24th International Conference on Case Based Reasoning
Atlanta Georgia, 31 October to 2 November 2016


All Calls

The following calls are available:

Call for Papers

The ICCBR 2016 Organizers and Program Committee invites submissions of original theoretical research, applied research and deployed application papers on all aspects of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR). ICCBR is the premier, annual meeting of the CBR community and the leading international conference on this topic. The CBR community welcomes experts from related fields and from industry.

The theme for the ICCBR 2016 conference is Creativity.

The AI Communications Journal has agreed to publish a special issue based on selected revised papers from ICBBR 2016.

Important Dates

Item Deadline
Paper submission May 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance July 1, 2016
Final copy of paper July 29, 2016

Topics of Interest

While we are especially interested in papers that pertain to the conference theme of creativity, we invite papers from all areas of case-based reasoning, including (but not limited to):

  • Foundations of Case-Based Reasoning
    • Case retrieval and indexing, similarity measures
    • Case reuse, adaptation, and combination
    • Evaluation, simulation and prediction
    • Lazy-learning, instance-based and case-based learning
    • Case-based agents, perception, action
    • Visual and imagistic CBR
    • Textual CBR
    • Temporal CBR, CBR for traces and time series
    • Distributed and social CBR
    • Cognitive modeling
    • Analogical reasoning
  • Case-based Systems
    • CBR architecture and development frameworks
    • Case elicitation, case authoring
    • Maintenance, post-mortem analysis and quality assessment
    • User interaction, knowledge modeling and visualization
    • Explanation, confidence and uncertainty
    • Context models, preferences
    • Adaptive interfaces, user modeling and personalization in CBR
    • Knowledge and experience management
    • Workflow management, process-oriented CBR
    • Case-based planning and design
  • CBR and related fields
    • CBR in robotics and human-robot interaction
    • Cloud-based CBR
    • Web-based CBR, recommender systems
    • Natural language processing, information retrieval
    • Data mining, machine learning and big data
  • CBR applications in domains such as
    • Cooking
    • Diagnosis, technical support
    • Medicine, health
    • Education, learning
    • Games
    • Economics, finance
    • Science, engineering

Review Criteria

Each submission must be identified as theoretical/methodological research, applied research, or deployed application paper and will be reviewed using criteria appropriate to its category. The criteria are as follows:

Paper category Review Criteria
Theoretical research Scientific significance, originality, technical quality, and clarity
Applied research Significance for theoretical research or application deployment; originality; technical quality; and clarity
Deployed application Demonstrated practical significance; originality; treatment of issues of engineering, management, and user acceptance; and clarity.

Papers will be considered for poster and oral presentation based on the reviews.


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. All authors must format their papers according to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines (www.springer.com/lncs). Authors of accepted papers are required to transfer their copyrights to Springer (copyright form see Consent to Publish) via email to both program chairs. All submissions are required to be in electronic format.

For the consent form, please use:
Conference Name: 24th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning.
Volume Editors: Goel, A.K., Diaz-Agudo, B., & Roth-Berghofer, T.

Submission Procedure

Authors must submit a full paper by the conference paper submission deadline. Papers (submitted and final) will be no longer than 15 pages. ICCBR 2016 is employing the EasyChair conference management system, and submissions must be made via the ICCBR 2016 EasyChair Conference. See www.easychair.org.

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers submitted to other conferences must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from ICCBR 2016. This restriction does not apply to papers submitted to specialized workshops without archival proceedings.

Author Registration Policy

In order for a paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one of the authors must register for the conference by the deadline for the final version of the paper.

Program Highlights

In addition to the main technical track, the ICCBR 2016 conference will feature a doctoral consortium, a workshop program, industry elevator pitches, and other activities.

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Call for Workshop Proposals

ICCBR 2016 invites proposals for the Workshop Program, to be held on October 31st, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. ICCBR-2016 workshops will provide an informal setting for addressing specific focus topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Recent ICCBR workshops have explored research and applications topics for areas such as case-based agents, experience and creativity, CBR in the health sciences, reasoning about time, and data mining. ICCBR 2016 especially encourages proposals for workshops spanning broader areas and building bridges to other communities whose interests overlap with those of ICCBR.

Members of all segments of the CBR community are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for review. The workshop program is intended to complement the formal technical program of the main conference and to support more in-depth interactions.

Workshops can vary in length from half a day to a full day. The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. Organizers are highly encouraged to propose alternative formats beyond paper/poster presentations, and should encourage the submission and presentation of position papers that discuss new research ideas. Workshop papers will be published as a technical report.

Workshop Proposal Content

Proposals for workshops should be roughly two to three pages in length and include the following information:

  1. Proposed title of the workshop.
  2. A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals and the issues that will be its focus.
  3. A brief description of why the workshop would be of interest to ICCBR attendees
  4. If the workshop spans multiple communities, a brief description of why the workshop is expected to attract members of those communities to ICCBR.
  5. A preliminary workshop format and a proposed schedule for organizing the workshop, including desired length for the workshop. This should include a brief description of how the organizers intend to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for a workshop.
  6. If available, a list of possible participants or research groups. Ideally, workshop organizers would contact likely participants to assess interest; please indicate those in the list who have said they are likely to attend. If the workshop was held in the past, please provide the number of submissions and attendees.
  7. Information concerning whether this workshop is a continuation of a previous workshop.
  8. The intended means of advertising the workshop (specific mailing lists to be used, etc.).
  9. The names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of two to four people knowledgeable in the area.
  10. The primary contact for the organizing committee.
  11. A draft call for papers.

Workshop chairs must submit their proposals via email to the Workshop Program co-chairs: Belen Diaz Agudo, Complutense de Madrid, Spain; @sip.ucm.es and Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London, UK; @uwl.ac.uk

Workshop Organization

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for:

  • Producing a Call for Participation for their workshop. This call will be posted on the ICCBR 2016 website. It should clarify the process by which the organizing committee will review and select the papers and presentations. In addition, the submission procedure, format, and dates should be included and be in accordance with the ICCBR 2016 required submission procedure and dates to be provided to the organizers.
  • Advertising the workshop, recruiting relevant attendees as appropriate, and producing a workshop web site.
  • Reviewing and selecting presentations and papers.
  • Providing the workshop's selected papers in camera-ready format to the workshop chairs. ICCBR 2016 will provide a meeting place for the workshop and arrange for the production of the workshop proceedings. Workshop papers should be submitted in Springer LNCS format, which is the format required for the final camera-ready copy, with a maximum of 10 pages. Organizers may wish to allow both short position papers (e.g., 4 pages) and longer papers. Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available at Springer's Information for LNCS Authors page, www.springer.com.
  • Meeting all deadlines in a timeline to be provided by the workshop program.

ICCBR 2016 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed, if too few submissions are received, or if too few attendees register for the workshop to support the costs of holding it. In special cases, the ICCBR 2016 Program Committee may suggest the consolidation of workshops to prevent the need for cancellation.

All workshop participants must register for the conference (at least one author of each accepted paper must register prior to the submission of the camera-ready copy), and workshops must be open to all registered participants of ICCBR 2016.

Important dates for Workshops:

  • Proposal submission deadline: May 15th, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: July 1st, 2016
  • July 29th, 2016 - Workshop paper submission deadline (tentative)
  • October 31st, 2016 - ICCBR 2016 workshops

For additional information, please contact the Workshop Program co-chairs, Stelios Kapetanakis, University of Brighton, UK (s 'dot' kapetanakis 'at' brighton 'dot' ac 'dot' uk) and Alexandra Coman, Ohio Northern University, U.S.A. (a 'dash' coman 'at' onu 'dot' edu), or visit the ICCBR 2016 conference website: http://iccbr.gatech.edu/iccbr16/.

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Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

Please see the Doctoral Consortium page for details.

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Doctoral Consortium Call for Mentors

Please see the Doctoral Consortium page, under "Mentors", for details.

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CCC Call For Participation

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