This volume contains the papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR 2008).
Case-based reasoning (CBR) is an artificial intelligence approach whereby new problems are solved by remembering, adapting and reusing solutions to a previously solved, similar problem. The collection of previously solved problems and their associated solutions is stored in the case base. New or adapted solutions are learned and updated in the case base as needed.
In remembrance of the First European Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning, which took place 15 years ago at the European Academy Otzenhausen, not far from Trier, this year’s conference was especially devoted to the past, present, and future of case-based reasoning.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ECCBR 2008, held in Trier, Germany, in September 2008.
The 34 revised research papers and 5 revised application papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 submissions. All current issues in case-based reasoning are addressed, ranging from theoretical and methodological issues to advanced applications in various fields such as knowledge discovery, similarity, context-awareness, uncertainty, and health sciences.