March 16, 2011 – The Third International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval will take place September 12-14, 2011 in Bertinoro, Italy.

Cordis News brought this upcoming event to our attention in their release, “Third International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, Bertinoro, Italy.”

Not that anyone needs another reason to go to Italy, but if you find the science of searching for documents and information or metadata that might be contained in them interesting or applicable to your line of work, this conference is for you.

Originally based in the library sciences, information retrieval is now moving beyond mathematics and linguistics into challenging new areas such as physics, philosophy, sociology and biology. Internet search engines are the most visible information retrieval application.

The event will seek to present, discuss, analyze and integrate new theoretical results in information retrieval. For further information, please visit their website.

Melody K. Smith