Santiago, Chile

August 9-13, 2015

The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Program of SIGIR 2015 Industry Track

August 12, 2015

First session (95 minutes)

Theme: E-Commerce
Chair: Hang Li
Opening 5 minutes, 3 invited talks, each 20 minutes; 2 proposed talks, each 15 minutes

  • Opening
    Jaime Teevan (Microsoft), Hang Li (Huawei)
  • Finding Money in the Haystack: Information Retrieval at Bloomberg
    Jonathan Dorando (Bloomberg)
  • WeChat Search & Headline: Tencent & Sogou Join Forces on Mobile Search and the Challenges We Face
    Chao Liu (Sogou)
  • Structure, Personalization, Scale: A Deep Dive into LinkedIn Search
    Asif Makhani (LinkedIn)
  • Bringing Order to the Job Market: Efficient Job Offer Categorization in E-Recruitment
    Emmanuel Malherbe (Multiposting), Mario Cataldi (Université Paris 8), and Andrea Ballatore (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Where to Go on Your Next Trip? Optimizing Travel Destinations Based on User Preferences
    Julia Kiseleva (Eindhoven University of Technology), Melanie Mueller (, Lucas Bernardi (, Chad Davis (, Ivan Kovacek (, Mats Stafseng Einarsen (, Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam), Alexander Tuzhilin (New York University), and Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente)

Second session (90 minutes)

Theme: Evaluation
Chair: Jaime Teevan
3 invited talks, each 20 minutes; 2 proposed talks, each 15 minutes

  • Location in Commercial Search Engines
    Vanessa Murdock (Microsoft)
  • From Web Search Relevance to Vertical Search Relevance
    Yi Chang (Yahoo)
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Online Evaluation of Search Engines
    Pavel Serdyukov (Yandex)
  • Incremental Sampling in Query Logs
    Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo)
  • Practical Lessons for Gathering Quality Labels at Scale
    Omar Alonso (Microsoft)

Third session (120 minutes)

Theme: Miscellaneous and Panel Discussion
Chair: Jimmy Lin
2 invited talks, each 20 minutes; panel discussion, 60 minutes, closing 20 minutes

  • Lower Search Cost
    Dou Shen (Baidu)
  • If SIGIR had an Academic Track, what would be in it?
    David Hawking (Microsoft)
  • Panel discussion: having impact on industry from academia
    Coordinator: Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland)
  • Closing
    Jaime Teevan (Microsoft), Hang Li (Huawei)

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