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e-CBR Workshop: Building Cyberinfrastructure for the CBR Community

In conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Case Based Reasoning

Call for Papers


April 15th 2015 : The workshop website goes online.

Deadlines and Dates


Workshop Description

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Case-based reasoning is a methodology for reasoning and machine learning that emphasizes representation, retrieval and reuse of data/knowledge interpreted in terms of cases (i.e., contextualized problem-solution pairs). Building cyberinfrastructure for CBR is an interdisciplinary effort that requires expertise from various sub fields of Computer Science (e.g., distributed computing, grid computing, and service-oriented architectures) well as other fields like Library Sciences, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Economics, Social Sciences, Management, and many others. Please submit your ideas and explain how you think you can help us make the e-CBR vision a reality.


The state we envision is a CBR researcher who delivers all her work in this virtual space for CBR research. She finds a scientific workflow (Gil et al. 2007) that interests her. She accesses various data sources, including the data sets used by the authors of that scientific workflow, runs all validation studies again and thinks of a potential improvement. She then adapts that scientific workflow by adding a step that accesses ontologies thus modifying the workflow. She runs the new workflow in various data sets, runs validation services and finds results that are significantly superior to the previous. She can now the call paper drafting service that asks as input to link to background and motivation workflows and to proposed workflows, data sets and validation services. The draft includes bibliographic references for the existing workflows and data sets (that now are cited as papers) and writes her submission in any style she wants. Her work is fully reproducible and accessible by other members of the community. This context requires cyberinfrastructure (Atkins 2003), which is the infrastructure for eScience. e-CBR refers to computational infrastructure for CBR research and applications, where computational, data, and service resources are shared. Building infrastructure for CBR research implies promoting CBR as a methodology for scientific practice. CBR research can advance in synergy with other scientific fields (Gil et al. 2014) once CBR is ready to contribute solving grand challenges. Grand challenges (Omenn 2006) are problems that might only be solved with interdisciplinary teams of researchers. Examples of grand challenges include questions about environmental and social resilience and strategies that preserve rights, privacy, safety, and securit

Please contact workshop co-chairs if you have any questions: Rosina Weber (Drexel University, USA) rosina - at - or Pinar Öztürk (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) pinar - at -



We invite two submission types, papers and statements of interest. Both should be formatted according to the ICCBR 2015 formatting instructions. Papers should be limited to 10 pages and statements to 3 pages. Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web at

Submissions should be made through the workshop conference management system: ICCBR-ECBR-2015@EasyChair. For further information do not hesitate to contact the workshop organizers.


Workshop Topics

In order for e-CBR to produce its intended results, many research questions need to be answered. Fortunately, important steps have been taken in this direction. For example, the community is already contributing open access tools for CBR development (e.g., jCOLIBRI); methodologies for managing workflows (e.g., Minor et al. 2014); similarity measure studies to retrieve workflows (Bergman & Gil 2014), approaches for multi CBR (2001), and big CBR (Leake 2013). The goals of this workshop are to gather community members interested in discussing (presenting and learning) potential directions and research questions, including recent research relevant to e-CBR including challenges and impediments to building cyberinfrastructure for CBR. Contributions to this workshop may include various categories of submissions, namely eScience for CBR (e.g., Leake & Kendall-Morwick 2008), CBR for eScience (e.g., Nassif et al. 2007), contributions that can benefit or require cyberinfrastructure (e.g., Koo et al. 2013) and collaborative projects. Some example areas are:


Organizing Committee


References and Further Reading

   Last update: April 15, 2015