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 IRSG committee is currently working on. We will review the bids for ECIR 2015 over the summer and expect to announce the winning bid soon after. Remember, that ECIR 2014 will be held in Amsterdam. The current year will however see another few IRSG-organised events taking place. First of all, FDIA 2013, that primarily aims at postgraduate students to present and discuss their ideas, will take place in Granada as part of ESSIR 2013. Then we will see ICTIR 2013 in Copenhagen and finally we are preparing the programme for Search Solutions 2013. More details to be announced very shortly, only this much for now: expect some top names in IR among the mix of speakers!