Talent meets IR Industry

September 18, 2019

Putteridge Bury, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK

A symposium to bring together talented early-stage researchers and information retrieval industry with invited speakers in an iconic location in Bedfordshire, UK. Early-stage researchers/PhD students/MSc students are called to present their exciting search and information retrieval related work to IR experts and industry.

TALMIRI is a one-day symposium to bring together young and senior researchers and practitioners from industry on topics related to search and information retrieval. Speakers from industry will give talks about industry-related topics and problems in the area of enterprise search and search and IR applied to industrial problems. Furthermore, young researchers, in particular PhD students, will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their work and ideas with industry practitioners and senior researchers. There will be mixed talks given by industry practitioners with presentations given by early-stage researchers/PhD/MSc students. In a poster session, students can further discuss their work and ideas. This informal one-day event aims to raise awareness of industry-relevant topics on one hand and the cutting-edge works of researchers on the other hand, to foster knowledge transfer and encourage discussion as well as networking in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.

During the event, the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group will hold its annual general meeting. All delegates are invited to participate.

Date and Location

TALMIRI will be held at the University of Bedfordshire’s Putteridge Bury country house (http://www.beds.ac.uk/putteridgebury) that has hosted several conferences and social events in the past. The event will take place on September 18, 2019. Putteridge Bury is located close to Luton at the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border (please see https://goo.gl/maps/Hg4Trd4qYM5WdSkJA) and is reachable by car, by bus or via the University of Bedfordshire’s shuttle service from the Luton main campus. Luton itself is located just 30 minutes away north from the centre of London by road or rail and 2 hours away from the south or east coast.

Proposal submission

Students and early-stage researchers are invited to submit an abstract of their work (maximum 1 page) via email to Ingo Frommholz (ingo.frommholz@beds.ac.uk). Please add the keyword 'TALMIRI' to the subject of your email. Submission deadline is August 28. Attendance confirmation will be sent by the end of August. All accepted submissions are expected to be presented as poster; we will invite some to additionally prepare a short presentation.


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The event will be free-of-charge.

Indicative Outline Schedule

09:30 – 10:30 Industry Talks

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Student Presentations

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break (buffet) / IRSG AGM

13:30 – 14:30 Industry Talks

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Student poster session and discussion

16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-up and closing


Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, ingo.frommholz@beds.ac.uk

Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire, haiming.liu@beds.ac.uk

TALMIRI is kindly supported by the University of Bedfordshire's School of Computer Science and Technology and the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group.