Computer Cooking Contest

The Computer Cooking Contest aims at attracting people working with AI technologies such as case-based reasoning, semantic technologies, search, and information extraction. The task is to design a software system that could help us make a yummy meal from the contents of our fridge. Given a restricted set of ingredients, the task is to cook something that tastes good. Motivated by the fact that cooking is essential and fun, particularly when using a computer to design the menu. Everybody knows something about cooking, this attracts public interest, people will be curious about how well a computer can cook. With the public's increasing interest in cooking, motivated by the growing awareness that good food is mandatory for good health the Computer Cooking Contest provides an opportunity for you to explain the benefits of your technologies to everyone.

The Computer Cooking Contest is an open competition. All individuals (e.g., students, professionals), research groups, and others are invited to submit software that creates recipes. We impose no restriction on the technology that may be used; all are welcome. The only restriction is that the given database of recipes must be used as a starting point and to use the query language defined in the by the completion.

This year's contest offers four challenges:
1. the salad challenge on suggesting salad recipes with a limited set of ingredients and managing the ingredient quantities
2. the easy steps challenge on adapting recipes with no restriction on ingredients, but managing the steps
3. the mixology challenge on adapting the ingredients of a cocktail recipes with a limited set of ingredients
4. the open challenge on novel ideas and positions on computer cooking.

The salad recipe will be prepared in reality and will be tasted by the ICCBR audience! A team may participate to many challenges. To participate, you have:
- to submit a technical paper describing your contribution for the CCC 2017 (The paper length is up to 8 pages if only 1 challenge is addressed and 4 pages more per addressed challenge)
- to provide a running system online (if participating in the salad, easy steps or mixology) by (2 weeks before the live contest) so that the jury can test your system
- to demonstrate your system (or approach in case of the open challenge) in a 20 min presentation during the CCC workshop (at least one member of each team has to register for CCC 2017)
For competition rules, resources and more details visit the competition's website: http://computercookingcontest.com

Organizers: Nadia Najjar and David Wilson

Video Competition

We are pleased to announce the First ICCBR Video Competition to take place at the 25th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in Trondheim, Norway (June 26-28, 2017). The competition, inspired by the successful series of AAAI Video Competitions, has the goal of promoting exciting case-based reasoning research, education, and applications. We hope that the accepted videos will provide outreach to the general public, introduce students and experts from other fields to CBR, highlight new research, and serve as educational tools for professors to use in the classroom.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted videos will be included in the ICCBR Video Competition proceedings (i.e., the videos will be published online with summaries in the workshop proceedings). The Awards Committee will nominate a subset of accepted videos for awards, with the winners being announced during the awards ceremony held at ICCBR 2017. We plan to award a Best Video Award and Best Student Video Award, with the possibility of additional awards based on the number (and quality) of submissions. All accepted videos will be published online, promoted to the CBR community and external groups (e.g., websites, mailing lists, and social media), and screened during ICCBR 2017.

Organizers: Amelie Cordier and Micheal Floyd

More information about the competition: http://sce.carleton.ca/~mfloyd/ICCBRVC2017/