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WELCOME. To the BCS-IRSG Annual General Meeting 2011 Wednesday 16 th November 2011. Annual General Meeting Agenda. 1. Welcome from the Chair 2. Minutes of the previous AGM 3. Committee Member Reports Chair Treasurer 4. Election of committee members 5. Any other business

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welcome
WELCOME

To the BCS-IRSG Annual General Meeting 2011

Wednesday 16th November 2011

annual general meeting agenda
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
annual general meeting agenda1
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
annual general meeting agenda2
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
report from the chair
Report from the Chair
  • IR Events supported this year

SEARCH SOLUTIONS

report from the chair1
Report from the Chair
  • Informer
    • Not been able to do much on this for various reasons.
report from the chair2
Report from the Chair
  • Website
    • Need to think about the design and layout: from the ground up
    • Tony Russell-Rose to lead.
report from the chair3
Report from the Chair
  • Karen Spark-Jones Award – 2nd Award
  • Awarded at ECIR 2011
  • 2010 Winner - Evgeniy Gabrilovich , Yahoo! Research, California, U.S
  • Timeline for 2011 Award:
    • Announcement out later this week.
    • Mid/End December 2011 - Deadline for nominations.
    • Mid January 2011 - Notification of the prize winner.
    • April 2012 - Winner presents keynote at ECIR
  • Contact: Ayse Goker (email:ayse.goker.1@soi.city.ac.uk)
report from the chair4
Report from the Chair
  • BCS-IRSG European Conference in IR
    • ECIR 2011 Dublin
    • Very well run and successful conference
    • Excellent number of submissions & quality
      • 45 papers accepted from 223 papers submitted (rate 20% - 62% students of those accepted were students)
      • 17 Short papers accepted from 48 papers (rate 35%)
      • 24 Posters, 6 Demonstrations from 64 submitted (rate 46%)
      • 2 well regarded keynote speakers
    • Sponsorship from: Google, MS Research, Yahoo! Research, DCU, SFI, Bing, Failte Ireland, Clarity, CNGL, Yahoo! Labs, Meet in Ireland.
    • 2nd KSJ Award: Keynote speaker
report from the chair5
Report from the Chair
  • BCS-IRSG European Conference in IR
    • ECIR 2012 to be held in Barcelona: 1-5 April 2012
      • Organised by Yahoo! Research and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
      • Discussion on papers ends soon
      • Notifications Shortly
    • ECIR 2013
      • Only one bid
      • Awarded to Yandex, Moscow (1st ECIR in Eastern Europe).
report from the chair6
Report from the Chair
  • International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval
  • ICTIR 2011: Bertinoro, Italy, 19-21 September 2011
  • Went well according to organisers
  • Papers presented 25
  • Posters presented 13
  • Two keynote speakers: Keith van Rijsbergen and Chengxiang Zhai
  • Sponsors: Almawave, Microsoft Research and Yahoo! Labs
report from the chair7
Report from the Chair
  • Teaching and Learning in IR in ‘Information Retrieval’.
  • Continued to build on the theme from TLIR 2007/TLIR 2008 workshops organised by BCS IRSG.
    • Edited book – Springer-Verlag
  • Book available online, hard copy published shortly.

Dedicated to the memory of our colleague Efthi Efthimiadis who passed away during the final stages of this book

annual general meeting agenda3
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
report from the treasurer
Report from the Treasurer
  • Over to Nilesh Thatte
annual general meeting agenda4
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
current committee
Current Committee

Chair

Andy MacFarlane

City University London

Vice Chair

Tony Russell-Rose

UX Labs

Secretary

Dawei Song

Robert Gordon University

Treasurer

Nilesh Thatte

Open University

Membership Secretary

Leif Azzopardi

Committee Members

Michael Oakes University of Sunderland

Ayse Goker City University London

Monica Landoni University of Lugano

Stefan Rueger, Open University

Gabriella Gazai Microsoft Research

Udo Kruschwitz University of Essex

Leif Azzopardi University of Glasgow

Vishwa Vinay Microsoft Research

Mike Taylor Microsoft Research

Jun Wang, UCL

Web Coordinator

Murat Yakici

University of Strathclyde

Student Representative/

IRSG Publicity Officer

M-Dyaa Albakour

University of Essex

Industry Rep

vaction

proposed committee
Proposed Committee

Andy MacFarlane

City University London

Tony Russell-Rose

UX Labs

Dawei Song

Robert Gordon University

Nilesh Thatte

Fujitsu

Murat Yakici

University of Strathclyde

M-Dyaa Albakour

University of Essex

Michael Oakes University of Sunderland

Ayse Goker City University London

Monica Landoni University of Lugano

Stefan Rueger, Open University

Gabriella Gazai Microsoft Research

Udo Kruschwitz University of Essex

Leif Azzopardi University of Glasgow

Vishwa Vinay Microsoft Research

Mike Taylor Microsoft Research

Jun Wang, UCL

annual general meeting agenda5
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting
any other business
Any other business…
  • Search Solutions 2012
    • Tutorials
annual general meeting agenda6
Annual General Meeting Agenda
  • 1. Welcome from the Chair
  • 2. Minutes of the previous AGM
  • 3. Committee Member Reports
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
  • 4. Election of committee members
  • 5. Any other business
  • 6. Close of Meeting