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19th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

October 12 to 17 • Mexico City, Mexico

Universidad Panamericana


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.

Given the current contingence because of COVID, the Conference Committee
decided to move MICAI 2020 to a virtual modality.
The safety and health of the participants is a priority.
Also, due to this situation, the conference registration fee for each paper was reduced to
$2,000.00 MXN or $100.00 USD.


Springer LNAI; 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

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General Information

MICAI was characterized by Springer as premier conference in Artificial Intelligence. It is a high-level peer-reviewed international conference covering all areas of Artificial Intelligence, traditionally held in Mexico. The conference is organized by the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) and hosted by Universidad Panamericana at Mexico City, Mexico. The scientific program includes keynote lectures, paper presentations, tutorials, panels, and workshops.

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.

Important Dates

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

Cultural Program

Tours to unique attractions:


Keynote Speakers

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 insurance.
He is an experienced scientist and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence in banking who often gets called upon for his knowledge and experience in creating business value through AI. He has experience in accompanying businesses through their digital transformation. Based on his scientific expertise, he seizes the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization and helps transform them into value propositions, He remains a member of the scientific community which gives him a valuable perspective and credibility as he links up and aligns technical data science teams with product owners/managers into a coherent AI transformation strategy.
As Chief AI Scientist at National Bank of Canada, the sixth largest commercial bank in Canada, Manuel oversaw the scientific component of the AI transformation initiative of twenty billion dollar plus banking institution.He successfully contributed to the strategy and operationalization of an ambitious initiative that seeks to transform the bank’s processes and services through artificial intelligence. In particular, his involvement in the worldwide discussion on AI Ethics and his commitment with responsible AI deployments gives him a unique perspective that has become an asset for the ongoing AI transformation initiative since a comprehensive AI governance and ethics remain key to successful deployments. His work with National Bank was featured in an interview piece in Forbes on-line magazine in May 2020.
He continues to conduct his research and teaching activities at the University of Montreal where he is the director of the FinML network, whose mandate is to train the next AI-enabled generation of finance and banking professionals. He has also established himself as a well- known presence in the Montreal FinTech ecosystem where he is a scientific advisor of the Holt Accelerator, one of the leading accelerators in Montreal targeting seed start-up’s, as well as one co-founder of the OCF Group, a venture building group that leverages Montreal AI talent in order to help start-up’s to go from series A to series B through machine learning technology. He is regularly called upon deliver talks and share his experience on AI transformation in banking and on AI Ethics and Governance in Finance as well as to organize tailored executive workshops for financial institutions engaged in their own AI transformation initiative.


Soujanya Poria, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Bio: Ph.D. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2017, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Computer Science and Engineering, 2013, Jadavpur University, India.

Research interest. Natural language processing, question answering using knowledge bases and commonsense, argumentation mining, sarcasm detection, sentiment analysis and emotion recognition, understanding affect in conversations, personalized, empathetic dialogue generation, and multimodal machine learning.


Hiram Calvo Castro, CIC-IPN, Mexico

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:

  • Expert Systems & Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Knowledge Representation & Management
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Multi-agent Systems and Distributed AI
  • Intelligent Organizations
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • 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

Paper Submission

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 [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, Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium

Workshops and tutorials will be organized in conjunction with MICAI 2020; see Workshops / Call for Workshops, Tutorials / Call for Tutorials, Call for Doctoral Consortium.


13TH Workshop on Intelligent Learning Environments (WILE 2020)

13th Workshop of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2020)

2nd Workshop on New Trends in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CIAPP 2020)

6th Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Industry (WIDSSI 2020)




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:

  • Sunday: Pre-conference events (registration, meetings)

  • Monday, Tuesday: Pre-conference events (workshops, tutorials)

  • Wednesday to Friday: Main conference (keynote and regular talks, cultural program)

  • Saturday: Post-conference events (meetings, cultural program)

Conference organization

Conference chair: Félix Castro (UAEH - fcastroe AT gmail.com)

Program chairs:

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
Alberto Hernandez
Alberto Ochoa
Alberto Reyes-Ballesteros
Alejandro Rosales
Alejandro Antonio Torres García
Alexander Gelbukh
Alicia Morales-Reyes
Aline Villavicencio
Alisa Zhila
Anabel Martinez-Vargas
Andrea Magadan
Angel Kuri
Angel Díaz-Pacheco
Ángel Serrano
Antonio Neme
Arturo Molina
Belem Priego-Sanchez
Carlos Lara-Alvarez
Carlos Segura
Carlos Coello Coello
Carlos Alberto Reyes
Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo
Christian Sánchez-Sánchez
Claudia Feregrino
Cuauhtemoc Sanchez-Ramirez
Daniela Moctezuma
Davide Buscaldi
Denis Filatov
Diego Oliva
Edmundo Bonilla
Eduardo Morales
Eduardo Gomez-Ramírez
Efrén Mezura-Montes
Efstathios Stamatatos
  Eleazar Aguirre
Enrique González
Eric S. Tellez
Erik Cambria
Esaú Villatoro
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle
Eugene Levner
Eugene C. Ezin
Félix Castro Espinoza
Félix Calderón
Fernando Lezama
Fernando Ornelas
Francisco Viveros Jiménez
Francisco J. Hernandez-Lopez
Francisco Javier Cantú Ortiz
Gabriela Ramírez-De-La-Rosa
Garibaldi Pineda
Giner Alor-Hdez
Grigori Sidorov
Guillermo Santamaria
Gustavo Arroyo
Hector Rodriguez Rangel
Hiram Ponce Espinosa
Hiram Calvo
Hugo Terashima
Hugo Jair Escalante
Humberto Pérez-Espinosa
Humberto Sossa
Ildar Batyrshin
Isaac Martín de Diego
Israel Cruz
Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz
Ivandre Paraboni
Jaime Cerda Jacobo
Jean-Bernard Hayet
  Jesus Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa
Jorge Fuentes
Jorge Hermosillo
Jorge A. Ruiz-Vanoye
José Martínez Carranza
José A. Reyes-Ortiz
José Fco. Martínez-Trinidad
José Luis Oliveira
José-Crispín Hernández
Juan Flores
Juan Ramirez-Quintana
Juan Humberto Sossa Azuela
Juan Jose Flores
Juan M. Ramírez-Cortés
Juan Manuel Rendon-Mancha
Juana Julieta Noguez Monroy
Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin
Laura Cruz
León Dozal Garcia
Lorena Díaz González
Luis Puig
Luis Torres
Luis-Carlos Gonzalez-Gurrola
Manuel Montes-Y-Gómez
Marcelo Errecalde
María de Lourdes Martínez-Villaseñor
Maria Lucia Barrón-Estrada
Mario Graff
Masaki Murata
Matias Alvarado
Miguel Gonzalez-Mendoza
Miguel Angel Guevara Lopez
Néstor Velasco Bermeo
Nicoletta Calzolari
Noé Alejandro Castro-Sánchez
Noel Enrique Rodriguez Maya
  Nohemi Alvarez Jarquin
Obdulia Pichardo-Lagunas
Oliver Schuetze
Orion Reyes
Oscar Herrera-Alcántara
Oscar Castillo
Pablo Ibargüengoytia
Patricia Melin
Paulo Cortez
Pedro Larranaga
Pilar Gómez
Rafael Batres
Rafael Guzman Cabrera
Ramón Zatarain
Raul Monroy
Raul Pinto
Rigoberto Fonseca
Rocío Abascal-Mena
Rodrigo Lopez Farias
Roger Rios-Mercado
Sabino Miranda-Jiménez
Saúl Zapotecas Martínez
Sergio Daniel Cano Ortiz
Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
Soujanya Poria
Ulises Cortes
Vicenc Puig
Victor Carrera
Yazmín Hernández
Yasunari Harada
Yazmín Maldonado
Yulia Nikolaevna Ledeneva



  • General inquiries: micai2020Instert the @ sign heresmia.mx.

  • Inquiries on submission requirements: micai2020smia.mx.

  • Inquiries on the conference program: micai2020smia.mx.

Please indicate "MICAI 2020" 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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