Tony Kent Strix Award: call for 2018 nominations and bookings open for 2017 winner's lecture

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is seeking nominations for 2018 Tony Kent Strix award; bookings open for lecture to be given by 2017 winner.

Nominations for the 2018 Award
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 an outstanding practical innovation or achievement in the field of information retrieval in its widest sense (search and data mining, for example). This could take the form of an application or service, or an overall appreciation of past achievements from which significant advances have emanated.

The award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world.

Nominations should be for achievement that meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • A major and/or sustained contribution to the theoretical or experimental understanding of the information retrieval process
  • Development of, or significant improvement in, mechanisms, a product or service for the retrieval of information, either generally or in a specialised field
  • Development of, or significant improvement in, easy access to an information service
  • Development and/or exploitation of new technologies to enhance information retrieval
  • A sustained contribution over a period of years to the field of information retrieval for example, by running an information service or by contributing at national or international level to organisations active in the field.

Key characteristics that the judges will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and practicality.  The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th September.

Book now to attend the Lecture given by the 2017 Award winnner Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam. 

Each year, the Award winner delivers a lecture in London. This year, Maarten de Rijke will deliver a lecture called 'Retrieval as Interaction'.

The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance.

For more information see the UKeiG website.