MICES 2018

Mix-camp E-commerce Search


13th June 2018
Starting at 8:30 am

Registration and Call for Talks open now!

You can now register for MICES 2018 and propose a talk that you want to give at the event.

Join us
for another one-day workshop on E-commerce search

In the search community, e-commerce search has received far less attention and is less established than search in other domains, such as enterprise search or general web search. But it is a very exciting domain with a lot of challenges. That's why we started MICES 2017 as an informal one-day event to bring together experts of different backgrounds - such as IT, product managers, UX designers, search managers, information retrieval specialists, search engine vendors - to discuss challenges, ideas, best practices, and case studies in the e-commerce search domain.

In response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback about MICES 2017, we have decided to organise another event in 2018.


MICES brings together participants from a variety of backgrounds, all sharing a common interest in e-commerce search. In order to stimulate and facilitate discussion, we will start with scheduled talks in the morning. This will be followed by self-organising sessions: participants are encouraged to initiate discussions about their topics of interest or to give an ad hoc presentation.


The workshop welcomes all topics related to e-commerce search. We have compiled a list of topics that will probably feature at the workshop. This list is not comprehensive. Participants are welcome to discuss further topics at the workshop.

  • Managing e-commerce search: finding the right process and organisation for it, and how does it change over time?
  • How can we measure and improve search quality for e-commerce?
  • What are the best search relevance models for e-commerce search?
  • Personalised e-commerce search
  • Choosing the right search technology and search management tools
  • From keyword search to virtual shopping assistants: designing the e-commerce search user experience
  • Exploring artificial intelligence, visual and voice search for e-commerce
  • How to deal with poor data quality in e-commerce search


Registration is free

Please use this form to register for MICES 2018. We will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration.

As there is only a limited number of seats at the venue, we kindly ask you to inform us in case you have to change your plans and cannot make it to the workshop.

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Call for talks

Suggest a topic you want to give a talk on


We would like to invite you to share your case study, insights, ideas, or research related to e-commerce search with other participants at MICES. You may submit a proposal for a talk as part of the scheduled sessions, which take place in the morning and in the early afternoon. As the number of scheduled talks is limited, you might also consider pitching your topic during the barcamp-sessions which take place in the afternoon.

Please submit your proposal for a scheduled talk using the form. Talks will be limited to 30 minutes, including discussion. We will not accept sales talks or product promotions.

The call for talks will close at 11pm (GMT) on Sunday, 22 April 2018.

Organisers & Partners

René Kriegler

René has been working as a search consultant for clients in Germany and abroad for more than ten years. Although he is interested in all aspects of search and NLP, key areas include search relevance consulting and e-commerce search. His technological focus is on Solr/Lucene.

Paul Maria Bartusch

Paul is a freelance consultant in the e-commerce domain. He supports his client as product manager, Scrum product owner and business development consultant, focussing on search (onsite, SEO/SEA), mobile and responsive application development, and agile transitioning.


ESEMOS is a German company focusing on web and e-commerce search. Their customers range from small online shops to international web portals. They appreciate ESEMOS's hands-on approach and their long experience in the search industry.

Berlin Buzzwords

MICES is partnering with Berlin Buzzwords and takes place on the day after the main conference.


  • myToys Group
  • OpenSource Connections

Location and Venue

Hosted by myToys


myToys Group

Potsdamer Straße 192

10783 Berlin


Nearby Public Transport

Underground Train Stop (U-Bahn)

U7 Kleistpark

Overground Train Stop (S-Bahn)

S1, S2, S25 Yorkstraße

Bus Stop

106, 187, 204, M48, M85 Kleistpark

See www.bvg.de/en to plan your journey.