Events Autumn 2012

One day events

  1. International Workshop on Big-Data Analytics for the Temporal Web. Of interest to members working in areas of sessions and logging. Paris, November 13, 2012.
  2. Dutch Belgian Database Day 2012 (DBDBD 2012). A one day event on DB issues of interest to members. Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium 21 November 2012. and
  3. Search Solutions 2012 Our annual industrially focused event on the world of search, focusing on innovations in web and enterprise search. A number of tutorials are available the day before. BCS Offices, Covent Garden ,28-29 November 2012.


  1. The 13th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering. A conference of interest to members working in the area of Web Search. Paphos, Cyprus 28th-30th November 2012.
  2. The 2012 International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT’12). A general conference on human focused technology, of interest to those more on the user side or IR. Macau SAR, China, 4-7 December 2012.
  3. ADCS 2012: SEVENTEENTH AUSTRALASIAN DOCUMENT COMPUTING SYMPOSIUM. Of interest to members working on document IR. Dunedin, New Zealand, 5th-6th December 2012.
  4. NIPS 2012 Workshop: Machine Learning Approaches to Mobile Context Awareness. Of interest to members working in the area of Mobile search. Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, 8th December 2012.
  5. COLING 2012: The 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Of interest to members working in NLP and IR. There are several workshops of interest as well. Mumbai, India, December 8 – 15, 2012.
  6. SMS-Based FAQ Retrieval (at Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2012). A conference on retrieval of mobile information. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, 17 – 19 December 2012.
  7. The Eighth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS2012). A conference focusing on asian issues in IR (e.g. languages). Tianjin, China, December 17th -19th, 2012.
  8. IHCI 2012 : 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction. Of interest to members working on intelligent UI’s. IIT Kharagpur, India 27-29 December 2012.
  9. The 19th International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM2013). A conference on multimedia of interest to members working in Multimedia IR. Huangshan, China, 7-9 January 2013.
  10. The 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 23). A conference on computational linguistics of interest to members working in NLP and IR. University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, 18 January 2013.
  11. DBKDA 2013, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications. A general DB conference which has tracks of interest to IRSG members. Seville, Spain, January 27 – February 1 2013.
  12. The Sixth ACM WSDM International conference on Web Search and Data Mining. A very useful conference in many areas of IR, with many useful workshops associated with it. 4-8th February 2013, Rome, Italy.
  13. Document Recognition and Retrieval XX (2013). A conference on multimedia of interest to members working in OCR. San Francisco, U.S.A, 5-7 February 2013.
  14. eKNOW 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management. Of interest to members working in the area of knowledge management and IR. Nice, France, 24 February – 1 March 2013.
  15. ACM SAC 2013: The 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. A general computing conference with a track on IR. Coimbra, Portugal, 18-22 March 2013.
  16. 35th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2013). The IRSG’s annual conference. Moscow, Russia, 24-27 March 2013.
  17. SIGIR 2013: The 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference. The premier IR conference which the IRSG has been involved in since its inception. Dublin, Ireland, 28th July to 1st August 2013.


About Andy Macfarlane
Andy Macfarlane

Andy is a Reader in Information Retrieval in the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London, and is a member of the Centre for HCI Design. He is the past Chair of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group and is a long standing member of that SG. He is a Fellow of the BCS.