Workshop on "TRUE: Traces for Reusing Users' Experience"

20th International Conference on Case Based Reasoning
September 3-6, 2012
Lyon, France

ICCBR 2012 - Workshop on "TRUE: Traces for Reusing Users' Experience"


  • August 27, 2012: The workshop schedule has been posted. See you in Lyon!
  • May 29, 2012: The paper submission deadline has been extended to June 10, 2012.
  • May 11, 2012: The EasyChair submission site is now open.
  • March 7, 2012: This workshop has been accepted to be held at ICCBR 2012 in Lyon, France.


09:00 - 10:30 Room Open (setup, test presentations, etc.)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Towards a Knowledge-Intensive and Interactive Knowledge Discovery Cycle
Benoît Mathern, Alain Mille, Amélie Cordier, Damien Cram and Raafat Zarka
11:30 - 12:00 TStore: A Web-Based System for Managing, Transforming and Reusing Traces
Raafat Zarka, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Amélie Cordier, Elöd Egyed-Zsigmond, Luc Lamontagne and Alain Mille
12:00 - 12:30 Intelligent Interactions: Artificial Intelligence and Motion Capture for Negotiation of Gestural Interactions
Quentin Thevenet, Marie Lefevre, Amélie Cordier and Mathieu Barnachon
12:30 - 13:00 A Trace-Based Approach for Managing Users Experience
Béatrice Fuchs and Amaury Belin
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Acquisition of Cases in Sequential Games using Conditional Entropy
Luc Lamontagne, Francis Rugamba and Guy Mineau
14:30 - 15:00 Capturing and Adapting Traces for Character Control in Computer Role Playing Games
Jonathan Rubin and Ashwin Ram
15:00 - 15:30 Creating Diverse Storylines by Reusing Plan-Based Stories
Alexandra Coman and Héctor Muñoz-Avila
15:30 - 16:00 Case-Based Story Generation through Story Amalgamation
Santiago Ontañón, Jichen Zhu and Enric Plaza
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:20 Panel Discussion
17:20 - 17:30 Conclusions

Workshop Description

There has been recent interest from multiple perspectives in artificial intelligence approaches based around traces. An important part of users' experience is stored in traces that record human activity, for example, when interacting with computer systems through an application, a game, etc.

The opportunity to collect user experience as traces enables reusing those traces in CBR processes, since such traces capture past user experiences. Therefore, traces constitute a knowledge container from which a CBR process may build and reuse cases or traces. The goal of the workshop is to gather and contrast approaches in exploiting traces for various tasks and domains through CBR.

We welcome contributions in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collecting traces, building cases from traces
  • Modeling trace content, trace elements and cases
  • Connections between trace components and domain vocabulary/knowledge
  • Provenance information regarding traces
  • Reasoning via user traces
  • Learning by observation, demonstration or imitation
  • Retrieval and adaptation of traces or episodes
  • Applications (human learning, web search, collaborative work, or other novel application)
  • Toolkits and/or methodologies for reasoning via traces
  • Architectures of trace reusing systems
  • Game playing via reusing user traces
  • Tools for integrating trace-based techniques and gaming environments
  • Planning from user traces
  • Mining traces to find cases
  • Interactive learning of dynamic knowledge
  • Explanation from traces
  • Lessons learned from trace-based reasoning

Participation in the Workshop

This workshop will be held on September 4th, 2012 as part of the ICCBR 2012 workshop series in Lyon, France. This workshop is open to all interested conference participants, but may be limited by available room facilities.

We plan to include an invited speaker to summarize recent work in this area and might also invite papers from a small but diverse set of contributors. The Organizing Committee will select a subset of the submitted papers for oral presentation. Finally, time will be reserved for a session where some participants can demonstrate their systems and illustrate the contributions of CBR technology.

Submission Procedure and Format for Contributions

We invite submissions of three types:

  • Research and application papers: a maximum of 10 pages describing original contributions.
  • Position papers: a maximum of 5 pages describing emerging projects or opinions on research directions.
  • Demonstration of trace-related CBR systems: a maximum of 5 pages describing the system and why is it interesting for research on CBR.

Papers must be submitted in electronic form as PDF files. Papers should be submitted using the Easychair system. Springer LNCS is the format required for the final camera-ready copy - Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web at Springer.


Workshop Chairs

Michael W. Floyd, Carleton University, Canada
Béatrice Fuchs, IAE-Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
David Leake, Indiana University, USA
Santiago Ontañón Villar, Drexel University, USA
Jonathan Rubin, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Program Committee

David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Amélie Cordier, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada
Joseph Kendall-Morwick, Depauw University, USA
Luc Lamontagne, Laval University, Canada
Beatriz López, University of Girona, Spain
Alain Mille, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Mirjam Minor, University of Trier, Germany
Hector Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University, USA
Ashwin Ram, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA
Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London, UK
Antonio A. Sánchez-Ruiz, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Ben Weber, University of California - Santa Cruz, USA

Important Dates

June 3, 2012 June 10, 2012 -              Deadline for workshop paper submission
July 6, 2012 July 7, 2012 -                  Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
July 27, 2012 -                                     Camera ready copy due
September 4, 2012 -                            Workshop held at ICCBR 2012