[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: SIGIR 2012 Industry Track

Kruschwitz U udo at essex.ac.uk
Mon Jul 23 18:03:06 CEST 2012

SIGIR 2012 INDUSTRY TRACK: Call for Participation
*** Normal registration ends 31st July ***

This year's SIGIR conference (http://www.sigir.org/sigir2012) will 
include an Industry Track, following very successful events at SIGIR in 
recent years. The Industry Track will be held on Wednesday, 15th August 
2012, during the regular conference program, and in parallel with the 
technical tracks. Our program at a glance:

Session 1: NLP and IR
09:00-09:15  Welcome and Introduction
09:15-09:55  Eric W. Brown (IBM) "The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond"
09:55-10:15  John O’Neil (Attivio) "Entity Sentiment Extraction Using 
Text Ranking"

10:15-10:45  Break

Session 2: Emerging Trends in IR
10:45-11:25  Andrei Broder (Google) "IR Paradigms in Computational 
11:25-12:05  Dan Rose (A9.com) "CloudSearch and the Democratization of 
Information Retrieval"

12:05-14:00  Lunch/Business meeting

Session 3: Personalisation and Context
14:00-14:40  Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research) "Putting Context into 
Search and Search into Context"
14:40-15:00  Ilya Segalovich (Yandex) "Making Web Search More 
User-Centric: the State of Play and the Way Ahead"
15:00-15:20  Azarias Reda, Yubin Park, Mitul Tiwari, Christian Posse, 
Sam Shah (LinkedIn) "Related Searches at LinkedIn"

15:20-15:45 Break

Session 4: Social Networking and Panel Discussion
15:45-16:25  Thomas Hofmann (Google) "Word-of-Mouth. Summarizing what is 
talked about on the Web"
16:25-17:25  Panel Session chaired by David Hawking (Funnelback); 
Panellists: Trystan Upstill (Google), Jerome Pesenti (Vivisimo/IBM), 
Krishna Gade (Twitter), Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research and City 
University London), Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina)

Note that you can register for the full conference or for Industry Track 

Dr Udo Kruschwitz
University of Essex
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Wivenhoe Park

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