October 12 to 17 • Mexico City, Mexico
Fee reduction and additional extension
for paper submission: July 24
Do you need more time? You can upload your paper while the system is open, or contact us for late submissions.
current contingence because of COVID, the Conference Committee
RCS and special issues of journals.
Keynote speakers: to be announced.
Tours to unique attractions: to be announced.
Collocated: Workshops / Call for Workshops, Tutorials / Call for Tutorials, Call for Doctoral Consortium
characterized by Springer as premier conference in Artificial
Intelligence. It is a
high-level peer-reviewed international conference covering all areas of
Intelligence, traditionally held in
All previous editions of MICAI were published in Springer LNAI (WoS, Scopus, EI). At past MICAI events, extended versions of a considerable number of the LNAI papers were invited to special issues of journals, including ISI JCR-indexed journals; see for example a special issue on MICAI of Expert Systems with Applications. Recent MICAI events received over 300–400 submissions from over 40 countries each, with acceptance rate around 25% for the main session.
Publication: Papers accepted for long oral presentation will be published by Springer in a volume of the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI). Best papers awards will be granted to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Special issues of journals are anticipated for best papers. Extended versions of selected papers are expected to be invited to special issues of journals, including ISI JCR-indexed journals. Traditionally at MICAI, the results of the SMIA Best Thesis in Artificial Intelligence Contest are announced.
Deadline extension: July 24
|July 24, 2020||
Uploading of full text of registered papers for blind review.
|July 31, 2020||
|August 2, 2020||
Camera-ready and payment deadlines for LNAI papers only
Tours to unique attractions:
Ljiljana Trajkovic is a Professor in the School of Engineering Science
at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Bio: She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis, and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.
Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020). She served as Senior Past President (2018–2019) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
Dr. Trajkovic is a Distinguished Lecturer of the
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020–2021). She is a Life
Fellow of the IEEE.
Pedro Larrañaga, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, España.
Bayesian Networks in Neuroscience
Abstract: During the talk, the recent use of Bayesian networks in challenging real world applications developed inside the Human Brain Project will be presented. These neuroscience applications will cover problems at different scales: from neuroanatomy questions, such as interneuron classification and spine clustering, to diagnosis of neurodegenerative Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases.
Bio: Pedro Larrañaga is Full Professor in Computer Science and Artiﬁcial Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) since 2007. He received the MSc degree in mathematics (statistics) from the University of Valladolid and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of the Basque Country.
He has published more than 200 papers in high impact factor journals and has supervised 31 PhD theses. He is fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence since 2012 and fellow of the Academia Europea since 2018. He has been awarded the 2013 Spanish National Prize in Computer Science, the prize of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence in 2018 and the Amity Research Award in Machine Learning in New Delhi, in 2020.
His research interests are primarily in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, metaheuristics for optimization, data mining, classification models, and real applications, like biomedicine, bioinformatics, neuroscience, industry 4.0 and sports.
Manuel Morales, University of Montreal, Canadá.
The role of artificial intelligence in the transformation of the banking sector
Abstract: In the past ten years, we have witnessed the evolution of the concept of artificial intelligence towards a concept that has captured the collective imagination with its promises of transformation. Machine learning and its flagship applications: Alpha Go, the autonomous car, image recognition, machine translation, etc., have created expectations in terms of the transformative potential of certain sectors of economic activity. Historically, the banking sector has been a kind of ocean liner that has struggled to change direction. In terms of technological innovation, banks have been overtaken by the fintech ecosystem in terms of agility. As banks try to catch up, it's important to take a hard look at the promise of artificial intelligence and what it means for the banking industry. In this presentation, we will discuss the transformation potential that artificial intelligence brings to the sector, but also the challenges that this transformation represents. We will discuss these questions around some examples of the application of machine learning in banking and capital markets.
Bio: He holds a Ph.D. on Statistics from Concordia University.
He held a position as an Assistant Professor at York University in
Toronto from where he moved to Montreal where he is a professor in
mathematics at the University of Montreal since 2005. He serves on the
Board of Directors of Koïos Intelligence and as scientific advisor of
Kapitalwise, two emerging companies in the field of AI in finance and
University of Technology and Design,
Bio: Ph.D. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2017, University of
Research interest. Natural language processing, question
knowledge bases and commonsense, argumentation mining, sarcasm
detection, sentiment analysis and emotion recognition, understanding
in conversations, personalized, empathetic dialogue generation, and
multimodal machine learning.
Hiram Calvo Castro,
Bio: Full-time professor at the Center for Computing Research of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. He is a member of the National System of Researchers Level II.
Research interest. Computational Linguistics, Lexical Semantics and Learning Algorithms.
Topics of interest are all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:
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:
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. First, by the expression of interest deadline, we only need the tentative title and a draft abstract of your paper (you can change this later); they will be used only to reserve the appropriate reviewers for your paper - why not doing it right now? Later, by the full paper submission deadline, we will need the full text of your paper, as a PDF file. Both the draft abstract and full paper are uploaded via the EasyChair system. If you read this late, or need more time, you can upload your paper while the system is open, or contact us for late submissions.
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, though more pages can be used for a small additional fee. We strongly encourage authors to use as many pages as really necessary for an excellent paper: longer papers have better impact and receive more citations. Do not sacrifice the quality of your paper to squeeze it into the page limit.
For each page that exceeds this limit small extra fee of USD 10 will be charged. If your page exceeds 20 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). However, we encourage you to use as many pages as you really need for an excellent paper, even if you will pay a very small fee for it -- that it, we recommend you not to sacrifice clarity and completeness of your paper for the page limit.
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  we show" -- consider "in  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  we have shown ...
1. <Hidden for review>, Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.
In  it was shown ...
1. Chomsky, N., Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
MICAI 2020 will be held in Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Panamericana.
The program and the list of accepted papers will be announced here in due time.
The general schedule of the conference will be as follows:
Conference chair: Félix Castro (UAEH - fcastroe AT gmail.com)
Oscar Herrera (UAM - oha AT azc.uam.mx)
Ma. Lourdes Martínez (UP - lmartine AT up.edu.mx)
Local chair: Hiram Ponce (UP - hponce AT up.edu.mx)
Program Committee (all tentative)
|A. Pastor López-Monroy
Alejandro Antonio Torres García
Carlos Coello Coello
Carlos Alberto Reyes
Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo
Eric S. Tellez
Eugene C. Ezin
Félix Castro Espinoza
Francisco Viveros Jiménez
Francisco J. Hernandez-Lopez
Francisco Javier Cantú Ortiz
Hector Rodriguez Rangel
Hiram Ponce Espinosa
Hugo Jair Escalante
Isaac Martín de Diego
Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz
Jaime Cerda Jacobo
Jesus Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa
Jorge A. Ruiz-Vanoye
José Martínez Carranza
José A. Reyes-Ortiz
José Fco. Martínez-Trinidad
José Luis Oliveira
Juan Humberto Sossa Azuela
Juan Jose Flores
Juan M. Ramírez-Cortés
Juan Manuel Rendon-Mancha
Juana Julieta Noguez Monroy
León Dozal Garcia
Lorena Díaz González
María de Lourdes Martínez-Villaseñor
Maria Lucia Barrón-Estrada
Miguel Angel Guevara Lopez
Néstor Velasco Bermeo
Noé Alejandro Castro-Sánchez
Noel Enrique Rodriguez Maya
Nohemi Alvarez Jarquin
Rafael Guzman Cabrera
Rodrigo Lopez Farias
Saúl Zapotecas Martínez
Sergio Daniel Cano Ortiz
Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
Yulia Nikolaevna Ledeneva
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