Industry Day

The ECIR 2019 Industry Day will be held on Thursday 18th April 2019, immediately after the regular conference program.

Preliminary agenda

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: PERSONALISATION: A MULTI-FACETED WORLD OF SEARCH

  • Omar Zaidan (Microsoft) Improving Relevance in a Compliant World
  • Enrique Alfonseca (Google) Conversational search in the Google Assistant
  • Francisco Borges (Salesforce) Enterprise Search at Salesforce: privacy, relevance and personalisation

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:10 SESSION 2: A WORLD BEYOND WEB SEARCH: SEARCHING FOR NEWS, PEOPLE AND PATHOLOGIES

  • Malvina Josephidou (Bloomberg) Learning to Rank for news search
  • Allan Hanbury (Contextflow) Challenges in developing a search system to support radiologists
  • Luigi Lorato, Eike Dehling, Agnes van Belle (Textkernel) Matching people and jobs: a neural IR approach

12:10 - 12:20 Short break
12:20 - 13:15 SESSION 3: ENHANCING SEARCH THROUGH TEXT ANALYTICS

  • Jussi Karlgren (Gavagai) Text Analysis for Computational Social Science, Citizen Observatories, and Market Research: What are the practical challenges for text analysis technology (and what are not)?
  • Michael Upsall (UNSILO) Tales from the Trenches: case studies of using text analytics for discovery and linking
  • Peggy van der Kreeft (Deutsche Welle) SUMMA, news.bridge, and GoURMET – Language technology and automated information retrieval at DW (short teaser talk)

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch break + demos
14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 4: SEARCH IN ACTION: FROM E-COMMERCE TO ENTERPRISE

  • Or Levi (ebay) The Unique Challenges in Ecommerce Search: A Case Study at ebay
  • Jens Kürsten, Andrea Schütt (OTTO) Improving Fuzzy Searches in E-Commerce (Marketplaces)
  • Christian Gross, André Schaefer (Raytion) How Enterprise Search may complement Artificial Intelligence as a Service

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 - 17:30 SESSION 5: OLD BUT STILL UNSOLVED SEARCH CHALLENGES: RECOMMENDATION, REPRODUCIBILITY AND E-DISCOVERY

  • Jakub Marecek (IBM) Recommender Systems and their Effects
  • Alessandro Benedetti (Sease) Search Quality Evaluation to Help Reproducibility : an Open Source Approach
  • Jeremy Pickens (Catalyst) E-Discovery and Internal Investigations: The Forgotten Frontiers of Information Retrieval

17:30 Social Event

Contact person:
Industry Day Chair
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex (industry-day@ecir2019.org)