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Book Review: Social Network-Based Recommender Systems

ISBN: 978-3-319-22734-4 (print) – 978-3-319-22735-1 (digital) Daniel Schall’s book presents a series of experiments in the scope of social network-based recommender systems. Our daily life increasingly involves interacting with digital social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and GitHub. Their complexity impedes deciding whom to add as a friend, expert, coworker, or collaborator. The book […]

Events Summer 2016

One Day Events Search Solutions 2016. The annual practioner focused event for the IRSG held at the BCS offices in Covent Garden, together with a tutorial day. 29-30 November 2016. http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2016/sse2016.php Conferences/Workshops ISMW FRUCT 2016 conference on Intelligence, Social Media and Web. Of interest to members working in the area of social search or web […]

ECIR - a (very) serious business

Editorial

Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of Informer! We know we are a bit late this time but we wanted to find out how eagerly people are awaiting our next issue (not quite an A/B test but close enough) and yes, the readers’ response was overwhelming and we promise not to delay the delivery of […]

Conference Review: ECIR 2016

Conference Review: ECIR 2016

The 38th European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR), after 9 years of absence from Italy, comes back to Padua with an exceptional organisation made by the department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Padua, which did not disappoint any expectation. Padua, the learned Padua, gem of beauty and wisdom, is a city that stands […]

NewsIR'16 Poster Session

First International Workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR’16)

The First International Workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR’16) was held as part of the ECIR 2016 conference in Padua (Italy) on 20 March 2016. The workshop provided an opportunity for a diverse group of stakeholders—researchers, professionals and practitioners—involved in news-related information to come together and discuss the latest and most powerful uses of […]

Events Spring 2016

One Day Events FINREC 2016: 2nd International Workshop on Personalization & Recommender Systems in Financial Services. Of interest to members working in the area of either personalisation or recommender systems for search. 16th June 2016. Bari, Italy. https://finrec2016.wordpress.com/ Conferences/Workshops SDM’16: THE 16th SIAM International conference on Data Mining. Of interest to members working in the […]

Deep Learning? Shallow Water?

Editorial

Welcome to our winter 2016 edition of Informer! Another year has passed and we are now in the fifth year of our relaunched newsletter. Time for a review? No way, but perhaps you tell us what you think so far. What’s new this time? Many new contributors for a start…

The Future of Search – Search Solutions Conference 26th November 2015

The Future of Search – Search Solutions Conference 26th November 2015

Search Solutions 2015 took place at the British Computer Society (BCS) Headquarters at Southampton Street in Covent Garden, London, UK. The event was jointly convened with the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). The event was a sell out with over 80 attendees from business and academia. The two sessions in the morning were focused […]