RATIC 2016: Workshop on Reasoning about Time in CBR

This workshop will take place at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2016) in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on October 31, 2016


October 31, 2016 The workshop schedule has been updated and the ICCBR workshop proceedings are available here .
October 08, 2016 The workshop schedule has been published.
September 11, 2016 We've sent out the notifications. The CRC deadline for those papers that are accepted on September 22, 2016. Please remember to included the signed CEUR copyright form.
August 18, 2016 We've extended the paper' submission to August 23. Please find an updated schedule here.
July 22, 2016 Direct link to the EasyChair submission page.
June 10, 2016 Website goes online, Submissions are open. Deadline for abstracts is August 10.


Time Topic
2:30pm Welcome and Introduction
Odd Erik Gundersen and Kerstin Bach
2:35pm Exploiting Time Series Data for Task Prediction and Diagnosis in an Intelligent Guidance System
Hayley Borck, Steven Johnston, Mary Southern and Mark Boddy
3:00pm Refreshments
3:30pm Case Representation and Adaptation for Short-Term Load Forecasting at a Container Terminal
Norman Ihle
3:55pm Challenges for the Similarity-Based Comparison of Human Physical Activities Using Time Series Data (Short Paper)
Tomasz Szczepanski, Kerstin Bach and Agnar Aamodt
4:15pm Diagnosing Root Causes and Generating Graphical Explanations by Integrating Temporal Causal Reasoning and CBR
Hoda Nikpour, Agnar Aamodt and Pål Skalle
4:40pm Evaluating the Distribution Potential for the Intelligent Monitoring of Business Process Workflows using Case-based Reasoning
Ioannis Agorgianitis, Miltos Petridis, Stelios Kapetanakis and Andrew Fish
5:05pm Closing of RATIC-2016
Odd Erik Gundersen and Kerstin Bach

Full papers will have a 15 min presentation and a 10 min discussion. Short papers have a 12 min presentation and 8 min discussion.

Workshop Description

This workshop is dedicated to time in case-based reasoning and how time is dealt with in all aspects of it. The literature on case-based reasoning that takes time into account is broad. Still, there are aspects that have not been given much consideration. Reasoning about time drives the complexity of AI systems, but with the increasing amount of streaming and event-based data, this complexity has to be dealt with, also in CBR. The aim is to refocus the CBR community's attention to temporal reasoning, as the focus has moved away lately even though the number of temporal CBR applications is increasing. Several open problems exist in temporal CBR, and these contain among others temporal revise and CBR on data streams.

Three previous workshops on applying case-based reasoning to time series prediction have been organized at ICCBR. This workshop is a continuation - in spirit - to the workshops on applying CBR to time-series prediction that was organized in 2003, 2004 and 2014.

The goal for this workshop is to broaden the focus from time-series prediction only to other aspects of temporal reasoning. We believe that reasoning about time is a central challenge in CBR and that it deserves more attention from the broader community.

We plan both a keynote and a plenum discussion about some important topics related to temporal CBR. The keynote and the topics for the plenum discussion will be posted on this page when setteld.

We particularly welcome contributions in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical aspects of temporal CBR,
  • Representation of time in cases,
  • Similarity metrics for temporal comparison of cases and features,
  • Temporal reasoning using CBR,
  • Time-series and CBR,
  • Applications that perform temporal CBR,
  • Hybrid systems that perform temporal reasoning that include CBR,
  • Time in Case-Based Retrieval,
  • Time in Case-Based Reuse,
  • Time in Case-Based Revise,
  • Time in Case-Based Retain,
  • Time in Case-Based Maintenance,
  • Time and traces,
  • Event-based temporal CBR systems,
  • Temporal abstractions and CBR,
  • Time in CBR and games,
  • Time in contextual CBR,
  • Time in case-based maintenance.

We encourage everyone to make the research presented at this workshop reproducible. This means making the source code, the data and the experiments available to the workshop participants specifically and research community in general if possible. This is not required, only encouraged.


All papers are to be submitted via the EasyChair system and can be submitted here. Papers should be in Springer LNCS format. Author's instructions, along with LaTeX and Word macro files, are available at Springer's website.

Submissions should be original papers that have not already been published elsewhere. However, papers may include previously published results that support a new theme, as long as all past publications are fully referenced.

Two types of papers will be accepted:

  • 10 page full submissions
  • 4 page position papers

We would like the title of the paper and some keywords to be submitted about a week before the deadline so that we can start the reviewer bidding process.

Important Dates

  • Title and Keywords Deadline: August 10th, 2016
  • Submission Deadline: August 17, 2016 August 23, 2016
  • Notification Date: August 31, 2016 September 8, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: September 10, 2016 September 22, 2016
  • Workshop date: October 31, 2016



  • Odd Erik Gundersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

You can reach the workshop organizers at firstname_[at]_idi-dot-ntnu-dot-no (change _[at]_ with @ and -dot- with a .).

Program Committee Members

  • Alexandra Coman, NRC Research Associate, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Amélie Cordier, Claude Bernard Université Lyon 1, France
  • David Leake, Indiana University, USA
  • Mirjam Minor, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
  • Stefania Montani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton, UK