20th UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning (UKCBR 2015)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, Cambridge, UK — Submission date: 30 15 October 2015 (new deadline)

Past workshops

20th UKCBR (2015)

19th UKCBR (2014)

18th UKCBR (2013)

17th UKCBR (2012)

16th UKCBR (2011)

15th UKCBR (2010)

14th UKCBR (2009)

13th UKCBR (2008)

12th UKCBR (2007)

11th UKCBR (2006)

10th UKCBR (2005)

Earlier Workshops


(Including information on the venue, registration, accommodation etc)

Instructions for presenters at UKCBR here

UKCBR 2015 Workshop Day Programme:


Session 1 - 11.00-12.30  Lecture Theatre

Chair: Professor Miltos Petridis


Welcome, Introductions and Celebration of 20 years of UKCBR


Invited Welcome: Professor Ian Watson (Skype from Auckland, NZ)  (30 mins)


Accepted papers:

Viktor Ayzenshtadt, Christoph Langenhan, Klaus-Dieter Althoff and Frank Petzold. Distributed Domain Model for the Case-Based Retrieval of Architectural Building Designs


Sadiq Sani, Nirmalie Wiratunga, Stewart Massie and Markus Steiner. Dynamic Time Warping for Retrospective Patient Case Matching


Session 2 – 13.15-14.45  Lecture Theatre

Chair: Professor Thomas Roth-Berghofer


Invited talk: Professor Susan Craw:


“Recommender Systems: Taking advantage of noisy neighbours” (60 mins)


Accepted paper:


Vani Aul and Thomas Roth-Berghofer. Towards experience management for Search Engine Optimisation


Session 3 - 15.15-16.45  Lecture Theatre

Chair: Dr Nirmalie Wiratunga


Invited PhD Thesis work Presentation

Christian Sauer


“Knowledge Elicitation and formalisation for context and explanation aware computing with Case based Recommender Systems” (45 mins incl questions)


Accepted Paper:


Tariq Saad Al Murayziq, Stelios Kapetanakis and Miltos Petridis. Towards successful prediction of Dust Storms using Case-based Reasoning and Artificial Neural Networks


Community discussion-close (15 mins)


Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 20th UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning. The workshop will be a relatively informal occasion where you can meet CBR colleagues and exchange news, views and opinions as well as presenting and/or learning about the work of other researchers and practitioners. As in the last few years, the workshop will again be held in Cambridge, jointly with the AI-2015 conference on artificial intelligence and its applications, organised by the Specialist Group on AI (SGAI).

AI-2015 is the thirty-fifth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The venue for workshop and conference will be Peterhouse College. UKCBR will run in parallel with the other AI-2015 Workshops on the first day of the conference.

A special rate will be available for those attending AI-2015 on the following two days. SGAI are also subsidising a reduced rate for non-presenting students.

A warm invitation is extended also to researchers from outside the UK to submit a paper, or otherwise attend.

Scope of the Workshop

Paper submissions are invited on any aspect of case-based reasoning. Papers on practical applications of CBR will be particularly welcome. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • the theory of CBR
  • methods for case adaptation, indexing, retrieval, representation, explanation, and provenance
  • hybrid, agent based CBR systems
  • CBR in data mining and knowledge discovery in databases
  • knowledge acquisition, modelling, and management for CBR
  • CBR in engineering, design, manufacturing
  • CBR and the Internet
  • e-Commerce applications of CBR
  • CBR and human learning
  • CBR in software engineering
  • CBR in healthcare
  • textual and Web CBR
  • CBR and the Semantic Web / Linked Data
  • reasoning aspects of CBR
  • novel applications of CBR


The accepted papers will be published as CEUR workshop proceedings at ceur-ws.org.

Journal Publication

The papers presented at each of the last nine UK CBR Workshops have been published as special editions of the BCS SGAI journal Expert Update. It is expected that this will also be the case this year.

Workshop Organisers

Miltos Petridis (Chair)
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb Campus,
Watts Building, Lewes road, Brighton BN2 4GJ
Telephone : +44 (0) 1273 643315, m.petridis@brighton.ac.uk

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London, England
Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland

Programme Committee

  • Kerstin Bach, NTNU, Norway
  • Derek Bridge, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Amélie Cordier, LIRIS, France
  • Stelios Kapetanakis, University of Brighton, UK
  • Jixin Ma, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Juan Recio-Garcia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Please submit your paper, which should not be more than 12 pages in length, to the EasyChair system.

Your paper will be required to be in the Springer LNCS/LNAI format, outlined at:

Fuller formatting instructions for the final camera-ready copy will be sent with the acceptance notification.


Submissions due: 30 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 16 November 2015
Camera-ready copy due: 30 November 2015
Workshop: Tuesday, 15 December 2015
AI-2015 Conference: 16-17 December 2015

Important URLs

Home page of current UKCBR workshop: http://ukcbr.org.uk

Details of AI-2015 conference: http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2015/