StoryCase: Workshop on Stories, Episodes, and Cases

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

Aims and Objectives
Program Committee
Important dates

Workshop Description

The importance of "stories" in Case-Based Reasoning research goes back to the seminal work of Roger Schank on episodic memories. In this workshop we intend to explore a very broad interpretation of reasoning with stories that may include: narratives, traces of user behaviors while interacting with a (gaming or non-gaming) system, presentations, and other environment interactions that can be represented as an event sequence.

This workshop is intended to encompass a broad interest from within the CBR community and also outside (e.g. AI/games, Textual CBR, ITS, recommender systems, computational creativity and storytelling systems). The workshop's aim is to get a people from a broad set of backgrounds interested in thinking about their work from the perspective of story interpretation and reasoning, with the potential of allowing attendants to leverage work that they previously thought was more distantly-related to their own.

Finally, the workshop intends to discuss the relation of episodes (and episodic memory) with stories and cases. Stories can be seen as a narrative description of an episode, or the creative combination of several episodes, while textual CBR can be seen as understanding a textual description of an episode as a case. Thus the relationship between stories, episodes, and cases can be of particular interest for discussion.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion concerning the conceptual foundation, the research issues and the practical experiences relation to stories and cases, including the roles of episodic memory and analogy in both of them.

To achieve this purpose the workshop will include the following activities:

  • presentation of peer-reviewed (application/research) papers;
  • presentation of position papers;
  • a panel discussion on stories, episodes and cases; and
  • an invited talk

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

  • On the relation of stories vs. episodic memory vs. cases
  • Explaining or interpreting sequential episodes and cases
  • The role of analogy in stories and cases
  • CBR and cases in story generation
  • Narrating sequential episodes and cases
  • Cases and stories in computer games
  • Computational creativity and analogy in stories

Submission Procedure and Format for Contributions

Papers, with a maximum of 10 pages, must be submitted in electronic form as PDF via the EasyChair ICCBR 2012 Site. 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

Pedro Antonio González-Calero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Spain

Program Committee (tentative)

David Aha, Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, USA
Pablo Gervás, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Luc Lamontagne, Laval University, Canada
David Leake, Indiana University, USA
Hector Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University, USA
Santiago Ontañón, Drexel University, USA
Pinar Öztürk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ashwin Ram, Xerox PARC, USA
Mark Riedl, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Important Dates

June 16, 2012 Deadline for workshop paper submission
July 6, 2012 Notification of acceptance
July 27, 2012 Camera ready copy
September 3, 2012 Workshop held at ICCBR-12