BCS is a registered charity: No 292786
Padua, Italy, 1 September 2009
In 2007, the first BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access was established to provide a forum for early career researchers to present, share and discuss research which is at a more formative or tentative stage. The symposium was run in conjunction with the sixth European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) which was held in Glasgow. The second symposium was held in London, UK in September, 2008 and now the symposium is in its third year and again collocated with this year’s ESSIR in Padua, Italy.
The objectives of the Symposium on the Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) are:
Why Future Directions? To encourage research that focuses on the potential research lines and paths that can and are being developed, where work presenting the, what if scenarios, possible solutions, pilot studies, conceptual and theoretical work is promoted and discussed.
Why Information Access? To capture the broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and usage.
Sponsor: BCS-IRSG (Information Retrieval Specialist Group)