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ICCBR 2021 : 29th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning


Conference Series : International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
When Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 21, 2021
Notification Due May 21, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2021
Categories    case based reasoning   analogical reasoning   explainable ai   cognitive modeling

Call For Papers


ICCBR 2021 ( September 13th to 16th, 2021, in Salamanca, Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage site and past European Capital of Culture.


The International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR) is the premier, annual meeting of the case-based reasoning (CBR) community and the leading international conference on this topic. The CBR community welcomes contributions from participants representing all types of affiliations (e.g., academic, industry, government) and from all communities applying CBR or conducting relevant research.


We welcome submissions from all areas of case-based reasoning, including (but not limited to):


-Case authoring, elicitation, and visualization
-Case representation
-Case retrieval, indexing, and similarity measures
-Case reuse, adaptation, revision, and combination
-Case-base maintenance
-Confidence and uncertainty
-Evaluation, simulation, and prediction
-Similarity metric and adaptation knowledge learning


-CBR planning
-Conversational CBR
-Distributed CBR
-Recommender systems
-Social CBR
-Temporal reasoning (e.g., reasoning with traces, time series)
-Textual CBR
-User modeling and personalization
-Workflow management and process-oriented CBR


-Analogical reasoning, cognitive models, and creative reasoning
-Cloud CBR
-Explainable AI (XAI)
-Intelligent agents, perception, and action
-Internet of things
-Data mining and big data
-Machine learning (e.g., deep, instance-based/lazy, relational)
-Natural language processing and information retrieval
-Robotics and human-robot interaction
-Web CBR


-AI for the Social Good
-CBR architectures and frameworks
-Diagnosis, technical support
-E-science, cyberinfrastructure, scientific workflows
-Economics, finance
-Education (including distance learning)
-Energy, logistics, traffic
-Game AI
-Knowledge and experience management
-Medicine, health
-Science, engineering


Submissions due: April 21, 2021
Workshop Proposal Submissions: April 2, 2021
Workshop Proposal Notifications: April 9, 2021
Notifications: May 21, 2021
Camera ready: June 21, 2021
Conference starts: September 13, 2021


Each submission must be identified as presenting (1) theoretical/methodological research, (2) applied research/emerging applications, or (3) a deployed application, and will be reviewed using criteria appropriate to its category. These criteria are as follows:

1. Theoretical/methodological research: Scientific significance, originality, technical quality, and clarity
2. Applied research/emerging applications: Significance for theoretical research or application deployment; originality; technical quality; and clarity
3. Deployed application: Demonstrated practical significance; originality; treatment of issues of engineering, management, and user acceptance; and clarity

Papers will be considered for poster or oral presentation based on the reviews and the most effective mode of presenting it to the ICCBR audience.


Authors must submit a full paper by the conference paper submission deadline, formatted according to Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use either the LaTeX (also available in Overleaf ) or Word templates. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. Papers (submitted and final) should be no longer than 15 pages including references. Please submit papers using the EasyChair conference management system, found at

In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form after acceptance of a paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers submitted to other conferences must state this fact as a footnote on page 1, and please also notify the program co-chairs by email. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from ICCBR 2021.


For a paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one of the authors must register for the conference by the camera-ready copy deadline. Papers must be presented by one of the authors at the conference live. There will be no pre-recorded video presentations.


Proceedings will be published by Springer in the book series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

Previous ICCBR proceedings can be found on SpringerLink:


ICCBR 2021 invites proposals for the Workshop Program, to be held during the conference (September 13-16, 2021) in Salamanca, Spain. ICCBR 2021 workshops will provide an informal setting for addressing specific focus topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Recent ICCBR workshops have explored research and applications topics for areas such as case-based agents, experience and creativity, CBR in the health sciences, reasoning about time, and data mining. ICCBR 2021 especially encourages proposals for workshops spanning broader areas and building bridges to other communities whose interests overlap with those of ICCBR.

Members of all segments of the CBR community are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for review. The workshop program is intended to complement the formal technical program of the main conference and to support more in-depth interactions.
Workshops can vary in length from half a day to a full day. The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. Organizers are highly encouraged to propose alternative formats beyond paper/poster presentations, and should encourage the submission and presentation of position papers that discuss new research ideas. Workshop papers will be published as a technical report.


Proposals for workshops should be roughly two to three pages in length and include the following information:

∘ Proposed title of the workshop.

∘ A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals and the issues that will be its focus.

∘ A brief description of why the workshop would be of interest to ICCBR attendees.

∘ If the workshop spans multiple communities, a brief description of why the workshop is expected to attract members of those communities to ICCBR.

∘ A preliminary workshop format and a proposed schedule for organizing the workshop, including desired length for the workshop. This should include a brief description of how the organizers intend to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for a workshop.

∘ If available, a list of possible participants or research groups. Ideally, workshop organizers would contact likely participants to assess interest; please indicate those on the list who have said they are likely to attend. If the workshop was held in the past, please provide the number of submissions and attendees.

∘ Information concerning whether this workshop is a continuation of a previous workshop.

∘ The intended means of advertising the workshop (specific mailing lists to be used, etc.).

∘ The names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee normally consists of two to four people knowledgeable in the area.

∘ The primary contact for the organizing committee.

∘ A draft call for papers.

Workshop chairs must submit their proposals via email to the Workshop Program co-chairs:
Hayley Borck, SIFT ( or Viktor Eisenstadt, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (


Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for:

∘ Producing a Call for Participation for their workshop. This call will be posted on the ICCBR 2021 website. It should clarify the process by which the organizing committee will review and select the papers and presentations. In addition, the submission procedure, format, and dates should be included and be in accordance with the ICCBR 2021 required submission procedure and dates to be provided to the organizers.

∘ Advertising the workshop, recruiting relevant attendees as appropriate, and producing a workshop website.

∘ Reviewing and selecting presentations and papers.

∘ Providing the workshop's selected papers in camera-ready format to the workshop chairs. ICCBR 2021 will provide a meeting place for the workshop and arrange for the production of the workshop proceedings. Workshop papers should be submitted in Springer LNCS format, which is the format required for the final camera-ready copy, with a maximum of 10 pages. Organizers may wish to allow both short position papers (e.g., 4 pages) and longer papers. Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available at Springer's Information for LNCS Authors page,

∘ Meeting all deadlines in a timeline to be provided by the workshop program.

ICCBR 2021 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed, if too few submissions are received, or if too few attendees register for the workshop to support the costs of holding it. In special cases, the ICCBR 2021 Program Committee may suggest the consolidation of workshops to prevent the need for cancellation.

All workshop participants must register for the conference (at least one author of each accepted paper must register prior to the submission of the camera-ready copy), and workshops must be open to all registered participants of ICCBR 2021.
For additional information, please contact the Workshop Program co-chairs: Hayley Borck, SIFT or Viktor Eisenstadt, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence; or visit the ICCBR 2021 conference website:



Antonio Sánchez-Ruiz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Michael W. Floyd, Knexus Research Corporation, USA


Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain

Fernando de la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain


Hayley Borck, Honeywell, USA

Viktor Eisenstadt, DFKI, Germany


Stewart Massie, The Robert Gordon University, UK

Stelios Kapetanakis, University of Brighton, UK


Belen Díaz-Agudo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

David Leake, Indiana University, USA

Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland

Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA

Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, UK


Klaus-Dieter Althoff, DFKI / University of Hildesheim (Germany)

Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Ralph Bergmann, University of Trier (Germany)

Isabelle Bichindaritz, State University of New York at Oswego (USA)

Hayley Borck, Honeywell (USA)

Derek Bridge, University College Cork (Ireland)

Sutanu Chakraborti, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)

Alexandra Coman, Capital One (USA)

Dustin Dannenhauer, Parallax Advanced Research (USA)

Sarah Jane Delany, Technological University Dublin (Ireland)

Viktor Eisenstadt, DFKI (Germany)

Peter Funk, Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Mehmet H Göker, ServiceNow (USA)

Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

Odd Erik Gundersen, NTNU, Department of Computer Science (Norway)

Vahid Jalali, Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

Stelios Kapetanakis, University of Brighton (UK)

Mark Keane, University College Dublin (Ireland)

Joseph Kendall-Morwick, Missouri Western State University (USA)

Luc Lamontagne, Laval University (Canada)

Jean Lieber, LORIA - INRIA Lorraine (France)

Stewart Massie, The Robert Gordon University (UK)

Mirjam Minor, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)

Stefania Montani, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

Emmanuel Nauer, LORIA (France)

Santiago Ontañón, Drexel University (USA)

Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)

Luigi Portinale, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro" (Italy)

Juan Recio-Garcia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Pascal Reuss, University of Hildesheim (Germany)

Jonathan Rubin, Philips Research North America (USA)

Frode Sørmo, Verdande Technology (Norway)

Ian Watson, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

David Wilson, UNC Charlotte (USA)

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