This week the ECIR 2010 conference is being held in balmy Milton Keynes, England, at the Open University. I'm not attending, but I'll try to highlight what I find. You should follow the tweet stream, #ecir2010 for the latest news. Yesterday was workshop and tutorial day. Here are few selections that interested me:
A team from MSR offered a tutorial on Machine Learning for IR. The slides are available from their website.
Tony Rose and Mark Burrell from Endeca offered a tutorial on Designing Search Experiences. Tony is also helping to organize the industry day, and has a blog with details. I'd love to see coverage or notes from this even anyone will make them available.
Omar Alonso offered a tutorial on crowdsourcing.
The workshop on Contextual Information Access, Seeking and Retrieval Evaluation was held. The proceedings are available. You can see the 2009 proceedings.