ESSIR 2011, Day 1

On the 28th of August 2011, Kaja Vidmar and I went to Koblenz to attent to the 8th European Summer School of Information Retrieval – ESSIR 2011.

First we flew from Brnik to Frankfurt at 8 a.m. in the morning. In Frankfurt we bought tickets for regional train to Koblenz at 10:37. As there were no data about the route, we somehow managed to get some information from sour lady at DBahn info-point. At around 1 p.m. we got to Sholz hotel, where we checked in and first unpacked our laptops.

After some time, we got out. We got over almost the whole Koblenz on foot, eat at MacDonald’s and got acquainted with the city. At 7:40 p.m. we entered the Gecko lounge where there was a Get-together event for the participants. We got to know some nice people, mostly younger researchers, mainly from the fields of Information Retrival, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis and also Software Engineering.

At around midnight we arrived to Sholz hotel, where I am writing this post.