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. 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 Tuesday 24 November, 2020.

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Abstracts of talks


All times are UK times (GMT).

10:00 - Introduction

Session 1

10:05 - Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield: Conceptualising Search as a Set of Cognitive Prostheses
10:35 - David Maxwell, TU Delft: Searching, Stopping and User Modelling
11:05 - Q&A

Session 2

11:30 - Paul Cleverley, Robert Gordon University: The Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprise Search
12:00 - Paul Levay, NICE: Systematic searching in the age of uncertainty: identifying the evidence for NICE guidelines
12:30 - Q&A
12:45 - Lunch break
13:30 - Introduction

Session 3

13:35 - Charlie Hull, OpenSource Connections: Building the best ecommerce search with open source software
14:05 - Agnes Molnar, Search Explained, Budapest: Impact of information quality on successful enterprise search implementation - a case study
14:35 - Q&A

Session 4

14:45 - Marianne Sweeny, Daedalus Information Systems, USA: IR Intelligence: Introduction to Neural IR & Learning To Rank
15:15 - Michael Bendersky, Google Research: TF-Ranking: Learning-to-Rank in Tensorflow
15:45 - Q&A

Session 5

16:05 - Tony Russell-Rose, UX Labs & Goldsmiths University: Searching fast & slow
16:35 - Jeremy Pickens, OpenText, USA: Challenges and Opportunities in Ediscovery and Information Governance: Not Everything is Big Data

Session 6

17:10 - Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Northeastern University at Silicon Valley: Search Biases
17:40 - Q&A and closing remarks


Online event. Further details will be provided in due course.


Please visit our Eventbrite registration page to register.

Registration fees (including VAT) are as follows:

Search Solutions + Tutorials (BCS/ISKO/CILIP member): £20.00
Search Solutions + Tutorials (Students): £13.00
Search Solutions + Tutorials (Non-Member): £25.00

Search Solutions only (BCS/ISKO/CILIP member): £15.00
Search Solutions only (Students): £10.00
Search Solutions only (Non-Member): £20.00

Tutorials only (BCS/ISKO/CILIP member): £10.00
Tutorials only (Students): £5.00
Tutorials only (Non-Member): £15.00


Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire
Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs and Goldsmiths, University of London
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg
Steven Zimmerman, University of Essex
Martin White, Intranet Focus Ltd, UK
Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire


For enquiries about the event please contact Ingo Frommholz.