Special Session on Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning

(GCCR 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


It is known that case-based reasoning (CBR) systems are more scalable than expert systems by a factor of about ten. Collaborative case-based reasoning (CCBR) systems seek to put this scalability to use in the domain of agent-based knowledge engineering and beyond. Effective collaboration (e.g., swarm robotics) requires that distinct entities plan for cooperation and share their dynamic realizations of those plans. Often, one agent must do something else while waiting for another agent to complete a mutually agreed upon task. It is increasingly difficult, with scale, to create effectively shared rule bases for carrying out complex plans. Rather, case bases can build on the acquired experience in devising plans for replay, generalization, and adaptation. Thus, in a very real sense, case bases can be designed to assist in the automatic programming of distributed software. Such capabilities are needed for building complex cyber-secure systems as well as intelligent systems and systems of systems, in general.

In this special session, we invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view on these subjects and related fields. Theoretical and application papers are invited, which address these and related issues. A major goal is to enable collaborative computing through automation and to discover cost-effective techniques for the realization of the same.

The GCCR Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Case-based reasoning in automatic programming

  • Generalization in case-based reasoning

  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative design

  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative games

  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for knowledge discovery

  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for architecture planning

  • Multi-agent collaborative case-based reasoning

  • Case-based reasoning and domain transference

  • Case-based reasoning vs collaborative filtering

  • Machine learning and reasoning techniques

  • Logic and reasoning

  • Automated reasoning

  • Mechanisms for interaction

  • Action languages and policy representation & reasoning

  • Case-based reasoning and Big Data

  • Case-based reasoning in social networking

  • Case-based reasoning for security

  • Answer set programming and policy representation & reasoning

  • Graph Based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Visualization generation


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 15, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 12, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016


Dr. Stuart H. Rubin

SSC-PAC, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, California, USA

Phone: +1 (619) 553-3554

Fax: +1 (619) 553-1090


Prof. Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel

Ecole nationale Supérieure d'Informatique, Algeria

Phone: +

Fax: +


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA

  • Salem Benferhat, Université of Artrois, France

  • Belaid Behamou, University of Provence Marseilles, France

  • Sidi-Mohamed Benslimane, University of Sid Bel Abbas, Algeria

  • Stefania Costantini, University of L’Aquila, Italy

  • Habiba Drias, USTHB University, Algeria

  • Joao Ferreira , Teesside University, UK

  • Eric Grégoire, Université of Artrois, France

  • Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB University, Algeria

  • Nadjet Kamel, University of Setif, Algeria

  • Rohit Parikh, CUNY Graduate Center, USA

  • Lakhdar Sais, Université of Artrois, France

  • Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council, Italy

  • TBA, TBA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA