Call for workshops

Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: March 5th, 2020!

The 28th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2020) invites proposals for the Workshop Program. ICCBR 2020 will take place June 6 - 9, 2020 in Salamanca, Spain. The Workshop Program is planned to be held on June 6, at the beginning of the conference. ICCBR 2020 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 explanation, case-based agents, experience and creativity, CBR in the health sciences, reasoning about time, and data mining. ICCBR 2020 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. For example, this could include invited workshop talks, panels, or position papers that discuss new research ideas. Workshop papers will be published as a technical report.

 

Important Dates

  • Mar 5th, 2020 - Deadline for submitting workshop proposals.
  • Mar 12th, 2020 - Notification of accepted workshops.
  • Apr 10th, 2020 - Deadline for submitting workshop papers.
  • Apr 30th, 2020 - Notification of accepted workshop papers.
  • May 9th, 2020 - Deadline for Camera-Ready Copy workshop papers.

 

Workshop Proposal Content

  • 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 Organization

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for:

  • Producing a Call for Participation for their workshop. This call will be posted on the ICCBR 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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, www.springer.com.
  • Meeting all deadlines in a timeline to be provided by the workshop program.

Please note that ICCBR 2020 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 2020 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 2020.

For additional information, please contact the Workshop Program co-chairs: Hayley Borck, Honeywell or David Wilson UNC Charlotte; or visit the ICCBR 2020 conference website: iccbr20.org.

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