The 2005 Search Engine Meeting took place in Boston on April 11-12 and I've just noticed that most of the presentations from the meeting are now available online. Plenty of interesting reading from many big names in the industry. Links to a few of the presentations are listed below. Links to all of presentations can be found here.
+ Internet Search Engines: Past and Future
By Jan Pedersen, Yahoo
+ What We Know About User Behavior (And What We Are Not So Sure of)
by Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences
+ Content Management on the Web: the Next Killer App for Search
by Tom Wilde, FindWhat.com
+ Personal Information Retrieval: Helping Finders become Keepers
by Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research
+ The Google Legacy
by Steven Arnold, Arnold IT
+ Next Generation Search Technology Advancements
by John Lervik, FAST Search and Transfer
+ Search Immersion
by Oshoma Momoh, Microsoft
+ New Solutions for Old (Search) Problems
by David A Evans, Clairvoyance
+ Arguments for Clustering and Meta-Search as a Universal Norm for Information Retrieval
by Raul Valdes-Perez, Vivisimo
+ Structuring the Unstructured Web for Specialized Searching
by Ammy Vogtlander, Scirus/Elsevier
+++ MANY more presentations are available here.
Meet Your Favorite Search Engine Watch Contributors
Many of SEW's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Thom Craver, Josh Braaten, Lisa Barone, Simon Heseltine, Josh McCoy, Lisa Raehsler, Greg Jarboe, Dan Cristo, Joseph Kerschbaum, John Gagnon, Eric Enge and more!