Winter 2013

Life of an editorial writer


Fed up with the snow? Tired of writing SIGIR papers?  No exam papers to mark? Then why not take a glass of whisky, sit by the fire and read this new issue of Informer … We have prepared quite a mix of articles this time. We start with an idea that the older readers will remember. […]

"And the award goes to the best dressed man in the room" - Norbert Fuhr receiving the Salton Award at SIGIR 2012

IR Made In Germany – The German IR Special Interest Group

Introduction – IR Made In Germany 2012 marked an exciting year for the German Information Retrieval community, when for the first time ever with Norbert Fuhr a German was awarded the prestigious Gerard Salton Award. Besides being a well-deserved personal award, this brings with it a nice appreciation of the work performed by the German […]

Webis Group, Weimar

Webis Group, Weimar

The Web Technology and Information Systems group, Webis for short (, is part of the media faculty at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The faculty provides, among others, the study course Computer Science and Media (both bachelor and master) and has a strong commitment to research in the field of digital media and information technology. The Webis […]

Information Retrieval between Disciplines: Computer Science and Information Science – The IR group at the University of Hildesheim

Information Retrieval Research in Germany is mainly done within the Computer Science Community represented by the Special Interest Group. But there is also a considerable amount of work done within the smaller Information Science Community in the German speaking countries. The University of Hildesheim forms a link between these otherwise largely distinct communities. Information Science […]

Enterprise Search Europe 2013

The third Enterprise Search Europe conference will take place in London on 15-16 May 2013, chaired by Martin White of Intranet Focus. BCS-IRSG Members can benefit from 20% discount on delegate places. “This year, the conference will focus on 5 key themes,” said Martin White. “SharePoint, the opportunities and challenges of big data, getting the […]

Events Winter 2013

Forthcoming Events Edited By Andy MacFarlane Conferences/Workshops 35th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2013). The IRSG’s annual conference. Moscow, Russia, 24-27 March 2013. 1st AISB Symposium on Music and Unconventional Computing. Of interest to members working in the area of music retrieval. University of Exeter, 3-5 April 2013. SDM’13: THE TWELFTH SIAM […]