Events Spring 2017

One Day Events

Search Solutions 2017. The annual practioner focused event for the IRSG held at the BCS offices in Covent Garden, together with a tutorial day on 28 November 2017, with the main event on 29th November 2017.

Conferences/Workshops

Healthcare’17: 2017 International Conference on Healthcare Science and Engineering. Of interest to members working in the area of health and search. 1-3 June 2017, Zhengzhou, China.
http://healthcare.ha.edu.cn/2017

ACM ICMR 2017: International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of multimedia search. 5-8 June 2017, Bucharest, Romania. http://www.icmr2017.ro/index.php

IIR 2017: 8th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop. A workhop focused purely on IR. 5-7 June 2017. Lugano, Switzerland. http://iir2017.usi.ch/

Web3D 2017: The 22nd International Conference on 3D Web Technology. Of interest to members working on novel technologies for web search. 5-7 June 2017, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. http://web3d2017.web3d.org/

ICWE 2017: 17th International Conference on Web Engineering. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 5-8 June 2017, Rome, Italy. http://icwe2017.webengineering.org/

ACM SIGCHI DIS 2017: Designing Interactive Systems. Of interest to members working on the design of interactive IR systems. 10-14 June 2017, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. http://dis2017.org/

ICAIL 2017: The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. Of interest to members working in the domain of legal search. 12-16 June 2017, King’s College London. http://nms.kcl.ac.uk/icail2017/

JCDL ‘17: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Of interest to members working in the area of search and digital libaries. 19-23 June 2017, Toronto, Ontario CA. http://2017.jcdl.org/

CBMI 2017: 15th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. Of interest to members working in the area of multimedia search. 19-21 June 2017, Firenze, Italy. http://cbmi2017.micc.unifi.it

ACM MMSys 2017: The 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference. A conference of interest to members working in the area of multimedia and search. 20-23 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan. http://mmsys17.iis.sinica.edu.tw/

DEW 2017: Data Exploration in the Web 3.0 Age. Of interest to members working in the area of the Semantic web and search. 21-23 June 2017, Poznan, Poland. http://swlab.unica.it/dew2017/

IIMSS 2017: 10th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services. Of interest to members working in the area of interactive multimedia search. 21-23 June 2017, Vilamoura, The Algarve, Portugal. http://iimss-17.kesinternational.org/

I-SPAN-2017, FCST-2017, ISCC-2017: International Conferences. A variety of conferences with many theme on search. 21-23 June 2017, Exeter, England. http://cse.stfx.ca/~ISPAN2017/, http://cse.stfx.ca/~FCST2017/, http://cse.stfx.ca/~iscc2017/.

PETRA’17: 10th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. A conference with a number of relevant themes to IR and Search. 21-23 June 2017, Island of Rhodes, Greece. http://www.petrae.org/

FQAS 2017: 12th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of question answering systems and search. 21-23 June 2017, University of Westminster, London, UK. http://fqas-2017.org/

CBMS 2017: IEEE Computer-Based Medical Systems 2017. Of interest to members working in the area of health information retrieval. 22-24 June 2017. Thessaloniki, Greece. http://cbms2017.org/

AIMS 2017: IEEE International Conference on AI & Mobile Services. Of interest to members working in the area of mobile search. 25-30 June 2017, Hilton Village, Honolulu, HI, USA. http://www.themobileservices.org/2017/

Digital Health 2017: 7th International Conference on Digital Health 2017. Of interest to members working in the area of health search. 2-5 July 2017, London. http://www.acm-digitalhealth.org/

ECSM 2017: 4th European Conference on Social Media. Of interest to members working in the area of searching social media or using social media to aid search. 3-4 July 2017, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania. http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecsm/ecsm-call-for-papers/

British HCI 2017: 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of HCI and Search. 3-6 July 2017, University of Sunderland’s St. Peter’s Campus. http://hci2017.bcs.org/

HT2017: Hypertext 2017. Of interest to members working in the area of hypertext and search. 4-7 July 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. https://ht.acm.org/ht2017/

MDA 2017: 12th International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals with Applications in Medicine. Of interest to members working in the area of image retrieval and health. 8–11 July 2017, New York, USA. http://www.mda-signals.de/

ACM UMAP 2017: 25th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. Of interest to members working in the area of user focused work in search. 9-12 July 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia. http://www.um.org/umap2017/

iV2017 – 21st International Conference on Information Visualisation. Of interest to members working in the area of visualisation and search. 11-14 July 2017, London South Bank University, London.
http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV2017/

HCI International 2017: An HCI conference of interest to members working in the area of search interfaces. 9-14 July 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. http://2017.hci.international/

ICDM 2017: 17th Industrial Conference on Data Mining. Of interest to members working in the area of text mining, with an industrial focus. 12–16 July 2017, New York, USA. http://www.data-mining-forum.de/

CCIR2017: 23rd China Conference on Information Retrieval. A conference in China focused on IR, which is dual lingual. 13-14 July 2017, Shanghai, China. https://easychair.org/cfp/ccir2017

DMBD’2017: 2nd International Conference of Data Mining and Big Data. Of interest to members working in the area of big data and search. 27 July-1 August 2017, Fukuoka, Japan. http://dmbd2017.ic-si.org/

ACL 2017: Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 30 July-4 August 2017, Vancouver, Canada. http://acl2017.org/

IEEE IRI 2017: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. A conference with various themes which tackle search, with various relevant workshops. 4-6 August 2017, San Diego, CA, USA. http://www.sis.pitt.edu/iri2017

DSCI 2017: 14th 2017 IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing. Of interest to members working in the area of mobile and search. 4- 8 August 2017. San Francisco, CA, US.
http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=62666&copyownerid=95987

SIGIR 2017: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. The biggest conference on IR. 7-11 August 2017, Tokyo, Japan. http://sigir.org/sigir2017

KDD 2017: SIGIR Conference on data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data. A conference with many themes on search. 13-17 August 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://www.kdd.org/kdd2017/

SIGDIAL 2017: 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. A conference with a number of themes related to search. 15-17 August 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany. http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference18/

LACompLing2017: Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2017. Workshop of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 18-19 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing17.html

IJCAI-17: 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. A key AI conference of interest to members working with AI on IR problems. 19-25 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia. http://ijcai-17.org/

Web Audio Conference 2017: 3RD ANNUAL WEB AUDIO CONFERENCE. Of interest to members working on search of audio data on the web. 21-23 August 2017, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. http://wac.eecs.qmul.ac.uk

SNAMS-2017: The Fourth International Symposium on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security. Of interest to members working in the area of social search. 21-23 August 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. http://emergingtechnet.org/SNAMS2017/index.php

WI’17: IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2017. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 23-26 August 2017, Leipzig, Germany. http://webintelligence2017.com/

IVA 2017: 17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Of interest to members working in the area of agents for search and information filtering. 27-30 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. http://iva2016.ict.usc.edu/

RecSys 2017: ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of recommender systems and search. 27-31 August 2017, Como, Italy. https://recsys.acm.org/recsys17/

DEXA 2017: 28th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications. A series of parallel conferences with many themes on IR evident. 28-31 August 2017, Lyon, France. http://www.dexa.org/conference_cfp

VLDB 2017: 43rd International Conference on Very Large Databases. A conference with many themes which tackle IR issues. 28th August-1 September 2017, Technical University of Munich, Germany. http://www.vldb.org/2017/

CD-MAKE: International IFIP Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction. Of interest to members working in the area of search and machine learning. 29 August-1 September 2017.
Reggio di Calabria, Italy. https://cd-make.net

LTA’2017: 2nd International Workshop on Language Technologies and Applications. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 4-7 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. https://www.fedcsis.org/2017/lta

Mobile HCI 2017: 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. Of interest to members working in the area of mobile interfaces and search. 4-7 September, Vienna, Austria. http://mobilehci.acm.org/2017/

TeMA Track: Text Mining and Applications (TeMA) Track of the 18th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2017). Of interest to members working in the area of either machine learning or information extraction and search. 5-8 September 2017, Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal. https://web.fe.up.pt/~epia2017/thematic-tracks/tema/

IntelliSys 2017: Intelligent Systems Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of AI and search. 7-8 September 2017, London, United Kingdom. http://www.saiconference.com/IntelliSys2017

ISKO-UK biennial conference: Knowledge Organization – what’s the story? Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies – current state and direction of travel. Of interest to members working in the area of knowledge organisation and search. 11-12 September 2017, UCL, London. http://www.iskouk.org/content/isko-uk-conference-2017-knowledge-organization-whats-story

CDVE2017: 14th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering. Of interest to members working in the area of visualisastion and search. 17-20 September 2017, Mallorca, Spain. http://www.cdve.org/index.html

ICIP 2017: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. Of interest to members working in the area of Content based image retrieval (CBIR). 17-20 September 2017, Beijing, China. http://2017.ieeeicip.org/

TPDL2017: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. Of interest to members working in the area of digital libraries and search. 18-21 September 2017, Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017

ADBIS 2017: 21th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems. A conference with many themes on IR including various workshops. 24-27 September 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus, Greece. http://cyprusconferences.org/adbis2017/

INTERACT 2017: 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. A conference of interest to members working on search interfaces. 25-29 September 2017, Mumbai, India. http://interact2017.org/

ICTIR 2017: The ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working on the theoretical side of search. 1-4 October 2017, Amsterdam. http://sigir.org/ictir2017/

SUI ’17: ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction 2017. Of interest to members working in the area of 3D and search. 16-17 October, Brighton, UK. http://www.sui2017.org/

HAI 2017: The Fifth International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of agents and search. 17-20 October 2017, Bielefeld, Germany. http://hai-conference.net/hai2017/

ACM Multimedia 2017: 25th Annual Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of multimedia search. 23-27 October 2017, Mountain View, CA USA. http://www.acmmm.org/2017/

SLSP 2017: 5th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech processing. Of interest to members working in NLP and search or speech retrieval. 23-25 October 2017, Le Mans, France. http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/

IC3K 2017: 9th Int.l Joint Conf. on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Of interest to members working in the area of knowledge management and search. 1-3 November 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. http://www.ic3k.org/

IJCCI 2017 – 9th Int.l Joint Conf. on Computational Intelligence. Of interest to members working in the area of machine learning and search. 1-3 November 2017,Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. http://www.ijcci.org/

KDIR 2017 – 9th Int.l Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of data mining and search. 1-3 November 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/

CIKM 2017: The 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. A major conference on IKM, with a theme on search. 6-10 November 2017, Singapore. http://cikm2017.org/

ER 2017: 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. Of interest to members working in the area of modelling search. 6-9 November 2017, Valencia, Spain. http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/

NLPCC 2017: The Sixth Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing. Of interest to members working in the area of IR and NLP. 8-12 November 2017, Dalian, China. http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2017/

ICMI’17: International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of interactive search. 13-17 November 2017, Glasgow, Scotland. https://icmi.acm.org/2017/

OzCHI 2017: Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of HCI and Search. 28 November-1 December 2017, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.ozchi.org/2017

ISM2017: 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. Of interest to members working in the area of Multimedia search. 11-13 December 2017, Taichung, Taiwan. http://ism2017.asia.edu.tw/

CLiC-it 2017: Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 11-13 December, 2017, Rome, Italy. http://sag.art.uniroma2.it/clic2017

IEEE Big Data 2017: IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Of interest to members working in the area of big data and search. 11-14 December 2017, Boston, MA, USA. http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2017/

WSDM 2018: The 11th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 5-9 February 2018, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2018/

SIGIR 2018: The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. The major conference on IR research. 8-12 July 2018, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. http://sigir.org/sigir2018

Summer and Autumn Schools

UBISS 2017: 8th International UBI Summer School 2017. Of interest to members interested in working in more novel areas of search. 12-17 June 2017, Oulu, Finland. http://ubicomp.oulu.fi/UBISS

Twelfth Madrid UPM Advanced Statistics and Data Mining Summer School. Of interest to members working in the area of machine learning and search. 26 June-7 July 2017. Various locations. http://bit.ly/1TweJjj

WWSSS’17: Annual Web Science Summer School. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 1-8 July 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia. http://wwsss17.com/

DeepLearn 2017: International Summer School on Deep Learning. Of interest to members working in the area of machine learning and search. 17-21 July 2017, Bilbao, Spain. http://grammars.grlmc.com/DeepLearn2017/

LxMLS 2017: 7th Lisbon Machine Learning School. Of interest to members working in the area of machine learning and search. 20-27 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. http://lxmls.it.pt/2017/

ASSIA 2017: 3rd Asian Summer School in Information Access. A summer school focused on information access of interest to members. 2-5 August 2017, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. http://goassia.github.io/assia2017/

NLS 2017: Third Nordic Logic Summer School: Of interest to members working in the area of logic and search, on the theory side of the field. 7-11 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. http://scandinavianlogic.org/node/5978

RuSSIR 2017: The 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval. An annual summer school held in Russia. 21–25 August 2017, Yekaterinburg, Russia. http://romip.ru/russir2017/

Keystone Summer School: 3rd Keystone Summer School on Keyword Search in Linked Big Data. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 21-25 August 2017Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. http://ifs.tuwien.ac.at/keystone.school/index.html

ESSIR 2017: 11th European Summer School in Information Retrieval. A biannual summer schoold in IR. 4-8 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain. http://eventum.upf.edu/8496/detail/11th-european-summer-school-in-information-retrieval-and40;essir-2017and41;.html

ASIRF 2017: Autumn School 2017 for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging. A summer school with a wider focus than just search of interest to members. 1–6 October 2017, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany. https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/en/fb3/institute/iwist/veranstaltungen/asirf/

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.

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