I’m proud to announce that I’ll be organizing the Industry Track at SIGIR ’09. For those unfamiliar with the annual ACM SIGIR conferences, SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval.
I’m working with general chairs James Allan and Jay Aslam to put together a program that connects the information retrieval research community to the work going on in the hottest area of applied computer science.
If you have ideas about what you’d like to see at this event (topics, speakers, format), please let me know. It’s still a work in progress, but we will probably follow the example of the CIKM ’08 Industry Event, incorporating a day of invited talks into the main conference program.