I don’t write that much about core geeky search stuff here lately, but I still get a bit excited when I am reminded that once again, ACM’s SIGIR is happening. It’s always fun to take a look at the agenda and see who is speaking and presenting papers. And taking a look at the papers tells us something about what’s up in search, who’s adding value to the academic search community, and on what topics.
Microsoft has a stamp on this show, with, according to Microsoft, nearly 30% of all papers presented at the event.
3 thoughts on “SIGIR This Week”
John, thought you (and your readers) might find the Industry Track interesting:
* Matt Cutts, Head of Webspam Team, Google
* danah boyd, Social Media Researcher, Microsoft
* Vanja Josifovski, Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo!
* Evan Sandhaus, Semantic Technologist, New York Times
* Tip House, Chief Architect, OCLC
* Whit Andrews, VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
* Susan Feldman, VP of Search and Discovery Technologies, IDC
* Theresa Regli, Principal, CMS Watch
* Marti Hearst, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
* Jeff Fried, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft (FAST)
* Raul Valdes-Perez, Executive Chairman, Vivisimo
* Adam Ferrari, Chief Technology Officer, Endeca
* Bruce Croft, Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts
* Elizabeth Liddy, Dean and Trustee Professor, Syracuse University
This year’s Gerard Salton Award given at SIGIR (http://sigir.org/awards/) also went to one of our colleagues, Susan Dumais, at Microsoft Research.
It’s funny that the first result for the query “sigir” on bing.com is the home page of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.