SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2016

Wednesday 30 November, Covent Garden, London 

Innovations in Search and Information Retrieval


Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest
innovations in search and information retrieval. 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.

Search Solutions also includes a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 29th November. 


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
 
    Sebastian Blohm, Microsoft Research
    Focused Inbox: Learning personalized e-mail filters for Millions of users

    Qin Yin, Google
    TBD
    
    Marc Bron, Yahoo!
    Incorporating Implicit and Explicit User Experience Signals in Ad Quality 
Ranking
    
    Vassilis Plachouras Thomson-Reuters
    Interacting with Financial Data using Natural Language Generation
    
    Graham Digby, Lexis Nexis
    TBD
    
    Matthew Karas, Speech Engineering Limited
    Speech-Based Archive Search in the Real World

    Paul Cleverley, Robert Gordon University
    Enterprise Search: "I can't get no satisfaction": A study of explicit 
feedback from the user interface    

TUTORIAL PROGRAMME (29 November)

    Tutorial 1 - Designing Search.   
    Instructor: Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs Ltd  

    Tutorial 2 - Query Log Mining for Inferring User Tasks and Needs.
    Instructors: Emine Yilmaz and Rishabh Mehrotra, UCL 

    Tutorial 3 - Text Analysis with GATE, 
    Instructor: Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield

    Tutorial 4 - Enterprise search evaluation - good practice in action. 
    Instructors: Paul Clough, University of Sheffield and Martin White, 
Intranet Focus Ltd. 
    

LOCATION

Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group
of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISKO (International Society for
Knowledge Organization), 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 

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

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

Normal Rates (from 01-Nov)
* 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. 

Tutorials are payable separately. The registration fees for tutorials are as 
follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct)
BCS member rate: £90
Non-member rate: £110

Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2016 until 23:59)
BCS member rate: £110
Non-member rate: £130


We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing
to attend Search Solutions this year. See website for further details:

http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2016/sse2016.php
 
 
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