Welcome to the European Academy in Otzenhausen!

The European Academy of Otzenhausen is an officially recognized independent institution for non-school-based adult education. It is non-partisan and has no religious affiliation and targets people from all social backgrounds from the age of 16. The Academy was founded under the legal form of a registered association and is now a not-for-profit private limited company. The purpose of the institution is to conduct information, educational and research work in the fields of society and politics and to promote European unification on a liberal and federative basis.

The European Academy of Otzenhausen, community of Nonnweiler, is located in the St. Wendel region at the heart of the European model region SaarLorLux and near the European capitals of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Brussels.

European Academy Otzenhausen (EAO) was the location of the 1st European Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning (EWCBR) in 1993. Michael Richter has been program chair and Stefan Wess, Klaus-Dieter Althoff and Frank Mauer were the local chairs with support by Christine Harms.

Keynote speakers have been Mark Keane, Janet Kolodner, Katharina Morik, and Manuela Veloso. And a tutorial was given by Agnar Aamodt and Enric Plaza. It was attended by more than 130 participants. The PC of EWCBR initiated the start of ICCBR in 1995. In 2002 EWCBR became ECCBR. After ECCBR 2008 the CBR community deceided to merge the bi-annual ICCBR with ECCBR to today’s annual ICCBR.

We hope to see you all in September (again) at the European Academy Otzenhausen for the 27th ICCBR.

For more information about the EAO, please see

Conference Center

  • 37 single rooms, 29 double rooms on site
  • 2 hotels nearby
European Academy in Otzenhausen, Germany
European Academy in Otzenhausen, Germany