Doctoral Consortium

ICCBR-12's Fourth Annual Doctoral Consortium (DC) is designed to nurture PhD candidates by providing opportunities to explore and obtain mutual feedback on their research, future work plans, and career objectives with senior CBR researchers, practitioners, and peers. We invite applications from students (and others).

Important dates

  • 1 June 2012: Participant submissions
  • 30 June 2012: Responses due to participant submissions
  • 15 July 2012: Due dates for camera-ready participant Research Summaries
  • 3-4 September 2012: Doctoral Consortium


Batiment Nautibus, Green Room (1st floor)


David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory (USA)

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London (England)

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Monday 3 September 2012

9:00-10:25 - Session 1

Doctoral Consortium: Welcome, Goals, and Agenda
David W. Aha (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)

Brief Meeting/Greeting among Day 1 Students and Mentors

Investigation of Case-Based Methods to Cross Domain Sentiment Classi cation
Bruno Ohana (Dublin Institute of Techology, Ireland)
Mentor: Luc Lamontagne (U. Laval, (Quebec) Canada)

Solution Diversity in Case-Based and Generative Planning
Alexandra Coman (Lehigh U., USA)
Mentor: David McSherry (U. Ulster @ Coleraine, N. Ireland)

10:30-11:00 - Co ee Break

11:00-13:00 - Session 2

Role of Knowledge Extraction for Text Retrieval
Sadiq Sani (Robert Gordon U., Scotland)
Mentor: Enric Plaza (IIIA, Spain)

Case-Based Reasoning to Model Miscanthus Allocation: A French Case Study
Laura Martin (French National Institute of Agricultural Research, France)
Mentor: David Leake (Indiana U., USA)

Enhancing Situation Awareness for Decision Support by Utilizing Data Streams and Past Experiences
Odd Erik Gundersen (Norwegian University of S&T, Norway)
Mentor: Beatrice Fuchs (IAE Universite Lyon 3, France)

Career Reflections 1
Santi Onta~non Villar (Drexel University, USA)

Tuesday 4 September 2012

09:00-10:25 - Session 3

Doctoral Consortium: Welcome, Goals, and Agenda
David W. Aha (NRL, USA)

Brief Meeting/Greeting among Day 2 Students and Mentors

Group Recommender Systems Enhanced by Social Elements
Lara Quijano-Sanchez (Complutense U., Madrid)
Mentor: Barry Smyth (U.C. Dublin, Ireland)

Case Selection in Ambient Assisted Living
Eduardo Lupiani (U. Murcia, Spain)
Mentor: Ralph Bergmann (U. Trier, Germany)

10:30-11:00 - Co ee Break

11:00-13:00 - Session 4

Reasoning System for Computer Aided Diagnosis and Explanations Aware Computing for Medical Applications
Abdeldjalil Khelassi (Tlemcen U., Algeria)
Mentor: Rosina Weber (Drexel U., USA)

Creating Human-Level AI in Strategy Games using Hybrid CBR/RL
Stefan Wender (U. Auckland, NZ)
Mentors: Hector Mu~noz-Avila (Lehigh U., USA) and David W. Aha (NRL, USA)

Integrated Learning for Goal-Driven Autonomy
Ulit Jaidee (Lehigh U., USA)
Mentor: Ian Watson (U. Auckland, New Zealand)

Panel on CBR Opportunities
Panelists: Ralph Bergmann, Barry Smyth, Ian Watson, and Rosina Weber

13:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:00-16:00 - Session 5

Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning with Textual Cases
Valmi Dufour-Lussier (U. Lorraine, France)
Mentor: Cindy Marling (Ohio U., USA)

Employing Case-Based Reasoning to Improve Symptom Management for Endof-Life Cancer Care
Krista Elvidge (Dalhousie U., (Nova Scotia), Canada)
Mentor: Peter Funk (Malardalen U., Sweden)

A Case-Based Reasoning System for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning for Brain Cancer
Rupa Jagannathan (U. Notthingham, England)
Mentor: Isabelle Bichindaritz (SUNY Oswego, USA)

Career Reflections 2
Agnar Aamodt (Norwegian University of S&T, Norway)

16:00-16:30 - Co ee Break

16:30-17:55 - Session 6

Development of an Unsupervised Norm Generation Method for Multiagent Systems
Javier Morales Matamoros (U. Barcelona, Spain)
Mentor: Klaus-Dieter Altho (U. Hildesheim, Germany)

Case-Based Reasoning in Hydrometallurgy: Selection of Pretreatment Method for Refractory Gold Ore
Lotta Rintala (Aalto, U., Finland)
Mentor: Agnar Aamodt (NTNU, Norway)

Retrieve and Reuse of Experiential Procedural Knowledge
Mohd. Siblee Islam (U. Trier, Germany)
Mentor: Jean Lieber (U. Lorraine, France)

17:55-18:00 - Wrap-Up

Feedback on the ICCBR-12 DC
Thomas Roth-Berghofer (U. West London, England)
Purpose: To assist with planning in future years. We seek your comments on length of student presentations, open discussion time, other presentations, the utility of posters, etc.