Current computer and video games are fascinating laboratories for CBR as they involve interactivity, complex situations and evolving scenarios. Some games often depict rich and complex environments characterized by huge search spaces for which an exact model is difficult to build. Some are real-time and very dynamic, hence posing challenges for intelligent decision making and planning. These challenging characteristics represent opportunities for the insertion of approximate techniques relying on case-based reasoning approaches.
The workshop on Case-Based Reasoning for Computer Games is intended for both academic researchers using games as a testbed for investigating CBR concepts and individuals exploiting CBR techniques in game development. The goal of this workshop is to encourage dialog among researchers to clearly determine the current state-of-the-art of CBR research in games and to identify the main issues pertaining to the study, integration, and evaluation of CBR approaches on tasks from complex games.
We particularly welcome for this workshop contributions in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:
This workshop will be held on 21 July 2009 as part of the ICCBR 2009 workshop series in Seattle. 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 to this area. The Organizing Committee will select a subset of the submitted papers for oral presentation. In addition, we will arrange a panel that addresses popular interests among the participants. Finally, time will be reserved for a session where some participants can demonstrate their gaming environment and illustrate the contributions of CBR technology.
We invite submissions of two types:
Luc Lamontagne, Université Laval, Canada
Pedro Antonio González-Calero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
David Aha, Naval
Research Laboratory, USA