Industry Days


In 2019, the CLEF conference will be held for the first time in Switzerland and in collaboration with the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services.

The Industry Days will allow the interaction between the scientific community, practitioners and decision-makers through panels, a special keynote and presentations. Additionally, the very best and most pertinent work of the academic CLEF participants will be made accessible in a concise manner.

The goal of CLEF is to provide a platform to compare and test information retrieval systems. The conference is organized in independent labs that target different subtopics of information retrieval such as personalized information retrieval (Lab: PIR-CLEF) or digital text forensics and stylometry (Lab: PAN). Each lab defines a challenge (including a dataset and a task) that is solved by participants and evaluated by the organizers during the year. The conference provides a place discuss the results, show their methods and exchange ideas. As a consequence, each yearly conference consists of a number of presentations of research activities carried out on standard datasets.

If you are interested in participating in this part of the conference please contact Gundula Heinatz.

Program

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

 

The Industry Days program runs for two days, and includes tutorials (best of academic CLEF output), talks by industry representatives, a panel by distinguished experts on data science in Europe and a keynote by Dr. Martinez from Signal AI. There is ample room for networking and social contacts, including a reception on Wednesday evening. Details of the full conference, also open to industrial attendees are found here.

 

12:00 — 13:30 Welcome Reception Industry Days

 

13:30 — 15:00 Plenary Session: Panel on “Data Science in Europe”

Moderation: Martin Braschler, ZHAW, Switzerland

Participants: Dorian Selz (Squirro), Kornelia Papp (SwissRe), Doug Oard (University of Maryland), Reinhard Riedl (National Research Council of the SNSF), Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)

 

15:00 — 15:30 Coffee Break

 

15:30 — 16:00 Martin Braschler, ZHAW, Switzerland on "CLEF Tutorial for Industry"

Room: Auditorium

 

16:00 — 16:30 Mark Cielibak, SpinningBytes/ZHAW, Switzerland on "Do You Have to Read All Incoming Documents?"

Room: Auditorium

 

16:30 — 17:00 Silvio Arcangeli, SAP, Switzerland on "Operationalizing and scaling Machine Learning for real-life usage in enterprise contexts"

Room: Auditorium

 

17:00 — 17:30 Jussi Karlgren, Gavagai, Sweden on “"Thresholds for adopting systematic evaluation benchmarks in industrial settings"

Room: Auditorium

 

18:30 — 21:00 Civic Reception

An aperò will be served in Villa Ciani, Parco Ciani, Lugano

 

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

 

09:00 — 10:00 Keynote Talk

Chair: Martin Braschler, ZHAW, Switzerland

Speaker: Miguel Martinez, Signal AI

Analysing the world's news: Learnings and challenges from industry

Room: Auditorium

 

10:00 — 10:30 Coffee Break

 

10:30 — 11:30 Best of CLEF for Industry

Chair: Gundula Heinatz Bürki, Data+Service Alliance, Switzerland

Room: Auditorium

 

Henning Müller, Applied University of Western Switzerland, Switzerland

ImageCLEF - benchmarking multimodal image analysis and retrieval

 

Alexis Joly, Inria/LIRMM, France

LifeCLEF: Biodiversity Identification and Prediction Challenges

 

11:30 — 12:00 The Future of CLEF

Speaker: Nicola Ferro, Università di Padova, Italy

Room: Auditorium

 

12:00 — 13:30 Lunch

 

13:30 — 15:00 Best of CLEF for Industry

Chair: Melanie Geiger, Data+Service Alliance, Switzerland

Room: Auditorium

 

Lorraine Goeuriot, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

What can CLEF eHealth bring to the industry?

 

Francisco Rangel, Autoritas Consulting, Spain

PAN Shared Tasks for Industry: Experiment Platforms and Author Profiling

 

Ali Hürriyeto─člu, Osman Mutlu, Koc University, Turkey                

ProtestNews: Cross-context Event Information Collection from News

 

15:00 — 15:30 Coffee Break

 

15:30 — 17:00 Industry Talks

Chair: Martin Braschler, ZHAW, Switzerland

Room: Auditorium

 

José Iria, Mobiliar, Switzerland

Information Access Problems in Life Insurance

 

Alireza Ghasemi, ELCA, Switzerland

Insight Extraction from Unstructured Data: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Christoph Glauser, ArgYou, Switzerland

Live Monitoring for Jungfrau-Region

 

17:00 — 17:15 The Future of CLEF/Industry Involvement

Chair: Martin Braschler, ZHAW, Switzerland

Room: Auditorium

 

17:15 — 17:30 Plenary Session: Closing

Chair: Fabio Crestani, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Room: Auditorium