In 2016 the UK eInformation Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG), was delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award was Maristella Agosti, Professor in Computer Science, Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padua, Italy. The Award is given in recognition of an outstanding practical innovation or achievement in the field of information retrieval.

Professor Agosti has built a world-wide 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 2017 Strix Lecture will be given at The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London during the afternoon of Friday 20th October. Registration will commence at 1.30 pm, with a 5.00 pm close.

Doug Veal will introduce the event, with a reflective introductory presentation from Alan Gilchrist. Both are founding members of the Working Group that initiated the Award, first presented in 1998.

The 2017 Tony Kent Strix Award winner will also be announced during the afternoon.

Full programme details will be published in a few weeks.

*** This is a FREE event, open to everyone, BUT advance bookings ARE required. Please book your place by emailing Gary Horrocks at: ukeig[log in to unmask] ***

The Annual Lecture series is sponsored by Google.

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