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Upcoming Events

Search Solutions 2014

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

ECIR 2015

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ECIR encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.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.

Recent Events

ISKO Making metadata work

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
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ECIR 2014

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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