The 39th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2016, will be held in Pisa in August 2016, hosted by CNR and chaired by Raffaele Perego and Fabrizio Sebastiani. This is the major event for discussing information access and search technology and is attended by academics and industrial participants alike.
Gilad Mishne of Twitter and myself will be co-chairing the Industry Day. Given the practice in this respect I will have had from co-chairing the Industry Day at ECIR in 2015, this promises to be an exciting event – we will be trying out some new ideas at ECIR and then scaling them up to fit the more global audience at SIGIR. This will be tremendous fun!