Udo Kruschwitz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essex. His main interests are in information retrieval and natural language engineering. He has been a member of the IRSG committee for quite a few years now and enjoys in particular being involved in organising events such as Search Solutions and ECIR Industry Day which aim at bringing together academia and industry. He co-chaired SIGIR 2012 Industry Track. He will also be chair of ECIR 2019 Industry Day.
By Udo Kruschwitz on August 25, 2016
Are we late for the summer edition? We don’t think so, as the summer is still in full swing. It’s difficult even to recall what a non-summer day looks like. Rain? Snow? Never seen … Welcome back to Informer! Let’s be purely factual this time to get you straight to the content. Take-home message number […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on May 7, 2016
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 […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on February 1, 2016
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…
By Udo Kruschwitz on October 30, 2015
Welcome to a new edition of Informer! Ever wondered how to best get from London to Aberdeen? On a sleeper train! If you are confident enough that your paper gets accepted at ECIR 2017, then why not book early (to avoid disappointment) as it is now official that ECIR 2017 will be hosted by the […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on August 3, 2015
Welcome to our summer 2015 edition of Informer! What a great summer, what an action-filled year, what a good number of reasons to keep celebrating. Cheers! Now, first point: ECIR 2017 will be held in
By Udo Kruschwitz on April 28, 2015
Welcome back! It’s April and another ECIR has just passed, one full of workshops. tutorials, wine tastings, schnitzel, excellent keynote talks, more schnitzel, more great talks. We will bring you the latest ECIR news in this edition of Informer (among many other things).
By Udo Kruschwitz on January 30, 2015
Happy New Year and welcome to a new edition of Informer! This time we offer you a special edition, a Conference Reviews Edition. Nothing but conference reviews, how does that sound? Well, let us know and we will listen …
By Udo Kruschwitz on November 3, 2014
Welcome to the autumn edition of Informer! For those of you who don’t know, Informer is the newsroom of the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society. We spare no effort in getting the hottest pieces of (IRSG) news, getting the best contributors and compiling the most up-to-date list of IR-related events. […]
By Udo Kruschwitz on July 31, 2014
Another edition of Informer? Are people not still hotly debating the issues we raised in the spring edition? Well, it’s been three months. Time flies when you are getting old(ish). Welcome back! This time it’s a seriously short editorial. Let’s focus on the facts.
By Udo Kruschwitz on April 30, 2014
Welcome to a new edition of Informer and a very short editorial (just to find out if anybody notices). What do we have to offer this time? First of all we have a number of workshop and conference reviews. March saw the annual iConference leaving America for the first time and what better place to […]