Search Solutions Tutorials 2022 – London 22 November

The Search Solution Tutorials will take place at the BCS London office at 25 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7BP. This is around a 10 minute walk from either Liverpool Street or Moorgate underground stations.

Tutorial 1 – Full day
IR From Bag-of-words to BERT and Beyond through Practical Experiments

  • Sean MacAvaney (University of Glasgow)
  • Craig Macdonald (University of Glasgow)
  • Nicola Tonellotto (University of Pisa)

Tutorial 2 – Morning
Approaching Neural Search with Apache Solr and Open-source technologies

  • Alessandro Benedetti (CEO @ Sease Ltd, Apache Lucene/Solr Committer, Apache Solr PMC Member)

Tutorial 3 – Afternoon
Simplifying NLP researchers work with Datafari Open Source

  • Julien Massiera (France Labs)
  • Cedric Ulmer (France Labs)

Tutorial 4 – Full Day
Diverse Approaches to Systematic Searching

  • Dr Farhad Shokraneh (Institute of Health Informatics, University College London)

Ticket costs

(Prices quoted include VAT and booking fees.)

Tuesday 22 November 2022 – Tutorials

BCS Members: £80.00
Non-Members: £95.00
Students: £65.00


We will issue a refund, excluding fees, if a cancellation is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Monday 21 November 2022; otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today.

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


BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to for more information, advice, and instructions.


About Martin White
Martin White

Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.

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