Special Track on Case-Based Reasoning

25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 25)
May 23-25, 2012
Marco Island, Florida, USA


  • November 21, 2011 Today is the officially listed paper submission deadline. If you have and questions or requests related to the deadline please don't hesitate to contact the co-chairs (Michael or Antonio)
  • July 13, 2011 The special track has been accepted and will take place at FLAIRS 25!

Workshop Description

Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is an Artificial Intelligence problem solving and analysis methodology that retrieves and adapts previous experiences to fit new contexts. This forum is intended to gather AI researchers and practitioners with an interest in CBR to present and discuss developments in CBR theory and application.

Following successful special tracks on Case-Based Reasoning at FLAIRS over the past eleven years, we are inviting papers for the FLAIRS 2012 conference 12th Special Track on Case Based Reasoning.


Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to Case-Based Reasoning. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Foundations of CBR
  • Methods for CBR (e.g., representation, indexing, retrieval, adaptation)
  • Evaluation Methods for CBR Systems and Integrations
  • Practical Applications of CBR
  • Textual CBR
  • CBR and Creativity
  • CBR and Design
  • Distributed CBR
  • Case Base Maintenance
  • CBR in the Health Sciences
  • CBR Integrations
  • Case Based Planning
  • CBR in Games, Simulations and Robotics
  • CBR and Recommender Systems
  • CBR Tools and Methodologies

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).

Submission Procedure and Format for Contributions

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines (Latex and Word templates). The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). FULL Papers should not exceed 6 pages; SHORT papers (for poster presentations) should not exceed 4 pages; Abstracts (for poster presentations, maximum of 300 words) are also invited. All submissions are due by November 21st, 2011.

For FLAIRS-25, the 2012 conference, the reviewing is a double-blind process. Please replace author names and affiliations with Xs on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing.

Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.flairs-25.info/). When making a submission, authors should indicate the Case-Based Reasoning special track. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.

Please, check the website http://www.flairs-25.info/ for further information.

Conference Proceedings: Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.


Track Chairs
Michael W. Floyd, Carleton University, Canada
Antonio A. Sánchez-Ruiz, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Program Committee
David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Isabelle Bichindaritz,, University of Washington - Tacoma, USA
Bill Cheetham, GE Global Research, USA
Sarah Jane Delany, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Belén Díaz-Agudo, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Pedro Antonio González-Calero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Luc Lamontagne, Laval University, Canada
David B. Leake, Indiana University, USA
Hector Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University, USA
Santiago Ontañón, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Spain
Ashwin Ram, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Juan A. Recio-García, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London, UK
Ian Watson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA
David C. Wilson, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA
Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, UK

Important Dates

November 21, 2011 -    Deadline for paper submission
January 20, 2012 -        Notification of acceptance for papers
February 20, 2012 -      Camera-ready copy due
May 23-25, 2012-          FLAIRS conference

Further Information

Questions regarding the Case-Based Reasoning Special Track should be addressed to the track co-chairs: For information about the FLAIRS 25 conference: Conference Web Sites: