FDIA 2023

The Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) 2023 symposium was held on Friday 1 September 2023 in Vienna, Austria in conjunction with ESSIR 2023 . The purpose of FDIA is to provide Master and PhD students as well as early- career researchers a platform to discuss their research and project ideas with experts in the […]

Karen Spärck Jones (KSJ) Award – 2023 timeline for nominations

Professor Jochen Leidner, the current chair of Karen Spärck Jones (KSJ) Award, presented the trophy to the 2022 KSJ award winner, Professor William Wang, who delivered his keynote presentation at ECIR 2023. Since Jochen has chaired three years of the KSJ Award, and 2022 is the last year of his term I am now the […]

KSJ Award Ceremony (Photo credit Jochen Leidner).

Karen Spärck Jones (KSJ) Award Presentation at ECIR 2022

A report from Haiming Liu and Jochen Leidner. On Wednesday 14 April Professor Jochen L. Leidner gave the prestigious KSJ award for talented early career researchers in Information Retrieval (IR) or Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Dr Ivan Vulić at ECIR 2022.

Search Solutions 2020 – Tutorial Report

On 24th November 2020, a day before the Search Solutions main event, a Search Solutions tutorial on Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval was given by Alexander Kuhnle, Miguel Aroca-Ouellette, John Reid and Dell Zhang from Blue Prism AI Labs. Reinforcement Learning (RL), as a third machine learning paradigm besides supervised and unsupervised learning, is gaining […]

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 […]