Authors of best recent IR books
gave lectures at ESSIR 2011
Yahoo! Research Barcelona and Universidad de Chile
Learn about Web Retrieval and IR in the Cloud from head of Yahoo! Research Barcelona and author of the famous schoolbook "Modern Information Retrieval"!!
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Learn about foundational models and methods in IR from author of the famous books "Introduction to Information Retrieval" and "Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing" (the "Manning-Schütze" math bible for computer scientists)!!
Royal School of Information and Library Science, IVA Denmark
Learn about human aspects in IR and evaluation from author of the recent book "The Turn: Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context"!!
Duc Thanh Tran
Stanford University, USA Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Learn about Semantic Search from co-founder of the SemSearch workshop and one of the leading researchers in this field.