Udo Kruschwitz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essex. His main interests are in information retrieval and natural language engineering. He has been a member of the IRSG committee for a few years now and enjoys in particular being involved in organising events such as Search Solutions and ECIR Industry Day which aim at bringing together academia and industry. He co-chaired SIGIR 2012 Industry Track.
By Udo Kruschwitz on April 28, 2015
Welcome back! It’s April and another ECIR has just passed, one full of workshops. tutorials, wine tastings, schnitzel, excellent keynote talks, more schnitzel, more great talks. We will bring you the latest ECIR news in this edition of Informer (among many other things).
By Udo Kruschwitz on January 30, 2015
Happy New Year and welcome to a new edition of Informer! This time we offer you a special edition, a Conference Reviews Edition. Nothing but conference reviews, how does that sound? Well, let us know and we will listen …
By Udo Kruschwitz on November 3, 2014
Welcome to the autumn edition of Informer! For those of you who don’t know, Informer is the newsroom of the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society. We spare no effort in getting the hottest pieces of (IRSG) news, getting the best contributors and compiling the most up-to-date list of IR-related events. […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on July 31, 2014
Another edition of Informer? Are people not still hotly debating the issues we raised in the spring edition? Well, it’s been three months. Time flies when you are getting old(ish). Welcome back! This time it’s a seriously short editorial. Let’s focus on the facts.
By Udo Kruschwitz on April 30, 2014
Welcome to a new edition of Informer and a very short editorial (just to find out if anybody notices). What do we have to offer this time? First of all we have a number of workshop and conference reviews. March saw the annual iConference leaving America for the first time and what better place to […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on January 31, 2014
“New year, new direction?” asks Tony in his opening piece. Are we going to go back to print editions of Informer? Will we establish a new conference series on Enterprise Search? Are we going to extend our activities to the Outer Hebrides? Well, the short answer is that it’s up to you. We want to […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on January 27, 2014
The tutorial on Multimedia Information Retrieval at Search Solutions 2013 held at BCS’s headquarters in London was the last in a series of tutorials by Professor Stefan Rueger from the The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute. He started the series at the end of 2009 based on the first stages of his text book with […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on October 31, 2013
… and ECIR 2015 will be held in …hold on, let’s first look at past events before we look ahead. This summer was packed with IR-related events. It all started with SIGIR 2013 in Dublin. Dublin seems to be one of THE places for organising conferences right now with ECIR and SIGIR now over and […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on July 26, 2013
Melting motorways and buckled rails? The summer has arrived in England. Welcome to a new edition of Informer. This is a Special Summer Edition in that we kept this issue (and the editorial) as short as possible so that we do not distract you too much from your summer reading. First some updates on what the […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on April 26, 2013
Welcome back! This spring 2013 edition of Informer will bring you a range of fairly different articles, perhaps just the right mix for this time of the year. More about the articles later, let us first have a glimpse at what has been going on in the IR community. SIGIR 2013 is taking shape. Following the […]