ECCBR 2008 is the 9th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) following a series of successful European conferences and workshops. This four-day conference will be held at the University of Trier in Germany from 1–4 September 2008. The conference programme will include invited talks, oral and poster presentations as well as workshops (see separate calls) on both fundamental and applied research in CBR. Additionally, the Industry Day will focus on industrial-strength technology and industrial applications of CBR. A new element of the ECCBR programme is the Computer Cooking Contest (CCC) intended as a CBR system competition (see separate call) demonstrating the application of case retrieval, adaptation, and combination methods for cooking recipes.