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HCCBR 2011 : First International Workshop Human Centered Case-Based Reasoning


When Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 12, 2011
Where Greenwich, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2011
Notification Due Jul 8, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2011
Categories    case-based reasoning   human-centered computing   artificial intelligence   human-computer interaction

Call For Papers


Call for Papers

HCCBR 2011

First International Workshop Human Centred Case-Based Reasoning

Held at The 19th International Conference on Case-Based
Reasoning (ICCBR 11), Greenwich, UK, September 12-15, 2011

Submission deadline: June 15, 2011


Human-centred computing focuses on methodologies and technologies to improve the
interaction within and performance of socio-technical systems. In this regard,
intelligent systems are not longer considered to be black boxes that provide a
full solution to a problem on their own, instead, problem solving is seen as an
interactive process. Case-Based Reasoning would appear to be a natural fit for
such integrated human/computer systems.

A number of important questions are raised by human-centred approaches. It is
important to gain a better understanding of how each part of the combined system
can help to extend the capabilities of the other. It is also of interest to
examine how human knowledge modelling and construction can best be supported
through technology.

Many of these issues are already being addressed in other disciplines, however,
the question remains as to how findings from human-computer interaction, the
social sciences and psychology may be integrated with the design of CBR systems.
This integration ranges from psychologically plausible knowledge models over a
focus on usability of fielded systems to the delivery of an attractive end user

Another important research topic in human centred computing considers issues of
communication and, in particular, explanations. Problem descriptions, as well as
other input, can be incomplete and changing. As a consequence, there has to be
communication between human and software agents. Communication requires mutual
understanding that can be essentially supported by explanations.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners exploring
human aspects of the design, implementation, and use of CBR-systems, from a
broad range of areas, to share their problems and methodologies across different
research and application areas. The workshop will examine methods, mechanisms,
and techniques to keep the human in the centre of attention during the whole
life-cycle of an intelligent system, from initial problem description through to
knowledge acquisition and modelling and on to interactive use and maintenance.


Suggested topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

* Knowledge construction and extension
* Explicit user representations
* Personalisation
* Mixed-initiative issues
* Representation of and reasoning with uncertainty
* Psychological, linguistic, and sociological foundations
* Socio-technical analysis and design of CBR systems
* Evaluation of user aspects of CBR systems
* Context awareness and context-sensitivity
* Explanation generation and usage
* Adaptation of results
* Visualisation of results and processes


The workshop will last half a day and will be organised into two main parts.

The first part will consist of lightning presentations of the accepted papers.
The goal of this sessions is to introduce the work of all participants.

The second part will consist of two panel discussions, each dedicated to one
specific issue. The suggested issues are "Analysis and Design" and
"Implementation and Use", but these are subject to change dependent on the
interests of the attendees and the nature of submissions. The goal of these
panels is to discuss the various approaches to each of these basic issues, to
identify the critical problems in need of attention and to identify the most
promising future research directions.

The panels will be comprised of authors of accepted paper. Each panelist is
given the task to describe his take on the issue in form of a short, 5 minute
kick off talk. The panel will then engage in open discussion with the floor.

The workshop will be concluded with an open discussion summarising the most
challenging issues and the most important lessons learned.


Workshop submissions are electronic, in PDF format only, using the EasyChair
submission system. You can reach the submission page from the HCCBR web pages as
well as the ICCBR conference pages.

Paper length must not exceed 10 pages in the Springer LNCS format. Guidelines
and templates are available on the web at

In addition to full papers, we encourage authors to submit position
papers in form of extended abstracts. These short papers should not
exceed 2 pages in the LNCS format.

Three members of the program committee will review each submission. A review
form will direct submitters to evaluate submissions for appropriateness,
technical strength, originality, presentation, and overall evaluation.

Papers will be published in accompanying proceedings and online.

All workshop participants must register for the main ICCBR 2011 conference. At
least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.


More information about HCCBR and the paper submission procedure can be found
on the workshop website at:

The ICCBR 2011 main conference website has more information about the location
and the registration process as well as other workshops:

The submission system can be found at:



Joerg Cassens
Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems
University of Luebeck, Germany

Anders Kofod-Petersen
Department of Computer and Information Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Thomas Roth-Berghofer
Institut fuer Informatik
University of Hildesheim, Germany

Contact all chairs at:

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