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      2nd BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2008 (FDIA)

      Future Directions in Information Access

      22nd September 2008



            This year's Symposium provided a forum where future directions of information access were presented and discussed in an open and friendly environment. The programme was packed with early career researchers with novel and interesting research ideas which they shared during in interactive sessions throughout the day.

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            Last year the 1st BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access was established to provide a forum for early career researchers to present, share and discussion their research which is at a more formative or tentative stage.

            Symposium Aims

            The objectives of the Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) are:

            • To provide an accessible forum for early researchers (particularly PhD students, and researchers new to the field) to share and discuss their research.

            • To create and foster formative and tentative research ideas.

            • To encourage discussion and debate.

            Symposium Themes

            Future directions: to encourage research that focused on the possible paths and further work. Presenting the, what if scenarios, possible solutions, pilot studies, conceptual and theoretical work.

            Information Access: to capture the broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and usage.

            FDIA 2008

            These proceedings contain the papers presented at the Second BCS IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA2008), held in London on the 22nd of September 2008 at the BCS London Office. FDIA 2008 was held in conjunction the BCS-IRSG Search Solutions held on the 23rd of September 2008. This year’s symposium received eleven submissions of which ten were accepted for publication and presentation. Each submission was reviewed by two senior Information Retrieval researchers who were asked to provide detailed reviews and comments to help steer and guide the research presented. In order to facilitate more reviewing each reviewer was given one or two submissions to review. So we are very grateful to the members of the programme committee for their reviews of the submitted papers and we would like to thank them for their much appreciated effort.

            Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the BCS for hosting the event, and in particular, Gemma Liddard, Rachel Browning and Mandy Bauer from BCS for their help and assistance in local organization.

            Leif Azzopardi

            On Behalf of the Organizers

            and the BCS-IRSG


            Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

            Andy MacFarlane, City University

            Murat Yakici, University of Glasgow

            Ayse Goker, City University

            Programme Chair

            Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

            Program Committee

            Alex Bailey, Google

            Bettina Berendt, K.U. Leuven

            Nick Craswell, Microsoft

            Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen

            Juan M. Fernandez-Luna, University of Granada

            Ayse Goker, City University

            Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

            Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research Cambridge

            Udo Kruschwitz, Essex University

            David Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela

            Monica Landoni, University of Strathclyde

            Andy MacFarlane, City University

            Massimo Melucci, University of Padua

            Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland

            Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield

            Dawei Song, Open University

            Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

            Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge

            Stefan Rueger, Open University

            Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde

            Jun Wang, University College London

            Murat Yakici, University of Glasgow


            Modeling the Evolution of Context in Information Retrieval http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.1

            Integrating Memory Context into Personal Information Re-finding http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.2

            Automatically Adapting the Context of an Intranet Query http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.3

            Towards a better understanding of language model information retrieval http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.4

            An Investigation into Query Throughput and Load Balance Using Grid IR http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.5

            Building a Distributed Digital Library System Enhancing the Role of Metadata http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.6

            Testing a Genre-Enabled Application: A Preliminary Assessment http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.7

            Children's information retrieval: beyond examining search strategies and interfaces http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.8

            Management and analysis of chinese database extracted knowledge http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.9

            Selective Erasers: A Theoretical Framework for Representing Documents Inspired by Quantum Theory http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2008.10

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            2nd BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2008
            22nd September 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Future Directions in Information Access
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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