UKeiG would like to announce that the Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture will take place on the afternoon of Friday, 23rd November 2018 at The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Expressions of interest in attending can be emailed to [log in to unmask]
A video of the 2017 lecture is available at:
The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by the Institute of Information Scientists. It is now presented by UKeiG in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG). The Award is given in recognition of Outstanding Practical Innovation or Achievement in the Field of Information Retrieval. Last year UKeiG was delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious award was Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam. The Award was presented to him by Doug Veal (Strix Chair) and David Ball (UKeiG Chair) in London on Friday October 20th 2017 in recognition of his major and sustained contributions to the field of information retrieval and web searching. He will deliver the annual lecture on the 23rd November 2018.
The 2016 Strix Award winner Maristella Agosti, Professor in Computer Science, Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padua, Italy, presented at the 2017 event. Professor Agosti has built a worldwide reputation for her work in many aspects of information retrieval and digital libraries. She was one of the first people to work in information retrieval in Italy where she acted as a catalyst for creating a vibrant and internationally recognised IR research community. Her lecture was entitled "Behind the Scenes of Research and Innovation."
To celebrate the Award and the man who inspired it, UKeiG has published extracts from the Tony Kent Strix Award memorial booklet in its online journal eLucidate.
Previous winners of the prestigious award are listed here:
The Annual Lecture series is currently sponsored by Google.
(Please fast forward through the first seven minutes of the video to access the presentations from last year's event.)