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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Congress on Case-Based Reasoning ICCBR 07

Call for Papers ICCBR 07 
We apologize for multiple copies . 

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. 

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

Submission Topics 
The ICCBR'07 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: 

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 copies (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 Chair: 
Thomas Roth-Berghofer, DFKI, Germany ( 

Program committee members are listed in the extended version of this call at