BCS is a registered charity: No 292786
31 August - 4 September 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece
In 2007, the 1st BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) 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 6th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) which was held in Glasgow. The second symposium was held in London, UK in September, 2008 collocated with Search Solutions, while the third symposium was again collocated with ESSIR in Padua, Italy in 2009. In 2011, it was held in Koblenz, Germany as part of ESSIR 2011 and then in Granada, Spain with ESSIR 2013. Now, in its sixth year, the 2015 Future Directions in Information Access Symposium was held as part of the 10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval.
The objectives of the Symposium on the Future Directions in Information Access are: