Autumn 2017

Open for Business: IRSG to welcome new Committee Members

Editorial

Welcome back! Now that the summer has finally disappeared and rain is replaced by darkness, we would like to keep you posted on what’s been going on in the world of search.¬†We are a little earlier this time with our Autumn issue of Informer as we want to make sure you hit two important deadlines. […]

SIGIR 2017: Typhoon, Earthquake, and Godzillas

The International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) was held in the land of rising sun for its 40th meeting. The conference was hosted at Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo and ran from Monday the 7th until Friday the11th of August. Keio Plaza is a 47-story building located in the […]

Call for Nominations: IRSG Committee

The British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group seeks nominations from members of the group to serve on the committee for a two year term from November 2017. The committee oversees the work of the officers of the group and takes decisions on a number of important matters including the location of ECIR, allocating funds […]