ICCBR 2024 - Doctoral Consortium

The 16th Annual ICCBR Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take place as part of ICCBR 2024 in Merida, Mexico. It is designed to nurture Ph.D. candidates by providing opportunities to explore and obtain mutual feedback on their research, future work plans, and career objectives with senior CBR researchers, practitioners, and peers. We invite submissions from students, as described below. Selected students will be asked to prepare and present an oral presentation at the DC. We also plan for invited talks or panels from senior CBR researchers or practitioners. Additional social activities will be arranged to encourage further conversations with mentors and fellow students.


We are pleased to announce a new participation option for this year’s DC: Thesis Pitch Presentation. The pitch program enables students to present brief oral pitches of their research work to the DC audience and participate in DC discussions and presentations, with a streamlined application process. Beginning students may apply to participate in DC discussions only, without presenting a pitch.

We invite submissions from students, as described below. In addition to student talks, we plan for invited talks or panels from senior CBR researchers or practitioners. Additional social activities will be arranged to encourage further conversations with mentors and fellow students and develop a CBR doctoral student cohort. Partial funding support may be available to help defray some conference expenses.


We welcome applications from students worldwide. To apply, please fill out the following form providing us with information about your PhD progress:

IMPORTANT DATES for the Thesis Pitch Presentation

Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
Notification date: May 8, 2024

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: April 17, 2024
Strict Deadline for CRC Research Summaries May 1, 2024
Doctoral Consortium Date: July 1, 2024


We encourage participation from all Ph.D. students, whether at the start or toward the end of their Ph.D. candidacy. Participants need to indicate their stage of Ph.D. research clearly. Those at the early to midpoint stage of their candidacy and who have not yet received substantial feedback from the greater research community will be paired with a mentor who will advise them on their research trajectory, writing, and presentation. Those at a later stage in their research will have an opportunity to present their Ph.D. work to a group of senior CBR researchers for feedback and advice. We will hold a workshop for potential participants explaining how to prepare the submission material and answer questions about the DC on Mar 5, 2024 in a 1-hour virtual meeting (4pm CET / 3pm UK / 10 am EST). To sign up and receive the link to the event, please fill out the following form:


We welcome applications from Ph.D. candidates worldwide. To apply, please submit the following materials, in a single PDF file, via the ICCBR EasyChair submission system (Doctoral Consortium 2024 track):

Note: The Application Cover Page, Research Summary, CV, and supervisor’s support letter should all start on new pages within the same PDF file. Applicants will be notified whether their Research Summary has been accepted for oral presentation at the DC by April 17, 2024 A final camera-ready version of the Research Summary paper to be presented will be due on May 1, 2024. Accepted applicants are expected to commit to attending all DC activities at the conference.

Special Provisions for Mexican Students

In an effort to broaden participation, Mexican students contributing to the Doctoral Consorium will receive complimentary access to the plenary ICCBR sessions and a reduced registration fee.


Kerstin Bach, NTNU

David Leake, Indiana University


David Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Michael Floyd, Knexus Research, USA

Béatrice Fuchs, LIRIS Université de Lyon 1, France

Antonio A. Sánchez-Ruiz, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

Ian Watson, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland


The ICCBR-24 DC gratefully acknowledges support from the Artificial Intelligence Journal program Funding Opportunities for Promoting AI Research.