A systems-oriented biennial conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems.
It gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.
It is a retreat-like event that favors discussion and brainstorming.
One goal is to give voice to topics which are not easy to discuss in other venues.
Another goal is to constitute a program with many invited lecturers and compelling evening activities.
Omar Alonso (Microsoft, USA)
Marc Nayork (Google, USA)
Gianmaria Silvello (University of Padua, Italy)
Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates (NTENT, USA; UPF, Spain; Univ. de Chile)
Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Shane Culpepper (RMIT, Australia)
Susan Dumais (Microsoft, USA)
Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Donna Harman (NIST, USA)
Kalervo Jarvelin (University of Tampere, Finland)
Jan Pedersen (eBay, USA)
Gerhard Weikum (MPI, Germany)