Call for workshops

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: April 2nd, 2021.

  • Notification of accepted workshops: April 9th, 2021.

  • Recommended deadline for submitting workshop papers: June 11th, 2021.

  • Recommended date for notification of accepted workshop papers: July 2nd, 2021.

  • Deadline for CRC workshop papers: July 16th, 2021.

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 chairs must submit their proposals via email to the Workshop Program co-chairs:

Hayley Borck, SIFT (hborck@sift.net) or Viktor Eisenstadt, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (viktor.eisenstadt@dfki.de)

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 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, www.springer.com.

  • 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: http://iccbr2021.com.

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