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Search Solutions 2008 - London, September 23

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  • Tony Rose
    SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2008 Tuesday 23rd September BCS London HQ, Covent Garden Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 19, 2008
      SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2008

      Tuesday 23rd September
      BCS London HQ, Covent Garden

      Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest
      innovations in information search and retrieval. In contrast to other
      major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive
      and collegial (with attendance limited to 60-80 delegates) and
      features a high quality technical programme.

      The format of the event will include presentations, panels and case
      studies in which invited speakers present and share opinions and
      expertise.

      The event should appeal to designers, developers, end users or indeed
      anyone interested in hearing the latest developments in web and
      enterprise search.

      The programme is currently being finalised, but should include
      presentations from:

      • Google
      • Yahoo
      • Microsoft
      • Autonomy
      • FAST Search & Transfer
      • Last.fm
      • Solcara
      • WebOptimiser
      • Ambiesense
      • Teezir
      • Trexy
      • Lemur Consulting

      Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist
      Group of the BCS (British Computer Society).

      Search Solutions 2008 will be 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

      For further details, see
      http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2008/sse2008.php
    • Tony Rose
      *** Note: Early Bird Registration expires on Sunday, September 7 *** SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2008 Tuesday 23rd September BCS London HQ, Covent Garden Search Solutions
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 5, 2008

         

        *** Note: Early Bird Registration expires on Sunday, September 7 ***

         

        SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2008

        Tuesday 23rd September

        BCS London HQ, Covent Garden

         

        Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in information search and retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive and collegial (with attendance limited to 60-80 delegates) and features a high quality technical programme.

        The format of the event will include presentations, panels and case studies in which invited speakers present and share opinions and expertise.

        The event should appeal to designers, developers, end users or indeed anyone interested in hearing the latest developments in web and enterprise search.

         

        Provisional programme:

        09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

        Session 1: (Chair: Tony Rose)

        ·         10:00 Introduction Tony Rose, UXLabs

        ·         10:10 "Open Search including Search Monkey and other recent developments" Sian Clark, Yahoo

        ·         10:35 "Simple techniques for effective web search" Milad Shokouhi, Microsoft

        ·         11:00 "Innovating with Search: Views from the Customers' Perspective" Nick Townsend, FAST

        11:25 – 11:45           COFFEE BREAK                    

        Session 2: (Chair: Andy MacFarlane)

        ·         11:45 "Automatically analyzing word of mouth" Thijs Westerveld, Teezir

        ·         12:10 "Trexy - Still Searching for Trails" Nigel Hamilton, Trexy

        ·         12:35 "Making a simple question into a complicated query", Richard Boulton, Lemur Consulting

        13:00 - 14:00            LUNCH

        Session 3: (Chair: Leif Azzopardi)

        ·         14:00 "Last.fm: Data and Personalized Music Recommendations" Elias Pampalk, Last.fm

        ·         14:25 "The Seven Critical Elements of Search Engine Marketing" Gary Jennings, WebOptimiser

        ·         14:50 "Ambisense and mobile search" Ayse Goker, AmbieSense

        15:15 - 15:40            TEA BREAK

        Session 4: (Chair: Alex Bailey)

        ·         15:40 "Federated Semantic Searching using SPARQL", Andrew Maisey, Solcara

        ·         16:05 "Meaning Based Computing: Beyond Search", Fernando Lucini, Autonomy

        ·         16:30 Panel: "Here Comes Everybody"

        How can information get organised, classified and categorised without an organisation to do it?  Mass participation is part of the answer, whether it is conscious "folksonomic" tagging and ranking of photos, movies, blog posts etc., or Amazon's exploitation of the buying habits of its readers, or Google's automated mass observation.  This is a chance to consider the relative merits of the "wisdom of crowds" versus the wisdom of subject experts.  Everybody's views are welcome -- naturally!

        17:00 – 19:00           DRINKS RECEPTION

         

        Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (British Computer Society), and will be 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

        For further details, see http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2008/sse2008.php

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