Events Summer 2018

One Day Events

Workshop on Ethics, Privacy, Transparency and Bias in Information Retrieval in Sheffield. A one day event focusing on some very hot topics given current events. http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/2018/08/cfp-workshop-on-ethics-privacy-transparency-and-bias-in-information-retrieval-in-sheffield/

DIR2018: The Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop 2018. 23 November 2018. Leiden, the Netherlands. http://dir2018.nl/

Our annual search solutions event will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018, with tutorials taking place one day beforehand on Monday 26th November 2018 https://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2018/sse2018.php

Conferences/Workshops

INTERACT 2019: The 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of HCI and search. September 2-6, 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. http://interact2019.org/

SIMBig 2018 – 5th Annual International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data. A conferencw with many themes on search. 3-5 September 2018, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru. http://simbig.org/SIMBig2018/

MobileHCI 2018: 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. Of interest to members working on mobile search and interaction. 3rd – 6th September 2018. Barcelona, Spain. https://mobilehci.acm.org/2018/

DEXA 2018: 29th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications. A conference with various themes on search including a workshop focused specfically on IR. 3-6 September 2018. Regensburg, Germany. http://www.dexa.org/

CBMI 2018: International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. Of interest to members working on searching multimedia. 4-6 September 2018. La Rochelle, France. http://cbmi2018.univ-lr.fr/

SC 2018: The Spatial Cognition Conference 2018. Of interest to members working with spatial cognition and search. 5-8 September 2018, Tuebingen, Germany. http://sites.psu.edu/sc2018/

ICADIWT 2018: The Ninth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies. A conference with many themes related to search. 5-6 September 2018 Bangkok, Thailand. http://socio.org.uk/icadiwt

SEMANTiCS 2018: The Linked Data Conference 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 10-13 September 2018. Vienna, Austria. https://2018.semantics.cc/

ICTIR 2018: The 4th ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of theory and search. 15-18 September 2018. Tianjin, China. http://ictir2018.org/

First cross-domain IFIP Internet of Things (IoT) Conference. Of interest to members working in the areas of pervasive or mobile search. 18-20 September 2018, Poznań, Poland. http://wcc2018.put.poznan.pl/

KDIR 2018: 10th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the areas of e-discovery or information extraction. 18-20 September 2018, Seville, Spain. http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/

iWOAR 2018: 5th international Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of mobile and pervasive search. 20-21 September 2018. Berlin, Germany. http://iwoar.org

SocInfo2018: 10th Social Inofrmatics. Of interest to members working in the area of social search. 24-27 September 2018. St.Petersburg, Russia. https://socinfo2018.hse.ru/

KI2018: The 41st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence. A general conference on AI with themes on AI and search. 24-28 September 2018, Berlin, Germany. http://ki2018.dai-labor.de

ICDIM 2018: Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management. Has many themes including IR. 24-26 September 2018 Berlin, Germany. http://www.icdim.org

NordiCHI 2018: 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of HCI and search interfaces. 29 September – 3 October 2018. Oslo, Norway. http://nordichi2018.org/

ACM RecSys 2018: Twelfth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. Of interest to members working on recommender systems. 2-7 October 2018. Vancouver, Canada. https://recsys.acm.org/recsys18/

ISWC 2018: The 17th International Semantic Web Conference. Of interest to working on the problem of semantic search. 8 – 12 October 2018. Monterey, California, USA. http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/

ACM UbiComp/ISCW 2018: International Symposium on Wearable Computers/joint conference of pervasive computing. Of interest to members working in the area of pervasive search (not to be confused with the semantic web conference listed above). 8-12 October 2018. Singapore. http://iswc.net/iswc18/ http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2018/

ISIC 2018: 12th Information Seeking in Context conference. Of interest to members working in the area of interaction and search. 9-11 October 2018, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. http://www.isic2018.com/

SUI 2018: ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction. Of interest to members working in the area of spatial interaction and search. 13-14 October 2018. The Park Inn Hotel in Alexanderplatz, Berlin. http://sui.acm.org/2018/

SLSP 2018: 6th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing. Of interest to members working in the area of speech and audio search. 15-17 October 2018. Mons, Belgium. http://slsp2018.irdta.eu/

SNAMS-2018: The Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security. Of interest to members working in the area of social search. 15-18 October 2018. Valencia, Spain. http://emergingtechnet.org/SNAMS2018/

Taxonomy Boot Camp London. Of interest to members working with knowledge organisations and search. 16-17 October 2018. Olympia London. http://www.taxonomybootcamp.com/London/2018/default.aspx

ICMI 2018: The 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. Of interest to members working on multimodel aspects of search. 16-20th October 2018. Boulder, Colorado. https://icmi.acm.org/2018/index.php?id=home

AINL 2018: The 7th conference on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 17-19 October 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia. http://ainlconf.ru/

CIKM 2018: 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. A long standing conference with IR as a key theme. 22-26 October 2018, Turin, Italy. http://www.cikm2018.units.it/

DS 2018: 21st International Conference on Discovery Science. A wide range of themes relevant to IR including machine learning etc. 30-31 October, 2018. St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus.
http://www.cyprusconferences.org/ds2018

EMNLP 2018: 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 31 October – 4 November, Brussels, Belgium. http://emnlp2018.org/

GIR’18: 12th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval GIR’18 at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018. A long standing workshop on Geographical IR, part of a large conference on spatial computing issues. 6th November 2018. Seattle, Washington, USA. http://www.geo.uzh.ch/~rsp/gir18/

AmI 2018: 2018 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence. Of interest to members working in the area of pervasive search. 12-14 November, 2018. Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca. http://www.cyprusconferences.org/ami2018/

CIIS 2018: The 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Information Systems. A broad IS conference with various themes on search. 16-18 November 2018. Brunei. http://www.utb.edu.bn/ciis2018/

CDVE2018: The 15th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering. Of interest to members working with visualization and search. 21-24 October 2018. Hangzhou, China. http://www.cdve.org/index.html

ASSETS 2018: ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Of interest to members working in the area of disability and its impact on search technologies. 22-24 October 2018. Galway, Ireland. https://assets18.sigaccess.org/index.html

WISE 2018: The 19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 12-15 November 2018. Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. http://wise2018.connect.rs/

AIRS 2018: The 14th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference. A conference with a focus on search in Asian languages. 28-30 November 2018, Taipei. http://airs2018.org/site/page.aspx?pid=901&sid=1221&lang=en

WI’18: IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2018. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 3-6 December 2018. Santiago, Chile. https://webintelligence2018.com/

WIS/COLLNET 2018: 14th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 18th COLLNET Meeting. Of interest to members using metrics such webometrics to inform search. 5-8 December 2018, University of Macau, Macau, http://socio.org.uk/collnet2018/

FIRE 2018: Tenth meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation. A conference with a focus on evaluation in IR. 7th – 9th December, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of information and communication technology, Gandhinagar, India. http://fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

IEEE Big Data 2018: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Of interest to members working on searching large data sets. 10-13 December 2018, Seattle, WA, USA. http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2018/index.html

MMM 2019: 25th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling. Of interest to members working in the area of Multimedia search. 8-11 January 2019. Thessaloniki, Greece. http://mmm2019.iti.gr/

WSDM 2019: The 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 11-15 February 2019, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2019/

CHIIR 2018: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Information. A conference with a very clear focus on user issues in search. 10-14 March 2019. Glasgow, Scotland. http://sigir.org/chiir2019/

PerCom 2019: The Seventeenth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications. Of interest to members working in the area of pervasive computing and search. 11-15 March 2019. Kyoto, Japan. http://www.percom.org/

ACM IUI 2018: 23rd annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community. Of interest to members working on intelligent interfaces and search. 17-20 March 2019. Los Angeles, CA, USA. http://iui.acm.org/2018/

SAC 2019: The 34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. A long running conference with a theme on IR. 8-12 April 2019. St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus. https://www.sigapp.org/sac/sac2019/

ECIR 2019: 41st BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval. The groups annual conference. 14-19 April 2019. http://www.ecir2019.org/

CHI 2019: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The biggest HCI conference of interest to members working in the area of interaction and search. 4-9 May 2018. Glasgow, Scotland.
https://chi2019.acm.org/

CLEF 2019: An IR evaluation competition and workshop. Lugano, Switzerland – September 9-12, 2019
http://clef2019.clef-initiative.eu/

Summer and Autumn Schools

ACM SIGCHI Summer School on Intelligent User Interface. A summer school on intelligent user interfaces of interest to members working on search in a cultural heritage context. 2-5 October 2018, Haifa, Israel. https://cri.hevra.haifa.ac.il/events/2018/IUI2018

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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