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11th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

October 27 - November 4, 2012, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

San Luis Potosí is a beautiful colonial city located in 5 hours bus drive from Mexico City.
Regular flights are also available from various Mexican cities (by Aeromexico and Aeromar)
as well as from the USA.



Main session: Springer LNAI
Special Session: Conference Publishing Services (anticipated),
special issues of other journals anticipated

See information about student grants

Please distribute the CFP: long or short version

 Local Committee page


Ulises Cortés,
U.P. Barcelona,
Jixin Ma,
Greenwich College,
Roy A. Maxion,
Carnegie Mellon U.,
Grigori Sidorov,
Ian Witten,
U. of Waikato,
New Zealand
To be announced


MICAI is a high-level peer-reviewed international conference covering all areas of Artificial Intelligence, traditionally held in Mexico. All previous editions of MICAI were published in Springer LNAI, and the Special Sessions of most of the past MICAI events have been published by the IEEE CS CPS. Recent MICAI events received over 300–400 submissions from over 40 countries each. The conference is organized by the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) and hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosí (UPSLP). The scientific program includes keynote lectures, paper presentations, tutorials, panels, and workshops.

Papers accepted for oral presentation will be published by Springer in a volume of the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Special Session papers will be published separately (to be announced). Best papers awards will be granted to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of each category. Special issues of journals are anticipated for best papers. At MICAI 2011, extended versions of over 50% of the LNAI papers were invited to special issues of journals, some of them indexed in ISI/JCR.

Traditionally at MICAI, the results of the SMIA Best Thesis in Artificial Intelligence Contest are announced.




Registration of abstracts (see below)



Uploading of full text of registered papers (see below)



Notification of acceptance



Camera-ready and payment deadline for main session (Springer LNAI papers)



Camera-ready and payment deadline for Special Session

October 27 to November 4, 2012: MICAI-2012



Ian Witten, U. of Waikato, New Zealand

Topic: to be announced.

Wednesday, October 31, 09:30‑10:30

See also: tutorial on Practical Data Mining (with text available in English and in Spanish)

Grigori Sidorov, CIC, IPN, México

Topic: to be announced.

Wednesday, October 31, 14:00‑15:00

Ulises Cortés, U.P. Barcelona, Spain

Topic: to be announced.

Thursday, November 1, 09:00-10:00

Roy A. Maxion, Carnegie Mellon U., USA

Topic: to be announced.

Thursday, November 1, 12:30-13:30

Roy Maxion is director of the CMU Dependable Systems Laboratory, and Principal Systems Scientist in the Computer Science, Machine Learning and ECE Departments at Carnegie Mellon University. His general research interest is rooted in system dependability and reliability, recently turning toward information assurance and selected aspects of computer security. He has been program chair of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, member of the executive board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault Tolerance, member of the United States Defense Science Board, and various professional organizations. He has consulted for the US Department of State as well as for numerous industry and government bodies. He is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and the International Journal of Security and Networks. Dr. Maxion is a Fellow of the IEEE.

To be announced

Friday, November 2, 09:00 – 10:00

Jixin Ma, Greenwich College, UK

Topic: to be announced.

Friday, November 2, 15:00-16:00

Keynote speakers at recent MICAI conferences have been: 2011: Jesús Favela, Janusz Kacprzyk, Weiru Liu, Rada Mihalcea, Raúl Rojas; 2010: Hector Garcia-Molina, Witold Pedrycz, De-Shuang Huang, Raúl Monroy, Boris Stilman, Claudia Manfredi; 2009: Patricia Melin, Ramón López Mantaras, Josef Kittler, José Luis Marroquín, Dieter Hutter; 2008: Gerardo Jiménez-Sánchez, Stephanie Forrest, Francisco Cervántes-Pérez, Simon Haykin, Steven M. LaValle, Georg Gottlob


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

  • Expert Systems & Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Knowledge Representation & Management
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Multi-agent Systems and Distributed AI
  • Intelligent Organizations
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontologies
  • Intelligent Interfaces: Multimedia, Virtual Reality
  • Computer Vision & Image Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Belief Revision
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Uncertainty & Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Non-monotonic Reasoning
  • Common Sense Reasoning
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
  • Constraint Programming
  • Logic Programming
  • Automated Theorem Proving
  • Robotics
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Bioinformatics & Medical Applications
  • Philosophical and Methodological Issues of AI
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Applications
  • Other (avoid whenever possible)


The registration fee amount for authors is USD 590 or MXN 8000. This includes one paper only. If one author has more than one accepted paper, in order for the papers to be published the fee is to be paid for each of them independently, with a discount of USD 100 or MXN 1200, i.e., for the second etc. paper an additional fee of USD 490 or MXN 6800 is to be paid.

This fee includes publication of one paper (up to the page limit) in any of the proceedings volumes derived from the conference, one hard copy of a proceedings volume (the volume where the corresponding paper was published; other volumes are not included), access to a digital copy of the pre-print versions of all accepted papers (unless copyright holders prevent us from distributing such copies), conference material, and attending the keynote lectures, regular technical presentations, and the poster session.

Additional fee (amount to be announced) applies for papers that exceed the page limit (in either review or camera-ready version, whichever is greater), for purchasing additional copies of the proceedings, for participating in some of the cultural activities, and for accompanying persons to participate in some of the cultural activities.

Payment options:

Registration fee for attendees who are not authors will be announced here later.

A very limited number of student grants for full-time students from developing countries (Mexico included) will be given to applicants in thoroughly justified cases and only to the applicants that will attend the conference in person. Strong preference will be given to the authors of the papers that received excellent evaluation scores and of which the applicant is the main author. Application and awarding procedures will be announced here later.


We solicit original research papers written in English. The submissions must not have been previously published or be under review for another conference or journal. Only complete and finished papers will be reviewed, not abstracts. After your paper is accepted you will have a chance to improve it according the comments of the reviewers, but the reviewers will assume that the text that they are reading is the text that is to be published, with the only changes they explicitly request (as opposed to reviewing a draft or abstract). In particular, the papers must be submitted in the required format. We reserve the right to reject without review the submissions that do not follow the format guidelines.

Submission procedure. Submissions are received electronically. The submission and reviewing procedure is handled the the EasyChair system. To submit a paper:

 Go to the submission page 

If you have not a user of the EasyChair system, you will need to register using the "I have no EasyChair account" button. Please do not send us your submissions by email. Please contact us in case of problems.

Submission is done in two phases. Before the abstract registration deadline, we only need the tentative title and abstract of your paper (you can change this later). They will be used only to reserve the appropriate reviewers for your paper. Then, before the full paper submission deadline, we will need the full text of your paper, as a PDF file. Both abstract and full paper are uploaded via the EasyChair system.

Submission of the paper assumes that at least one author will register at the conference and present an accepted paper or poster. Full registration fee should be paid for each accepted paper.

Size. Registration fee for authors includes publication of a paper of up to 12 pages. For each page that exceeds this limit extra fee will be charged. If your page exceeds 14 pages, please contact the organizers first. The additional fee is charged for the pages exceeding the page limit in either the version submitted for review or in the camera-ready version, whichever is greater. In particular, you must not shorten the camera-ready version in comparison with the version submitted for review unless the reviewers required this (contact us if you feel you should do shorten it; in any case this would not reduce the fee).

 Double blind review policy:  the review procedure is double blind. Thus the papers submitted for review must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity (this information is to be restored in the camera-ready version upon acceptance). In particular, in the version submitted for review please avoid explicit auto-references, such as "in [1] we show" -- consider "in [1] it is shown". I.e., you may cite your own previous works provided that it is not deducible from the text that the cited work belongs to the authors. When citing your previous work, please keep the names:

Incorrect:      In [1] we have shown ...
1. <Hidden for review>, Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.


In [1] it was shown ...
1. Chomsky, N., Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.

Format. The submissions are to be formatted in strict accordance with the Springer LNCS format guidelines. You can find here some useful advice on formatting.


Workshops and tutorials will be organized in conjunction with MICAI 2012.

 Workshops  - Workshops

 Tutorials  - Call for Tutorials


MICAI 2012 will be held in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, which is a beautiful colonial city located in 5 hours bus drive from Mexico City. Regular flights are also available from various Mexican cities (by Aeromexico and Aeromar) as well as from the USA.

The conference will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosí. Organizing Committee Chair: Omar Montaño Rivas.

More details will be announced here when available.


Conference chairs: Raúl Monroy (email), Alexander Gelbukh (email)
Program chairs: Ildar Batyrshin (batyr1Instert the @ sign, Miguel Gonzalez Mendoza (mgonzaInstert the @ sign
Supervising ex-president of the SMIA: Carlos Alberto Reyes-Garcia


  • General inquiries: micai2012Instert the @ sign

  • Inquiries on submission requirements:

  • Inquiries on the conference program:

  • More contact options: see here.

Please indicate "MICAI-2012" in the Subject line of all correspondence,
and please indicate your paper number, authors, and paper title in all correspondence when applicable.

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