[From: Brian LEES <[log in to unmask]> ]
Call for Papers
ICCBR-99: Munich, July 1999
Workshop on Hybrid Case-Based Reasoning Systems
Paper submissions are invited for the Workshop on Hybrid
Case-Based Reasoning Systems, to be held as part of the
ICCBR-99 conference, on the morning of July 28th 1999.
The focus of attention in the Workshop will be on the combination
or integration of case-based reasoning with either one or more
other artificial intelligence methodologies (for example neural
networks or rule-based systems), or with some non-AI problem
solving methodology, as a means of exploiting the potential
synergy that may possibly be obtained by employing a combination
of diverse problem solving paradigms.
The specific aims of the workshop are:
to bring together researchers in the area of hybrid case-based
reasoning, to provide a forum for presentations and discussions of
relevant current theory and applications in the field,
to identify important research issues and potential areas for future
work, to explore the particular benefits of, and technological
problems in the integration of case-based reasoning with other
problem solving methodologies, to identify common and complementary
research interests among participants which may lead to possible
collaboration in future research into the further development and
application of hybrid CBR problem solving approaches.
The above aims will be realised through a combination of oral and
poster presentations, with adequate time being devoted to
structured plenary discussion, directed to the identification of key
issues, common interests and directions for future research into
hybrid CBR systems research.
Scope of the Workshop
The Workshop will address both theoretical and practical issues.
Appropriate topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the
the increase or reduction in development effort between
combinations and integrations of different components in a hybrid
system ,the use of and / or comparison of techniques for a particular
task in the CBR cycle, comparison of combinations of problem solving
techniques the evaluation / comparison of performance of hybrid
systems, comparison / trade off in performance improvement of
individual components vs. overall performance., comparison of
development efforts for hybrid systems. Also, papers on the
application of hybrid CBR approaches to the solution of practical
problems in science, engineering or business will be particularly
welcome. In addition to full papers, shorter position papers are also
invited on, for example, frameworks for hybrid CBR systems,
automated learning in hybrid CBR systems.
Persons wishing to contribute to the workshop are invited to
submit, via email to the address below, a paper on either
theoretical or applied research in the area of hybrid CBR problem
solving. Full papers should be no longer than 8 pages in length,
with a text font not less than 10 pt.; position papers should be 3 *
5 pages in length.
The workshop notes, comprising all accepted papers, will be
published in the form of a Technical Report of the Centre for
Learning Systems and Applications (LSA) of the University of
Kaiserslautern. In addition, it is anticipated that authors of selected
papers may be invited to extend their paper, to be considered for
subsequent publication in a special issue of an international
journal. Papers that are not accepted for oral presentation may be
accepted for presentation at the poster session of the workshop.
Conference and Workshop Registration
Participants of the Workshop will be required to register for the
main ICCBR conference. To cover costs it will be necessary to
charge workshop participants a small workshop fee in addition to
the normal ICCBR-99 registration fee.
Workshop Organiser and Address for Submissions:
Electronic paper submission: email to [log in to unmask]
Department of Computing & Information Systems, University of
Paisley PA1 2BE, Scotland, U.K.
Tel: 0141 848 3311
Fax: 0141 848 3542
Email: [log in to unmask]
Dr Brian Lees, University of Paisley, U.K.
Dr. Venky Shankararaman, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
Dr. ir. Bart Netten, Delft University of Technology, The
Prof. Khaldoun Zreik, Universite de Caen, France
Dr Cherif Branki, University of Paisley, U.K
Bruno Cremilleux, Universite de Caen, France
April 30 Deadline for submission of papers
May 28 Notification of acceptance
June 22 Deadline for final camera-ready copy
June 25 Deadline for notification of any special
July 28 ICCBR-99 Workshops (in parallel)