Events

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 […]

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2020 Awards

There’s still time to make a nomination for London’s Taxonomy Boot Camp 2020 Awards which highlight practitioners and organisations working with taxonomies today. In a year that has presented everyone with new challenges, the organisers are keen to showcase the great work being done by those in the taxonomy community, particularly examples of creativity, determination […]

Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 26 November 2020

The Strix Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor  Ingemar Cox, Head of Media Futures Research Group at University College London  and a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. His current research interests include information retrieval and data analytics of online social media, twitter and query logs. The Lecture […]

Events: Spring

Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis some events have been cancelled, postponed or will be run virtually. We have provided information on each of the events with the current status at the time of writing.

Search Solutions conference and workshops London 25/26 November

At the time of writing the confirmed speakers are Ryan Mcdonald (Google), Matteo Venanzi (Microsoft), Allan Hanbury (contextflow and TU Wien), Nicolas Fiorini (Doctrine), Andreas Kaltenbrunner (NTENT) and Benjamin Braasch (Raytion). This year the event will be held in the new location of the BCS in Moorgate. There will also be a day of tutorials […]

Karen Spärk Jones Lecture and Award – a clarification

I have to admit that I was very confused about the relationship between the Lecture and the Award before realizing that there was no relationship other than the name of the honouree. This year the 2019 Karen Spärk Jones Lecture will be given by Professor Mirella Lapata, University of Edinburgh on Wednesday 23 October 2019 […]

Strix Memorial Lecture London 29 November 2019

The Strix Award is presented by the UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organization UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG). The Award is given in recognition of […]

ECIR 2020 Lisbon 14-17 April 2020

The 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval will be held in Lisbon on 14-17 April 2020. Lisbon is one of my favourite European capitals; if you have not visited the city ECIR 2020 would be a very good justification for doing so! There is still time to offer a contribution in many of the categories […]

IRSG Forthcoming events

18 September TALMIRI – Talent meets IR Industry, Bedford TALMIRI is a new initiative for IRSG to complement the annual Search Solutions conference. It will be one-day symposium with the purpose of bringing together young and senior researchers and practitioners from industry on topics related to search and information retrieval. The objective is to awareness […]

Events: Spring

One Day Events KidRec 2019: 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems. Of interest to members working on applications targeted Children. One day workshop as part of the IDC 2019 conference 12-15 June. http://idc.acm.org/2019/

Events: Winter

One Day Events Conferences/Workshops CHIIR 2018: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Information. A conference with a very clear focus on user issues in search. 10-14 March 2019. Glasgow, Scotland. http://sigir.org/chiir2019/

Events Autumn 2018

One Day Events DIR2018: The Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop 2018. 23 November 2018. Leiden, the Netherlands. http://dir2018.nl/ Our annual search solutions event will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018, with tutorials taking place one day beforehand on Monday 26th November 2018 https://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2018/sse2018.php

Events Summer 2018

One Day Events Workshop on Ethics, Privacy, Transparency and Bias in Information Retrieval in Sheffield. A one day event focusing on some very hot topics given current events. http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/2018/08/cfp-workshop-on-ethics-privacy-transparency-and-bias-in-information-retrieval-in-sheffield/ DIR2018: The Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop 2018. 23 November 2018. Leiden, the Netherlands. http://dir2018.nl/ Our annual search solutions event will take place on Tuesday 27th November […]