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Search Solutions 2020

Search Solutions 2020 will be an online-only event, taking place November 24 (tutorials) and November 25 (main event) and. We are calling for presentations and tutorials -- please find more details at the SS2020 main event page and the SS2020 tutorials page, respectively.

Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval Workshop

27th March 2020, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval is a one-day workshop that will bring together practitioners from academia and industry to discuss challenges relating to fairness and bias in information retrieval, and to foster knowledge transfer with a view to identifying new fair IR research directions.
We have a number of great speakers confirmed from both academia and industry. If you would like to join us to present your work, or challenges, relating to fairness and/or bias in IR please contact Graham at

Registration is free. If you want to attend please sign up here:

The workshop is kindly sponsored by BCS IRSG and SICSA.

IRSG Support for Events

If you have an Information Retrieval related event, you may seek support from IRSG. The BCS IRSG can support events in different ways. Have a look here to find out more: IRSG_Support_For_Events.pdf

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