Events Summer 2016

One Day Events

Search Solutions 2016. The annual practioner focused event for the IRSG held at the BCS offices in Covent Garden, together with a tutorial day. 29-30 November 2016. http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2016/sse2016.php

Conferences/Workshops

ISMW FRUCT 2016 conference on Intelligence, Social Media and Web. Of interest to members working in the area of social search or web search. 28 August – 4 September 2016. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. http://ismw-fruct.spbu.ru/index.html#general

RTIS 2016: First International Conference on Real Time Intelligent Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of real time search. 1-3 September 2016,
Beijing, China. http://www.socio.org.uk/rtis/

TPDL 2016: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. Of interest to members working in the area of Digital Libaries and Search. 5-9 September 2016. Hannover, Germany. http://www.tpdl2016.org/

CLEF 2016: Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum – Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality and Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of cross language IR. 5-8 September 2016. Évora, Portugal. http://clef2016.clef-initiative.eu/

TIR’16: 13th International Workshop on Text-Based Information Retrieval. Focused on text IR, co-located with DEXA 2016, also of interest to members. 5-8 September 2016. Porto, Portugal. http://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/webis/events/tir-16/tir16-web/

ECCE 2016: European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. A general HCI conference of interest to members working in the area of search and interfaces. 6–8 September 2016. University of Nottingham. http://ecce2016.eace.net/

Mobile HCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. Of interest to members working in the area of mobile search. 6-9 September 2016, Florence, Italy. http://mobilehci.acm.org/

#Lucene4IR Workshop. A workshop focused on the practical use of the open source IR system Lucene, of interest to members working on the implementation of search. 8-9 September 2016,University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. https://sites.google.com/site/lucene4ir/home

KDWEB 2016: 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the WEB. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search and ontologies. 8-10 September 2016. Cagliari, Italy. http://www.iascgroup.it/kdweb2016

SSH 2016: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for e-Health. Of interest working in search for the health domain. 14-17 September 2016, Munich, Germany. http://www.ssh2016.pwr.edu.pl/

SEMANTiCS 2016: 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 12-15 September 2016. Leipzig, Germany. http://2016.semantics.cc

TSD 2016: Nineteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE. A conference with several themes on search. 12-16 September 2016. Brno, Czech Republic. http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2016/

ICTIR 2016: Second ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working more in the theory side of search. 12-16 September 2016. University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. http://ictir2016.org/

RecSys 2016: 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of recommender systems. 15-19 September 2016. Boston, MA, USA. https://recsys.acm.org/recsys16/

MHDW 2016: 5th Mining Humanistic Data Workshop. A workshop with a number of themes related to IR. 16-18 September 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.
http://conferences.cwa.gr/mhdw2016/

ECMLPKDD 2016: European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases. Of interest to members working in the area of machine learning and search. 19-23 September 2016. Riva Del Garda, Italy. http://www.ecmlpkdd2016.org/

ISIC 2016: The Information Behaviour Conference: Information Seeking in Context. Of interest to members working in the more general area of information seeking. 10-13 September 2016. Zadar, Croatia. http://isic2016.com/?lang=en

ICTIR 2016: ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. A conference focusing on the theoretical aspects of information retrieval. 12-16 September 2016, University of Delaware, U.S.A. http://ictir2016.org/

SEMANTiCS 2016: 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 12 -15 September 2016, Leipzig, Germany, http://2016.semantics.cc

CoSTA’2016: International Workshop on Computation Sustainability, Technologies and Applications. Of interest to members working in the area of sustainability and search. 12-13 September 2016, London. http://islab.di.uminho.pt/CoSTA2016/

ICDIM 2016: Eleventh International Conference on Digital Information Management. A conference with a number of themes of interest to IR professionals. 19-21 September 2016, Porto, Portugal. http://www.icdim.org/

MexIHC: Sixth Mexican Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of interfaces and search. 21-23 September 2016, Colima, Mexico. http://mexihc.org/2016/index.html

ICCCI 2016: 8th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications. A general computer science conference with a number of themes related to IR including big data and search. 28-30 September 2016, Halkidiki, Greece. http://conferences.cwa.gr/iccci2016/

WI’16: EEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2016. Of interest to members working in the area of web data e.g. search log analysis. 13-16 October 2016. Hilton Omaha, USA. http://wibih.unomaha.edu/wi

ASIS&T 2016 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. An information science conference with several themes on search. 14-18 October 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark. https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/

SUI 2016: The 4th ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction. A conference with a focus on spatial user behavior, of interest to members working in the area of geographical search among other areas. 15-16 October 2016, Tokyo, Japan. http://sui-symposium.org/

ACM Multimedia 2016: Of interest to members working in the area of Mutlmedia and Search. 15 – 19 October 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. http://www.acmmm.org/2016/

ISWC 2016: 15th International Semantic Web Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 17 -21 October 2016. Kobe, Japan. http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/

IEEE DSAA’2016: Third International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics. Of interest to members working in the area of Big Data and Search. 17-19 October 2016. Montreal, Canada. https://www.ualberta.ca/~dsaa16/

SPIRE 2016: 23rd International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval. A general IR and string processing conference. 18-20 October 2016. Beppu, Oita, Japan. https://sites.google.com/site/spire2016jp/home

SMAP 2016: 11th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization. Of interest to those working in the area of semantic, social and personalized search. 20-21 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece. http://www.smap2016.org

NordiCHI 2016. A key Nordic conference on HCI of interest to members working in the area of users and search. 23-27 October 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. http://www.nordichi2016.org/

CDVE2016: 13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering. Of interest to members working in the area of interfaces and search. 24-27 October 2016. Sydney, Australia. http://www.cdve.org/cfpaper.html

CIKM 2016: 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. A conference with an important theme on IR. 24 – 28 October2016, Indianapolis, USA. http://www.cikm2016.org/

HCOMP 2016: The Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. A conference with various themes of interest to members including the use of crowdsourcing for relevance. 30 October -3 November 2016. Austin, TX, USA. http://www.humancomputation.com/2016/

ISS 2016: ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces. Of interest to members working in the area of alternative interfaces search. 6-9 November 2016, Niagara Falls, Canada. http://iss2016.acm.org/

KDIR 2016: The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of ontologies and search. 9–11 November 2016. Porto, Portugal. http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/

ICMI 2016: The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of multimodal interaction and search. 12-16 November 2016. Tokyo, Japan. http://icmi.acm.org/2016/

MIKE 2016: Fourth International Conference on Mining Intellgigence and Knowlege Exploration. A conference with varous themes related to search. 13-19 November 2016. National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City. http://www.mike.org.in/2016/

IEEE Big Data 2016: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Of interest to members working on bit data problems.15-18 November 2016. Washington DC, USA. http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2016/

SLTC 2016: 6th Swedish Language Technology Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 16-19 November 2016. Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. http://sltc2016.cs.umu.se/

TrustData 2016: 7th International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy for Big Data. Of interest to members working in privacy and search. 16-18 November 2016, Zhangjiajie, China. http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/TrustData2016/

SLTC 2016: The Sixth Swedish Language Technology Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 17-18 November, 2016, Umeå University, Sweden. http://sltc2016.cs.umu.se

EKAW 2016: 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Of interest to members working in the areas of semantic search and search in KM applications. 19-23 November 2016. Bologna, Italy. http://ekaw2016.cs.unibo.it/

IALP 2016: The 20th International Conference on Asian Language Processing. A general conference on language processing for Asian languages, with several themes related to IR. 21-23 November 2016.Tainan, Taiwan.
http://chinese.csie.ncku.edu.tw/IALP2016/

MTSR 2016: 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research. Of interest to members working on meta-data and IR. 22-25 November 2016, Göttingen, Germany. http://www.mtsr-conf.org/

SITIS 2016: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems. A conference with several themes on search including a track on social media. 28 November – 1 December 2016, Naples Italy. http://www.sitis-conf.org/

OzCHI 2016: The 28th Australian National Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of HCI and search. 29 November – 2 December 2016. Launceston, Australia. http://www.ozchi.org/2016/

CLiC-it 2016: Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 5-6 December 2016. Napoli, Italy. http://clic-it2016.dieti.unina.it/index.php/it/

FTC 2016: Future Technologies Conference 2016. A forum for to consider the future nature of IR? 6-7 December 2016, San Francisco, United States. http://www.saiconference.com/FTC2016

IEEE ICDM 2016: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. A data mining conference with various themes and workshops on search. 12-15 December 2016, Barcelona, Spain. http://icdm2016.eurecat.org/

BigTrust 2016: The 1st International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy for Big Data. A conference with several themes of interest to search professionals. 14-16 December 2016, Granada, Spain. http://csee.hnu.edu.cn/hbs/

SIMPDA2016: 6th IFIP 2.6 International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis. A conference with various themes of interest to members. 14-16 December 2016, Graz, Austria. http://simpda2016.di.unimi.it

MMM2017: 23rd Multimedia Modelling Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of multmedia and search. 4-6 January 2017. Reykjavik Iceland. http://mmm2017.ru.is/

IUI 2017: 22nd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. A conference of interest to members working in the area of interfaces and search. 13-16 March 2017, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus. http://iui.acm.org/2017

SAC 2017: 32th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. A conference with several themes on search. 3–7 April 2017, Marrakech, Morocco. http://www.cs.unibo.it/sacwt17/

CHIIR 2017: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval. A conference focusing on the interaction aspect of search. 7-11 March 2017. Oslo, Norway. http://sigir.org/chiir2017/

ECIR 2017: European Conference on Information Retrieval. The groups annual conference. 8-13 April 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland. http://www.ecir2017.org/

SDM’17: The 17th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. A conference with a number of themes related to search. 27-29 April 2017, The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, Texas, USA. www.siam.org/meetings/sdm17/

Summer and Autumn Schools

ESSLLI 2016: 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information. Of interest to members working in the area of more formal aspect of search. 15-26 August 2016, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy. http://esslli2016.unibz.it/

RuSSIR 2016: 10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval. An annual summer school focused on IR held in Russia every year. Co-located with the RuSSIR Young Scientist Conference 2016. 22-26 August 2016. Saratov, Russia. http://romip.ru/russir2016/

ASIRF: Autumn School 2016 for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging.
Overview lectures on Advanced topics in Information Retrieval and Information Foraging. 2–8 October 2016, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany. https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/fb3/institute/iwist/veranstaltungen/asirf2016

About Andy Macfarlane
Andy Macfarlane

Andy is a Reader in Information Retrieval in the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London, and is a member of the Centre for HCI Design. He is the past Chair of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group and is a long standing member of that SG.