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Search Solutions 2009, London, October 1st

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    SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2009 Thursday 1st October BCS London HQ, Covent Garden Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web
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      SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2009

      Thursday 1st October
      BCS London HQ, Covent Garden


      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 60-80 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 designers, developers, 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: (Chair: Tony Russell-Rose)
      . 10:00 Introduction - Alan Pollard, BCS President
      . 10:10 "Enterprising Search" - Mike Taylor, Microsoft
      . 10:35 "Accessing Digital Memory: Yahoo! Search Pad" - Vivian Lin Dufour, Yahoo
      . 11:00 "How Google Ads Work" - Richard Russell, Google

      11:25 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

      Session 2: (Chair: Andy MacFarlane)
      . 11:45 "Location-based services: Positioning, Geocontent and Location-aware Applications" - Dave Mountain, Placr
      . 12:10 "Librarians, metadata, and search" - Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris
      . 12:35 "UI Design Patterns for Search & Information Discovery" - Tony Russell-Rose, Endeca

      13:00 - 14:15 LUNCH

      Session 3: (Chair: Leif Azzopardi)
      . 14:15 "Search-Based Applications: the Maturation of Search" - Greg Grefenstette, Exalead
      . 14:40 "How and why you need to calculate the true value of page 1 natural search engine positions" - Gary Jennings, WebOptimiser
      . 15:05 "Search as a service with Xapian" - Richard Boulton, Lemur Consulting

      15:30 - 16:00 TEA BREAK

      Session 4: (Chair: Alex Bailey)
      . 16:00 "The Benefits of Taxonomy in Content Management", Andrew Maisey, Unified Solutions
      . 16:25 Panel: "Interactive Information Retrieval" - details to follow

      17:00 - 19:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

      The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (timing TBD).

      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

      For further details, see
      http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2009/sse2009.php

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      Tony Russell-Rose PhD MBCS CITP
      Vice-chair, BCS IRSG
      Chair, Ergonomics Society HCI Group
      http://www.information-interaction.net/


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