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Search Solutions 2019

Search Solutions 2019

Tuesday 26th November, 2019, London

Innovations in Search & Information Retrieval

Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.

NOTE: Search Solutions offers a Tutorial Programme on Monday 25th November, 2019.


All sessions take place in the Shirley/Spark Jones room (please see full location address below).
09:30 Registration and coffee

10:00 Introduction
10:15 Andreas Kaltenbrunner, NTENT, Semantic Mobile Search
10:45 Henning Rode, Textkernel, Combining Deep Learning Matching and Traditional Keyword Search for Job Search

11:45Allan Hanbury, contextflow and TU Wien, "Search to Support Radiologists: from a research prototype to a product"
12:15Nicolas Fiorini, Doctrine, Document understanding as a way to improve search relevance
12:45Roger Tritton, Cochrane Innovations, "PICO search at Cochrane"

14:15 Benjamin Braasch, Raytion, "Evolution of Hybrid Search: What's next"
14:45 Dawn Anderson, Bertey, "Connecting the worlds of IR and SEO"
15:15 Tim Crawford and David Lewis, Goldsmiths, University of London, "Searching page-images of early music"
15:45 BREAK

16:00 Ryan Mcdonald, Google, NLP and IR: How deep learning has bridged the gap
16:30 Matteo Venanzi, Microsoft, "Model-Based Knowledge Mining for Enterprise Search"


BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
London, EC2R 7BP
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Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2019)
  • BCS/ISKO member rate: £99
  • Non-member rate: £129
Full Rates (from 01-Nov-2019)
  • BCS/ISKO member rate: £119
  • Non-member rate: £149
Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings. Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception in the evening.

Register is now open on Eventbrite!

Cancellations & Refunds

A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Tuesday 19th November 2019, otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that the BCS does not issue invitation letters.

Fee Waivers for Students

We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing to attend Search Solutions this year. For more information, please check this page.


Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs and Goldsmiths, University of London
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Stefan Rueger, Open University
John Tait, ltd
Dyaa Albakour, Signal AI
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire


For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose

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