EvoCBR 2018: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation and CBR

Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation are effective techniques, for achieving optimal or near optimal solutions which have gained explicit attention of researchers over the last decade, and is still growing each year. Many current research areas in Case-Based Reasoning such as case adaptation, feature selection, feature weight selection, and case injection among others can be solved using optimization techniques. However, despite work combining these two algorithms since the early 1990’s, cross communication and collaboration between the two areas has diminished. This workshop is dedicated to the interplay between Evolutionary Computations and CBR. The goal of this workshop is to foster communication between researchers in these two areas and provide a forum to identify opportunities and challenges in both Evolutionary Computation and CBR which can be solved using each other.

We are looking for methods and techniques that exploit evolutionary computation for the benefit of Case-based reasoning (CBR) or vice versa. We particularly welcome contributions in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hybrid Evolutionary Computation/CBR systems.
  • Similarity function optimization using Evolutionary Computation
  • Feature Selection using Evolutionary Computations
  • Theoretical aspects of Evolutionary Computations and CBR.
  • Evolutionary Computation for case adaptation.
  • Evolutionary Computation in Case-Based Retrieval.
  • Evolutionary Computation in Case-Based Reuse.
  • Evolutionary Computation in Case-Based Revise.
  • Evolutionary Computation in Case-Based Retain
  • Evolutionary Computation in Case-Based creation.
  • Applications that perform Evolutionary Computation and CBR.
  • Nature-inspired algorithms and CBR.

We encourage everyone to make the research presented at this workshop reproducible. This means making the source code, the data and the experiments available to the workshop participants specifically and research community in general if possible. This is not required, only encouraged.


All papers are to be submitted via the EasyChair system and can be submitted here. Papers should be in Springer LNCS format. Author's instructions, along with LaTeX and Word macro files, are available at Springer's website. Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 5 pages for short papers (representing preliminary work) and 10 pages for full papers.

Submissions should be original papers that have not already been published elsewhere. However, papers may include previously published results that support a new theme, as long as all past publications are fully referenced.

We would like the abstract of the paper and some keywords to be submitted about a week before the deadline so that we can start the reviewer bidding process.

Important Dates

EvoCBR will be held at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR) 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden July 10-12 2018.

Abstract & Keywords Due06/06/18
Submission Deadline06/13/18
Camera Ready Due07/02/18
Workshop Date07/10/18

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Hayley Borck, Adventium Labs
Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

You can reach the workshop organizers at
hayley[dot]borck[at]adventiumlabs[dot]com or
(change _[at]_ with [@] and [dot] with a .).

Program Committee Members