Innovations in Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event.


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Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event focused on practitioner issues in the arena of search and information retrieval.

We bring together practitioners, researchers, analysts and end users to discuss the latest developments in the information retrieval (IR) community and to share insights between research and practice.

It is a unique opportunity to bring together academic research and practitioner experience.

The Search Solutions event consists of a Tutorial day and a Conference day, each of which has a separate registration.


Both the Tutorials and the Conference take place at the BCS, Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue EC2R 7BP. This is a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station (Elizabeth Line and London Underground) and a 20 minute walk from London Bridge Station.

Ticket costs:

(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT and fees)

BCS members: £92.00
Non-members: £110.00
Students: £80.00


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Tuesday, 19 March 2024, otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS is following government guidelines, and we would ask attendees to continue to follow these guidelines:

Northern Ireland:

This event is brought to you by: Information Retrieval specialist group

Search Solutions 2024 - Information Retrieval SG
Date and time
Wednesday 27 November, 9:30am - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
£80 - £110 GBP