Call for Online Tutorials: Search Solutions 2020

Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event focused on practitioner issues in the area of Search and Information Retrieval. We invite proposals which focus on any area of the practical application of search technologies to real world problems, for the tutorial day due to take place the day after Search Solutions 2020. Tutorials in previous years have included: Designing Usability for Search, Multimedia Information Retrieval, Pattern Search, City Search in SmartCities and Text Analysis. Examples of previous tutorials can be found here:


Proposals for both full day (5-6 hours including breaks) and half day (2-3 hours including breaks) tutorials are invited.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, tutorials will take place online, preferably on Tuesday 24th November 2020. We welcome tutorials broadcast from anywhere on Earth but the schedule should be convenient for a UK or European audience (i.e., GMT time zone).

Proposal submission

Tutorial proposals should be submitted to the tutorial chair ( by Friday September 4 2020 Midnight AoE using the following template:

  • Name of presenter(s): please list the names and affiliations of presenter(s).
  • Title: title of the tutorial.
  • Contact details: email and snail mail address, phone numbers etc.
  • Type of tutorial: half day or full day.
  • Delivery format: Online.
  • Tutorial Abstract: for publicity.
  • Target audience: please outline the practitioner audience to be addressed.
  • Learning outcomes: what would the practitioners gain from attending this tutorial?
  • Outline of tutorial: provide the overall structure and subjects to be presented.
  • Tutorial description: provide a detailed description of the tutorial and its content.
  • Tutorial logistics/materials: media and formats for tutorial. What will be provided to attendees (e.g. slides).
  • Bio of presenter(s): including track record of presenting tutorials, lecturing experience etc. (200/300 words)

Selection Procedure

All tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chair and approved by the organising committee. The selection criteria will focus on the quality of the tutorial content and the appropriateness of it to the main theme of search solutions – namely practitioner issues.

Honorarium and other issues

Depending on the number of attendees, presenters will receive an Honorarium. The organising committee of Search Solutions reserve the right to cancel tutorials unless a minimum of four participants have registered.

Tutorial Chair

Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire, UK

About Haiming Liu
Haiming Liu

Haiming is an associate professor at the University of Southampton. Haiming's research interest is in user centred interactive multimedia information access. Please find more about Haiming on her site:

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