[Corpora-List] Search Solutions 2014 - London, November 27

Kruschwitz, Udo udo at essex.ac.uk
Tue Oct 28 23:22:34 CET 2014


*** Early Bird rates end 23:59 on 31-Oct-2014 *** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Thursday 27 November, Covent Garden, London

Innovations in Web & Enterprise Search

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.

NOTE: Search Solutions offers a Tutorial Programme on Wednesday 26 November.


09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee 10:00-10:10 Introduction ----------


* 10:10 - 10:35 Peter Mika (Yahoo!) Semantic Search at Yahoo

* 10:35 - 11:00 Christopher Semturs (Google) Web search at scale - more than just 10 blue links

* 11:00 - 11:25 Katja Hofmann (Microsoft Research) Learning to interact

11:25 - 12:00 BREAK


* 12:00 - 12:25 Tom Mortimer (Flax) Elasticsearch and SolrCloud, a performance comparison

* 12:25 - 12:50 Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow) Leveraging Terrier v4.0 for New Search Scenarios, from Smart Cities to Medical Search

12:50 - 14:00 LUNCH


* 14:00 - 14:25 Dan Jackson (UCL) Implementing Website Search in a Major University

* 14:25 - 14:50 Richard Boulton (Cabinet Office) Tailoring search across government content on GOV.UK

* 14:50 - 15:15 Dominic Oldman (British Museum) Contextual Semantic Search of Cultural Data

15:15 - 15:45 BREAK


* 15:45 - 16:10 Jussi Karlgren (Gavagai) How to tell what is going on (or not going on) - media monitoring in internet text is not about search but about keeping track

* 16:10 - 16:35 Richard Ranft (British Library) Exploring a million hours of sounds

* 16:35 - 17:00 Jochen Leidner (Thomson Reuters) Commercial Research, Development and Innovation in Information Access

Fishbowl Session:

* 17:00 - 17:30 Hot topics in search. Want to discuss your own hot topic? Join in, it's a fishbowl session!

17:30 - 20:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (from 18:00).


Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (British Computer Society), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:

BCS, 1st Floor The Davidson Building 5 Southampton Street London, WC2E 7HA http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8404


Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2014) * BCS member rate: 99 * Non-member rate: 129

Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2014) * BCS member rate: 119 * Non-member rate: 149

Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings. Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception in the evening.

Fee Waivers for Students We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing to attend Search Solutions this year. For more information, please see http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2014/sse2014.php

For further details of Search Solutions see: http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2014/sse2014.php

For further details of the tutorial programme, see: http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2014/ss2014tutorials.php

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