Future Directions of IR: Event in London

From the Call for Participation:

The 2nd BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions of Information Access
in conjunction with Search Solutions 2008

22nd and 23rd  of September 2008
London, UK


The FDIA symposium series aims to promote and encourage researchers in
the early stages of their careers within the field of Information
Retrieval. The symposium provides a unique platform for young researchers
to get together and discuss their research in a friendly environment and
learn more about the field and their peers.

At the first symposium held last year, the aim was to provide a forum
where future directions of information access can be presented and
discussed in an open and friendly environment. The focus of the 2nd
Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access will be to continue
this theme by dedicating an entire day to the discussion and promotion of
such research in a fun, entertaining and exciting way.

Why future directions, because we want to encourage submission that focus
on the early research such as pilot studies, presenting challenges and
future opportunities, conceptual and theoretical work, and the
contributions from doctoral work.

Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of
information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and

For the detailed program and how to register please visit the FDIA


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