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ICCBR 2007 Call for papers

Seventh International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
Belfast, Northern Ireland, 13-16 August 2007

ICCBR and ECCBR are the premier international meetings on case-based reasoning. While ECCBR conferences are always held in Europe, previous ICCBR conferences have been held in Chicago, USA (2005), Trondheim, Norway (2003), Vancouver, Canada (2001), Seeon Monastery, Germany (1999), Providence, Rhode Island, USA (1997), and Sesimbra, Portugal (1995). The next ICCBR will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from the 13th to the 16th of August.

In order to expand the frontiers of CBR as a scientific field, we would like to emphasize the connections between CBR and related areas, and to explore new problems and industrial solutions. For this reason, we will combine an industry program with the scientific and workshop programs.

The conference will bring two keynote speakers from outside the community, who will help us to cross current boundaries of CBR research towards intelligent databases and bioinformatics. Larry Kerschberg from George Mason University will talk about CBR and Databases and Larry Hunter will bring new ideas on how to explore CBR for bioinformatics.

The conference will bring two invited speakers from the CBR community. Eva Armengol will talk about machine learning and David W. Aha will discuss problems concerning the perceived lack of theoretical foundations in CBR by funding agencies.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 14 February 2007
Notification of acceptance: 05 April 2007
Camera ready copy due: 05 May 2007

Submission Topics

The ICCBR 2007 Program Committee invites submissions of original theoretical research, applied research, and deployed application papers on all aspects of Case-Based Reasoning.
Example submission areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Case-based reasoning foundations
  • Conversational case-based reasoning
  • Textual case-based reasoning
  • Distributed case-based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning and uncertainty
  • Case-based reasoning in design, diagnosis, health, law, education
  • Knowledge management in case-based reasoning, case and experience-based knowledge management
  • Case-based recommender systems
  • Fielded applications of case-based reasoning
  • Case and knowledge representation, acquisition, modeling, visualization, maintenance and management for CBR
  • CBR system design issues (e.g., indexing, retrieval, similarity assessment and adaptation)
  • Collaborative agent architectures involving CBR
  • Analogical reasoning, cognitive models, and creative reasoning approaches based on CBR
  • Formal, empirical, and psychological evaluations of CBR models and systems
  • Lazy-learning, instance-based learning and case-based learning
  • Case-based approaches to scheduling, design and robot navigation
  • Adaptive interfaces, user modeling, customization and personalization using CBR
  • CBR and knowledge discovery, data mining, text mining
  • CBR software reuse and engineering redesign
  • Explanations, Context, and confidence in CBR
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks and CBR
  • CBR in the Semantic Web


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

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. Because we understand that some papers may be in the borderline between two categories, we encourage authors to enter a second category if they feel appropriate.

The criteria are as follows:

Paper Category: Theoretical/Methodological research paper
Review Criteria: Scientific significance; originality; technical quality; and clarity

Paper Category: Applied research paper
Review Criteria: Significance for advancing applications or promise for innovative commercial development; originality; technical quality; and clarity

Paper Category: Deployed application paper
Review Criteria: Demonstrated practical, social, environmental or economic significance; originality; treatment of issues of engineering, management & user acceptance; and clarity.

Submission Format

Papers MUST be submitted in Springer LNCS format, which is the format required for the final camera ready copy, with a maximum of 15 pages. Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web:
Authors of accepted papers are required to transfer their copyrights to Springer. All submissions are required to be in electronic format.

Submission Procedure

Authors must submit a full paper by 14 February 2007. Submission instructions will be made available here: http://www.iccbr.org/iccbr07/submission.html

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from ICCBR'07 before 30 March 2007. This restriction does not apply to papers appearing in proceedings of specialized workshops.

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 camera-ready copy (05 May 2007).

Program Chairs

Michael Richter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA

Conference Chair

David Patterson, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Workshop Program Chairs

David Wilson, University of North Carolina, USA

Deepak Khemani, IIT Madras, India

Industry Program Chairs

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, DFKI, Germany

Industry Program Steering Committee

Kareem S. Aggour, General Electric CRD, USA

Bill Cheetham, General Electric CRD, USA

Mehmet Goker, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA

Kalyan Moy Gupta, Knexus Research Corp., USA

Program Committee Members (already confirmed, more to be added):

Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway

Kareem S. Aggour, General Electric CRD, USA

David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Josep Lluís Arcos, IIIACSIC, Spain

Eva Armengol, Institut d'Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial, Spain

Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Paolo Avesani, ITC-irst Trento, Italy

Ralph Bergmann, University of Trier, Germany

Enrico Blanzieri, University of Trento, Italy

L. Karl Branting, BAE Systems, USA

Derek Bridge, University College Cork, Ireland

Stefanie Bruninghaus, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Robin Burke, DePaul University, USA

Amilcar Cardoso, Universidade de Coimbra , Portugal

Bill Cheetham, General Electric CRD, USA

Michael Cox, BBN Technologies , USA

Susan Craw, Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Padraig Cunningham, University College Dublin, Ireland

Belén Díaz-Agudo, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Mehmet Goker, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA

Pedro A. González Calero, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Kalyan Moy Gupta Knexus Research Corp., USA

Eyke Huellermeier, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Larry Hunter, University of Colorado, USA

Larry Kerschberg, Geroge Mason University, USA

Deepak Khemani, IIT Madras, India

Luc Lamontagne, Université Laval, Canada

David Leake, Indiana University, USA

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, IIIACSIC, Spain

Cindy Marling, Ohio University, USA

Lorraine McGinty, University College Dublin, Ireland

David McSherry, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Hector Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University, USA

David Patterson, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Petra Perner, ICVACS, Germany

Enric Plaza, IIIACSIC, Spain

Luigi Portinale, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy

Lisa S. Purvis, Xerox Corporation, USA

Francesco Ricci, University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Michael Richter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Edwina Rissland, University of Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, DFKI, Germany

M. Sasikumar, C-DAC Mumbai , India

Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland

Raja Sooriamurthi, Indiana University, USA

Armin Stahl, DFKI, Germany

Flavio Tonidandel, UniFEI, Brazil

Ian Watson, University of Aukland, New Zealand

Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA

David Wilson, University of North Carolina, USA

Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Qiang Yang, University of Honk Kong, China

Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, USA