documents, papers on IR applied to eScience and to the Internet of Things are particularly encouraged.

ECIR has a strong student focus, hence papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student or a postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. Through the student mentoring programme, PhD students can request the assistance of a mentor, who can give advice and suggest improvements to an almost complete paper.

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Search Solutions 2014
2014-11-27

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. 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 now offers a Tutorial Programme on Wednesday 26th November 2014. Have a look at the scheduled tutorials

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ISKO Making metadata work
2014-06-23

Joint Meeting of ISKO UK (UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization), IRSG (Information Retrieval Special Interest Group of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT) and DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative)

Monday 23rd June 2014

Wilkes Room – British Computer Society London Office, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
[Location map and directions]

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ECIR 2014
2014-04-13
36TH European Conference on Information Retrieval

The Annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is a forum for young researchers in the area of Information Retrieval with a vision to: provide a supportive forum for which their research can be presented, discussed and debated; provide feedback from seasoned Information Retrieval researchers; and facilitate a large student audience as well as established researchers by ensuring that the costs are minimal.

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Search Solutions 2013
2013-11-27

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. 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 now offers a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 26th November. Have a look at the scheduled tutorials

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ICTIR 2013
2013-09-28
4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval
29 September - 2 October 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

ICTIR is the premier conference of theoretical information retrieval (IR), covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with mathematical/formal aspects of IR, including foundational issues, description or integration of models, retrieval applications, mathematical/formal techniques, existing and/or new theories and theoretical aspects. There are exciting new developments in ICTIR13: the conference program includes four tutorials open to all participants, a lively panel discussion on the challenges and long range opportunities for IR research and three exciting keynotes from Keith van Rijsbergen, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Dominic Widdows.

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Enterprise Search Europe 2013
2013-05-14

Enterprise Search Europe offers a European perspective on the technology, selection, implementation and optimisation of enterprise-scale search applications.

The two day conference brings together practitioners and search experts to share experiences and exchange perspectives on current and future projects and applications. At Enterprise Search Europe, delegates will learn strategies, explore solutions and build the skill sets to make their organisation’s content easily searchable and delivered in an actionable format.

NEW for 2013: pre-conference half-day workshops provide in-depth exploration of key challenges, to equip you to make wise decisions about enhancements and new investments in your search projects.

All BCS-IRSG members receive a 20% discount on the full 2-day registration fee. Just enter BSC20. Register here http://www.enterprisesearcheurope.com/2013/Register.aspx

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Search Solutions 2012
2012-11-29

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. 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.

Tony Russel-Rose More Info
I think, therefore I classify
2012-07-16

A Seminar and Workshop hosted jointly by ISKO UK and the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) about classification, to review how and why it is learned. on Monday 16 July 2012, 09.00 – 18.00

The slide presentations from the meeting are now available on the meeting web site, http://www.iskouk.org/events/classification_july2012.htm, and MP3 recordings will be added soon.

Stella Dextre Clarke More Info
Search Solutions 2011
2011-11-16

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. 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 now offers a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 15th November.

Tony Russell-Rose More Info
Enterprise Search Europe 2011
2011-10-24

The first ever conference in Europe to focus specifically on the technologies and implementation of enterprise search.

This inaugural event will play host to speakers not just from Europe but also from North America and Australia –providing an international perspective on the benefits and challenges of enterprise search implementation.

Join us in London this October for plenary sessions and parallel tracks on Tools and Techniques and Making Search Work plus networking, social events and the chance to meet some of key enterprise search solutions providers.

For anyone struggling with the challenges of implementing enterprise search, Enterprise Search Europe is a unique opportunity to share experiences, learn about emerging technologies, and find solutions.

24 & 25 October 2011 Hilton London Olympia
Katherine Allen More Info
ECIR 2011 CFP
2011-03-15
We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full-length research papers, short-papers, posters and demos, which will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of Information Retrieval. Papers that demonstrate a high level of research adventure or which break out of the traditional IR paradigms are particularly welcome.Cathal Gurrin More Info
CIKM 2010 - Call for Participation
2010-10-26
CIKM 2010 will take place in Toronto, Canada on 26 October 2010. Toronto is Canada's largest city. More than 60% of the US population live within a 90-minute flight to Toronto. The city of Toronto is easily accessible from all the major international cities in the world and Toronto Pearson International Airport has non-stop or the same plane service to 42 United States cities and 56 other international cities such as Rome, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Warsaw.CIKM Organisers More Info
Search Solutions 2010
2010-10-21
Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive and collegial, with attendance limited to 60 delegates.Tony Russell-Rose More Info
ECIR 2010 CFP
2010-10-01
We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of Information Retrieval.

Deadline:1 October 2009
Stefan Rüger More Info
International Conference on Business and Digital Enterprises
2010-09-14
The world is becoming more and more 'digital'. The digital technology has transformed the entire world to a new reality. Almost all sectors like journalism, banking, finance, manufacturing, health care, education, entertainment etc are influenced by digital revolution. The proposed conference will foresee such future.

The conference will be held at the London Metropolitan University.
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The second int. conf. on Networked Digital Technologies
2010-08-02
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at the London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan University, UK from August 4-6, 2010 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.Pit Pichappan More Info
IIIX 2010 CFP
2010-04-11
IIiX will explore the relationships between the contexts that affect information retrieval and information seeking, how these contexts impact information behavior, and how knowledge of information contexts and information behaviors can help design truly interactive information systems.Nicholas J. Belkin More Info
ECIR 2010 Conference
2010-03-28
The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.

Location:Milton Keynes, UK
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CIKM 2009
2009-11-00
The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.Peter Chen More Info
Search Solutions 2009
2009-10-01
Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in information search and retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive and collegial (with attendance limited to 60-80 delegates) and features a high quality technical programme.

Location:BCS London HQ
Tony Russell-Rose More Info
CIKM 2008
2008-10-26
The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.Conference organisers More Info
IIIX2008
2008-10-14
IIiX invites research contributions that approach information contexts from a broad range of perspectives, such as context surrounding documents, context influencing seeking, humans and their tasks, the context of information seekers and providers, the context of interactive search, and the technical contexts of information systems. Mounia Lalmas More Info
FDIA 2008: Future Directions in Information Access
2008-09-22
Promoting and Encouraging Early Research in Information Access

At the first symposium held last year, the aim was to provide a forum where future directions of information access can be presented and discussed in an open and friendly environment.

Leif Azzopardi More Info
ACM-SIGIR 2008
2008-07-20
SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR).Conference Secretariat More Info
ECIR 2008
2008-03-30

ECIR is the major European forum for the presentation of new research results in the broad field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.

Ian Ruthven More Info
FDIA 2007: Future Directions in Information Access
2007-08-28
Promoting and Encouraging Early Research in IR
Information Retrieval conferences are now becoming highly competitive. As such, it is difficult for many new researchers to present and share their ideas which are at more formative or tentative stages. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum where future directions of information access can be presented and discussed in an open and friendly environment.
Leif Azzopardi More Info
ACM SIGIR 2007: Call for Participation
2007-07-23
SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the field of information retrieval (IR). On-line registration for the conference is now open.

*Important Dates*

June 15 2007: Early registration deadline
July 23-27, 2007: Conference in Amsterdam
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Bid call for ECIR 2009
2007-06-29
The BCS IRSG Committee is interested in hearing from bidders for organizing ECIR 2009 in continental Europe. The next two ECIR's are to be held in Rome (2007) and Glasgow (2008). Please see the guidelines.

*Deadline* for ECIR 2009 proposals Midnight UTC Friday 29th June 2007
Andy MacFarlane More Info
Search Solutions
2007-05-23
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.
The event will be held in London, and registration is now open.
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DIR 2007 - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
2007-03-28
The primary aim of the DIR 2007 Workshop is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval (IR) and related disciplines can exchange and present innovative research developments. We invite participation from academia and industry. Especially, Ph.D. students are encouraged to attend.

Workshop to be held at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium on March 28-29, 2007

Registration is possible till March 25, 2007.
Arjen de Vries More Info
SIGIR 2007: 2nd Call for papers for Doctoral Consortium
2007-03-11
The ACM SIGIR Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with a unique opportunity to have substantive interaction with other researchers regarding their proposed dissertation research. The Consortium will take place on the same day as the Tutorials, with the format being: student presentations with plenary discussions, lunch, individual meetings with experienced researchers, and dinner.
*Important Dates*
March 11, 2007: Doctoral consortium submissions due
April 11, 2007: Notification of acceptance for all submissions
July 23-27, 2007: Conference in Amsterdam
Djoerd Hiemstra More Info
Annual General Meeting + Talk
2007-02-12
Celebrating 50 years of the BCS and over 30 years of the Information Retrieval Specialist Group

This year the AGM will be held on the evening of the Tuesday 22nd of May, together with a talk to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the BCS. The talk is entitled Past, Present and Future of Information Retrieval and will be given by Prof. Keith van Rijsbergen of the University of Glasgow.

These events are free, and we welcome all IRSG members to attend both the AGM and the Talk.

Andy MacFarlane More Info
Winter Informer
2007-02-02
The Winter Informer has now been released. Read about the AIR Symposium and Teaching and Learning Workshop, find out about the new KIDMM specialist group and more.Tony Rose More Info
SIGIR 2007: Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshops
2007-02-01
SIGIR 2007 will begin with a full day of tutorials on July 23, 2007.

Proposals are solicited for tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications.

Important dates February 25, 2007: Poster, demonstration, tutorial, and workshop submissions
Djoerd Hiemstra More Info
SIGIR 2007: Call for Papers
2007-01-28
The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 23-27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original research contributions, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems.

Djoerd Hiemstra More Info
IRSG Student Questionniare
2007-01-15
The BCS-iRSG would like to find out more about our student members. Please take a few minutes to fill out our student questionniare. Thanks!Simon Overell More Info
WGI and BCS-IRSG
2006-12-11
The BCS-IRSG has secured an “in cooperation” agreement with the Dutch Working Community on Information Sciences (WGI). Each year WGI hold the Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop. The primary aim of the DIR workshops is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines, can exchange information and present new research development.
The 7th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR2007) will be held in Leuven, Belgium on the 28th and 29th of March.
IRSG Chair
ECIR Workshop Report
2006-11-03
The ECIR workshop proceedings are now available.
This report contains a summary of the presentations, survey results, and the discussion during the workshop and includes the guidelines for writing good ECIR papers.

The Draft ECIR Paper Guidelines are also available.
This report contains the guidelines for writing good ECIR papers that are theoretical, conceptual, experimental, applications, and/or user oriented, in nature.

Leif Azzopardi
SIGIR 2007: Mentoring for Conference Paper Submissions
2006-10-15
The ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) offers a mentoring program for papers being submitted to the ACM SIGIR 2007 conference. If you would like help with your submission, you may ask for a mentor---a person who will help you with your submission to the SIGIR audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail.Mark Sanderson More Info
Call For ECIR BIDS 2008
2006-06-01
We are now accepting bids for hosting ECIR 2008. Since the conference will be in 2008 the conference is to be held at a UK Location. The application and bid document are available by following the link.Andy MacFarlane More Info
ECIR 2006 Proceedings
2006-05-14
For anyone who missed ECIR, or who would like a copy of the proceedings, surplus copies are now available for £20.
The copies are available by contacting Alexei Yavlinsky (agy02doc.ic.ac.uk) or Simon Overall (seo01@doc.ic.ac.uk), or through Amazon Marketplace.
Simon Overell More Info
Spring Informer
2006-04-29
The Spring Informer has now been released. Read a review of ECIR 2006, check out what happened at Industry Day, get the latest on new products and more.Tony Rose More Info
Industry Day
2006-04-13
BCS IRSG Industry Day: a one-day workshop devoted to the challenges involved in developing operational IR products and servicesAlex Bailey More Info
ECIR 2007
2006-03-04
ECIR 2007 is to be held in Rome hosted by Fondazione Ugo Bordoni and organised by Gianni Amati. Congratulations. ecir2007 More Info
CALL FOR ECIR 2007
2005-06-21
We are now accepting bids for hosting ECIR 2007. The application and bid document are available by following the link.Andy MacFarlane More Info
CoLIS 2005 Workshop Sponsorship
2005-06-09
If you are attending the CoLIS 2005 workshops, IRSG members will receive a £5 discount. If you are not a member, register and still get £5 off! More Info
IRSG AGM
2005-03-22
The Annual General Meeting was held during ECIR 2005 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain. See the programme of events for details.Andy Macfarlane More Info