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381Search Solutions 2010, London, October 21

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  • Tony Russell-Rose
    Oct 6, 2010

      Thursday 21st October
      BCS London HQ, Covent Garden

      *** Early Bird Registration ends: Thursday 7th of October ***

      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 and collegial, with attendance limited to 60 delegates. The high quality technical programme includes presentations, panels and case studies in which delegates present and share opinions, insight and expertise.

      The event should appeal to researchers, practitioners, consultants, end users or indeed anyone interested in the latest developments in web and enterprise search.

      Provisional programme:

      09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

      SESSION 1:
      10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
      10:10 - 10:35 Behshad Behzadi, Google: "Web Search Freshness"
      10:35 - 11:00 Vishwa Vinay, Microsoft: "Click evidence - Signals and Tasks"
      11:00 - 11:25 Vivian Lin Dufour, Yahoo: "How to help searchers become better searchers"

      11:25 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

      SESSION 2:
      11:45 - 12:10 Nick Patience, 451 Group: "The trends shaping the future of enterprise search 2010-2013"
      12:10 - 12:35 Chirag Gandhi, mPhasis: "I Still haven't found what I am looking for..."
      12:35 - 13:00 Dusan Rnic, Endeca: "Enterprise Search and its Evolution"

      13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

      SESSION 3:
      14:00 - 14:25 Greg Lindahl, Blekko: "Instant Indexing"
      14:25 - 14:50 Charlie Hull, Flax: "What's the story with open source? --- Searching and monitoring news media with open-source technology"
      14:50 - 15:15 Roberto Cornacchia, Spinque: "Search by strategy"

      15:15 - 15:45 TEA BREAK

      SESSION 4:
      15:45 - 16:10 Till Kinstler, German Common Library Network: "Current trends in library search: From electronic card boxes to large scale, aggregated search engines"
      16:10 - 16:35 Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility: "Scaling up innovation"
      16:35 - 17:00 Rob Stacey, TrueKnowledge: "Reconciling facts: how to check the consistency of facts created from web crawling"

      17:00 - 17:30 What will search look like in 2015?
      One of the interesting things about Yahoo's recently launched Time Explorer is that it "lets users explore the future" and "allows users to view predictions that are yet to occur." So that raises the question - what does it say about the way search will look in five years time? Unfortunately, the corpus it uses doesn't provide detailed answers to questions like this just yet.

      But we can pick up the baton. With Search Solutions entering its 5th successful year, it is a timely opportunity to ask the question ourselves: What will search look like in five years time? Which startups are most likely to change the commercial landscape? Which research ideas and prototypes will have become mainstream? If you want to find answers to questions such as these, then come and join us for the panel session at Search Solutions 2010.

      * Nick Patience, 451 Group
      * Stefan Rueger, Open University
      * Jody Goodall, Trader Media
      * Charlie Hull, Flax

      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

      Please note that there will be no on-site registration.

      For further details, including registration, see
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