At long last, SIGIR 2009 has posted the program for the Industry Track! It will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 during the regular conference program (in parallel with the technical tracks). There is no additional registration fee for full conference attendees, but there is a one-day registration option for people who only want to attend the Industry Track.
Here’s the condensed version of the program:
- Matt Cutts, Google: “Web Spam and Adversarial IR: The Road Ahead”
- danah boyd, Microsoft Research: “The Searchable Nature of Acts in Networked Publics”
- Vanja Josifovski, Yahoo! Research: “Ad Retrieval – A new Frontier of Information Retrieval”
- Thomas (Tom) Tague, Thomson Reuters: “Semantic Web and the Linked Data Economy”
- Tip House, OCLC: “Alexandria 2.0: Search Innovations Keep Libraries Relevant in an Online World”
Panel of Search Industry Analysts
- Whit Andrews, Gartner
- Susan Feldman, IDC
- Theresa Regli, CMS Watch
Panel of Enterprise Search Vendors
- Øystein Torbjørnsen, FAST
- Peter Menell, Autonomy
- Adam Ferrari, Endeca
More details are available on the the Industry Track page. The early registration deadline is this Sunday, May 24th, so please register soon if you haven’t already, before the fees go up by $50.