Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.

NOTE: Search Solutions offers a Tutorial Programme on Monday 25 November.


All sessions take place in the Shirley/Spark Jones room (please see full location address below).

09:30 - Registration and coffee

Session 1

10:00 - Introduction
10:15 - Andreas Kaltenbrunner, NTENT, Semantic Mobile Search
10:45 - Henning Rode, Textkernel, Combining Deep Learning Matching and Traditional Keyword Search for Job Search
11:15 - Break

Session 2

11:45 - Allan Hanbury, contextflow and TU Wien, "Search to Support Radiologists: from a research prototype to a product"
12:15 - Nicolas Fiorini, Doctrine, Document understanding as a way to improve search relevance
12:45 - Roger Tritton, Cochrane Innovations, "PICO search at Cochrane"
13:15 - Lunch

Session 3

14:15 - Benjamin Braasch, Raytion, "Evolution of Hybrid Search: What's next"
14:45 - Dawn Anderson, Bertey, "Connecting the worlds of IR and SEO"
15:15 - Tim Crawford and David Lewis, Goldsmiths, University of London, "Searching page-images of early music"
15:45 - Break

Session 4

16:00 - Ryan Mcdonald, Google, NLP and IR: How deep learning has bridged the gap
16:30 - Matteo Venanzi, Microsoft, "Model-Based Knowledge Mining for Enterprise Search"
17:00 - Our traditional fishbowl session
17:30 - Drinks


BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
London, EC2R 7BP
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Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31 Oct 2019)

BCS/ISKO member rate: £99
Non-member rate: £129

Full Rates (from 1 Nov 2019)

BCS/ISKO member rate: £119
Non-member rate: £149

Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings. Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception in the evening.

Registration is now open on Eventbrite 

Cancellations & Refunds

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

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


Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs and Goldsmiths, University of London
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Stefan Rueger, Open University
John Tait, ltd
Dyaa Albakour, Signal AI
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire


For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose.