BCS Office, 1st Floor
Search Solutions is a joint event of ISKO UK and BCS IRSG (Information Retrieval Specialist Group). It is the premier UK forum for presentation of 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.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1: UNDERSTANDING USERS AND CONTEXT
10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
10:10 - 10:40 Sebastian Blohm, Microsoft Research
Focused Inbox: Learning personalized e-mail filters for Millions of users
10:40 - 11:10 Marc Bron, Yahoo!
Incorporating Implicit and Explicit User Experience Signals in Ad Quality Ranking
11:10 - 11:40 Qin Yin, Google
Mobile Search Stack
11:40 - 12:00 BREAK
SESSION 2: MOVING TOWARDS QUESTION-ANSWERING
12:00 - 12:30 Graham Digby, Lexis Nexis
Questions with defined answers
12:30 - 13:00 Jon Brassey, Trip Database
Adding value to clinical search by exploiting great content and clickstream data
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 3: BEYOND WEB SEARCH
14:00 - 14:30 Vassilis Plachouras, Thomson-Reuters
Interacting with Financial Data using Natural Language Generation
14:30 - 15:00 Paul Cleverley, Robert Gordon University
Enterprise Search: "I can't get no satisfaction": A study of explicit feedback from the user interface
15:00 - 15:15 Charlie Hull, Flax
15:15 - 15:45 BREAK
SESSION 4: NEW MODES OF SEARCH
15:45 - 16:15 Matthew Karas, Speech Engineering Limited
Speech-Based Archive Search in the Real World
16:15 - 16:45 Frederic Fol Leymarie, DynAikon Ltd
Human Visual Perception + Computer Vision to provide greater User Control for Shape-based Search
16:45 - 17:15 PANEL SESSION
confirmed panellists: Nick Patience (451 Research), Helen Lippell (Search and taxonomy specialist)
17:15 - 17:30 IRSG SEARCH INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016
The event will also be followed by the IRSG 2016 AGM (from 18:00).
To Register, go to the BCS-IRSG site, where full details of the fees are given. ISKO members are eligible for the same fees and discounts as BCS members.