Explainable Knowledge in Computational Design, Media, and Teaching

ICCBR 2019 Workshop

Call for Papers

Case-based reasoning and other knowledge-based methods and approaches have a rich tradition in explanation-aware computing. For the creativity- and teaching-oriented domains, such as computational design, media, or open educational resources, a number of such explanation-aware systems have already developed; these systems mostly deal with knowledge-intensive data and complex algorithms of different types for reasoning and explanation processes. The core functionalities of such approaches are mostly related to retrieval and retention of cases in the form of explainable and formalized domain knowledge.

The ICCBR 2019 workshop Explainable Knowledge in Computational Design, Media, and Teaching (EK-CDMT) is intended to continue this tradition in order to explore the newest directions and trends of this research field.

We welcome contributions from researchers of all directions of research on knowledge-based approaches in design, creativity, and teaching activities. The submissions may include, but are not limited to, new algorithms for case-based design and media retrieval, knowledge-based methods for explainable decision support during different design phases, new data structures for open educational resources, design or teaching material generation, configuration, and interpretation with AI techniques, cognitive architectures for design and teaching tasks, and similar research disciplines. We particularly invite submissions of surveys and overviews of the existing approaches to get a comprehensive overview of the current status of the workshop topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to (and can be combined):

The workshop will take place on September 8-12th, 2019, as part of the ICCBR 2019 workshops in Otzenhausen, Germany. The workshop is open to all interested conference participants.


Paper submissions should be formatted using the ICCBR Conference format (LNCS) and should be maximum 10 pages in length. Please submit your work via the EasyChair system, which is also used by the main conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:
July 3, 2019
Notification of acceptance for workshop papers:
July 23, 2019
Camera-ready submission due:
August 9, 2019
Conference dates:
September 8-12, 2019


The workshop proceedings will be published online via the CEUR-WS service.


Start on Sep. 09, 10:30, Forum, as part of the joined XCBR+EKCDMT workshop.

Accepted paper:

  1. Jakob Michael Schoenborn and Klaus-Dieter Althoff
    Recent Trends in XAI: A Broad Overview on Current Approaches, Methodologies and Interactions

Organizing Commitee

Viktor Eisenstadt University of Hildesheim
Klaus-Dieter Althoff University of Hildesheim, DFKI
Ashok Goel Georgia Institute of Technology
Christopher McComb Pennsylvania State University
Christoph Langenhan Technical University of Munich
Jakob Schönborn University of Hildesheim, DFKI
Pascal Reuss University of Hildesheim, DFKI
Jörg Cassens University of Hildesheim


If you have questions regarding the workshop please contact:
Viktor Eisenstadt
PhD Student
Intelligent Information Systems, Institute of Computer Science
University of Hildesheim
Samelsonplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim