Heading to SIGIR

Hope to see lots of you at SIGIR! Sounds like there are already great tutorials underway. I’ll get there tonight for the reception, where they will announce the triennial Gerard Salton Award winner (who will deliver tomorrow’s opening keynote). I’m looking forward to the paper, poster, and demo presentations, and of course to the Industry Track on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I have to return to my day job on Thursday, so I won’t be able to attend any of the workshops.

If you’re attending, I hope you’ll find me and say hi–after over a year of blogging, there are far too many people I’ve gotten to know but never met face to face! If you’re not attending, then I encourage you to follow the coverage on Twitter. Since there seems to be some confusion about which hashtag to use, I suggest you follow sigir OR sigir09 OR sigir2009 (yes, there is sometimes value to favoring recall). I promise to blog about it when I get back, but I hope you’ll forgive me if The Noisy Channel is a bit quiet over the next few days.

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.