[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: ECIR 2010 Industry Day

Kruschwitz U udo at essex.ac.uk
Tue Feb 9 14:59:02 CET 2010

ECIR 2010 Industry Day

Thursday 1st April 2010

The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

We are pleased to announce the European Conference on Information
Retrieval (ECIR) 2010 Industry Day. This event takes place the day after
the main ECIR programme closes and so it is a unique chance to meet and
share ideas with a broad mix of retrieval experts from both industry and
academia. We have a great list of speakers who will present the latest
challenges faced by practitioners of IR, in both enterprise and web
search. We are  excited that this year we have some talks on
applications of semantic analysis which is considered to be a rapidly
maturing academic field, now ripe for wider adoption in the marketplace.
The event should appeal to students, academics, industrial researchers,
designers, and developers alike.

Confirmed Speakers

Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research) "Mining the Web 2.0 to Improve Search"

Rob Blackwell (Active Web Solutions) "Project Plaza - A new approach to
information management in the Construction Sector"

Sally Chambers (The European Library) "Rethinking the library catalogue:
making search work for the library user"

Dan Crow (Google) "Google Squared: web scale, open domain information
extraction and presentation"

David Hawking (Funnelback) "Getting value from the Search Master's Toolbox"

Simon Overell (True Knowledge) "Using AI to get Answers from the Internet"

Vegard Sandvold (Comperio) "Search User Experience - The Essentials of
Great Search Design"

Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft Research) "Relevance Challenges at Bing"

Francisco de Sousa Webber (Matrixware)

ECIR Industry Day  is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist
Group of the BCS (British Computer Society)

Fees: Students/BCS Member £95, Non-Member: £120.

More details may be found at: http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/udo/ecir2010/

The main conference website is at: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/

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