Local Organizing Committee’s site 


Please address Local Organizing Committee’s site for local information, accommodation, excursions, and schedule. Please address the page you are now reading for academic issues.


Call for Tutorials



Thursday Oct 25 


The keynote talk of Andrei Voronkov is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The speaker had a force-majeure cicumstances that prevented him from coming to the conference.

Monday Oct 9 


All decisions on the RCS poster session have been sent.

Monday Aug 28 


The venue is announced: Apizaco, near Tlaxcala, 2 hours drive East from Mexico City (there are convenient direct buses from Mexico City). The nearest large international airport is Mexico City (ask your agency for more convenient flights from your country). The local organizer is the Technological Institute of Apizaco. Here is the local organizer’s webpage. There will be the famous folk art festival in Tlaxcala during the week of the conf.

Tuesday Aug 22 


IEEE authors that asked about EI: an author reported that according to the most recent IEEE News Letter, all IEEE conference publications will be submitted to EI. You can find more information here. Detailed presentation on the CPS website is here.

Monday Aug 21 


LNAI authors: Copyright: we are processing the faxes we receive; this will take us some time before we confirm them with an “ok” in the list.

Wednesday Aug 9 


Registration Form for authors is posted; see also registration information. The bank account is indicated in the registration form. Authors of accepted papers must register and pay one fee per each paper before the camera-ready deadline in order for the paper to be published.

Tuesday Aug 8 


Copyright form (LNAI) and the procedure to fax is has been announced. I mark the received copyright forms (LNAI) in the second column of the table of accepted papers, so you can check if I received it. Above the table I put the numbers from which I received a fax but unreadable (so I do not even know who to contact). Please repeat the fax and let me know by email.

Monday Aug 7 


List of accepted papers and acceptance rate information for both LNAI and IEEE volumes is published. IEEE acceptance notifications sent. IEEE authors: please us the IEEE submission page to submit your paper, not the EasyChair submission page. Please use the one-column 6x9 formatting variant, not the usual 8.5x11 two-column variant.

Friday Jul 28 


For authors who cannot attend the conf in person: We do not guarantee that we send any material or books by mail, even with additional S&H fee. However, we can hand the material and book to a person who you authorize, during the conference, for them to pass the material on to you. No availability of the material is guaranteed after the conference. Naturally, if you do not plan to attend he conference, you must notify us ASAP (before we compile the program) and also give us instructions as to who will receive your material.


oral session (Springer LNAI); special session (IEEE CS);  *NEW*  poster session (RCS)


Sister conferences:
India: IICAI

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5th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

November 13-17, 2006
 NEW: Apizaco, Mexico




* The use of IEEE logo refers to publication and not to sponsorship

Proceedings: Springer LNAI (indexed by ISI); Special Seesion: IEEE CS
Keynote speakers: Carlos Coello-Coello, Pedro Domingos; more to be announced




MICAI is a high-level international conference covering all areas of Artificial Intelligence, traditionally held in Mexico. All previous editions of MICAI were published in Springer LNAI (N 1793, 2313, 2972, 3789). While some details of MCAI-2006 are in preparation, you can get an idea from MCIAI-2005. Its acceptance rate was 28% of 422 submissions from 43 countries.

The conference is organized by the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA). The scientific program includes keynote lectures, paper presentations, tutorials, panels, and workshops.




Oral session


Special session

Notification of acceptance:


July 24


August 4

Camera-ready deadline:


August 21


August 25

Author registration payment deadline:


August 21


August 25


Topics of interest are all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

  1. Expert Systems / KBS
  2. Multiagent systems and Distributed AI
  3. Knowledge Management
  4. Intelligent Interfaces: Multimedia, Virtual Reality
  5. Natural Language Processing / Understanding
  6. Computer Vision
  7. Neural Networks
  8. Genetic Algorithms
  9. Fuzzy Logic
  10. Belief Revision
  11. Machine Learning
  12. Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  13. Data Mining
  14. Knowledge Acquisition
  15. Knowledge Representation
  16. Knowledge Verification, Sharing and Reuse
  17. Ontologies
  18. Qualitative Reasoning
  1. Model-Based Reasoning
  2. Constraint Programming
  3. Common Sense Reasoning
  4. Case-Based Reasoning
  5. Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  6. Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
  7. Robotics
  8. Planning and Scheduling
  9. Navigation
  10. Assembly
  11. Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  12. Logic Programming
  13. Automated Theorem Proving
  14. Intelligent Organizations
  15. Uncertainty / Probabilistic Reasoning
  16. Bioinformatics

17.  Philosophical and Methodological Issues of AI

18.  Other


(In alphabetic order)


Jaime Carbonell

Carnegie Mellon University. Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science; Director, Language Technologies Institute; affiliated with CSD, CALD, ISRI, eCommerce, Universal Library.

Advances in Natural Language Processing

The talk will also include new work in MT, in search engines, etc.





Carlos A. Coello Coello

Center for Advance Resarch (CINVESTAV), Mexico

Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization: Past, Present and Future

During the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in using heuristic search algorithms based on natural selection (the so-called "evolutionary algorithms") for solving a wide variety of problems. As in any other discipline, research on evolutionary algorithms has become more specialized over the years, giving rise to a number of sub-disciplines. This talk deals with one of the emerging sub-disciplines that has become very popular due to its wide applicability: evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO). EMO refers to the use of evolutionary algorithms (or even other biologically-inspired heuristics) to solve problems with two or more (often conflicting) objectives. Unlike traditional (single-objective) problems, multi-objective optimization problems normally have more than one possible solution. Thus, traditional evolutionary algorithms (e.g., genetic algorithms) need to be modified in order to deal with such problems. This talk will provide a general overview of this field, including its history, its most significant developments, some of its most important application areas and its current challenges.





Pedro Domingos

University of Washington, USA

Topic to be announced.








on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of SMIA and 50th Anniversary of AI


Adolfo Guzmán Arenas

Center for Computing Research of National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico (founder and former Director); ACM Fellow; IEEE Fellow; Academician of Mexican Academy of Sciences, Academician of Academy of Sciences of New-York; Academician of Mexican Academy of Engineering, laureate of National Prize of Sciences and Arts of Mexico, National Researcher of Mexico Level III.

Topic to be announced.





José Negrete Martínez

Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. One of the founders and the first President of the Mexican Society of Artificial Intelligence. Ibero-American Federation of societies of Artificial Intelligence, IBERAMIA, awards the best paper of its biannual conferences with the José Negrete Martínez Prize.

Topic to be announced.


All papers accepted for oral presentation will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and papers accepted for poster session will be published by IEEE CS.

Papers submitted for the oral session should strictly following the LNCS/LNAI format guidelines (see also here) and not exceed 11 pages in this format (contact us if you need more pages). Papers submitted for the poster session should follow the 6x9 IEEE format guidelines (see here) and not exceed 10 pages in that format (additional pages can be used for a small additional fee).

Submissions are received electronically through the submission page:

 LNCS oral session camera-ready submission page ,

 IEEE special session camera-ready submission page 
(choose one-column 6x9 formatting variant).



This information only applies to Springer LNAI authors (oral session). IEEE authors should refer to the instructions given on the IEEE submission page.

Springer LNAI authors should  completely fill in  this copyright form , sign, and fax it to the organizers. Please write in block letters, with black pen, for better readability. You can also type in the information directly in Acrobat Reader and print the filled form (you cannot save it from Acrobat Reader, but you can print it). Please indicate your paper number as was assigned to you by the web submission system.

Please fax the form. Please do not send us any hard copies (snail mail is too slow and unreliable) or scanned images (the publisher does not accept them). To fax the form, please choose the fax number from the table according to the last digit of your paper number: e.g., if your paper number is 123 then please choose the number corresponding to "3" in the table below, which is +1 (614) ... If the chosen number does not respond, please use the next one in the table (or the first one instead of the last one). Please fax the form to only one of the numbers. In case of problems, please contact us immediately.

 Last digit of your paper number 

Fax number

0 or 1

 +1 (518) 671-4717 

2 or 3

 +1 (801) 460-0527 use next 

4 or 5

 +1 (614) 386-3522

6 or 7

 +1 (267) 851-5730 use next 

8 or 9

 +1 (309) 420-4212

Mexican authors who cannot send international faxes can also try the local number +52 (55) 5586-2936, though we prefer you to follow the procedure given above.



 NEW:  Authors: Please download the  REGISTRATION FORM  (this is a DOC Word file), fill in the fields, and send it to us by email. See the instructions in the file.

Attendees (not authors): Registration form for non-authors will be posted here later.

The registration fee is as follows:





Additional page



Authors, oral session (LNAI):


US$ 460


ask organizers



Authors, special session (IEEE):


US$ 460


US$ 20



Authors, poster session (RCS):


US$ 460


US$ 10



General public:


see local committee’s webpage

Authors of accepted papers: The payment proof must arrive to the organizers  before the deadline  in order for the paper to be published. For each paper, a separate fee is to be paid: if you have more than one paper, please pay a separate fee per each paper. If your paper occupies more pages than the page limit, please include the corresponding additional fee.

Payment method: Via bank transfer. Account number: see  Registration Form .

Grants for Mexican students: A limited number of grants for attending MICAI will be available from SMIA for full-time Mexican students, preferably authors of accepted papers. The grant may cover in part or in total the registration fee and/or travel expenses. Please contact the organizers, providing them the following documents: (1) the type and amount of the grant you are applying for, (2) a detailed explanation of your special situation that does not allow you to cover the corresponding expenses; (3) the proof of your full-time student status at a Mexican education institution; (4) a letter of support from the administration of your school with a detailed explanation of why you cannot pay your expenses, also specifying the current amount of your scholarship; (5) a proof of your family's income and expenses. SMIA reserves the right to request additional information, as well as to reject your application or to satisfy it in part.




General Chairs


Alvaro de Albornoz Bueno
Angel Kuri Morales

Program Chairs


Alexander Gelbukh
Carlos Alberto Reyes García

Workshop Chair


Angélica Muñoz Melendez

Tutorial Chair


Grigori Sidorov

 Local Chairs


See local committee’s webpage

Program Committee


Alexander Gelbukh

Carlos Alberto Reyes-García


(partial list, more to be announced)

Abdennour El Rhalibi
Ajith Abraham
Alexander Gelbukh
Alexandre Dikovsky
Alfredo Weitzenfeld
Alvaro de Albornoz Bueno
Andre Ponce de Leon F. de Carvalho
Andrea Schaerf
Angel Kuri Morales
Antonio Bahamonde
Arturo Hernández
Aurelio López López
Berend Jan van der Zwaag
Bhanu Prasad
Bob Fisher
Brahim Hnich
Carlos A. Coello Coello
Carlos Alberto Reyes García
Carlos Cotta-Porras
Carlos Martín Vide
Chilukuri K. Mohan
Christian Lemaître León
Claus Zinn
Crina Grosan
Demetri Terzopoulos
Dieter Hutter
Edgar Chavez
Eduardo Morales Manzanares
Efrén Mezura-Montes
Eugene Levner
Felisa Verdejo
Francisco Cantú Ortíz
Franz Wotawa
Fuji Ren
Grigori Sidorov
Guillermo Morales Luna
Gustavo Arroyo Figueroa
Hiram Calvo
Horacio Rodríguez
Hugo Terashima
Ildar Batyrshin


Jacek Malec
James Little
Jesse Hoey
José Francisco Martínez Trinidad
José Luis Gordillo
Juan Arturo Nolazco Flores
Juan Flores
Juan Humberto Sossa Azuela
Juan Manuel Ahuactzin
Juan Vargas
Juergen Dix
Kaori Yoshida
Leo Joskowicz
Leonid Sheremetov
Louise Dennis
Luis Alberto Pineda
Luis Enrique Sucar Succar
Maarten van Someren
Manuel Palomar
Manuel Vilares Ferro
Mario Köppen
Matjaz Gams
Mauricio Osorio Galindo
Nicoletta Calzolari
Oscar Castillo
Paolo Rosso
Paul Brna
Pedro Larrañaga
Pierre Marquis
Raúl Monroy
Riccardo Rosati
Ryszard Klempous
Seta Bogosyan
Simon Colton
Sofía Galicia Haro
Thomas Stuetzle
Toby Walsh
Ulises Cortés
Vladimír Marík
Zeynep Kiziltan


  1. General inquiries: micai2006MICAI.org.
  2. Inquiries on submission requirements: submission2006MICAI.org.
  3. Inquiries on the conference program: program2006MICAI.org.
  4. More contact options to be announced later.

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